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
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
220 fps
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
 

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
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
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
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
10 fps vs 2 fps
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5x faster continuous shooting
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
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$1,269.16 vs $1,499.00
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The best price we've seen is $230 cheaper (around 20% less)
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
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

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Common Weaknesses
Lowest price Very expensive Help
V-Lux 40:$1,269.16
D-Lux 3:$1,499.00
Weight Heavy Help
V-Lux 40:210 g
D-Lux 3:220 g

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Leica D-Lux 6

Leica D-Lux 6

Pro digicam

$643

Aperture Has a much wider aperture
Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$398

Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier
Leica D-LUX 5

Leica D-LUX 5

Pro digicam

$858

Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
Weight Is slightly heavier
Leica V-LUX 20

Leica V-LUX 20

Travel zoom

$1,310

Thickness Is thicker
Size Is slightly larger
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$498 - $798

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 very high quality movies
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much 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

Leica V-Lux 40 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Travel zoom

$260

Zoom Much more zoom
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Touch screen No touch screen
Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Travel zoom

$249

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Lowest price Much cheaper
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Travel zoom

$300

Lowest price Much cheaper
Leica C Typ112

Leica C Typ112

Pro digicam

$580

Aperture Much wider aperture
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Zoom Significantly less zoom
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$179

Aperture Much wider aperture
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Zoom Significantly less zoom
GPS No built-in GPS

Leica D-LUX 3 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Pro digicam

$300

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Size Larger
Weight Heavier
Leica D-LUX 4

Leica D-LUX 4

Pro digicam

$1,080

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Size Slightly larger
Weight Heavier
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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