Updated (July, 2012): Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 vs Samsung NX5

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
310 ms shutter lag
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung NX5

Sensor size
Large sensor
APS-C 23.4x15.6mm
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
 
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-LX5

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Image stabilization Image stabilization Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Size Slightly smaller 109x65x42 mm vs 123x87x39 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Weight Lighter 277 g vs 491 g
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More than 40% lighter
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 6 fps vs 3 fps
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2x faster continuous shooting
Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO 12,800 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
Longest exposure Longer exposures 60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Samsung NX5

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Sensor size Significantly larger sensor APS-C 23.4x15.6mm vs 1/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm
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More than 7x larger sensor
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
True resolution Higher true resolution 14 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture more than 40% more detail in your photos
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Thickness Slightly thinner 1.6" vs 1.7"
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Around 10% thinner
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similarities

Compared to recent digital cameras

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
Better editing
External flash Support external flash Help
Better lighting
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
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
No 3d support
Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
Missing that film look
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
720p @ 30fps
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
DMC-LX5:460k dots
NX5:230k dots

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Samsung NX1000

Samsung NX1000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$328 body only

$318 with 20-50mm lens

Overall image quality Has much better image quality
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$473 body only

$436 - $575 with 16-50mm lens

Overall image quality Has much better image quality
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$308 - $398

Aperture Wider aperture
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Pro digicam

$329

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Smaller
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Continuous shooting Shoots slower
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$448 - $528

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$255 - $800

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Battery life Shorter battery life
Macro focus Worse macro capability
Canon PowerShot G12

Canon PowerShot G12

Pro digicam

$799

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

Samsung NX5 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Samsung NX10

Samsung NX10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$952 with 18-55mm lens

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Samsung NX30

Samsung NX30

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,064 body only

$699 - $1,638 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen type Has an OLED screen
Size Larger
Thickness Thicker
Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Pro digicam

$699 - $700

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Nikon D610

Nikon D610

Pro DSLR

$1,597 body only

$1,997 - $2,040 with 24-85mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Size Much larger
Thickness Significantly thicker
Samsung NX1

Samsung NX1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,499 body only

$1,700 - $2,799 with 16-50mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Significantly larger
Thickness Thicker

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