Comparing Pentax MX-1 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

1. Pentax MX-1

13 Reasons why Pentax MX-1 is better

Comparing Pentax MX-1 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

1.Appreciably more megapixels (photo)
12.76MPvs 10.1MP (Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7)
2.Noticeably more focus points
25vs 23 (Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7)
The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
3.Has a 24p cinema mode
Yesvs No (Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7)
24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
4.Noticeably faster maximum shutter speed
0.000125svs 0.00025s (Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7)
A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
61mmvs 110.5mm (Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7)
6.Has sensor shift stabilization
Yesvs No (Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7)
With sensor shift, the image sensor (rather than the lens) moves to counterbalance any vibration of the camera. This means the image will be stabilised regardless of what lens is being used.
7.Is a system camera
Yesvs No (Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7)
A system camera has lots of changeable parts such as lenses, flashes and other accessories. They offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.
8.Has a two-stage shutter
Yesvs No (Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7)
A two-stage shutter is good for taking photos like a pro; apply pressure to the button in order for the lens to focus, and then press it fully to capture the photograph.
9.Has a BSI sensor
Yesvs No (Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7)
A BSI (backside illuminated) sensor is a camera image sensor which captures better quality images in poor lighting conditions, and offers better overall sharpness and image quality.
10.Considerably greater zoom range
4xvs 3.8x (Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7)
The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.
11.Can be controlled remotely
Yesvs No (Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7)
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
12.Clearly longer maximum focal length
112mmvs 90mm (Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7)
A longer maximum focal length allows you to focus in on a small part of a scene, and offers a narrower angle of view than shorter focal lengths.
13.Notably more internal storage
75.3GBvs 0.07GB (Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7)
Pentax MX-1
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2. Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

19 Reasons why Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 is better

Comparing Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 vs Pentax MX-1

1.Appreciably faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
11fpsvs 6fps (Pentax MX-1)
Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
269gvs 391g (Pentax MX-1)
3.Less body volume
338.1cm³vs 379.5cm³ (Pentax MX-1)
67.1mmvs 122mm (Pentax MX-1)
45.6mmvs 51mm (Pentax MX-1)
6.Can create panoramas in-camera
Yesvs No (Pentax MX-1)
It allows you to take multiple photos capturing different parts of the scene, and then joins them together into a single photo.
7.Supports AVCHD format
Yesvs No (Pentax MX-1)
AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.
8.Has manual shutter speed
Yesvs No (Pentax MX-1)
This allows to manually set the shutter speed.
9.Measurably more microphone(s)
2vs 1 (Pentax MX-1)
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
10.Significantly wider aperture at minimum focal length
1.4vs 1.8 (Pentax MX-1)
With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
11.Has manual exposure
Yesvs No (Pentax MX-1)
This allows to manually set the exposure.
12.Has a hot shoe
Yesvs No (Pentax MX-1)
A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.
13.Significantly longer exposure time
250svs 30s (Pentax MX-1)
When the camera shutter is open for a long time, more light is absorbed by the sensor. You can use this slow shutter speed to produce vivid night time photography, or capture the trajectory of moving objects such as motorway traffic.
14.Substantially shorter minimum focal length
24mmvs 28mm (Pentax MX-1)
A shorter minimum focal length allows you to get more of the scene in the photo, and offers a wider angle of view than longer focal lengths.
15.Has 3D photo/video recording capabilities
Yesvs No (Pentax MX-1)
The device captures 3D still photos and/or 3D videos due to two separate lenses.
16.Has an accelerometer
Yesvs No (Pentax MX-1)
An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes from a vertical to a horizontal position.
17.Has a removable battery
Yesvs No (Pentax MX-1)
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
18.Every pixel has three subpixels
Yesvs No (Pentax MX-1)
The device has a display with three full subpixels per pixel, resulting in a sharp and crisp picture. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.
19.Has a two-stage shutter
A two-stage shutter is good for taking photos like a pro; apply pressure to the button in order for the lens to focus, and then press it fully to capture the photograph.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 specs
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 pros and cons
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 advantages
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