• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 12.8 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 75.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 8.3 megapixels
  • 13.90mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Panasonic LX100 advantages over Olympus TG-Tracker

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    4/3 vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 3.77 vs 1.61 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/1.7 vs f/2.0
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • More telephoto lens reach
    75 mm vs 14 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More dots on screen
    922k vs 115k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • More pixels
    12.8 vs 8.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 0 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    11.6 fps vs 2.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 0 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Olympus TG-Tracker advantages over Panasonic LX100

  • Less expensive
    $349 vs $648
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 480 vs 300 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    35 mm vs 55 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    16 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    180g vs 405g
    Lighter weight
  • Wider angle lens
    14 mm vs 24 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/24000 vs 1/16000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Very good image quality; Great performance in most respects; Bright zoom lens with good macro performance; Photographer-friendly body easily fits in a coat pocket or small bag; Roomy, high-res built-in viewfinder; Decent battery life

  • Won't fit in a pants pocket; Relatively low resolution by modern standards; Zoom lens has only a modest telephoto; Soft corners at wide or tele positions; Aperture dial is too easily bumped; Bundled flash is fairly weak

The Competition

Compared to Sony RX100 III

Panasonic LX100
Sony RX100 III
  • $648
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $715
  • 1 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Internal flash
Olympus TG-Tracker
Sony RX100 III
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $715
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Canon G7X

Panasonic LX100
Canon G7X
  • $648
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $637
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
Olympus TG-Tracker
Canon G7X
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $637
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Pentax MX-1

Panasonic LX100
Pentax MX-1
  • $648
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $400
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More telephoto lens reach
Olympus TG-Tracker
Pentax MX-1
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $400
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Olympus TG-2

Panasonic LX100
Olympus TG-2
  • $648
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $383
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Fast startup
Olympus TG-Tracker
Olympus TG-2
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $383
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Leica D-LUX (Typ 109)

Panasonic LX100
Leica D-LUX (Typ 109)
  • $648
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • $1095
  • 4/3
Olympus TG-Tracker
Leica D-LUX (Typ 109)
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $1095
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
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