Leica V-Lux 40 vs Leica D-Lux 3

Leica V-Lux 40
Leica D-LUX 3

Reasons to buy the Leica V-Lux 40

Great zoom
Zoom
20x
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
220 fps
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 

Reasons to buy the Leica D-Lux 3

Size
Really small
Compact 106x56x26 mm
Thickness
Thin
1"
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Leica D-LUX 3.

differences

Advantages of the Leica V-Lux 40

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Wide angle
Much better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 15fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
Zoom
Significantly more zoom
20x vs 4x
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25x more zoom
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
220 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Continuous shooting
Shoots much faster
10 fps vs 2 fps
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5x faster continuous shooting
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 207k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Macro focus
Better macro capability
3 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The V-Lux 40's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Light sensitivity (boost)
Better boost ISO
6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The V-Lux 40's boost ISO is 1 f-stop better
Weight
Slightly lighter
210 g vs 220 g
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Leica D-Lux 3

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Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the D-Lux 3's lens captures marginally more light (0.5 f-stops)
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Size
Smaller
106x56x26 mm vs 105x59x28 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Sensor size
Larger sensor
1/1.8" 8.5x4.8mm vs 1/2.5" 6.1x4.6mm
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Around 50% larger sensor
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$1,499.00 vs $1,799.00
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The best price we've seen is $300 cheaper (around 20% less)
Longest exposure
Much longer exposures
60s vs 15s
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4x longer exposures
True resolution
Slightly higher true resolution
10 MP vs 9.6 MP
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Almost the same
Thickness
Thinner
1" vs 1.1"
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Around 10% thinner
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recommendations

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similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
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Common Weaknesses
Lowest price Very expensive Help
V-Lux 40$1,799.00
D-Lux 3$1,499.00
Weight Heavy Help
V-Lux 40210 g
D-Lux 3220 g
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
V-Lux 403,200 ISO
D-Lux 31,600 ISO

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Leica D-LUX 5

Leica D-LUX 5

Pro digicam

$1,846

Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Weight Is significantly heavier
Leica D-Lux 6

Leica D-Lux 6

Pro digicam

$640

Aperture Has a much wider aperture
Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$949 body only

$1,249 with 18-135mm lens

Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier
Ricoh GR

Ricoh GR

Boutique

$473 - $599

Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Leica C-LUX 3

Leica C-LUX C-Lux 3

Compact

Size Is slightly smaller
Thickness Is thinner
Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Leica V-LUX 20

Leica V-LUX 20

Travel zoom

$1,148

Lowest price Is much less expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Size Is slightly larger

Leica V-Lux 40 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Travel zoom

$300

Lowest price Much cheaper
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Pro digicam

$692 - $798

Movie format Higher resolution movies
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Size Much larger
Thickness Much thicker
Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Travel zoom

$370

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Lowest price Much cheaper
Leica C Typ112

Leica C Typ112

Pro digicam

$699

Aperture Much wider aperture
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Zoom Significantly less zoom
Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)

Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)

Boutique

$1,052

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Sensor size Much larger sensor
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Size Much larger

Leica D-LUX 3 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Leica D-LUX 4

Leica D-LUX 4

Pro digicam

$2,299

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Lowest price Much more expensive
Size Slightly larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Pro digicam

$290

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Size Larger
Weight Heavier
Placeholder

Leica D-LUX 2

Compact

$1,499

Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Screen size Smaller screen
GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

Waterproof

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Wide angle Much better wide angle
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX2

Pro digicam

$349

Lowest price Much cheaper

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