Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

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Samsung EX2F

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Samsung EX2F

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/1.4
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
241 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung EX2F

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.4
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1700 ms startup delay
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
 

differences

Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-LX7

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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
920k dots vs 614k dots
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Around 50% higher resolution screen
Shutter lag
Significantly less shutter lag
241 ms vs 380 ms
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Around 40% less delay when taking photos
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11.7 EV vs 11.5 EV
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0.2 f-stops more dynamic range
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
120 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Color depth
Better color depth
20.7 bits vs 20 bits
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Distinguishes 0.7 more bits of color
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The DMC-LX7's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Battery life
Longer battery life
330 shots vs 260 shots
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Around 30% more shots per battery charge
Overall image quality
Slightly better image quality
50.0 vs 48.0
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Almost the same
Lowest price
Cheaper
$339.95 vs $569.00
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The best price we've seen is $229 cheaper (more than 40% less)
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
Weight
Slightly lighter
298 g vs 319 g
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Around 10% lighter
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Screen type
Has an OLED screen
OLED vs LCD
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OLED screens are often brighter and more vibrant than typical LCD screens
Startup delay
Much less startup delay
1700 ms vs 3700 ms
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2.2x less delay when turning on
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Low light performance
Lower noise at high ISO
209 ISO vs 147 ISO
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The EX2F has a slight edge (0.5 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
True resolution
Higher true resolution
12 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Size
Smaller
111x62x28 mm vs 111x68x46 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
1.1" vs 1.8"
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Around 40% thinner
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent pro digicams, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Aperture Very wide aperture Help
              f/1.4
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              DMC-LX7:20.7 bits
              EX2F :20 bits
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              DMC-LX7:147 ISO
              EX2F :209 ISO
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              DMC-LX7:50.0
              EX2F :48.0
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              DMC-LX7:3.8x
              EX2F :3.3x

              Compared to recent pro digicams

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              12,800 ISO
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              DMC-LX7:241 ms
              EX2F :380 ms
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              DMC-LX7:6,400 ISO
              EX2F :3,200 ISO
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              DMC-LX7:10 MP
              EX2F :12 MP
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              DMC-LX7:11.7 EV
              EX2F :11.5 EV
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              DMC-LX7:1/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm
              EX2F :1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498 - $578

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $391 - $399

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Olympus XZ-2 iHS

              Olympus XZ-2 iHS

              Pro digicam

              $372

              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $449

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

              Boutique

              $898 - $899

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $179 - $349

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $599 - $620

              Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Leica D-Lux 6

              Leica D-Lux 6

              Pro digicam

              $680 - $849

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
              Lowest price Significantly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

              Pro digicam

              $228 - $379

              Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $260

              Zoom More zoom
              GPS Has a GPS
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              Sensor size Smaller sensor

              Samsung EX2F Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung TL500

              Samsung TL500

              Pro digicam

              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Shutter lag Less shutter lag
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Pentax MX-1

              Pentax MX-1

              Pro digicam

              $343

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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              Whitt (11:37 PM, February 13, 2013)
              Zurich Int, I will check out you link. Thanx
               
              Avatar for Ufupuw Ufupuw (10:56 PM, August 15, 2012)
              The specs are just wrong. EX2F is neither smaller, nor thinner. It's just Samsung deceptive tactics of not including the lens when measuring the thickness.  (See the actual images side by side http://j.mp/NGko0N ) 

              LX7 (and everyone else) includes lens thickness, but Samsung doesn't.  It's pure  deception from Samsung. 

              So the specs on this page are just wrong. They are just using Samsung deceptive numbers.