• 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 28mm - 200mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 24mm - 120mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Panasonic LF1 advantages over Canon S120

  • Less expensive
    $227 vs $349
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • More lens zoom
    7.1x vs 5.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    12 vs 5 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    10.0 fps vs 1.9 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2500 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Canon S120 advantages over Panasonic LF1

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • Higher effective ISO
    246 vs 211 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • Less shutter lag
    0.17 vs 0.24 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • 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 10 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

User reviews

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The Competition

Compared to Canon S100

Panasonic LF1
Canon S100
  • $234
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • NFC
  • $429
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Integrated ND filter
  • Shoots 24p video
Canon S120
Canon S100
  • $339
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Fast startup
  • $429
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Shoots 24p video
  • Bigger JPEG buffer

Compared to Olympus TG-1

Panasonic LF1
Olympus TG-1
  • $234
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • More lens zoom
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Fast startup
Canon S120
Olympus TG-1
  • $339
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Fast startup

Compared to Canon S110

Panasonic LF1
Canon S110
  • $234
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • NFC
  • $250
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
Canon S120
Canon S110
  • $339
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Fast startup
  • $250
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Shoots 24p video

Compared to Olympus XZ-10

Panasonic LF1
Olympus XZ-10
  • $234
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • More lens zoom
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Integrated ND filter
Canon S120
Olympus XZ-10
  • $339
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Hot shoe
  • Bigger JPEG buffer

Compared to Leica C

Panasonic LF1
Leica C
  • $234
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • $615
  • 1/1.7 inch
Canon S120
Leica C
  • $339
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $615
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Eye-level viewfinder
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