Panasonic LX3 VS Canon G10 – Side By Side Test Shots – Video.

by vitalbodies on February 23rd, 2009

Panasonic LX3 VS Canon G10 – Side By Side Test Shots – Video

Panasonic DMC-LX3 VS Canon Powershot G10

This is a simple test to the video. I placed the cameras on a rock outcropping on the beach on a small tripod.

Cameras set to run on auto and simply let them run for a short time. I did not have the Canon Wind Filter turned on that I know of.

These are VERY large files about 80MB each so you might want to download them to see them.

Both files are in MOV format which is what the camera recorded on to the SD card…

Canon Video

Panasonic Video

DETAILS: The panasonic takes HD video and the Canon does not.

Canon G10: Max. Clip Size: 4 GB*. * Even before the recording size reaches 4 GB, recording will stop at the moment the recording time reaches 1 hour. Depending on memory card capacity and data write speed, recording may stop before the file size reaches 4 GB or the recording time reaches 1 hour. Movie: 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) available up to 4GB or 60 minutes

Specs: http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&fcategoryid=144&modelid=17624#ModelTechSpecsAct

Manual: http://gdlp01.c-wss.com/gds/0300001565/PSG10_CUG_EN.pdf’,%20′PSG10_CUG_EN.pdf

Panasonic LX3: Max. Clip Size: 2 GB. Motion picture: QuickTime Motion JPEG. 4:3 Aspect Ratio: VGA 640 x 480 pixels 30 fps, QVGA 320 x 240 pixels 30 fps/10 fps 16:9 Aspect Ratio: WVGA 848 x 480 pixels 30 fps, HD: 1280 x 720 24FPS.

Specs: http://www2.panasonic.com/consumer-electronics/support/Cameras-Camcorders/Digital-Cameras/Lumix-Digital-Cameras/model.DMC-LX3K

Manual: ???

Which do you enjoy looking at the most?

Which seems technically the best?

Where we bought ours:

Panasonic DMC-LX3

Canon Powershot G10

More Posts:

LX3: http://www.vitalbodies.com/blog/tag/lx3/

G10: http://www.vitalbodies.com/blog/tag/canon-powershot-g10/

3 Comments
  1. Greg permalink

    The Lumix video appeared more realistic and crisp with more contrast and better defined edges; slightly more noticeable artifacts though. The G10 video had less detail and was softer (like slightly out of focus) and more edge aliasing. The audio was impressive with the Lumix and seemed like tape hiss with the G10. Could not see sand crabs w/ either.

  2. I was hoping that the videos, although simple, would be effective in showing the differences in the general quality. Seems like they helped!

  3. R A DuBois permalink

    I prefer the Panasonic wide angle. The HD certainly pays off. The sound was superior also

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