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

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
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
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 
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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
Weight Lighter 177 g vs 277 g
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Around 40% lighter
Thickness Thinner 1" vs 1.7"
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More than 40% thinner
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-LX5

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Shutter lag Significantly 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
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
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)
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
True resolution Slightly higher true resolution 10 MP vs 9.8 MP
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Almost the same
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        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

        $338 - $398

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Canon Powershot S100

        Canon Powershot S100

        Pro digicam

        $318 - $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
        Canon PowerShot G12

        Canon PowerShot G12

        Pro digicam

        $749

        Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
        Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
        Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
        Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
        Canon PowerShot S110

        Canon PowerShot S110

        Pro digicam

        $220 - $249

        Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
        Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
        Canon PowerShot S120

        Canon PowerShot S120

        Pro digicam

        $449 - $451

        Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
        Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

        Panasonic Lumix ZS20

        Travel zoom

        $280 - $399

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

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700 Competitors

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        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX75

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX75

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        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
        Canon PowerShot S90

        Canon PowerShot S90

        Pro digicam

        $545

        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Touch screen No touch screen
        Nikon Coolpix S3100

        Nikon Coolpix S3100

        Ultra compact

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX580

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX580

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        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Movie format Lower resolution movies

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

        Pro digicam

        $205

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Size Smaller
        Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
        Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Pro digicam

        $479 - $498

        Overall image quality Much better image quality
        True resolution Much higher true resolution
        Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
        Olympus XZ-1

        Olympus XZ-1

        Pro digicam

        $229 - $300

        Screen type Has an OLED screen
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
        Overall image quality Worse image quality

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