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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differences

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
Lowest price Significantly cheaper $459.00 vs $1,183.77
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The best price we've seen is $725 cheaper (2.6x less)
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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              similarities

              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
              More buttons

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $597 body only

              $697 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

              Leica D-LUX 2 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Leica C-LUX 2

              Leica C-LUX 2

              Compact

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Lighter
              True resolution Slightly lower true resolution
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter max exposures
              Leica D-LUX 3

              Leica D-Lux 3

              Pro digicam

              $1,289

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Leica C-LUX 3

              Leica C-LUX C-Lux 3

              Compact

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter max exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX1

              Compact

              Leica V-LUX 20

              Leica V-LUX 20

              Travel zoom

              $999

              Screen size Much larger screen
              GPS Has a GPS
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger

              Nikon D40 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $278 body only

              $380 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

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

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $329 - $567 body only

              $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Shoots movies
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Nikon D60

              Nikon D60

              Entry-level DSLR

              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Color depth Better color depth
              Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
              Nikon D70

              Nikon D70

              Pro DSLR

              Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Size Larger
              Nikon D3000

              Nikon D3000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 with 18-55mm lens

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

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