As well as being compared against other pro digicams, the Leica D-Lux 6 is also often compared to boutiques, mirrorless, travel zooms, compacts and entry-level DSLRs. The Leica D-Lux 6's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DC-GX9 and the Lumix DMC-LX7) and Leica (such as the D-Lux (Typ 109) and the D-Lux 7)

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Leica D-Lux 6 compared to other pro digicam competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/1.4 vs f/2), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly higher resolution screen (920k dots vs 460k dots), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and has a slightly longer battery life (330 shots vs 250 shots).

However, on average it takes slightly lower resolution photos (10 MP vs 20 MP), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (2 fps vs 8 fps) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
similar age
$392

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX7 (vs the D-Lux 6)

  • Shoots significantly faster: 11 fps vs 2 fps

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX7 (vs the D-Lux 6)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-LX7 and D-Lux 6

  • Wide aperture: f/1.4 vs f/1.4
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Great battery life: 330 shots vs 330 shots

Leica C Typ112

Leica C Typ112
1 year newer
$1,596

Significant advantages of the Typ112 (vs the D-Lux 6)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Typ112 (vs the D-Lux 6)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2 vs f/1.4
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 330 shots

common strengths of the Typ112 and D-Lux 6

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Leica D-LUX 5

Leica D-LUX 5
2 years older
$78

Significant advantages of the D-LUX 5 (vs the D-Lux 6)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D-LUX 5 (vs the D-Lux 6)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2 vs f/1.4
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 920k dots

common strengths of the D-LUX 5 and D-Lux 6

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Support external flash
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X
2 years newer
$534

Significant advantages of the G7 X (vs the D-Lux 6)

  • Significantly larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/1.8" 7.44x5.58mm
  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 10 MP
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the G7 X (vs the D-Lux 6)

  • Much shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 330 shots
  • No external flash support
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the G7 X and D-Lux 6

  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon PowerShot G15

Canon PowerShot G15
similar age

Significant advantages of the G15 (vs the D-Lux 6)

  • Shoots faster: 10 fps vs 2 fps
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the G15 (vs the D-Lux 6)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 15 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the G15 and D-Lux 6

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Great battery life: 350 shots vs 330 shots
  • Support external flash

Leica D-LUX 4

Leica D-LUX 4
4 years older
$1,999

Significant advantages of the D-LUX 4 (vs the D-Lux 6)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D-LUX 4 (vs the D-Lux 6)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2 vs f/1.4
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 920k dots

common strengths of the D-LUX 4 and D-Lux 6

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Support external flash
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Leica D-Lux 6 compared to boutique competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/1.4 vs f/2.8), has way more more zoom (3.8x vs 3.1x), has a much wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and is thinner (1.8" vs 2.5").

However, on average it takes slightly lower resolution photos (10 MP vs 16.8 MP), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (2 fps vs 10 fps), has a slightly smaller sensor (1/1.8" 7.44x5.58mm vs full frame 36x24mm) and is older (september 2012 vs january 2016).

Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)

Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)
2 years newer
$895 - $966

Significant advantages of the D-Lux (Typ 109) (vs the D-Lux 6)

  • Shoots much faster: 11 fps vs 2 fps
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the D-Lux (Typ 109) (vs the D-Lux 6)

  • Much less zoom: 3.1x vs 3.8x
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the D-Lux (Typ 109) and D-Lux 6

  • Wide aperture: f/1.7 vs f/1.4
  • Great zoom: 3.1x vs 3.8x
  • Fairly small: Mid size (118×66×55 mm) vs Mid size (111×68×46 mm)

Leica D-Lux 7

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6 years newer
$1,195

Significant advantages of the D-Lux 7 (vs the D-Lux 6)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Shoots much faster: 11 fps vs 2 fps
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the D-Lux 7 (vs the D-Lux 6)

  • Much less zoom: 3.1x vs 3.8x
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the D-Lux 7 and D-Lux 6

  • Wide aperture: f/1.7 vs f/1.4
  • Great zoom: 3.1x vs 3.8x
  • Fairly small: Standard size (118×66×64 mm) vs Mid size (111×68×46 mm)

Fujifilm X70

Fujifilm X70
3 years newer
$1,365

Significant advantages of the X70 (vs the D-Lux 6)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the X70 (vs the D-Lux 6)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.4

common strengths of the X70 and D-Lux 6

  • Fairly small: Mid size (113×64×44 mm) vs Mid size (111×68×46 mm)
  • Light weight: 340 g vs 298 g
  • Thin: 1.7" vs 1.8"

