overview Sensor size

Sensor size Sensor size
Four thirds 17.3x13mm

The camera's sensor is what turns light into a digital image. The larger the sensor, the more light you capture, and the better quality image you get. Most digicam's have the same size sensor, but a few have bigger sensors, and DSLRs have much bigger sensors.

Learn more about sensor sizes.

Compared To Compared to recent digital cameras

Out of 14 recent digital cameras, 6 have (significantly) better sensor size than the Leica D-Lux 7.

Leica D-Lux 7
Four thirds 17.3x13mm
Best
Full frame 36x24mm
Average
APS-C 23.5x15.6mm
Min
1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm