41points

Canon PowerShot S120

43points

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Canon PowerShot S120
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
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Canon PowerShot S120 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Canon PowerShot S120
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
41
points
Canon PowerShot S120
43
points
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

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

  • 19.8% more megapixels (main camera)
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    12.1MPvs10.1MP
  • 10% faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
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    12.1fpsvs11fps
  • Supports Wi-Fi
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  • 52g lighter
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    217gvs269g
  • Has a two-stage shutter
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  • Supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
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  • Has a touch screen
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  • 1.2x greater zoom range
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    5xvs3.8x

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

  • 14 more focus points
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    23vs9
  • 100shots longer battery life
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    330shotsvs230shots
  • 50% faster maximum shutter speed
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    1/4000svs0.0005s
  • Has a hot shoe
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  • 22.22% wider aperture at minimum focal length
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    f/1.4 vs1.8f
  • Can create panoramas in-camera
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  • 235s longer exposure time
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    250svs15s
  • Supports AVCHD format
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Price comparison

Design

1.weight

217g

269g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
2.has an optical viewfinder
Canon PowerShot S120
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
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.
3.Has a hot shoe
Canon PowerShot S120
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.
4.is a system camera
Canon PowerShot S120
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
A system camera has many interchangeable components such as lenses, flashes, and other accessories. System cameras offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.
5.has a touch screen
Canon PowerShot S120
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
6.has a flash
Canon PowerShot S120
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.

Optics

1.sensor size

7.44 x 5.58mm

7.44 x 5.58mm

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

9

23

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.megapixels (main camera)

12.1MP

10.1MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
4.maximum light sensitivity

12800 ISO

12800 ISO

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.
5.continuous shooting at high resolution

12.1fps

11fps

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
6.has AF tracking
Canon PowerShot S120
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
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.

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 60fps

1080 x 60fps

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.
2.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Canon PowerShot S120
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
3.supports AVCHD format
Canon PowerShot S120
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
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.

Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
Canon PowerShot S120
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
2.number of microphones

2

2

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
3.has stereo speakers
Canon PowerShot S120
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

Battery

1.Battery life (CIPA)

230shots

330shots

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
2.has a removable battery
Canon PowerShot S120
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
3.has a rechargeable battery
Canon PowerShot S120
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
4.has a battery level indicator
Canon PowerShot S120
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
5.internal storage

0MB

70MB

The internal storage refers to the built-in storage space available in a device for system data, apps, and user-generated data. With a large amount of internal storage, you can save more files and apps on your device.

Features

1.supports Wi-Fi
Canon PowerShot S120
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
2.has an external memory slot
Canon PowerShot S120
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
3.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Canon PowerShot S120
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
Wi-Fi 4 (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.
4.has an HDMI output
Canon PowerShot S120
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
5.has an accelerometer
Canon PowerShot S120
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
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.
6.USB version

2

2

Newer USB versions are faster and have better power management.

Miscellaneous

1.has 3D photo/video recording capabilities
Canon PowerShot S120
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
The device captures 3D still photos and/or 3D videos due to two separate lenses.

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