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Advantages of the Leica C-LUX 1

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Size
Significantly smaller
94×51×24 mm vs 103×60×33 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the C-LUX 1's lens captures marginally more light (0.5 f-stops)
Thickness
Significantly thinner
0.9" vs 1.3"
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Around 30% thinner
Weight
Lighter
155 g vs 218 g
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Around 30% lighter
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Advantages of the Leica V-LUX 20

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Wide angle
Significantly better wide angle
25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Screen size
Larger screen
3" vs 2.5"
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More than 20% larger screen
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 207k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
True resolution
Higher true resolution
9.8 MP vs 5.9 MP
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Capture more than 60% more detail in your photos
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
12x vs 3.6x
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Around 11x more zoom
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
1,600 ISO vs 400 ISO
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The V-LUX 20's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
Longest exposure
Much longer exposures
60s vs 8s
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7.5x longer exposures
Sensor size
Slightly larger sensor
1/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm vs 1/2.5" 5.75x4.31mm
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More than 10% larger sensor
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Common Weaknesses
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              C-LUX 1400 ISO
              V-LUX 201,600 ISO
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              C-LUX 13 fps
              V-LUX 202.3 fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              C-LUX 1207k dots
              V-LUX 20460k dots

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              Leica C-LUX 1
              C-LUX 1
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              V-LUX 20
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