• 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 7.1x zoom 28mm - 200mm (35mm equiv.)
  • $344 Average Retail $500 MSRP
  • 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 5.0x zoom 24mm - 120mm (35mm equiv.)
  • $446 Average Retail $450 MSRP

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Advantages

Panasonic LF1 over Canon S120

  • Lens zoom ratio
    7.1x vs 5.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs rear LCD only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Faster RAW shooting
    1.7 fps vs 0.8 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in single-shot mode
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    1.8 fps vs 1.1 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (single-shot mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2500 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Canon S120 over Panasonic LF1

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Love or hate them, they can be useful
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    Unlimited vs 7 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (single-shot mode)

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The Competition

Compared to Canon S110

Panasonic LF1
Canon S110
  • $344
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Fast startup
  • $350
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Integrated ND filter
Canon S120
Canon S110
  • $446
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Fast startup
  • $350
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • 24p

Compared to Olympus TG-2

Panasonic LF1
Olympus TG-2
  • $344
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • $437
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Fast startup
  • GPS
Canon S120
Olympus TG-2
  • $446
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $437
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Fast startup
  • GPS

Compared to Olympus XZ-10

Panasonic LF1
Olympus XZ-10
  • $344
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Integrated ND filter
Canon S120
Olympus XZ-10
  • $446
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Hot shoe

Compared to Leica C

Panasonic LF1
Leica C
  • $344
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • $777
  • 1/1.7 inch
Canon S120
Leica C
  • $446
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $777
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Nikon P340

Panasonic LF1
Nikon P340
  • $344
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $351
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Integrated ND filter
  • 24p
Canon S120
Nikon P340
  • $446
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $351
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • 24p
  • Higher extended ISO
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