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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 vs Samsung NX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5
Samsung NX5

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
310 ms shutter lag
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung NX5

Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
External flash
External flash
Better lighting

differences

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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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
Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
Better editing
External flash Each supports an external flash Help
Better lighting
Common Weaknesses
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
Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
Missing that film look
External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
DMC-LX5:460k dots
NX5:230k dots
Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
720p @ 30fps

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$328 body only

$290 with 14-42mm lens

Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Movie format Records higher quality movies
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Dynamic range Has slightly narrower dynamic range

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$345 - $398

Aperture Wider aperture
3D Takes 3D photos
Startup delay Significantly more startup delay
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Pro digicam

$300

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Smaller
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Continuous shooting Shoots slower
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Boutique

$798

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Size Slightly larger
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$498 - $798

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

Canon PowerShot S95

Pro digicam

$249

Supports 24p Supports 24p
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Wide angle Worse wide angle

Samsung NX5 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 body only

$649 - $698 with 16-50mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Lens availability Slightly fewer lenses available
Thickness Slightly thicker
Samsung NX2000

Samsung NX2000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$349 with 20-50mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Much larger screen
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Samsung NX10

Samsung NX10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$851 with 18-55mm lens

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Samsung NX11

Samsung NX11

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$562 with 18-55mm lens

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$233 body only

$375 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Lens availability Much more lenses available
Size Larger
Thickness Thicker

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