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
Shoots RAW
Supports 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

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
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 @ 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
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
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
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$1,079.99 vs $1,268.81
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The best price we've seen is $189 cheaper (more than 10% 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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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:$1,268.81
D-LUX 4:$1,079.99
Weight Heavy Help
V-Lux 40:210 g
D-LUX 4:248 g

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Leica D-Lux 6

Leica D-Lux 6

Pro digicam

$643

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

$498 - $798

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

$858

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

Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)

Boutique

$1,195

Movie format Records very high quality movies
Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$429

True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier
Leica V-LUX 20

Leica V-LUX 20

Travel zoom

$1,205

Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker

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
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
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Travel zoom

$300

Lowest price Much cheaper
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 4 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Pro digicam

$300

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

$1,499

Size Slightly smaller
Weight Lighter
Supports 24p No 24p support
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Leica C-LUX 3

Leica C-LUX C-Lux 3

Compact

Size Smaller
Weight Significantly lighter
Supports 24p No 24p support
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
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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discussion

Leica V-Lux 40
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