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Reasons to buy the Leica V-Lux 40

Zoom
Great zoom
20x
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 60fps
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
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
 
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differences

Advantages of the Leica V-Lux 40

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Zoom Much more zoom 20x vs 4x
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25x more zoom
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
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 460k dots vs 207k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Lowest price Much cheaper $768.80 vs $1,900.27
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The best price we've seen is $1,131 cheaper (2.5x less)
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 2 fps
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5x faster continuous shooting
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
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
Size Smaller 106x56x26 mm vs 105x59x28 mm
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More than 10% smaller
True resolution Slightly higher true resolution 10 MP vs 9.6 MP
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Almost the same
Longest exposure Much longer exposures 60s vs 15s
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4x longer exposures
Thickness Thinner 1" vs 1.1"
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Around 10% thinner
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similarities

Compared to recent compacts

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Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
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Lowest price Very expensive Help
V-Lux 40:$768.80
D-Lux 3:$1,900.27
Weight Heavy Help
V-Lux 40:210 g
D-Lux 3:220 g
Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
V-Lux 40:6,400 ISO
D-Lux 3:3,200 ISO

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Leica D-Lux 6

Leica D-Lux 6

Pro digicam

$700

Aperture Has a much wider aperture
Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Leica D-LUX 5

Leica D-LUX 5

Pro digicam

$923

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 4

Leica D-LUX 4

Pro digicam

$1,182

Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
Lowest price Is much more expensive
Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
Leica C-LUX 3

Leica C-LUX C-Lux 3

Compact

Size Is slightly smaller
Thickness Is thinner
Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
Canon PowerShot G12

Canon PowerShot G12

Pro digicam

$629

Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
Thickness Is thicker

Leica V-Lux 40 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Travel zoom

$229 - $399

Lowest price Much cheaper
Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Travel zoom

$319 - $399

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Travel zoom

$531 - $547

Zoom Much more zoom
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Size Significantly larger
Touch screen No touch screen
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$548

Aperture Much wider aperture
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Zoom Much less zoom
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
Leica C Typ112

Leica C Typ112

Pro digicam

Aperture Much wider aperture
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Zoom Significantly less zoom
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle

Leica D-LUX 3 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX2

Pro digicam

$700

Lowest price Much cheaper
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Pro digicam

$284

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Larger
Weight Heavier

appearance

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discussion

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