As well as being compared against other pro digicams and compacts, the Leica D-LUX 4 is also often compared to boutiques, entry-level DSLRs, mirrorless and waterproofs. The Leica D-LUX 4's top rivals come from Leica (such as the D-Lux 3 and the D-LUX 5) and Fujifilm (such as the Finepix X10 and the XF1)

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Leica D-LUX 4 compared to other pro digicam competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.8"), supports an external flash and slightly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 30 seconds).

However, on average it has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), is older (september 2008 vs september 2011), is much more expensive ($1,999.00 vs $599.00), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second).

Leica D-Lux 3

Leica D-LUX 3
3 years newer
$995

Significant advantages of the D-Lux 3 (vs the D-LUX 4)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D-Lux 3 (vs the D-LUX 4)

  • None found

common strengths of the D-Lux 3 and D-LUX 4

  • None found

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10
3 years newer
$750

Significant advantages of the X10 (vs the D-LUX 4)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the X10 (vs the D-LUX 4)

  • None found

common strengths of the X10 and D-LUX 4

  • None found

Canon PowerShot G9

Canon PowerShot G9
1 year older
$459

Significant advantages of the G9 (vs the D-LUX 4)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the G9 (vs the D-LUX 4)

  • None found

common strengths of the G9 and D-LUX 4

  • None found

Leica D-LUX 5

Leica D-LUX 5
2 years newer
$78

Significant advantages of the D-LUX 5 (vs the D-LUX 4)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D-LUX 5 (vs the D-LUX 4)

  • None found

common strengths of the D-LUX 5 and D-LUX 4

  • None found

Leica D-Lux 6

Leica D-Lux 6
4 years newer
$848

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5
1 year newer
$700

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX5 (vs the D-LUX 4)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX5 (vs the D-LUX 4)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-LX5 and D-LUX 4

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Leica D-LUX 4 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/2 vs f/3.9), has a built-in flash, has a slightly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), has a much larger screen (3" vs 2") and has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift).

However, on average it is much larger (compact (109×56×27 mm) vs super compact (96×52×22 mm)), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (2.5 fps vs 10 fps), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and is older (september 2008 vs march 2018).

Leica C-LUX C-Lux 3

Leica C-LUX 3
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the C-Lux 3 (vs the D-LUX 4)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (96×52×22 mm) vs Compact (109×56×27 mm)
  • Much lighter: 146 g vs 248 g

Significant disadvantages of the C-Lux 3 (vs the D-LUX 4)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • No external flash support
  • Much shorter max exposures: 8 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the C-Lux 3 and D-LUX 4

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2
  • Very small: Super compact (96×52×22 mm) vs Compact (109×56×27 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Fujifilm XP80

Fujifilm XP80
6 years newer
$140

Significant advantages of the XP80 (vs the D-LUX 4)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Shoots significantly faster: 10 fps vs 2.5 fps
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the XP80 (vs the D-LUX 4)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.9 vs f/2
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the XP80 and D-LUX 4

  • Very small: Compact (104×67×26 mm) vs Compact (109×56×27 mm)
  • Thin: 1" vs 1.1"

GoPro Hero (2018)

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9 years newer
$259

Significant advantages of the Hero (2018) (vs the D-LUX 4)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (65×45×35 mm) vs Compact (109×56×27 mm)
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the Hero (2018) (vs the D-LUX 4)

  • No built-in flash
  • Much smaller screen: 2" vs 3"
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the Hero (2018) and D-LUX 4

  • Very small: Super compact (65×45×35 mm) vs Compact (109×56×27 mm)

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Leica D-LUX 4 compared to boutique competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2 vs f/2.8), has a much wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and is thinner (1.1" vs 2").

However, on average it has way more less zoom (2.5x vs 3.1x), has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (2.5 fps vs 11 fps), has a marginally smaller sensor (1/1.7" 7.89x5.81mm vs APS-C 23.7x15.6mm) and is older (september 2008 vs september 2014).

Ricoh GR

Ricoh GR
4 years newer
$499

Significant advantages of the GR (vs the D-LUX 4)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,228k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the GR (vs the D-LUX 4)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2

common strengths of the GR and D-LUX 4

  • Fairly small: Compact (117×61×35 mm) vs Compact (109×56×27 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.4" vs 1.1"
  • Very light: 245 g vs 248 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

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

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX100 (vs the D-LUX 4)

  • Much more zoom: 3.1x vs 2.5x
  • Shoots much faster: 11 fps vs 2.5 fps
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX100 (vs the D-LUX 4)

  • Significantly thicker: 2.2" vs 1.1"
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the DMC-LX100 and D-LUX 4

  • Fairly small: Mid size (115×66×55 mm) vs Compact (109×56×27 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Thin: 2.2" vs 1.1"

Leica X2

Leica X2
3 years newer
$1,648

Significant advantages of the X2 (vs the D-LUX 4)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the X2 (vs the D-LUX 4)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2
  • Significantly thicker: 2" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the X2 and D-LUX 4

  • Fairly small: Mid size (124×69×52 mm) vs Compact (109×56×27 mm)
  • Thin: 2" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 345 g vs 248 g

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the D-LUX 4)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the D-LUX 4)

  • None found

common strengths of the T3i and D-LUX 4

  • None found

Nikon D80

Nikon D80
2 years older
$266 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D80 (vs the D-LUX 4)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D80 (vs the D-LUX 4)

  • None found

common strengths of the D80 and D-LUX 4

  • None found

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Leica D-LUX 4 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs none), is thinner (1.1" vs 1.8"), supports an external flash and significantly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 30 seconds).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), takes much lower resolution photos (10 MP vs 24.7 MP) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
5 years newer
$379 - $498 (body only)
$479 - $598 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the D-LUX 4)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the D-LUX 4)

  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the A6000 and D-LUX 4

  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Fairly small: Mid size (120×67×45 mm) vs Compact (109×56×27 mm)
  • Light weight: 285 g vs 248 g

Fujifilm X-A3

Fujifilm X-A3
8 years newer
$489 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-A3 (vs the D-LUX 4)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the X-A3 (vs the D-LUX 4)

  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the X-A3 and D-LUX 4

  • Fairly small: Mid size (117×67×40 mm) vs Compact (109×56×27 mm)
  • Thin: 1.6" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 339 g vs 248 g

Sony Alpha A5100

Sony Alpha A5100
6 years newer
$363 - $448 (body only)
$450 - $548 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A5100 (vs the D-LUX 4)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the A5100 (vs the D-LUX 4)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • No external flash support
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the A5100 and D-LUX 4

  • Fairly small: Compact (110×63×36 mm) vs Compact (109×56×27 mm)
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.1"
  • Very light: 224 g vs 248 g

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Leica D-LUX 4 compared to waterproof competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/2 vs f/2.8), has a built-in flash, has image stabilization (lens vs none) and supports an external flash.

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (24 mm vs 5 mm), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (2.5 fps vs 30 fps), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), lacks and external mic jack and is older (september 2008 vs september 2013).

GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

GoPro HERO3 Black Edition
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the Black Edition (vs the D-LUX 4)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Black Edition (vs the D-LUX 4)

  • None found

common strengths of the Black Edition and D-LUX 4

  • None found

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition
5 years newer
$429

Significant advantages of the Black Edition (vs the D-LUX 4)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Black Edition (vs the D-LUX 4)

  • None found

common strengths of the Black Edition and D-LUX 4

  • None found