Leica D-LUX 2

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Reasons to buy the Leica D-LUX 2

Really small
Size
Compact 106x56x26 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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.
 

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
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
$429.99 vs $1,499.00
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The best price we've seen is $1,069 cheaper (3.5x less)
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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"
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              D-LUX 2:8.3 MP
              D40:6 MP
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              D-LUX 2:207k dots
              D40:230k dots
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              D-LUX 2:3 fps
              D40:2.5 fps
              Movie format One shoots movies Help
              D-LUX 2:848 x 480 @ 30fps
              D40:None
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $309 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 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 D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $349 - $449 body only

              $409 - $479 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 - $648 body only

              $550 - $620 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

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX1

              Compact

              $483

              Lowest price Significantly cheaper
              Nikon D4

              Nikon D4

              Pro DSLR

              $4,105 body only

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

              Super zoom

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $565 body only

              $614 with 14-45mm lens

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $498 - $545 body only

              $781 - $798 with 14-42mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Size Larger
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

              Nikon D40 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $240 - $280 body only

              $385 - $410 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Shoots movies
              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Nikon D70

              Nikon D70

              Pro DSLR

              Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Size Larger
              Nikon D60

              Nikon D60

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,000 with 18-55mm lens

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

              Nikon D50

              Entry-level DSLR

              $699 body only

              $600 with 18-55mm lens

              Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Size Larger
              Nikon D80

              Nikon D80

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,799 body only

              $1,500 with 18-135mm lens

              Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
              Color depth Better color depth
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier

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