The Leica Digilux 4.3 is mostly gets compared to pro digicams and compacts. The Leica Digilux 4.3's top rivals come from Pentax (such as the Optio M40) and Leica (such as the Digilux 2 and the D-LUX 4)

Competitor classes

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Leica Digilux 4.3 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it is slightly smaller (mid size (78×98×33 mm) vs professional size (135×82×103 mm)), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 2.5 fps), is thinner (1.3" vs 4.1"), is slightly lighter (280 g vs 705 g) and has higher quality type of viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/2), has a much narrower wide angle lens (36 mm vs 24 mm), has a much smaller screen (2" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (130k dots vs 460k dots) and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens).

Leica Digilux 2

Leica Digilux 2
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the Digilux 2 (vs the Digilux 4.3)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 36 mm
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly larger screen: 2.5" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the Digilux 2 (vs the Digilux 4.3)

  • Significantly larger: Professional size (135×82×103 mm) vs Mid size (78×98×33 mm)
  • Shoots slower: 2.7 fps vs 10 fps
  • Significantly thicker: 4.1" vs 1.3"

common strengths of the Digilux 2 and Digilux 4.3

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Tunnel

Leica D-LUX 4

Leica D-LUX 4
8 years newer
$1,999

Significant advantages of the D-LUX 4 (vs the Digilux 4.3)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 36 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8

Significant disadvantages of the D-LUX 4 (vs the Digilux 4.3)

  • Shoots slower: 2.5 fps vs 10 fps
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the D-LUX 4 and Digilux 4.3

  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Leica Digilux 4.3 compared to compact competitors include: it has a marginally larger sensor (1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm vs 1/2.5" 5.75x4.31mm).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (2" vs 2.5"), is much larger (mid size (78×98×33 mm) vs super compact (97×58×18 mm)), takes slightly lower resolution photos (4.3 MP vs 8 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO) and is older (september 2000 vs july 2007).

Pentax Optio M40

Pentax Optio M40
6 years newer

Significant advantages of the M40 (vs the Digilux 4.3)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (97×58×18 mm) vs Mid size (78×98×33 mm)
  • Larger screen: 2.5" vs 2"
  • Much thinner: 0.7" vs 1.3"

Significant disadvantages of the M40 (vs the Digilux 4.3)

  • None found

common strengths of the M40 and Digilux 4.3

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel