As well as being compared against other compacts, the Leica C-LUX 1 is also often compared to travel zooms, pro digicams, boutiques and ultra compacts. The Leica C-LUX 1's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-ZS10 and the Lumix DMC-ZS50) and Leica (such as the C-LUX 2 and the D-LUX 2)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Leica C-LUX 1 compared to other compact competitors include: it is slightly smaller (super compact (94×51×24 mm) vs compact (106×56×26 mm)).

However, on average it is older (april 2006 vs december 2011) and slightly shorter exposures (8 seconds vs 60 seconds).

Leica C-LUX 2

Leica C-LUX 2
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the C-LUX 2 (vs the C-LUX 1)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the C-LUX 2 (vs the C-LUX 1)

  • None found

common strengths of the C-LUX 2 and C-LUX 1

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Super compact (95×52×22 mm) vs Super compact (94×51×24 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Leica D-LUX 2

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6 months older
$750

Significant advantages of the D-LUX 2 (vs the C-LUX 1)

  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 8 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the D-LUX 2 (vs the C-LUX 1)

  • Much larger: Compact (106×56×26 mm) vs Super compact (94×51×24 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 220 g vs 155 g

common strengths of the D-LUX 2 and C-LUX 1

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Compact (106×56×26 mm) vs Super compact (94×51×24 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Leica C-LUX C-Lux 3

Leica C-LUX 3
5 years newer

Significant advantages of the C-Lux 3 (vs the C-LUX 1)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the C-Lux 3 (vs the C-LUX 1)

  • None found

common strengths of the C-Lux 3 and C-LUX 1

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Super compact (96×52×22 mm) vs Super compact (94×51×24 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX9

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8 months older

Significant advantages of the DMC-FX9 (vs the C-LUX 1)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FX9 (vs the C-LUX 1)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 28 mm

common strengths of the DMC-FX9 and C-LUX 1

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Super compact (94×51×24 mm) vs Super compact (94×51×24 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Leica C-LUX 1 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.3), is much smaller (super compact (94×51×24 mm) vs compact (111×65×34 mm)), is thinner (0.9" vs 1.3") and is significantly lighter (155 g vs 243 g).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (3.6x vs 30x), has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3") and has a slightly lower resolution screen (207k dots vs 1,040k dots).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10
4 years newer
$450

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS10 (vs the C-LUX 1)

  • Has a GPS
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS10 (vs the C-LUX 1)

  • Much larger: Compact (105×58×33 mm) vs Super compact (94×51×24 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 1.3" vs 0.9"
  • Significantly heavier: 219 g vs 155 g

common strengths of the DMC-ZS10 and C-LUX 1

  • Very small: Compact (105×58×33 mm) vs Super compact (94×51×24 mm)
  • Very light: 219 g vs 155 g
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 0.9"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50
8 years newer
$279

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS50 (vs the C-LUX 1)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Significantly more zoom: 30x vs 3.6x
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS50 (vs the C-LUX 1)

  • Much larger: Compact (111×65×34 mm) vs Super compact (94×51×24 mm)
  • Much heavier: 243 g vs 155 g
  • Significantly thicker: 1.3" vs 0.9"

common strengths of the DMC-ZS50 and C-LUX 1

  • Very small: Compact (111×65×34 mm) vs Super compact (94×51×24 mm)
  • Light weight: 243 g vs 155 g
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 0.9"

Leica V-LUX 20

Leica V-LUX 20
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the V-LUX 20 (vs the C-LUX 1)

  • Has a GPS
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the V-LUX 20 (vs the C-LUX 1)

  • Much larger: Compact (103×60×33 mm) vs Super compact (94×51×24 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 1.3" vs 0.9"
  • Significantly heavier: 218 g vs 155 g

common strengths of the V-LUX 20 and C-LUX 1

  • Very small: Compact (103×60×33 mm) vs Super compact (94×51×24 mm)
  • Very light: 218 g vs 155 g
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 0.9"

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Leica C-LUX 1 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it is thinner (0.9" vs 2.2") and is slightly lighter (155 g vs 350 g).

However, on average it has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.5" 5.75x4.31mm vs 2/3" 8.8x6.6mm), has a significantly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/2), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 2.8"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (207k dots vs 460k dots) and takes significantly lower resolution photos (5.9 MP vs 12 MP).

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10
5 years newer
$750

Significant advantages of the X10 (vs the C-LUX 1)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the X10 (vs the C-LUX 1)

  • None found

common strengths of the X10 and C-LUX 1

  • None found

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Leica C-LUX 1 compared to boutique competitors include: it has way more more zoom (3.6x vs 3.1x), is slightly smaller (super compact (94×51×24 mm) vs mid size (118×66×55 mm)), is thinner (0.9" vs 2.2"), is slightly lighter (155 g vs 405 g) and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.7), has a much narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (207k dots vs 921k dots) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (5.9 MP vs 12.7 MP).

Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)

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

Significant advantages of the D-Lux (Typ 109) (vs the C-LUX 1)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.7 vs f/2.8

Significant disadvantages of the D-Lux (Typ 109) (vs the C-LUX 1)

  • Much less zoom: 3.1x vs 3.6x
  • Significantly thicker: 2.2" vs 0.9"
  • Heavier: 405 g vs 155 g

common strengths of the D-Lux (Typ 109) and C-LUX 1

  • Great zoom: 3.1x vs 3.6x
  • Fairly small: Mid size (118×66×55 mm) vs Super compact (94×51×24 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Leica C-LUX 1 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 36 mm), has a much larger screen (2.5" vs 1.8"), has image stabilization (lens vs none) and is newer (april 2006 vs august 2004).

However, on average it is significantly larger (super compact (94×51×24 mm) vs ultra compact (84×52×21 mm)), is thicker (0.9" vs 0.8"), is slightly heavier (155 g vs 120 g) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Pentax Optio S5i

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1 year older

Significant advantages of the S5i (vs the C-LUX 1)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S5i (vs the C-LUX 1)

  • None found

common strengths of the S5i and C-LUX 1

  • None found