44points

Canon PowerShot S120

47points

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Canon PowerShot S120
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55 facts in comparison

Canon PowerShot S120 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Canon PowerShot S120
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
44
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Canon PowerShot S120
47
points
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Why is Canon PowerShot S120 better than Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7?

  • 19.8% more megapixels (main camera)
    12.1MPvs10.1MP
  • 10% faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
    ?

    12.1fpsvs11fps
  • Has Wi-Fi
    ?
  • 52g lighter
    217gvs269g
  • Has a two-stage shutter
    ?
  • Has a touch screen
    ?
  • Has 802.11n Wi-Fi connection
    ?
  • 1.2x greater zoom range
    ?

    5xvs3.8x

Why is Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 better than Canon PowerShot S120?

  • 14 more focus points
    ?

    23vs9
  • 100shots longer battery life
    ?

    330shotsvs230shots
  • 50% faster maximum shutter speed
    ?

    1/4000svs0.0005s
  • Has a hot shoe
    ?
  • Can create panoramas in-camera
    ?
  • 22.22% wider aperture at minimum focal length
    ?

    f/1.40 vs1.8f
  • 235s longer exposure time
    ?

    250svs15s
  • Supports AVCHD format
    ?

Price comparison

Design

1.Has a hot shoe
?

A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.

Canon PowerShot S120
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
2.has an optical viewfinder
?

An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens will capture. OVFs have no time lag and require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders, which can drain battery life. OVFs are also better in low light situations.

For example

Sony a6100

Canon PowerShot S120
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
3.LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixels
?

The device has an LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixel, resulting in sharp and crisp images. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.

Canon PowerShot S120
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
4.is a system camera
?

A system camera has many interchangeable components such as lenses, flashes, and other accessories. System cameras offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.

For example

Fujifilm X-A7

Canon PowerShot S120
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
5.has a flash
?

A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.

Canon PowerShot S120
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
6.weight
?

Best

HTC Re

65.5g

217g

269g

Optics

1.focus points
?

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.

Best

Canon EOS R

5655

9

23

2.has AF tracking
?

With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.

Canon PowerShot S120
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
3.sensor size
?

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.

Best

Polaroid Snap

81.2 x 25.4mm

7.44 x 5.58mm

7.44 x 5.58mm

4.widest aperture
?

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.

Best

Ricoh GR II

f/1.00

f/1.80

f/1.40

5.optical zoom
?

The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.

Best

Nikon Coolpix P1000

125x

5x

3.8x

6.maximum light sensitivity
?

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.

Best

Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

1640000 ISO

12800 ISO

12800 ISO

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)
?

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.

Best

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K

3456 x 50fps

1080 x 60fps

1080 x 60fps

2.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
?

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

Canon PowerShot S120
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
3.supports AVCHD format
?

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.

Canon PowerShot S120
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
?

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.

Canon PowerShot S120
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
2.number of microphones
?

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Fujifilm X-A7

2

2

2

3.has stereo speakers
?

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

For example

Sony Alpha 7R III + Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Vario-Tessar T*

Canon PowerShot S120
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Battery

1.Battery life (CIPA)
?

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.

Best

Nikon D3x

4400shots

230shots

330shots

2.has a removable battery
?

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Canon PowerShot S120
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
3.has a rechargeable battery
?

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Canon PowerShot S120
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
4.has a battery level indicator
?

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Canon PowerShot S120
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
5.internal storage
?

Best

Zeiss ZX1

512GB

0MB

70MB

Features

1.has an external memory slot
?

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.

Canon PowerShot S120
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
2.Has Wi-Fi
?

The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

Canon PowerShot S120
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
3.Has 802.11n Wi-Fi connection
?

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

Canon PowerShot S120
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
4.has an accelerometer
?

An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.

Canon PowerShot S120
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
5.has a HDMI output
?

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

Canon PowerShot S120
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
6.USB version
?

Newer USB versions are faster and have better power management.

Best

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K

3.1

2

2

Miscellaneous

1.has 3D photo/video recording capabilities
?

The device captures 3D still photos and/or 3D videos due to two separate lenses.

Canon PowerShot S120
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

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