• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 224.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 12.8 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 75.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon 135 advantages over Panasonic LX100

  • Less expensive
    $89 vs $598
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • More telephoto lens reach
    224 mm vs 75 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    22 mm vs 55 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    127g vs 393g
    Lighter weight
  • More pixels
    16.0 vs 12.8 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos

Panasonic LX100 advantages over Canon 135

  • 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 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 720p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/1.7 vs f/3.2
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 300 vs 230 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Higher-res screen
    307k vs 77k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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

Canon 135
Sony RX100 III
  • $109
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $648
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Panasonic LX100
Sony RX100 III
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $648
  • 1 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Internal flash

Compared to Canon G7X

Canon 135
Canon G7X
  • $109
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $579
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Panasonic LX100
Canon G7X
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $579
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Sony W730

Canon 135
Sony W730
  • $109
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer exposure
  • $89
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Panasonic LX100
Sony W730
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $89
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Canon 130 IS

Canon 135
Canon 130 IS
  • $109
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $109
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Panasonic LX100
Canon 130 IS
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $109
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Panasonic SZ3

Canon 135
Panasonic SZ3
  • $109
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $125
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Shoots 24p video
Panasonic LX100
Panasonic SZ3
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $125
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Internal flash
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