• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 17.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 75.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 120.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Panasonic LX100 II advantages over Canon G5X Mark II

  • Larger sensor
    4/3 vs 1 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 3.36 vs 2.41 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 300 vs 230 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Canon G5X Mark II advantages over Panasonic LX100 II

  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Fast startup
    ~1.50 vs 2.8 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • More telephoto lens reach
    120 mm vs 75 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer video battery life
    55 vs 35 minutes
    Capture more video
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Thinner
    46 mm vs 64 mm
    Thinner
  • More pixels
    20.2 vs 17.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    20.0 fps vs 11.3 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    30.0 fps vs 11.2 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    71 vs 34 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/25600 vs 1/16000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Both provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in 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

User reviews

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The Competition

Compared to Panasonic LX100

Panasonic LX100 II
Panasonic LX100
  • $898
  • 4/3
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
Canon G5X Mark II
Panasonic LX100
  • $899
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Leica D-LUX (Typ 109)

Panasonic LX100 II
Leica D-LUX (Typ 109)
  • $898
  • 4/3
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $885
  • 4/3
  • Bigger pixels
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
Canon G5X Mark II
Leica D-LUX (Typ 109)
  • $899
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $885
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Canon G5X

Panasonic LX100 II
Canon G5X
  • $898
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $699
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Canon G5X Mark II
Canon G5X
  • $899
  • 1 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $699
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Canon G7X Mark II

Panasonic LX100 II
Canon G7X Mark II
  • $898
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $649
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
Canon G5X Mark II
Canon G7X Mark II
  • $899
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $649
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC

Compared to Canon G7X Mark III

Panasonic LX100 II
Canon G7X Mark III
  • $898
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $749
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
Canon G5X Mark II
Canon G7X Mark III
  • $899
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $749
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • External Mic Jack
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