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Advantages of the Leica D-Lux 7

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Zoom
Much more zoom
3.1x vs 1x
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Around 10x more zoom
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Wide angle
Much better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/1.7 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the D-Lux 7's lens captures much more light (1.4 f-stops)
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
340 shots vs 230 shots
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Around 50% more shots per battery charge
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
1,240k dots vs 921k dots
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More than 30% higher resolution screen
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
25,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The D-Lux 7's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
Longest exposure
Much longer exposures
1800s vs 30s
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60x longer exposures
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Nikon Coolpix A

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Size
Smaller
111×64×40 mm vs 118×66×64 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
1.6" vs 2.5"
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Around 40% thinner
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Yes vs No
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A built-in flash is useful for taking indoor shots where there is little light
Sensor size
Larger sensor
APS-C 23.6x15.7mm vs Four thirds 17.3x13mm
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More than 60% larger sensor
Weight
Lighter
299 g vs 403 g
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Around 30% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$396.95 vs $1,195.00
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The best price we've seen is $798 cheaper (3x less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent boutiques

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              D-Lux 7118×66×64 mm
              Coolpix A111×64×40 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              D-Lux 7403 g
              Coolpix A299 g
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              D-Lux 7$1,195.00
              Coolpix A$396.95
              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              D-Lux 716.8 MP
              Coolpix A16.1 MP
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              D-Lux 7Four thirds 17.3x13mm
              Coolpix AAPS-C 23.6x15.7mm
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              D-Lux 725,600 ISO
              Coolpix A6,400 ISO
              Screen size Very small screens Help
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              D-Lux 7
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