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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix LF1

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.0
Size
Really small
Compact 103x62x28 mm
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Leica C-LUX 1

Size
Really small
Super compact 94x51x24 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
Weight
Light-weight
155 g
 
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differences

Advantages of the Leica C-LUX 1

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Size Significantly smaller 94x51x24 mm vs 103x62x28 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Weight Lighter 155 g vs 192 g
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Around 20% lighter
Thickness Thinner 0.9" vs 1.1"
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More than 10% thinner
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Advantages of the Panasonic LF1

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Aperture Significantly wider aperture f/2.0 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the LF1's lens captures slightly more light (1 f-stop)
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 920k dots vs 207k dots
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Around 4.5x higher resolution screen
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
True resolution Much higher true resolution 12 MP vs 5.9 MP
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Capture more than 2x more detail in your photos
Screen size Much larger screen 3.0" vs 2.5"
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More than 20% larger screen
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 400 ISO
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The LF1's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor 1/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm vs 1/2.5" 5.8x4.3mm
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Around 70% larger sensor
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Macro focus Better macro capability 3 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
Zoom Slightly more zoom 7.1x vs 3.6x
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Around 4x more zoom
Longest exposure Much longer exposures 60s vs 8s
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7.5x longer exposures
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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Aperture Wide aperture Help
        C-LUX 1:f/2.8
        LF1:f/2.0
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
        Lens
        Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
        28 mm

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot S120

        Canon PowerShot S120

        Pro digicam

        $449 - $450

        Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Pro digicam

        $548 - $550

        Overall image quality Has much better image quality
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Leica C Typ112

        Leica C Typ112

        Pro digicam

        Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Canon PowerShot G16

        Canon PowerShot G16

        Pro digicam

        $499

        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Panasonic Lumix ZS40

        Panasonic Lumix ZS40

        Travel zoom

        $444 - $448

        Zoom Has way more more zoom
        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Fujifilm Finepix X10

        Fujifilm Finepix X10

        Pro digicam

        $331 - $567

        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon Powershot S100

        Canon Powershot S100

        Pro digicam

        $280 - $400

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier

        Leica C-LUX 1 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Leica C-LUX 2

        Leica C-LUX 2

        Compact

        True resolution Higher true resolution
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Leica D-Lux 6

        Leica D-Lux 6

        Pro digicam

        $700

        Aperture Much wider aperture
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker
        Nikon D5300

        Nikon D5300

        Entry-level DSLR

        $783 - $797 body only

        $881 - $897 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        True resolution Much higher true resolution
        Size Much larger
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Sony Alpha NEX-5

        Sony Alpha NEX-5

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $598 body only

        $565 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        True resolution Much higher true resolution
        Built-in flash No built-in flash
        Size Much larger

        Panasonic Lumix LF1 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

        Pro digicam

        $398

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Size Much larger
        True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
        Canon PowerShot S110

        Canon PowerShot S110

        Pro digicam

        $235 - $359

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

        Travel zoom

        $531 - $547

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Aperture Much narrower aperture
        Size Significantly larger
        Panasonic Lumix ZS30

        Panasonic Lumix ZS30

        Travel zoom

        $319 - $499

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Aperture Much narrower aperture
        True resolution Significantly lower true resolution

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