Leica V-Lux 40

Leica V-Lux 40

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Leica D-LUX 3

Leica D-Lux 3

     

Reasons to buy the Leica V-Lux 40

Great zoom
Zoom
20x
Really small
Size
Compact 105x59x28 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
 

differences

Advantages of the Leica V-Lux 40

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Zoom
Significantly more zoom
20x vs 4x
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25x more zoom
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
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
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
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
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
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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$1,404.67 vs $1,499.00
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The best price we've seen is $94 cheaper (around 10% less)
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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
Help
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
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
Slightly 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
Lens
Common Weaknesses
Lowest price Very expensive Help
V-Lux 40:$1,404.67
D-Lux 3:$1,499.00
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

$680 - $687

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

$883

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
Weight Is slightly heavier
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$498

Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
Thickness Is thicker
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)

Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)

Boutique

$1,195

Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier
Leica V-LUX 20

Leica V-LUX 20

Travel zoom

$1,204

Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Size Is slightly larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$345 - $348

Aperture Has a much wider aperture
Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Fujifilm FinePix X100

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Boutique

$671

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Thickness Is thicker
Macro focus Much worse macro focusing

Leica V-Lux 40 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Travel zoom

$300 - $399

Lowest price Much cheaper
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Travel zoom

$260

Zoom Much more zoom
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Touch screen No touch screen
Size Significantly larger
Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Travel zoom

$240 - $249

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

Leica C Typ112

Pro digicam

$699

Aperture Much wider aperture
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Zoom Significantly less zoom
Touch screen No touch screen

Leica D-LUX 3 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Leica D-LUX 4

Leica D-LUX 4

Pro digicam

$1,555

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Slightly larger
Weight Heavier
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Pro digicam

$305

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Larger
Weight Heavier
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Pro digicam

$599

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Wide angle Better wide angle
Size Much larger
Thickness Much thicker
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

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