• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 12.8 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 75.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 12,800

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Differences

Panasonic LX100 advantages over Fujifilm X-H1

  • Less expensive
    $598* vs $1299
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Thinner
    55 mm vs 85 mm
    Thinner
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/4000 vs 1/250 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Lighter weight
    393g vs 673g
    Lighter weight
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    130 vs 40 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Fujifilm X-H1 advantages over Panasonic LX100

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • 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
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    10 months vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More pixels
    24.3 vs 12.8 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré
  • Longer exposure
    900 vs 60 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    14.0 fps vs 11.6 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    14.0 fps vs 11.3 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/16000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • 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
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

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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
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $648
  • 1 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Internal flash
Fujifilm X-H1
Sony RX100 III
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $648
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC

Compared to Canon G7X

Panasonic LX100
Canon G7X
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $599
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
Fujifilm X-H1
Canon G7X
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $599
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC

Compared to Pentax MX-1

Panasonic LX100
Pentax MX-1
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $400
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More telephoto lens reach
Fujifilm X-H1
Pentax MX-1
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $400
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Internal flash
  • Integrated ND filter

Compared to Leica D-LUX (Typ 109)

Panasonic LX100
Leica D-LUX (Typ 109)
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
  • $897
  • 4/3
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
Fujifilm X-H1
Leica D-LUX (Typ 109)
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Touchscreen
  • $897
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner

Compared to Sigma sd Quattro

Panasonic LX100
Sigma sd Quattro
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • On-sensor phase detect
Fujifilm X-H1
Sigma sd Quattro
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • More dots on screen
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