Leica M-P (Typ 240) vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

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Leica M-P (Typ 240)
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
34% higher megapixel count Edit
The Leica M-P (Typ 240) is a 24MP digital camera. That's 7.95MP higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 (16.05MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Leica M-P (Typ 240) is a 0.68x lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.43x higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 (0.25x). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

13.4mm shorter Edit
The Leica M-P (Typ 240) is an 80mm tall digital camera. That's 13.4mm shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 (93.4mm).
Vastly thinner Edit
The Leica M-P (Typ 240) has a depth of 42mm. That's 41.9mm thinner than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 (83.9mm).
A little better user reviews
Based on 1 review, the average user review score of the Leica M-P (Typ 240) is 100%, but the average rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 is 96% (based on 192 reviews).
9 Reasons For
Significantly higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 has a maximum ISO speed of 25,600, whereas the Leica M-P (Typ 240) is only a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera (19,200 lower).
Vastly smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 has a minimum ISO speed of 100, however the Leica M-P (Typ 240) is a 200 minimum ISO speed digital camera (100 bigger).
12% higher display resolution Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 has a display resolution of 1,037,000 pixels, however the Leica M-P (Typ 240) is only a 920,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (117,000 pixels lower).
Lighter Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 is a 480g digital camera. That's 200g lighter than the Leica M-P (Typ 240) (480g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Marginally narrower Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 is 132.9mm wide, but the Leica M-P (Typ 240) is a 139mm wide digital camera (6.1mm wider).
60mAh bigger battery capacity Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 has a battery capacity of 1,860mAh, however the Leica M-P (Typ 240) is only a 1,800mAh battery digital camera (60mAh smaller).
£4,610 cheaper
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 is £4,610 cheaper than the Leica M-P (Typ 240).
Available from 18 shops
A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Expert reviews are a lot better
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 has an average expert review score of 92% based on 81 reviews, whereas the Leica M-P (Typ 240) has an average rating of 80% (based on 1 review).

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
Three times lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Leica M-P (Typ 240) is a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 19,200 lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 (25,600).
50% bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Leica M-P (Typ 240) is a 200 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 100 bigger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 (100).
117,000 pixels lower display resolution Edit
The Leica M-P (Typ 240) is a 920,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 117,000 pixels lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 (1,037,000 pixels).
A lot heavier Edit
The Leica M-P (Typ 240) has a weight of 680g, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 is a 480g digital camera (200g lighter). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

5% wider Edit
The Leica M-P (Typ 240) has a width of 139mm. That's 6.1mm wider than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 (132.9mm).
Smaller battery capacity Edit
The Leica M-P (Typ 240) is a 1,800mAh battery digital camera. That's 60mAh smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 (1,860mAh).
More expensive by £4,610
The Leica M-P (Typ 240) is £4,610 more expensive than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4.
Not as many stockists
The Leica M-P (Typ 240) is only stocked by 3 sellers, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 is stocked by 21 sellers. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Older by four months
The Leica M-P (Typ 240) is four months older than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4.
Expert review Rating is much Worse
The Leica M-P (Typ 240) has an average expert score of 80%, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 has an average expert rating of 92% (based on 81 reviews).
5 Reasons Against
A lot lower megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 has a megapixel count of 16.05MP, but the Leica M-P (Typ 240) is a 24MP digital camera (7.95MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 has a lens magnification ratio of 0.25x, whereas the Leica M-P (Typ 240) is a 0.68x lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.43x higher). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

15% taller Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 has a height of 93.4mm, however the Leica M-P (Typ 240) is an 80mm tall digital camera (13.4mm shorter).
41.9mm thicker Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 is 83.9mm deep, but the Leica M-P (Typ 240) is a 42mm deep digital camera (41.9mm thinner).
Moderately Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 is 96%, whereas the average user rating of the Leica M-P (Typ 240) is 100% (based on 1 review).

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel Count
24MP
BEST
16.05MP
Image Stabiliser
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
BEST
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 2976 x 1984
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3840 x 2160
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 2448 x 2448
 1712 x 1712
 1824 x 1368
 1824 x 1216
 1920 x 1080
 1824 x 1024
 2976 x 1984
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3840 x 2160
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 2448 x 2448
 1712 x 1712
 1824 x 1368
 1824 x 1216
 1920 x 1080
 1824 x 1024
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5952 x 3976
BEST
 5952 x 3976
Image Format
 DNG
 JPS
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
 DNG
 JPS
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
BEST
Full-Frame Sensor Size
23.9 x 35.8 17.3 x 13
Total Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 17.2MP
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
BEST

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Body Material
 Leather
 Magnesium
 Leatherette
 Leather
 Magnesium
 Leatherette

Lens System

Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 4x
Maximum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 5.6
Minimum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 280mm
Minimum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 28mm
Focal Length Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 14 - 140
Lens Structure
Unknown - Click to provide data 14/12
Lens Mount Interface
 Leica M
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Leica M
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
Aspheric Element
Unknown - Click to provide data 3
Diaphragm Blades
Unknown - Click to provide data 7
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 58mm
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
BEST
Focus
 Manual
 Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
ISO Speed
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
BEST
Maximum ISO Speed
6,400 25,600
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
200 100
BEST
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Spot
 Centre-weighted
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
60s 60s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Mode
 Auto
 Auto
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shoe Mounting Point
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
BEST
JPEG Frame Rate
25fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Format
 MOV
 MP4
 MOV
 MP4
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 3840 x 2160
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Mono
 Mono

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 OLED
 OLED
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Field of View
100% 100%
Touch Sensitive Screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touch sensitive screen
Display Resolution
920,000 pixels 1,037,000 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5"
Lens Magnification Ratio
0.68x
BEST
0.25x
Viewfinder
 Optical
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PictBridge
HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI port
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Fluorescent L
 Halogen
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Fluorescent L
 Halogen
Photo Effect
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Neutral
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,12 2,3,10
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Maximum Playback Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 4x
Dioptre Correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dioptre correction
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
BEST
Live View
 Live view
 Live view
Tripod Mount
 Tripod mount
 Tripod mount
Contrast Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Contrast adjustment
Diopter Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data -4 - 4
Scene Mode
 Portrait
 Portrait
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
680g 480g
BEST
Height
80mm
BEST
93.4mm
Depth
42mm
BEST
83.9mm
Width
139mm 132.9mm
BEST
Lens Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 265g
Lens Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 75mm
Lens Diameter
Unknown - Click to provide data 67mm

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Capacity
1,800mAh 1,860mAh
BEST
Shot Per Battery Charge
Unknown - Click to provide data 500 shots
Battery Voltage
7.4V 7.2V

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
10 - 80 10 - 80
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Battery Included
 Battery included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi connectivity
Near Field Communication
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near field communication

Other Features

Video Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video recording
USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Image Processor
 Leica Maestro
 Leica Maestro
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
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