Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 vs. Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

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Jul 21, 2010
Jul 18, 2012
 
 
£449
 
Compact
Compact
 
3648 x 2736
3648 x 2736
3968 x 2232, 3776 x 2520, 3328 x 1872, 3168 x 2112, 3072 x 2304, 2784 x 1568, 2736 x 2736, 2656 x 1768, 2560 x 1920, 2304 x 2304, 2208 x 1248, 2112 x 1408, 2048 x 1536, 2048 x 1360, 1920 x 1920, 1920 x 1080, 1600 x 1200, 1536 x 1536, 640 x 480, 480 x 480
3968 x 2232, 3776 x 2520, 3328 x 1872, 3168 x 2112, 3072 x 2304, 2784 x 1568, 2736 x 2736, 2656 x 1768, 2560 x 1920, 2304 x 2304, 2208 x 1248, 2112 x 1408, 2048 x 1536, 2048 x 1360, 1920 x 1920, 1920 x 1080, 1600 x 1200, 1536 x 1536, 640 x 480, 480 x 480
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
10 megapixels
10 megapixels
11 megapixels
13 megapixels
1/1.63" (8.07 x 5.56 mm)
1/1.7" (7.44 x 5.58 mm)
CCD
CMOS
Venus Engine FHD
Venus Engine
 
sRGB, Adobe RGB
 
Auto, Hi Auto (6400-12800), 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, (12800 with boost)
 
12800
5
5
Yes
Yes (2)
Optical
Optical
RAW
RAW
Fine, Standard
Fine, Standard
 
  • JPEG (DCF/Exif2.3)
  • RAW
  • MPO
 
24–90 mm
24–90 mm
3.8×
3.8×
F2–3.3
F1.4–2.3
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Single
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Live View
 
Yes
Yes (up to 4.5x)
Yes (up to 4.5x)
Yes
Yes
50 cm (19.69)
50 cm (19.69)
1 cm (0.39)
1 cm (0.39)
23
23
 
Fixed
Fixed
3
3
460,000
920,000
No
No
 
TFT Color LCD
Yes
Yes
Electronic (optional)
Electronic (optional)
 
60 sec
60 sec
1/4000 sec
1/4000 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
  • Intelligent Auto
  • Program
  • Aperture Priority
  • Shutter Priority
  • Manual
  • Creative Video
  • Creative Control
  • Scene
 
  • Portrait
  • Soft Skin
  • Scenery
  • Panorama shot
  • Sports
  • Night Portrait
  • Night Scenery
  • Handheld Night Shot
  • HDR
  • Food
  • Baby1
  • Baby2
  • Pet
  • Sunset
  • Glass Through
  • 3D Photo
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
7.20 m
8.50 m
Yes (Hot-shoe)
Yes (Hot-shoe)
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
2.5 fps
11.0 fps
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Yes (2 or 10 sec, 10 sec (3 images))
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
 
No
 
1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 1280 x 720p (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 25 fps)
AVCHD Lite
MPEG-4, AVCHD
 
1920 x 1080 pixels, 60p, 50p (PSH: 28Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor Output is 60, 50fps) ; 1920 x 1080 pixels, 60i, 50i (FSH: 17Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor Output is 60, 50fps) 1280 x 720 pixels, 60p, 50p (SH: 17Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor Output is 60, 50fps); 1920 x 1080 pixels, 25 fps (FHD: 20Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 25fps) 1280 x 720 pixels, 30, 25 fps (HD: 10Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 30, 25fps)
Mono
Stereo
 
Mono
 
SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
40 MB Internal
70 MB Internal
 
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Yes
Yes (mini HDMI TypeC)
No
No
 
No
No
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery & charger
 
330
271 g (0.60 lb / 9.56 oz)
298 g (0.66 lb / 10.51 oz)
110 x 65 x 43 mm (4.33 x 2.56 x 1.69)
111 x 68 x 46 mm (4.37 x 2.68 x 1.81)
 
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
None
None