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/2.0
Really small
Size
Compact 109x56x27 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
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 60fps
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
220 fps
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons

galleries

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differences

Advantages of the Leica V-Lux 40

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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
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
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
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$1,799.00 vs $2,299.00
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The best price we've seen is $500 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
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
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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recommendations

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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
Lens
Common Weaknesses
Lowest price Very expensive Help
V-Lux 40$1,799.00
D-LUX 4$2,299.00
Weight Heavy Help
V-Lux 40210 g
D-LUX 4248 g
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Leica D-Lux 6

Leica D-Lux 6

Pro digicam

$670

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

Leica D-Lux 3

Pro digicam

$1,499

Lowest price Is much less expensive
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
Leica D-LUX 5

Leica D-LUX 5

Pro digicam

$1,474

Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly higher boost light sensitivity
Weight Is significantly heavier
Leica C Typ112

Leica C Typ112

Pro digicam

$699

Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Wide angle Has a much narrower wide angle lens
Leica V-LUX 20

Leica V-LUX 20

Travel zoom

$1,345

Lowest price Is much less expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Size Is slightly larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Pro digicam

$300

Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
Lowest price Is much less expensive
Weight Is slightly heavier
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$398 - $498

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 V-Lux 40 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Travel zoom

$300

Lowest price Much cheaper
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Pro digicam

$699 - $798

Movie format Higher resolution movies
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Size Much larger
Thickness Much thicker
Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Travel zoom

$340

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Lowest price Much cheaper

Leica D-LUX 4 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Boutique

$1,029

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Size Much larger
Leica X1

Leica X1

Boutique

$1,480

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

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Leica V-Lux 40
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