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Reasons to buy the Leica D-Lux 6

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.4
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
750 ms startup delay
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Leica D-LUX 5

Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Thickness
Thin
1"
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 
Differences | Recommendations | Similarities | Competitors | Appearance | Discussion

differences

Advantages of the Leica D-Lux 6

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Aperture Wider aperture f/1.4 vs f/2.0
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At its widest zoom, the D-Lux 6's lens captures much more light (1 f-stop)
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 920k dots vs 460k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The D-Lux 6's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Lowest price Significantly cheaper $599.00 vs $1,005.00
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The best price we've seen is $406 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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Advantages of the Leica D-LUX 5

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Sensor size Larger sensor 1/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm vs 1/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm
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More than 20% larger sensor
Size Smaller 110x65x25 mm vs 111x68x46 mm
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Around 50% smaller
Thickness Thinner 1" vs 1.8"
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Around 50% thinner
Weight Slightly lighter 271 g vs 298 g
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Around 10% lighter
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recommendations

Snapsort can't make a recommendation (yet) because it doesn't have enough data yet about either the D-Lux 6 or the D-LUX 5.

similarities

Compared to recent digicams

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Aperture Very wide aperture Help
D-Lux 6:f/1.4
D-LUX 5:f/2.0
Supports RAW RAW support Help
Better editing
Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
1 cm
External flash Support external flash Help
Better lighting
Longest exposure Long exposures Help
60 seconds
Lowest price Very expensive Help
D-Lux 6:$599.00
D-LUX 5:$1,005.00
Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
Can only preview photos on the screen
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
D-Lux 6:2 fps
D-LUX 5:2.5 fps
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Zoom Poor zoom Help
3.8x

Compared to recent pro digicams

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
12,800 ISO
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
10 MP
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
D-Lux 6:6,400 ISO
D-LUX 5:3,200 ISO
Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
Sensor size Very small sensors Help
D-Lux 6:1/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm
D-LUX 5:1/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$308 - $398

Movie format Records higher quality movies
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Thickness Is thicker
Startup delay Has much more startup delay
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$448 - $528

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Leica C Typ112

Leica C Typ112

Pro digicam

$699

Movie format Records higher quality movies
True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
Leica D-LUX 4

Leica D-LUX 4

Pro digicam

$1,120

Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
Leica V-Lux 4

Leica V-Lux 4

Super zoom

$899 - $1,143

Zoom Has slightly more zoom
Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)

Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)

Boutique

$1,195

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Leica V-Lux 40

Leica V-Lux 40

Travel zoom

$1,394

Movie format Records higher quality movies
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
Lowest price Is much more expensive

Leica D-Lux 6 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Pro digicam

$798

Sensor size Much larger sensor
True resolution Much higher true resolution
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Aperture Narrower aperture
Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Boutique

$983 - $1,299

Sensor size Much larger sensor
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Aperture Narrower aperture

Leica D-LUX 5 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Leica D-LUX 3

Leica D-Lux 3

Pro digicam

$1,289

Weight Slightly lighter
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Leica V-LUX 20

Leica V-LUX 20

Travel zoom

$999

GPS Has a GPS
Zoom Slightly more zoom
Supports RAW No RAW support
Aperture Much narrower aperture

appearance

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discussion

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