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Reasons to buy the Leica D-LUX 2

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
28 mm
Size
Really small
Compact 106x56x26 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Thickness
Thin
1"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS Digital Rebel

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Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 
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Advantages of the Canon Rebel

Sensor size Significantly larger sensor APS-C 22.7x15.1mm vs 1/1.8" 8.5x4.8mm
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Around 8.5x larger sensor
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Pentamirror vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 1,600 ISO vs 400 ISO
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The Rebel's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
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Advantages of the Leica D-LUX 2

Screen size Much larger screen 2.5" vs 1.8"
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Around 40% larger screen
Size Much smaller 106x56x26 mm vs 142x99x72 mm
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6.6x smaller
Image stabilization Image stabilization Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Movie format Shoots movies 848 x 480 @ 30fps vs None
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Shoots standard resolution video as well as still pictures
Weight Much lighter 220 g vs 645 g
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2.9x lighter
Thickness Significantly thinner 1" vs 2.8"
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2.8x thinner
Screen resolution Slightly higher resolution screen 207k dots vs 118k dots
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Around 80% higher resolution screen
True resolution Higher true resolution 8.3 MP vs 6.3 MP
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Capture more than 30% more detail in your photos
Longest exposure Longer exposures 60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
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        Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
        Lacks boost light sensitivity
        Screen size Very small screens Help
        Rebel:1.8"
        D-LUX 2:2.5"
        True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
        Rebel:6.3 MP
        D-LUX 2:8.3 MP
        Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
        Rebel:1,600 ISO
        D-LUX 2:400 ISO
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        Rebel:118k dots
        D-LUX 2:207k dots
        Movie format One shoots movies Help
        Rebel:None
        D-LUX 2:848 x 480 @ 30fps
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        Rebel:2.5 fps
        D-LUX 2:3 fps
        Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
        Less flexible
        Touch screen No touchscreens Help
        More buttons

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        Shared Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Nikon D40

        Nikon D40

        Entry-level DSLR

        $380 with 18-55mm lens

        Autofocus Focuses automatically
        Lowest price Is significantly less expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier

        Canon EOS Digital Rebel Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $749 body only

        $550 - $600 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Movie format Shoots movies
        Size Slightly larger
        Thickness Slightly thicker
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        Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT

        Entry-level DSLR

        $426 with 18-55mm lens

        Size Smaller
        Color depth Better color depth
        Canon Rebel T3

        Canon Rebel T3

        Entry-level DSLR

        $276 - $298 body only

        $385 - $450 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Movie format Shoots movies
        Thickness Slightly thicker
        Nikon D70

        Nikon D70

        Pro DSLR

        Sensor size Slightly larger sensor
        Lens availability Slightly more lenses available
        Overall image quality Worse image quality
        Size Larger
        Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

        Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

        Entry-level DSLR

        $1,000 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Color depth Better color depth

        Leica D-LUX 2 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX1

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX1

        Compact

        Leica D-LUX 3

        Leica D-Lux 3

        Pro digicam

        $1,949

        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Lowest price More expensive
        Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $309 body only

        $415 with 14-42mm lens

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Size Significantly larger
        Thickness Significantly thicker
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

        Pro digicam

        $398

        Aperture Much wider aperture
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Size Larger
        Thickness Thicker
        Fujifilm Finepix X10

        Fujifilm Finepix X10

        Pro digicam

        $324 - $425

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Size Larger
        Thickness Thicker

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