This is a match up between two great Compact Point & Shoot cameras, the Panasonic Lumix dmc-lx7 and the Canon G15. The G15 comes with a sensor that is slightly bigger than the traditional Compact Point & Shoots use. At 1/1.7” the CMOS sensor though is much smaller than any other APS-C sized cameras. The sensors produce an effective 12.1 megapixels of resolution, which is enough to take great pictures in everyday conditions. Canon has packed this baby with its latest DIGIC 5 image processing system. The dmc-lx7 also uses the same sensor size albeit it produces only 10.1 megapixels. Panasonic has provided its famed Venus processing engine into the camera.
The G15 is sensitive from 80 through 12800. Since the sensor is evidently smaller in size, low light performance is slightly wanting. Pictures shot at anything above 1600 would be difficult to be usable. The dmc-lx7 also shoots at ISO 80-12800.
The Canon G15 can shoot in both JPEG and RAW formats. RAW formats allow users the ability to shoot and then post-process on their own. RAW saves all the color information in the images and as such the user can do a lot more when processing them. Among the two cameras the dmc-lx7 has a slight advantage as it can shoot JPEG, RAW and MPO formats.
The G15 has a focal length of 28 – 140 mm on a 35mm format equivalent (5x optical zoom). It also has a 4x digital zoom giving it a 35mm equivalent reach of 560mm. the AF system is blessed with a Face Detection system that allows the camera to focus and expose properly for the faces in a shot. Apart from that there is a selective single-point, tracking, continuous and also a multi-area focusing point. The 3.8x optical zoom capabilities of the Panasonic extends its reach from 24 – 90 mm on a 35mm format equivalent.
Viewfinder / monitor
The G15 comes with a 3” fixed TFT LCD screen 922,000 dots resolution. There is also a small optical viewfinder which offers tunnel view of the FOV. The Panasonic also has a fixed 3” screen that gives a 920,000 dots resolution and one has the option to mount an electronic viewfinder.
The G15 has a maximum wide aperture of f/1.8 to f/2.8. This is pretty wide and as such should give some respectability to the pictures taken even in low light. Wide apertures are also suitable for capturing nice soft bokeh. Maximum aperture of the Panasonic at its widest is f/1.4 which is one stop wider than the Canon. Even at the tele-end it maintains the superiority at f/2.3. As such in low conditions the Panasonic will definitely have an upper hand.
Video mode and external flash
Both the camera have a hot-shoe for mounting an external flash and both can shoot full HD videos. The Canon can however shoot at 24 fps while the Panasonic can shoot at 60, 50, 30, 25 fps. This gives the Panasonic a slight edge as it can shoot videos in full HD at a higher frame rate and then play it back in slow-motion.
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