Leica D-LUX 2

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Reasons to buy the Leica D-LUX 2

Size
Really small
Compact 106x56x26 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Thickness
Thin
1"
Weight
Light-weight
220 g
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D40

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Phase detection autofocus
fast and accurate
 
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Advantages of the Leica D-LUX 2

Image stabilization Image stabilization Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Size Significantly smaller 106x56x26 mm vs 124x94x64 mm
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4.8x smaller
Movie format Shoots movies 848 x 480 @ 30fps vs None
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Shoots standard resolution video as well as still pictures
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
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
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor APS-C 23.7x15.5mm vs 1/1.8" 8.5x4.8mm
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More than 9x larger sensor
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
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 1,600 ISO vs 400 ISO
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The D40's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
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        Compared to recent digital cameras

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        Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
        CCD
        Screen size Very small screens Help
        2.5"
        True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
        D-LUX 2:8.3 MP
        D40:6 MP
        Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
        D-LUX 2:400 ISO
        D40:1,600 ISO
        Movie format One shoots movies Help
        D-LUX 2:848 x 480 @ 30fps
        D40:None
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        D-LUX 2:207k dots
        D40:230k dots
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        D-LUX 2:3 fps
        D40:2.5 fps
        Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
        Less flexible
        Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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        Shared Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Nikon D5100

        Nikon D5100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $437 - $520 body only

        $530 - $696 with 18-55mm lens

        Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Nikon D5200

        Nikon D5200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $647 body only

        $747 with 18-55mm lens

        Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $749 body only

        $550 - $600 with 18-55mm lens

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

        Leica D-LUX 2 Competitors

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        Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $309 body only

        $415 with 14-42mm lens

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Size Significantly larger
        Thickness Significantly thicker
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX1

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX1

        Compact

        Fujifilm Finepix X10

        Fujifilm Finepix X10

        Pro digicam

        $331 - $425

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Size Larger
        Thickness Thicker
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX2

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX2

        Pro digicam

        $700

        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
        Leica D-LUX 3

        Leica D-Lux 3

        Pro digicam

        $1,900

        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower

        Nikon D40 Competitors

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        Nikon D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $384 - $430 with 18-55mm lens

        Movie format Shoots movies
        Screen size Much larger screen
        Size Larger
        Thickness Thicker
        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $497 - $580 with 18-55mm lens

        Movie format Shoots movies
        Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
        Size Larger
        Thickness Thicker
        Nikon D3000

        Nikon D3000

        Entry-level DSLR

        $249 body only

        $343 - $400 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

        $840 with 18-55mm lens

        Overall image quality Better image quality
        Color depth Better color depth
        Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
        Lowest price More expensive
        Nikon D50

        Nikon D50

        Entry-level DSLR

        Lens focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Size Larger

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