Panasonic DMC LX15 vs Canon PowerShot G3 X Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Enthusiast Compact cameras.

DMC LX15 vs PowerShot G3 X - Side by side

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Panasonic DMC LX15 vs Canon PowerShot G3 X Specs

DMC LX15

  • Introduced in September 2016
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: 1"
  • 20 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 80 - 25600 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 26-78mm (3x), f1.4-2.8
  • WiFi built-in
  • 105.5 x 60 x 42mm³ (4.2" x 2.4" x 1.7")
  • 310g (10.0 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DMC LX15

PowerShot G3 X

  • Introduced in June 2015
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: 1"
  • 20 megapixel
  • 6 frames/second
  • 125 - 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 80.00mm (3.1") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-600mm (25x), f2.8-5.6
  • WiFi built-in
  • 123.3 x 76.5 x 105.3mm³ (4.9" x 3.0" x 4.1")
  • 733g (23.6 oz.)

All specs: Main page for PowerShot G3 X

DMC LX15 vs PowerShot G3 X Sensors

On the pictures below the sensor areas of cameras are highlighted.

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

Info graphic: DMC LX15 an PowerShot G3 X sensor comparison

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

The 1" sensor built into both cameras has a total area of about 116mm² (4.6 sq.in.).

Panasonic DMC LX15 VS Canon PowerShot G3 X Other Specs Comparison

Why is Panasonic DMC LX15 a better choice

DMC LX15

PowerShot G3 X

Higher speed (4, frames/second)106
Auto Focus points (4)4931
Better sensibility (4)80 - 25600 ISO125 - 12800 ISO
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 x 1080
Weighs less (2)310g
(10.0 oz.)
733g
(23.6 oz.)
More portable (2)266cm³
(17 cu.in.)
993cm³
(63 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC LX15 are that the camera is faster, the faster and more accurate auto focus and the larger sensitivity. We also like the superior video recording, the lower weight than the PowerShot G3 X and the more compact size.

The DMC LX15 scores 18 points.

Otherwise why to choose Canon PowerShot G3 X

DMC LX15

PowerShot G3 X

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.1020.20
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.041.62
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)260300
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot G3 X are the higher resolution, that the display has a higher resolution and the connector for an external microphone. Another advantage over the DMC LX15: that the battery has more stamina.

Yields 12 points for the PowerShot G3 X.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

DMC LX15

PowerShot G3 X

Sensor format1"1"
Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Articulated screen
Touch screen
WiFi
Panasonic DMC LX15 VS Canon PowerShot G3 X Dimensions

Look at front view of the DMC LX15 and PowerShot G3 X

DMC LX15 und PowerShot G3 X, front viewDMC LX15 und PowerShot G3 X, front view

Top view of cameras

DMC LX15 und PowerShot G3 X, view from aboveDMC LX15 und PowerShot G3 X, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Panasonic DMC LX15

Canon PowerShot G3 X

18
12

We recommend Panasonic DMC LX15 as better choice.

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