As well as being compared against other compacts, the Leica C-LUX 2 is also often compared to pro digicams, mirrorless, travel zooms and super zooms. The Leica C-LUX 2's top rivals come from Leica (such as the C-LUX C-Lux 3 and the C-LUX 1) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FS3 and the Lumix DMC-FZ5)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Leica C-LUX 2 compared to other compact competitors include: it is much smaller (super compact (95×52×22 mm) vs compact (100×58×31 mm)) and is thinner (0.9" vs 1.1").

However, on average it has a significantly smaller screen (2.5" vs 2.7"), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,250 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), is older (march 2007 vs february 2011) and slightly shorter exposures (8 seconds vs 60 seconds).

Leica C-LUX C-Lux 3

Leica C-LUX 3
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the C-Lux 3 (vs the C-LUX 2)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the C-Lux 3 (vs the C-LUX 2)

  • None found

common strengths of the C-Lux 3 and C-LUX 2

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Super compact (96×52×22 mm) vs Super compact (95×52×22 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Leica C-LUX 1

Leica C-LUX 1
1 year older

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

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

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS3
10 months newer
$393

Significant advantages of the DMC-FS3 (vs the C-LUX 2)

  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 8 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FS3 (vs the C-LUX 2)

  • Much worse wide angle: 33 mm vs 28 mm

common strengths of the DMC-FS3 and C-LUX 2

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Super compact (95×53×23 mm) vs Super compact (95×52×22 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon PowerShot S90

Canon PowerShot S90
2 years newer
$479

Significant advantages of the S90 (vs the C-LUX 2)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the S90 (vs the C-LUX 2)

  • Much larger: Compact (100×58×31 mm) vs Super compact (95×52×22 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 1.2" vs 0.9"
  • Heavier: 198 g vs 155 g

common strengths of the S90 and C-LUX 2

  • Wide aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Compact (100×58×31 mm) vs Super compact (95×52×22 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Sony Cybershot W520

Sony Cybershot DSC-W520
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the W520 (vs the C-LUX 2)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly larger screen: 2.7" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the W520 (vs the C-LUX 2)

  • None found

common strengths of the W520 and C-LUX 2

  • Very small: Super compact (96×56×21 mm) vs Super compact (95×52×22 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    2. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.9"

Leica C Typ112

Leica C Typ112
6 years newer
$1,596

Significant advantages of the Typ112 (vs the C-LUX 2)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 1,250 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the Typ112 (vs the C-LUX 2)

  • Much larger: Compact (103×63×28 mm) vs Super compact (95×52×22 mm)
  • Thicker: 1.1" vs 0.9"

common strengths of the Typ112 and C-LUX 2

  • Wide aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Compact (103×63×28 mm) vs Super compact (95×52×22 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Leica C-LUX 2 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it is slightly lighter (155 g vs 356 g).

However, on average it has a much narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.8), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (207k dots vs 922k dots), takes slightly lower resolution photos (7.1 MP vs 12 MP) and significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,250 ISO vs 12,800 ISO).

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16
6 years newer
$600

Significant advantages of the G16 (vs the C-LUX 2)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the G16 (vs the C-LUX 2)

  • None found

common strengths of the G16 and C-LUX 2

  • None found

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Leica C-LUX 2 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has image stabilization (lens vs none), is thinner (0.9" vs 1.4") and is slightly lighter (155 g vs 269 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (848 x 480 @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (207k dots vs 460k dots), takes significantly lower resolution photos (7.1 MP vs 16.1 MP) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Sony Alpha NEX-3N
6 years newer
$573 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the NEX-3N (vs the C-LUX 2)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Supports 24p
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the NEX-3N (vs the C-LUX 2)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the NEX-3N and C-LUX 2

  • Fairly small: Compact (110×62×35 mm) vs Super compact (95×52×22 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.4" vs 0.9"
  • Light weight: 269 g vs 155 g

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Leica C-LUX 2 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.5), is much smaller (super compact (95×52×22 mm) vs compact (102×58×29 mm)), has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), is thinner (0.9" vs 1.1") and is slightly lighter (155 g vs 185 g).

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (207k dots vs 920k dots), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and is older (march 2007 vs august 2009).

Ricoh CX2

Ricoh CX2
2 years newer
$398

Significant advantages of the CX2 (vs the C-LUX 2)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 207k dots

Significant disadvantages of the CX2 (vs the C-LUX 2)

  • Much larger: Compact (102×58×29 mm) vs Super compact (95×52×22 mm)
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.9"

common strengths of the CX2 and C-LUX 2

  • Very small: Compact (102×58×29 mm) vs Super compact (95×52×22 mm)
  • Very light: 185 g vs 155 g
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 0.9"

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Leica C-LUX 2 compared to super zoom 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"), is slightly smaller (super compact (95×52×22 mm) vs standard size (108×68×85 mm)), is newer (march 2007 vs february 2005) and is thinner (0.9" vs 3.3").

However, on average it doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5

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2 years older

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ5 (vs the C-LUX 2)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ5 (vs the C-LUX 2)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 2.5"
  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly thicker: 3.3" vs 0.9"

common strengths of the DMC-FZ5 and C-LUX 2

  • Very small: Standard size (108×68×85 mm) vs Super compact (95×52×22 mm)
  • Very light: 326 g vs 155 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 0.9"