Leica D-LUX 2 vs 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

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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
  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
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
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digital cameras, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths

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              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
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              D-LUX 28.3 MP
              D406 MP
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              D-LUX 2207k dots
              D40230k dots
              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 D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $677 body only

              $430 - $497 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 EOS Rebel T2i

              Canon Rebel T2i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $700 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

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Leica D-LUX 5

              Leica D-LUX 5

              Pro digicam

              $1,802

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Leica D-LUX 3

              Leica D-Lux 3

              Pro digicam

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
              Fujifilm Finepix X10

              Fujifilm Finepix X10

              Pro digicam

              $398

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker

              Nikon D40 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $300 - $547 body only

              $379 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $240 body only

              $484 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Size Larger
              Shutter lag Slightly more shutter lag
              Nikon D70

              Nikon D70

              Pro DSLR

              $555 with 18-70mm lens

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

              Nikon D3000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $629 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Color depth Better color depth
              Startup delay More startup delay
              Nikon D40X

              Nikon D40X

              Entry-level DSLR

              $851 with 18-55mm lens

              Color depth Better color depth
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Autofocus Slower autofocus
              Lowest price More expensive

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