Panasonic LX5 with Nikon S8100 Comparison

Panasonic LX5 and Nikon S8100 Main Features

  • December, 2011
  • September, 2010
  • 10 MP 1/1.63 CCD Sensor
  • 12 MP 1/2.3 BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 24-90 mm (3.8x) F2.0-3.3 Zoom Lens
  • 30-300 mm (10x) F3.5-5.6 Zoom Lens
  • 80 - 12800 ISO
  • 160 - 3200 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • Electronic (optional) Viewfinder
  • -
  • 3.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 10.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 1280 x 720 video resolution
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 110 x 65 x 43 mm, 271g.
  • 104 x 60 x 30 mm, 180g.
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Panasonic LX5 Scores


Imaging score
41
Features score
51
Value for money score
67
Portability score
93
Overall score
52

Nikon S8100 Scores


Imaging score
20
Features score
45
Value for money score
57
Portability score
96
Overall score
40

Nikon Coolpix S8100 with Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 Overview


Let's compare Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 with Nikon Coolpix S8100. These models are included in the Small Sensor Compact cameras. Panasonic LX5 was released in 2011, and Nikon S8100 in 2010. Lumix DMC-LX5 is newer, which is a plus. Coolpix S8100 1 years older. However 1 years, the difference is not so bad.
The sensor resolution of Lumix DMC-LX5 is greater than that of Coolpix S8100. However, the difference of 2 MP is not very significant. The more megapixels the camera has, the more detailed and clear the picture will be. The number of megapixels will also affect the maximum size of the photos, which then can be printed without loss of quality.
At the second camera (Coolpix S8100), the minimum ISO value is lower, which gives more opportunities for shooting in daylight. A larger maximum ISO allows you to take good pictures in the dark. At Panasonic LX5, the maximum ISO is greater by 9600. Both cameras have Optical image stabilization. Both cameras feature a 3-inch fixed screen.
Lumix DMC-LX5 has electronic (optional) viewfinder, and the Coolpix S8100 doesn’t have. All viewfinders has no electronic viewfinderk dot resolution. Burst mode, also called continuous shooting mode, sports mode or continuous high speed mode, is a shooting mode in still cameras. Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 has 10.0 fps continuous shooting. Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 has 10.0 fps continuous shooting.

General Lumix DMC-LX5 Coolpix S8100
Brand Panasonic Nikon
Model Lumix DMC-LX5 Coolpix S8100
Announced December, 2011 September, 2010
Body Type Compact Compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0 0
Macro Focus Range 1 1
Screen
Screen Size 3" 3"
Screen Type Fixed Fixed
Screen Resolution 460k pixels 921k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic (optional) None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a% n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 23 0
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/60 sec 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec 1/8000 sec
Continuous Shooting 3.0 fps 10.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 7.20 no built-in flash
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync n/a
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/1.63 1/2.3
Sensor Type CCD BSI-CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 7.85 x 5.89 mm 6.16 x 4.62 mm
Sensor Area 46.2 mm² 28.5 mm²
Sensor Resolution 10 MP 12 MP
Max Image Resolution 3648 x 2736 4000 x 3000
Max Native ISO 12800 3200
Min Native ISO 80 160
Max Boosted ISO 0 0
Min Boosted ISO 0 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1280 x 720 1920 x 1080
Video Formats AVCHD Lite H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 0 shots 220 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model EN-EL12
Physical
Weight 271 g 180 g
Physical Dimensions 110 x 65 x 43 mm 104 x 60 x 30 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal SD/SDHC
Storage Slots 1 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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