• 1/1.63 inch 46.2mm2
  • 10.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 90.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 72.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Panasonic LX5 advantages over Canon G1X Mark III

  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.0 vs f/2.8
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • More telephoto lens reach
    90 mm vs 72 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 400 vs 200 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Lighter weight
    271g vs 399g
    Lighter weight
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Canon G1X Mark III advantages over Panasonic LX5

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1/1.63 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
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 3.72 vs 1.98 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Newer
    Brand new vs 7 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More dots on screen
    1040k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 10.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    9.0 fps vs 1.8 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    24 vs 3 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • 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
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities

Common Weaknesses

  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Leica D-LUX 5

Panasonic LX5
Leica D-LUX 5
  • $550
  • 1/1.63 inch
  • $900
  • 1/1.63 inch
Canon G1X Mark III
Leica D-LUX 5
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $900
  • 1/1.63 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Olympus XZ-1

Panasonic LX5
Olympus XZ-1
  • $550
  • 1/1.63 inch
  • Higher effective ISO
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $500
  • 1/1.63 inch
  • Fast startup
  • More telephoto lens reach
Canon G1X Mark III
Olympus XZ-1
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $500
  • 1/1.63 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Fujifilm X10

Panasonic LX5
Fujifilm X10
  • $550
  • 1/1.63 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Thinner
  • $454
  • 2/3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Canon G1X Mark III
Fujifilm X10
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $454
  • 2/3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Leica X-E (Typ 102)

Panasonic LX5
Leica X-E (Typ 102)
  • $550
  • 1/1.63 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $1756
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Canon G1X Mark III
Leica X-E (Typ 102)
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1756
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Fujifilm X70

Panasonic LX5
Fujifilm X70
  • $550
  • 1/1.63 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Canon G1X Mark III
Fujifilm X70
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
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