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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
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Leica D-LUX 5

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)
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 920k dots vs 460k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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 $699.99 vs $923.00
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The best price we've seen is $223 cheaper (more than 20% 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
Sensor size Large sensors Help
D-Lux 6:1/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm
D-LUX 5:1/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm
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:$699.99
D-LUX 5:$923.00
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
Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
Can only preview photos on the screen
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
12,800 ISO
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
10 MP
GPS No built-in GPS Help
Missing geo-tagging
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
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

$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 Cyber-shot RX100 II

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

Pro digicam

$698

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
Leica C Typ112

Leica C Typ112

Pro digicam

$649

Movie format Records higher quality movies
True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$548

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 V-Lux 40

Leica V-Lux 40

Travel zoom

$769 - $782

Movie format Records higher quality movies
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Leica X2

Leica X2

Boutique

$203 - $1,749

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

$401 - $598

Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
Thickness Is thicker

Leica D-Lux 6 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

No significant competitors found that are specific to the Leica D-Lux 6.

Leica D-LUX 5 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Pro digicam

$355

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

appearance

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