Ricoh GR

Ricoh GR
7 months newer
$499

Significant advantages of the GR (vs the D-Lux 6)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the GR (vs the D-Lux 6)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.4

common strengths of the GR and D-Lux 6

  • Fairly small: Compact (117×61×35 mm) vs Mid size (111×68×46 mm)
  • Light weight: 245 g vs 298 g
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.8"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100
2 years newer
$538 - $598

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX100 (vs the D-Lux 6)

  • Shoots much faster: 11 fps vs 2 fps
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX100 (vs the D-Lux 6)

  • Much less zoom: 3.1x vs 3.8x
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the DMC-LX100 and D-Lux 6

  • Wide aperture: f/1.7 vs f/1.4
  • Great zoom: 3.1x vs 3.8x
  • Fairly small: Mid size (115×66×55 mm) vs Mid size (111×68×46 mm)

Leica Q (Typ 116)

Leica Q (Typ 116)
2 years newer
$3,890 - $3,995

Significant advantages of the Q (Typ 116) (vs the D-Lux 6)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Much larger sensor: Full frame 36x24mm vs 1/1.8" 7.44x5.58mm
  • Shoots much faster: 10 fps vs 2 fps

Significant disadvantages of the Q (Typ 116) (vs the D-Lux 6)

  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (130×80×93 mm) vs Mid size (111×68×46 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.7" vs 1.8"
  • Significantly heavier: 640 g vs 298 g

common strengths of the Q (Typ 116) and D-Lux 6

  • Wide aperture: f/1.7 vs f/1.4

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Leica D-Lux 6 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), is slightly smaller (mid size (111×68×46 mm) vs prosumer size (128×89×74 mm)), is thinner (1.8" vs 2.9"), is slightly lighter (298 g vs 505 g) and slightly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 30 seconds).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (920k dots vs 1,240k dots), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), takes significantly lower resolution photos (10 MP vs 24 MP) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 51,200 ISO).

Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9

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5 years newer
$784 (body only)
$798 12-60mm lens

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-GX9 (vs the D-Lux 6)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,240k dots vs 920k dots

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-GX9 (vs the D-Lux 6)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the Lumix DC-GX9 and D-Lux 6

  • Fairly small: Mid size (124×72×47 mm) vs Mid size (111×68×46 mm)
  • Light weight: 407 g vs 298 g
  • Thin: 1.9" vs 1.8"

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the D-Lux 6)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 10 MP

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the D-Lux 6)

  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the Alpha a6300 and D-Lux 6

  • Fairly small: Mid size (120×67×49 mm) vs Mid size (111×68×46 mm)
  • Light weight: 404 g vs 298 g
  • Thin: 1.9" vs 1.8"

Canon EOS M5

Canon EOS M5
4 years newer
$565 - $679 (body only)
$679 - $799 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M5 (vs the D-Lux 6)

  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,620k dots vs 920k dots
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M5 (vs the D-Lux 6)

  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the EOS M5 and D-Lux 6

  • Light weight: 427 g vs 298 g
  • Inexpensive: $564.89 vs $848.33
  • Each has a built-in flash

Panasonic Lumix DC-G9

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5 years newer
$1,198 - $2,046 (body only)
$1,898 - $1,899 12-60mm lens

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-G9 (vs the D-Lux 6)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-G9 (vs the D-Lux 6)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Much larger: Professional size (137×97×92 mm) vs Mid size (111×68×46 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.6" vs 1.8"

common strengths of the Lumix DC-G9 and D-Lux 6

  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85
4 years newer
$695 - $698 12-60mm lens

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-G85 (vs the D-Lux 6)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-G85 (vs the D-Lux 6)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (128×89×74 mm) vs Mid size (111×68×46 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 2.9" vs 1.8"

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-G85 and D-Lux 6

  • Inexpensive: $694.59 vs $848.33
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds
  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony a6400

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6 years newer
$898 (body only)
$971 - $998 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the a6400 (vs the D-Lux 6)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the a6400 (vs the D-Lux 6)

  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the a6400 and D-Lux 6

  • Light weight: 403 g vs 298 g
  • Inexpensive: $898.00 vs $848.33
  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Leica D-Lux 6 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a much wider aperture (f/1.4 vs f/3.3), supports an external flash, has a faster max shutter speed (1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second) and slightly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 30 seconds).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, takes slightly lower resolution photos (10 MP vs 20 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 25,600 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (2 fps vs 24 fps).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10
1 year older
$450

