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Reasons to buy the Leica V-Lux 40

Zoom
Great zoom
20x
Size
Really small
Compact 105x59x28 mm
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 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
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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 Common Weaknesses

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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

$599 - $999

Aperture Has a much wider aperture
Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Leica D-LUX 4

Leica D-LUX 4

Pro digicam

$1,120

Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Weight Is slightly heavier
Leica D-LUX 5

Leica D-LUX 5

Pro digicam

$975

Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
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
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Pro digicam

$847 - $898

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier
Leica V-Lux 2

Leica V-Lux 2

Super zoom

Zoom Has slightly more zoom
Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier

Leica V-Lux 40 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Travel zoom

$290 - $399

Lowest price Much cheaper
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Travel zoom

$471 - $484

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

$319

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$348 - $370

Aperture Much wider aperture
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Size Much larger
Zoom Significantly less zoom

Leica D-LUX 3 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Pro digicam

$329

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Larger
Weight Heavier
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

Pro digicam

$280 - $379

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Size Larger
Thickness Slightly thicker
Leica X1

Leica X1

Boutique

$1,480

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Wide angle Better wide angle
Macro focus Much worse macro capability
Image stabilization No image stabilization
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
Nikon 1 V1

Nikon 1 V1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$410 body only

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Size Much larger

appearance

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discussion

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