Leica D-LUX 4 vs Leica V-Lux 40

Leica D-LUX 4
Leica V-Lux 40

Reasons to buy the Leica D-LUX 4

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2
Really small
Size
Compact (109×56×27 mm)
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Thin
Thickness
1.1"
 

Reasons to buy the Leica V-Lux 40

Zoom
Great zoom
20x
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
220 fps
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps

Items often bought with the D-LUX 4 or V-Lux 40

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differences

Advantages of the Leica V-Lux 40

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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
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 24fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
Zoom
Significantly more zoom
20x vs 2.5x
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64x 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
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 2.5 fps
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4x faster continuous shooting
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Light sensitivity (boost)
Has boost ISO
6,400 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
Weight
Lighter
210 g vs 248 g
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Around 20% lighter
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Advantages of the Leica D-LUX 4

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Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/2 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the D-LUX 4's lens captures much more light (1.4 f-stops)
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Sensor size
Larger sensor
1/1.7" 7.89x5.81mm vs 1/2.5" 6.08x4.56mm
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Around 70% larger sensor
Size
Slightly smaller
109×56×27 mm vs 105×59×28 mm
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Almost the same
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
1.1" vs 1.1"
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Almost the same
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similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths
Wide angle Good wide angle Help
24 mm
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
  1. Lens
Common Weaknesses
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Leica D-Lux 6

Leica D-Lux 6

Pro digicam

$782

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$448

Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
Thickness Is thicker
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Leica D-LUX 5

Leica D-LUX 5

Pro digicam

$1,100

Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly higher boost light sensitivity
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Weight Is slightly heavier
Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)

Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)

Boutique

$947 - $1,052

Movie format Records very high quality movies
Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$328

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Leica C-LUX 3

Leica C-LUX C-Lux 3

Compact

Size Is slightly smaller
Thickness Is thinner
Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
Screen size Has a much smaller screen
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Pro digicam

$798

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

Leica V-Lux 40 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Travel zoom

$257

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Touch screen No touch screen
Leica C Typ112

Leica C Typ112

Pro digicam

$669

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Leica Q (Typ 116)

Leica Q (Typ 116)

Boutique

$4,250 - $6,000

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Size Much larger
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Leica V-Lux 4

Leica V-Lux 4

Super zoom

$834

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Aperture Wider aperture
Size Much larger
Thickness Much thicker
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Travel zoom

$369

Leica D-LUX 4 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Leica D-LUX 3

Leica D-Lux 3

Pro digicam

$1,499

Size Slightly smaller
Weight Lighter
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Pro digicam

$589

Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
Size Much larger
Supports 24p No 24p support
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Pro digicam

$322

Lowest price Much cheaper
Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
Size Slightly larger
Weight Heavier

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