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS10 (vs the D-Lux 6)

  • Has a GPS
  • Has a touch screen
  • Shoots faster: 10 fps vs 2 fps

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS10 (vs the D-Lux 6)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/1.4
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 920k dots
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the DMC-ZS10 and D-Lux 6

  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Leica V-Lux 40

Leica V-Lux 40
4 months older

Significant advantages of the V-Lux 40 (vs the D-Lux 6)

  • Has a GPS
  • Has a touch screen
  • Shoots faster: 10 fps vs 2 fps

Significant disadvantages of the V-Lux 40 (vs the D-Lux 6)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/1.4
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 920k dots
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the V-Lux 40 and D-Lux 6

  • None found

Leica C-Lux

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5 years newer
$999 - $1,050

Significant advantages of the C-Lux (vs the D-Lux 6)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,240k dots vs 920k dots
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 10 MP

Significant disadvantages of the C-Lux (vs the D-Lux 6)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/1.4
  • No external flash support
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the C-Lux and D-Lux 6

  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI

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5 years newer
$1,198

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI (vs the D-Lux 6)

  • Shoots much faster: 24 fps vs 2 fps
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,228k dots vs 920k dots

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI (vs the D-Lux 6)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.4
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 240 shots vs 330 shots
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI and D-Lux 6

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.4

Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200 (Lumix DC-TZ200)

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5 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-ZS200 (Lumix DC-TZ200) (vs the D-Lux 6)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,240k dots vs 920k dots
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 10 MP

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-ZS200 (Lumix DC-TZ200) (vs the D-Lux 6)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/1.4
  • No external flash support
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the Lumix DC-ZS200 (Lumix DC-TZ200) and D-Lux 6

  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX99

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6 years newer
$448

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 (vs the D-Lux 6)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Shoots faster: 10 fps vs 2 fps

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 (vs the D-Lux 6)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/1.4
  • No external flash support
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 and D-Lux 6

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Leica D-Lux 6 compared to compact competitors include: it has a much wider aperture (f/1.4 vs f/3.5), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), has a much higher resolution screen (920k dots vs 230k dots) and has better image stabilization (lens vs digital).

However, on average it is much larger (mid size (111×68×46 mm) vs super compact (96×52×22 mm)), is thicker (1.8" vs 0.9"), is much heavier (298 g vs 146 g) and is not waterproof.

Leica C-LUX C-Lux 3

Leica C-LUX 3
9 months older

Significant advantages of the C-Lux 3 (vs the D-Lux 6)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (96×52×22 mm) vs Mid size (111×68×46 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.9" vs 1.8"
  • Much lighter: 146 g vs 298 g

Significant disadvantages of the C-Lux 3 (vs the D-Lux 6)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.4
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 920k dots

common strengths of the C-Lux 3 and D-Lux 6

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.4
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Pentax Optio WG-1

Pentax Optio WG-1
1 year older

Significant advantages of the WG-1 (vs the D-Lux 6)

  • Much smaller: Compact (116×59×29 mm) vs Mid size (111×68×46 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.1" vs 1.8"
  • Much lighter: 163 g vs 298 g

Significant disadvantages of the WG-1 (vs the D-Lux 6)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/1.4
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the WG-1 and D-Lux 6

  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Leica D-Lux 6 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has image stabilization (lens vs none), is newer (september 2012 vs september 2010), is much smaller (mid size (111×68×46 mm) vs professional size (132×105×77 mm)), is thinner (1.8" vs 3") and is significantly lighter (298 g vs 780 g).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (920k dots vs 1,037k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (10 MP vs 24 MP), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (2 fps vs 6 fps) and has much more startup delay (750 ms vs 400 ms).

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
1 year newer
$474 (body only)
$459 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the D-Lux 6)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 10 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 920k dots

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the D-Lux 6)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (124×99×76 mm) vs Mid size (111×68×46 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 1.8"

common strengths of the D5300 and D-Lux 6

  • None found

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000
2 years older
$602 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D7000 (vs the D-Lux 6)

  • Much higher true resolution: 16.1 MP vs 10 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Shoots much faster: 6 fps vs 2 fps

Significant disadvantages of the D7000 (vs the D-Lux 6)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much larger: Professional size (132×105×77 mm) vs Mid size (111×68×46 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 1.8"

common strengths of the D7000 and D-Lux 6

  • None found