Fujifilm X70 vs Panasonic LX7

Portability
86
Imaging
62
Features
75
Overall
67
Fujifilm X70 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 front
Portability
86
Imaging
36
Features
61
Overall
46

Fujifilm X70 vs Panasonic LX7 Key Specs

Fujifilm X70
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 200 - 6400 (Push to 51200)
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28mm (F2.8-16.0) lens
  • 340g - 113 x 64 x 44mm
  • Announced January 2016
Panasonic LX7
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/1.7" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 6400 (Boost to 12800)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-90mm (F1.4-2.3) lens
  • 298g - 111 x 68 x 46mm
  • Released October 2012
  • Older Model is Panasonic LX5
  • Refreshed by Panasonic LX10
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Fujifilm X70 vs Panasonic LX7 Overview

Its time to look closer at the Fujifilm X70 and Panasonic LX7, former being a Large Sensor Compact while the other is a Small Sensor Compact by brands FujiFilm and Panasonic. There is a substantial difference between the resolutions of the Fujifilm X70 (16MP) and LX7 (10MP) and the Fujifilm X70 (APS-C) and LX7 (1/1.7") posses different sensor size.

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The Fujifilm X70 was manufactured 3 years later than the LX7 and that is quite a big difference as far as tech is concerned. Both cameras feature different body design with the Fujifilm X70 being a Large Sensor Compact camera and the Panasonic LX7 being a Compact camera.

Before delving straight to a detailed comparison, here is a simple overview of how the Fujifilm X70 matches up against the LX7 for portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm X70 over the Panasonic LX7

 Fujifilm X70 LX7 
ReleasedJanuary 2016October 2012Fresher by 40 months
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Display resolution1040k920kSharper display (+120k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Reasons to pick Panasonic LX7 over the Fujifilm X70

 LX7 Fujifilm X70 

Common features in the Fujifilm X70 and Panasonic LX7

 Fujifilm X70 LX7 
Focus manually Very accurate focusing
Display size3"3"Same display size

Fujifilm X70 vs Panasonic LX7 Physical Comparison

If you're intending to carry your camera, you need to think about its weight and measurements. The Fujifilm X70 has got outer dimensions of 113mm x 64mm x 44mm (4.4" x 2.5" x 1.7") accompanied by a weight of 340 grams (0.75 lbs) whilst the Panasonic LX7 has proportions of 111mm x 68mm x 46mm (4.4" x 2.7" x 1.8") accompanied by a weight of 298 grams (0.66 lbs).

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Remember, the weight of an ILC will vary dependant on the lens you are using at the time. The following is a front view dimensions comparison of the Fujifilm X70 and the LX7.

Fujifilm X70 vs Panasonic LX7 size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability rating of the Fujifilm X70 and LX7 is 86 and 86 respectively.

Fujifilm X70 vs Panasonic LX7 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm X70 vs Panasonic LX7 Sensor Comparison

Generally, its hard to imagine the contrast between sensor sizing just by reading through a spec sheet. The visual underneath will help provide you a better sense of the sensor sizes in the Fujifilm X70 and LX7.

Clearly, each of these cameras feature different resolutions and different sensor sizing. The Fujifilm X70 because of its larger sensor is going to make achieving shallower depth of field simpler and the Fujifilm X70 will give greater detail due to its extra 6MP. Greater resolution will let you crop pics way more aggressively. The fresher Fujifilm X70 should have a benefit with regard to sensor innovation.

Fujifilm X70 vs Panasonic LX7 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm X70 vs Panasonic LX7 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm X70 vs Panasonic LX7 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm X70 Portrait photography details
Panasonic LX7 Portrait photography details
77
focusing manually
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
offers face detect autofocus
exports RAW files
45
focusing manually
includes face detection autofocus
delivers RAW files
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
tiny sensor (1/1.7")
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm X70 Street photography advice
Panasonic LX7 Street photography advice
78
has a tilting screen
nice sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW files
supports touch focus
lack of image stabilization
58
image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW files
screen is fixed
tiny sensor (1/1.7")
heavier than competitors in class (298 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Fujifilm X70
Sports photography with Panasonic LX7
66
silent shooting (1/32,000 seconds)
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
offers tracking focus
supports phase detect autofocus
can't change focal length (28mm)
lack of image stabilization
43
image stabilization (Optical)
includes tracking autofocus
better than average battery life (330 CIPA)
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
tiny sensor (1/1.7")
lacks phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm X70 Travel photography features
Panasonic LX7 Travel photography features
78
supports touch focus
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
selfie friendly screen
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
64
better than average battery life (330 shots)
has built in flash
really wide (24mm)
fast maximum aperture (f1.4)
heavier than competitors in class (298g)
megapixel count low (10MP)
screen isn't selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm X70 Landscape photography details
Panasonic LX7 Landscape photography details
61
focusing manually
screen size is good (3")
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW files
cannot swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
can't change focal length (28mm)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
lack of image stabilization
58
focusing manually
really wide (24mm)
fast maximum aperture (f1.4)
screen size is decent (3 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW files
better than average battery life (330 shots)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
tiny sensor (1/1.7")
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm X70 Vlogging features
Panasonic LX7 Vlogging features
75
selfie friendly screen
touchscreen enabled
offers face detect autofocus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
comes with mic port
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
lack of image stabilization
33
really wide (24mm)
fast maximum aperture (f1.4)
image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detection autofocus
great video quality (1920 x 1080 pixels)
screen isn't selfie friendly
does not have external mic socket
heavier than competitors in class (298 grams)
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Fujifilm X70 vs Panasonic LX7 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm X70 and Panasonic LX7
 Fujifilm X70Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
General Information
Manufacturer FujiFilm Panasonic
Model Fujifilm X70 Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
Type Large Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Announced 2016-01-15 2012-10-15
Physical type Large Sensor Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Chip EXR Processor II Venus Engine
Sensor type CMOS X-TRANS II CMOS
Sensor size APS-C 1/1.7"
Sensor dimensions 23.6 x 15.6mm 7.44 x 5.58mm
Sensor area 368.2mm² 41.5mm²
Sensor resolution 16MP 10MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution 4896 x 3264 3648 x 2736
Max native ISO 6400 6400
Max enhanced ISO 51200 12800
Min native ISO 200 80
RAW images
Min enhanced ISO 100 -
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Number of focus points 77 23
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28mm (1x) 24-90mm (3.8x)
Largest aperture f/2.8-16.0 f/1.4-2.3
Macro focus range - 1cm
Crop factor 1.5 4.8
Screen
Screen type Tilting Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3 inch 3 inch
Screen resolution 1,040 thousand dots 920 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Screen technology - TFT Color LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None Electronic (optional)
Features
Minimum shutter speed 30s 60s
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000s 1/4000s
Fastest silent shutter speed 1/32000s -
Continuous shutter rate 8.0 frames per second 11.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 7.90 m (at ISO 1600 (5.5m at ISO 100)) 8.50 m
Flash modes Auto, Forced Flash, Slow Synchro , Suppressed Flash, Commander Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p) 1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 1280 x 720p (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 25 fps)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 340g (0.75 lb) 298g (0.66 lb)
Physical dimensions 113 x 64 x 44mm (4.4" x 2.5" x 1.7") 111 x 68 x 46mm (4.4" x 2.7" x 1.8")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested 50
DXO Color Depth score not tested 20.7
DXO Dynamic range score not tested 11.7
DXO Low light score not tested 147
Other
Battery life 330 images 330 images
Form of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model NP-95 -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs) Yes (2 or 10 sec, 10 sec (3 images))
Time lapse recording
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Card slots 1 1
Pricing at release $700 $400