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Reasons to buy the Leica D-LUX 4

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.0
Size
Really small
Compact 109x56x27 mm
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
 

Reasons to buy the Leica V-Lux 40

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

Advantages of the Leica V-Lux 40

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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
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
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
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 2.5 fps
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4x faster continuous shooting
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 Much wider aperture f/2.0 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" 7.9x5.8mm vs 1/2.5" 6.1x4.6mm
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Around 70% larger sensor
Size Slightly smaller 109x56x27 mm vs 105x59x28 mm
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Almost the same
Longest exposure Much longer exposures 60s vs 15s
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4x longer exposures
Lowest price Cheaper $1,120.09 vs $1,393.96
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The best price we've seen is $274 cheaper (around 20% less)
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 Common Weaknesses
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
Lens
Lowest price Very expensive Help
V-Lux 40:$1,393.96
D-LUX 4:$1,120.09
Weight Heavy Help
V-Lux 40:210 g
D-LUX 4:248 g
Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
V-Lux 40:6,400 ISO
D-LUX 4:None

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Leica D-Lux 6

Leica D-Lux 6

Pro digicam

$599 - $698

Aperture Has a slightly 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

$1,005

Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly higher boost light sensitivity
Weight Is slightly heavier
Leica V-LUX 20

Leica V-LUX 20

Travel zoom

$999

Thickness Is thicker
Size Is slightly larger
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
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 body only

$698 - $700 with 16-50mm lens

Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
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 C-LUX 3

Leica C-LUX C-Lux 3

Compact

Size Is slightly smaller
Thickness Is thinner
Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen

Leica V-Lux 40 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Travel zoom

$340 - $399

Lowest price Much cheaper
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Travel zoom

$279

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
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 4 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Pro digicam

$329

Lowest price Much cheaper
Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
Size Slightly larger
Weight Heavier
Leica D-LUX 3

Leica D-Lux 3

Pro digicam

$1,289

Size Slightly smaller
Weight Lighter
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Supports 24p No 24p support
Fujifilm FinePix X100

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Boutique

$683

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Size Much larger
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$308 - $398

3D Takes 3D photos
Aperture Wider aperture
Size Much larger
Supports 24p No 24p support

appearance

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discussion

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