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
Less buttons
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Leica D-LUX 4.

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
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 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" 7.89x5.81mm 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
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

$782

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Leica D-LUX 5

Leica D-LUX 5

Pro digicam

$1,816

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

Leica V-LUX 20

Travel zoom

$1,244

Lowest price Is much more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
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
Fujifilm FinePix X100

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Boutique

$644

True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Thickness Is thicker
Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
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 ZS30

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Travel zoom

$405

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Travel zoom

$362

Lowest price Significantly cheaper
Nikon 1 V3

Nikon 1 V3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,097 with 10-30mm lens

High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Size Significantly larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Travel zoom

$252

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Touch screen No touch screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Pro digicam

$629 - $798

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

Leica D-LUX 4 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Leica D-LUX 3

Leica D-Lux 3

Pro digicam

Size Slightly smaller
Weight Lighter
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Leica X1

Leica X1

Boutique

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$349

Movie format Higher resolution movies
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports 24p No 24p support
External flash No external flash support
Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)

Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)

Boutique

$970 - $1,052

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Sensor size Much larger sensor
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Size Much larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Pro digicam

$333

Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
Sensor size Slightly larger sensor
Size Slightly larger
Weight Heavier

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