As well as being compared against other pro digicams, the Leica Digilux 1 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, boutiques, mirrorless and digicams. The Leica Digilux 1's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-LC1) and Leica (such as the Digilux 2)

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Leica Digilux 1 compared to other pro digicam competitors include: it is slightly smaller (prosumer size (127×83×67 mm) vs professional size (135×82×103 mm)), is thinner (2.6" vs 4.1") and is slightly lighter (455 g vs 705 g).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (33 mm vs 28 mm), is older (february 2002 vs february 2004) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC1
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-LC1 (vs the Digilux 1)

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Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LC1 (vs the Digilux 1)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-LC1 and Digilux 1

  • None found

Leica Digilux 2

Leica Digilux 2
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the Digilux 2 (vs the Digilux 1)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Digilux 2 (vs the Digilux 1)

  • None found

common strengths of the Digilux 2 and Digilux 1

  • None found

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100
11 years newer
$709 (body only)
$1,097 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7100 (vs the Digilux 1)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D7100 (vs the Digilux 1)

  • None found

common strengths of the D7100 and Digilux 1

  • None found

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Leica Digilux 1 compared to boutique competitors include: it has way more more zoom (3x vs 1x), has a much wider wide angle lens (33 mm vs 35 mm) and has higher quality type of viewfinder (tunnel vs optical).

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 2.8"), takes slightly lower resolution photos (3.8 MP vs 12.2 MP), has a slightly smaller sensor (1/1.8" 7.32x5.49mm vs APS-C 23.6x15.8mm), is older (february 2002 vs september 2010) and is thicker (2.6" vs 2.1").

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Fujifilm FinePix X100
8 years newer
$900

Significant advantages of the X100 (vs the Digilux 1)

  • Much larger screen: 2.8" vs 2.5"
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/1000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the X100 (vs the Digilux 1)

  • Much less zoom: 1x vs 3x

common strengths of the X100 and Digilux 1

  • Built-in flashes

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Leica Digilux 1 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it is slightly lighter (455 g vs 620 g) and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it has a slightly smaller sensor (1/1.8" 7.32x5.49mm vs APS-C 23.7x15.6mm), is older (february 2002 vs february 2009), is slightly larger (prosumer size (127×83×67 mm) vs standard size (142×89×40 mm)), has a built-in lens and is thicker (2.6" vs 1.6").

Epson R-D1x

Epson R-D1x
7 years newer

Significant advantages of the R-D1x (vs the Digilux 1)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Significantly thinner: 1.6" vs 2.6"
  • Faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the R-D1x (vs the Digilux 1)

  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the R-D1x and Digilux 1

  • None found

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Leica Digilux 1 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/2 vs f/2.8), has a significantly wider wide angle lens (33 mm vs 36 mm), has a much larger screen (2.5" vs 2"), is newer (february 2002 vs january 2000) and supports an external flash.

However, on average it is slightly larger (prosumer size (127×83×67 mm) vs mid size (78×98×33 mm)), is thicker (2.6" vs 1.3"), is slightly heavier (455 g vs 280 g) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Fujifilm FinePix 4700 Zoom

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2 years older

Significant advantages of the 4700 Zoom (vs the Digilux 1)

  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the 4700 Zoom (vs the Digilux 1)

  • Much smaller screen: 2" vs 2.5"
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 33 mm

common strengths of the 4700 Zoom and Digilux 1

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel