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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
 
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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 $635.99 vs $974.98
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The best price we've seen is $339 cheaper (more than 30% 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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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:$635.99
D-LUX 5:$974.98
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
Zoom Poor zoom Help
3.8x

Compared to recent pro digicams

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Wide angle Good wide angle Help
24 mm
Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
12,800 ISO
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
10 MP
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
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

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$345 - $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 - $499

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 D-LUX 4

Leica D-LUX 4

Pro digicam

$799

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

Leica V-Lux 4

Super zoom

$899

Zoom Has slightly more zoom
Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
Leica X2

Leica X2

Boutique

$203 - $1,995

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
Thickness Is thicker
Fujifilm FinePix x20

Fujifilm FinePix x20

Pro digicam

$499 - $598

Movie format Records higher quality movies
True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
Thickness Is thicker
Leica V-Lux 40

Leica V-Lux 40

Travel zoom

$769

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

Leica D-Lux 6 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Leica C Typ112

Leica C Typ112

Pro digicam

Focus points Many more focus points
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Aperture Narrower aperture
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Boutique

$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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Pro digicam

$500

Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Lowest price Much cheaper
Size Larger
Thickness Thicker

appearance

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