Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 vs Leica D-Lux 6

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
Leica D-Lux 6

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
11 fps
Wide aperture
Aperture
f/1.4
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Leica D-Lux 6

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
750 ms startup delay
Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.4
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions

galleries

Explore our gallery of 3 sample photos taken by the Leica D-Lux 6.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7.

differences

Advantages of the Leica D-Lux 6

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Startup delay
Much less startup delay
750 ms vs 3700 ms
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4.9x less delay when turning on
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-LX7

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Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
11 fps vs 2 fps
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5.5x faster continuous shooting
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$327.99 vs $782.09
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The best price we've seen is $454 cheaper (2.4x less)
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recommendations

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

similarities

Compared to recent digicams

Common Strengths
Aperture Very wide aperture Help
f/1.4
3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
920k dots
Supports RAW RAW support Help
Better editing
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
1.0 cm
External flash Support external flash Help
Better lighting
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Battery life Great battery life Help
330 shots
Longest exposure Long exposures Help
60 seconds
Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
1/4000 of a second
Common Weaknesses
Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
Can only preview photos on the screen
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Zoom Poor zoom Help
3.8x

Compared to recent pro digicams

Common Strengths

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

Common Weaknesses
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
Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
6,400 ISO
Sensor size Very small sensors Help
1/1.8" 7.44x5.58mm

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$448

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Boutique

$730 - $798

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$399

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Pro digicam

$589

Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Pro digicam

$798

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$533 body only

$627 - $648 with 14-42mm lens

Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has much better image quality
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Weight Is slightly heavier

Leica D-Lux 6 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)

Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)

Boutique

$947 - $1,052

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Aperture Narrower aperture
Leica D-LUX 5

Leica D-LUX 5

Pro digicam

$1,737

Sensor size Larger sensor
Size Smaller
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Aperture Narrower aperture
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 body only

$698 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
True resolution Much higher true resolution
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
Leica C Typ112

Leica C Typ112

Pro digicam

$669

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$314 - $349

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Touch screen Has a touch screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Aperture Narrower aperture
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

Pro digicam

$419

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
True resolution Higher true resolution
Aperture Narrower aperture
Wide angle Worse wide angle

appearance

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Leica D-Lux 6

discussion

Leica D-Lux 6
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
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Avatar for Boll Boll (1:00 PM, October 28, 2013)
And don't forget the viewfinder....
 
Zak (8:40 PM, June 22, 2013)
They use the same sensor. Leica and Panasonic have been working toghether on this ones for years. Hence the Lumix's leica lens. The biggest difference is price and sofware.
 
Avatar for R_W_S R_W_S (2:56 AM, March 27, 2013)
Honestly, the only difference between these cameras is the price. (and color, name on the case, etc. ya ya I know. ) I don't know where snapsort is getting the data from, but now I doubt their whole system.