Updated (July 2010): Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

44

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

32

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
Great battery life
Battery life
400 shots
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Screen size
Large screen
3"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7.

competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Pro digicam

$341

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Slightly smaller
Overall image quality Worse image quality
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$413 body only

$464 with 14-42mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$438

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Battery life Shorter battery life

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Travel zoom

$286 - $350

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
GPS No built-in GPS
Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10

Travel zoom

$386

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Aperture Slightly wider aperture
GPS No built-in GPS
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS3

Compact

$380

Aperture Wider aperture
Size Slightly smaller
Screen size Much smaller screen

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