Leica D-LUX 2 vs Nikon D40

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Nikon D40

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Reasons to buy the Leica D-LUX 2

Really small
Size
Compact (106×56×26 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Thin
Thickness
1"
Light-weight
Weight
220 g
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D40

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Nikon D40 over the Leica D-LUX 2.

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differences

Advantages of the Leica D-LUX 2

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Size
Significantly smaller
106×56×26 mm vs 124×94×64 mm
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4.8x smaller
Weight
Significantly lighter
220 g vs 522 g
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2.4x lighter
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1" vs 2.5"
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2.5x thinner
Movie format
Shoots movies
848 x 480 @ 30fps vs None
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Shoots standard resolution video as well as still pictures
True resolution
Higher true resolution
8.3 MP vs 6 MP
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Capture around 40% more detail in your photos
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon D40

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Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Pentamirror vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Lowest price
Cheaper
$459.00 vs $1,499.95
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The best price we've seen is $1,041 cheaper (3.3x less)
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.5"
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              D-LUX 2207k dots
              D40230k dots
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              D-LUX 28.3 MP
              D406 MP
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              D-LUX 23 fps
              D402.5 fps
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Movie format One shoots movies Help
              D-LUX 2848 x 480 @ 30fps
              D40None

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $480 - $647 body only

              $549 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon Kiss X5

              Canon Kiss X5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,299 body only

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $490 - $649 body only

              $581 - $699 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a much larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $479 body only

              $720 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier

              Leica D-LUX 2 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Leica D-LUX 3

              Leica D-Lux 3

              Pro digicam

              $1,499

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

              Boutique

              $669 - $798

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Larger
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Fujifilm XF1

              Fujifilm XF1

              Pro digicam

              $168

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX1

              Compact

              $450

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Nikon 1 V2

              Nikon 1 V2

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $497 body only

              $647 with 10-30mm lens

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Larger

              Nikon D40 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $349 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $430 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $263 body only

              $358 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Size Larger
              Shutter lag Slightly more shutter lag
              Nikon D3000

              Nikon D3000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $600 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Color depth Better color depth
              Startup delay More startup delay
              Nikon D60

              Nikon D60

              Entry-level DSLR

              $775 body only

              $775 with 18-55mm lens

              Color depth Better color depth
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
              Lowest price More expensive

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