Canon EOS 70D vs Leica V-Lux 4

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Canon EOS 70D

90

Leica V-Lux 4

46

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 70D

Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Autofocuses shooting video
Badge
Phase detection
 

Reasons to buy the Leica V-Lux 4

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
12 fps
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions

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Explore our gallery of 9 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 70D. Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Leica V-Lux 4.

differences

Advantages of the Canon 70D

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Autofocus
Faster video autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Shoot videos without worrying about focus
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
1,040k dots vs 460k dots
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Around 2.5x higher resolution screen
Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
True resolution
Significantly higher true resolution
20 MP vs 9.6 MP
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Capture more than 2x more detail in your photos
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
920 shots vs 540 shots
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More than 70% more shots per battery charge
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Thickness
Thinner
3.1" vs 4.3"
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Around 30% thinner
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The 70D's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Viewfinder
Has an optical viewfinder
Pentaprism vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
Light sensitivity (boost)
Better boost ISO
25,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The 70D's boost ISO is 2 f-stops better
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Advantages of the Leica V-Lux 4

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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
12 fps vs 7 fps
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More than 70% faster continuous shooting
Weight
Lighter
588 g vs 755 g
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More than 20% lighter
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$832.53 vs $949.00
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The best price we've seen is $116 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              External mic jack You can plug a microphone into both of these Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Startup delay Minimal startup delay Help
              70D700 ms
              V-Lux 4750 ms
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              70D920 shots
              V-Lux 4540 shots
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              70DPentaprism
              V-Lux 4Digital
              Common Weaknesses
              Weight Heavy Help
              70D755 g
              V-Lux 4588 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              70D3.1"
              V-Lux 44.3"
              Size Large Help
              70D145x106x79 mm
              V-Lux 4125x87x110 mm

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $749 - $778 body only

              $849 - $1,448 with 28-135mm lens

              Weight Is slightly heavier
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Canon EOS 6D

              Canon EOS 6D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,399 body only

              $1,799 with 24-105mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $647 body only

              $570 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Pro DSLR

              $2,499 body only

              $3,099 with 24-105mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $688 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Dynamic range Has significantly wider dynamic range
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $548 body only

              $698 with 16-50mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Size Is significantly smaller
              Lens availability Much fewer lenses available
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $279 - $547 body only

              $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature

              Canon EOS 70D Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $897 body only

              $1,160 - $1,197 with 18-140mm lens

              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
              Autofocus Slower video autofocus
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $579 - $673 body only

              $899 - $1,199 with 18-135mm lens

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Startup delay Less startup delay
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $649 - $650 body only

              $649 - $650 with 18-55mm lens

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Autofocus Slower video autofocus
              Weather sealed No weather sealing
              Canon EOS Rebel T6s

              Canon EOS Rebel T6s

              Entry-level DSLR

              $849 body only

              $1,149 - $1,199 with 18-135mm lens

              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Weather sealed No weather sealing
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life

              Leica V-Lux 4 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $340 - $398

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Pro digicam

              $692 - $798

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger
              Leica V-Lux 3

              Leica V-Lux 3

              Super zoom

              $602

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
              Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)

              Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)

              Boutique

              $1,052

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Significantly smaller
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

              Pro digicam

              $998 - $1,100

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Zoom Less zoom

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