Updated (July, 2012): Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
2300 ms startup delay
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
310 ms shutter lag
Battery life
Great battery life
400 shots
Macro focus
Great macro
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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Weight
Light-weight
177 g
 
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differences

Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FX700

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Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Size Smaller 103x55x24 mm vs 109x65x42 mm
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2.2x smaller
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 6 fps
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Around 70% faster continuous shooting
Thickness Thinner 1" vs 1.7"
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More than 40% thinner
Weight Lighter 177 g vs 277 g
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Around 40% lighter
Lowest price Significantly cheaper $349.99 vs $599.00
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The best price we've seen is $249 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-LX5

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Shutter lag Much less shutter lag 310 ms vs 540 ms
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More than 40% less delay when taking photos
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor 1/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm vs 1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm
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More than 80% larger sensor
Aperture Wider aperture f/2.0 vs f/2.2
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At its widest zoom, the DMC-LX5's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The DMC-LX5's boost ISO is 1 f-stop better
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The DMC-LX5's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              DMC-FX700:f/2.2
              DMC-LX5:f/2.0
              Longest exposure Long exposures Help
              60 seconds
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              DMC-FX700:540 ms
              DMC-LX5:310 ms
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              DMC-FX700:5x
              DMC-LX5:3.8x

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $348 - $370

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

              Pro digicam

              $329

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

              Pro digicam

              $280 - $379

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $278 - $400

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $300 - $335

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a much narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $300 - $399

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S90

              Canon PowerShot S90

              Pro digicam

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000

              Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000

              Travel zoom

              $229

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX75

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX75

              Compact

              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX500

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX500

              Compact

              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot S95

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $324

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $509

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Olympus XZ-1

              Olympus XZ-1

              Pro digicam

              $500

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Leica D-LUX 5

              Leica D-LUX 5

              Pro digicam

              $769

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Lowest price More expensive

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