In this review, we will be comparing LF1 and X30, two Small Sensor Compact cameras from Panasonic and Fujifilm. Panasonic LF1 was introduced to market in November 2013 and Fujifilm X30 was launched in August 2014. There is only 9 months difference between LF1 and X30 so we are expecting this to be a fair comparison regarding age and technology level.
Both cameras have 12.0MP sensors but Panasonic LF1's sensor is 1/1.7" sized whereas Fujifilm X30 has a 2/3 sensor. We can expect this to be a close match up because both models are ranked amongst the best in Small Sensor Compact cameras. Out of 262 cameras in this class, Panasonic LF1 is ranked #10
with an overall score of 59 and Fujifilm X30 is ranked #2
with an overall score of 66.
Let's have a brief look at the main features of Panasonic LF1 and Fujifilm X30 before getting into our more detailed comparison.
Let's read on the following sections in order to better understand in detail how Panasonic LF1 and Fujifilm X30 compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.