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

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5.
Explore our gallery of 23 sample photos taken by the Samsung NX5.

differences

Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-LX5

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. 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
110×66×43 mm vs 123×87×40 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
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
True resolution
Higher true resolution
14 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture more than 40% more detail in your photos
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-LX5460k dots
NX5230k dots
Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
720p @ 30fps

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 - $648 body only

$698 - $798 with 16-50mm lens

Overall image quality Has much better image quality
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$275 body only

$484 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$330 - $398

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Pro digicam

$333

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

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$448

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Boutique

$722 - $898

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Size Slightly larger
Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95

Pro digicam

$445

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

Samsung NX10

Samsung NX10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Samsung NX300

Samsung NX300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 with 18-55mm lens

Screen type Has an OLED screen
3D Takes 3D photos
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Samsung NX1000

Samsung NX1000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$370 body only

$270 with 20-50mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
3D Takes 3D photos
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Samsung NX1

Samsung NX1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,448 - $1,499 body only

$1,699 - $2,799 with 16-50mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen type Has an OLED screen
Size Larger
Thickness Thicker
Samsung NX1100

Samsung NX1100

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 with 20-50mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
3D Takes 3D photos
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Viewfinder No viewfinder

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