Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II vs Panasonic DC LX100 II Compare

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PowerShot G7 X Mk. II vs DC LX100 II - Side by side

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Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II vs Panasonic DC LX100 II: Specifications at a glance

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

  • Introduced in February 2016
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: 1"
  • 20 megapixel
  • 8 frames/second
  • 125 - 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-100mm (4x), f1.8-2.8
  • WiFi built-in
  • 105.5 x 60.9 x 42.0mm³ (4.2" x 2.4" x 1.7")
  • 319g (10.3 oz.)

All specs: Main page for PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

DC LX100 II

  • Introduced in August 2018
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 17 megapixel
  • 11 frames/second
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 24-75mm (3x), f1.7-2.8
  • WiFi built-in
  • 114.8 x 66.2 x 55.0mm³ (4.5" x 2.6" x 2.2")
  • 393g (12.7 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DC LX100 II

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II vs DC LX100 II: The sensors

The PowerShot G7 X Mk. II features a 1" sized sensor, while the DC LX100 II uses a Four Thirds sensor.

This infographic highlights the sensor areas of both models compared to other common sensor formats:

Infographic: PowerShot G7 X Mk. II and DC LX100 II sensor area comparison

Note: 1-Euro coin for scale; the coin at 23.25mm diameter is slightly smaller than a US quarter.

Featuring an area of 225mm² (0.36 sq.in.), the DC LX100 II's sensor is somewhat larger that the chip that the PowerShot G7 X Mk. II employs at 116mm² (0.19 sq.in.). A larger sensor can produce images of interiors or at night that have less noise and better contrast than photos shot with 1" sized chips.

Better choice: Panasonic DC LX100 II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II VS Panasonic DC LX100 II Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II a better choice

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

DC LX100 II

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.1017.00
Built-in flash (2)
Articulated monitor (2)
Weighs less (2)319g
(10.3 oz.)
393g
(12.7 oz.)
More portable (2)270cm³
(17 cu.in.)
418cm³
(26 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mk. II are the higher resolution, the built-in flash and the articulated display. A recommendation of the PowerShot G7 X Mk. II is made easy by the lower weight than the DC LX100 II and the more compact size.

The PowerShot G7 X Mk. II scores 13 points.

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic DC LX100 II

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

DC LX100 II

Larger sensor (5)1"Four Thirds
Higher speed (4, frames/second)811
Auto Focus points (4)3149
Better sensibility (4)125 - 12800 ISO100 - 25600 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.041.20
Better Video (2)1920 x 10803840 x 2160
Longer battery life (3, photos)240340

Conclusion: Advantages of the DC LX100 II are the larger sensor, that the camera is faster and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Panasonic are the larger sensitivity, that the display has a higher resolution and the superior video recording. A recommendation of the DC LX100 II is made easy by that the battery has more stamina.

Yields 24 points for the DC LX100 II.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

DC LX100 II

Image stabilizer
Touch screen
WiFi
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II VS Panasonic DC LX100 II Dimensions

Look at front view of the PowerShot G7 X Mk. II and DC LX100 II

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II und DC LX100 II, front viewPowerShot G7 X Mk. II und DC LX100 II, front view

Top view of cameras

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II und DC LX100 II, view from abovePowerShot G7 X Mk. II und DC LX100 II, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

Panasonic DC LX100 II

13
24

We recommend Panasonic DC LX100 II as better choice.

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