Canon PowerShot SX530 HS vs Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)

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Canon PowerShot SX530 HS
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Reasons For

9 Reasons For
3.2MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 16MP digital camera. That's 3.2MP higher than the Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) (12.8MP). 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.

94% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 50x optical zoom digital camera. That's 46.9x bigger than the Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) (3.1x). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

57% smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 3.7 smaller than the Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) (2.8).
Hugely longer maximum focal length Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has a maximum focal length of 1,200mm, but the Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) is only a 75mm maximum focal length digital camera (1,125mm shorter).
Bigger battery capacity Edit
Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is 1,060mAh battery. That's 35mAh bigger than the Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) (1,025mAh).
Built-in flash Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has a built-in flash, whereas the Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) does not. Read more

Cameras with a built in flash illuminate the subject in low light conditions. A flash can also be used to place more emphasis on the foreground or lighten dark shadows.

Cameras with a built in flash can take pictures in low light conditions. Since no external flash is required, cameras with a built in flash are smaller and easier to carry.

Cheaper by £641
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS costs £641 less than the Leica D-Lux (Typ 109).
11 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Two more awards
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has 3 awards from expert review sites, whereas the Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) has 1 award.
7 Reasons For
Smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) has a minimum aperture of 1.7, but the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 3.4 minimum aperture digital camera (1.7 larger).
77g lighter Edit
The Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) has a weight of 365g, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 442g digital camera (77g heavier). 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.

15.5mm shorter Edit
The Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) is a 66.2mm tall digital camera. That's 15.5mm shorter than the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS (66.2mm).
68% thinner Edit
The Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) has a depth of 55mm. That's 36.9mm thinner than the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS (55mm).
Narrower Edit
The Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) has a width of 117.8mm. That's 2.2mm narrower than the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS (117.8mm).
Considerably better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) is 90%, but the average rating of the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is 73% (based on 18 reviews).
Considerably better user reviews
The average user review score of the Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) is 100%, but the average rating of the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is 88% (based on 57 reviews).

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
1.7 larger minimum aperture Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has a minimum aperture of 3.4, however the Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) is a 1.7 minimum aperture digital camera (1.7 smaller).
Heavier Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has a weight of 442g, but the Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) is a 365g digital camera (77g 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.

Taller Edit
Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is 81.7mm tall. That's 15.5mm taller than the Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) (66.2mm).
Thicker Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 91.9mm deep digital camera. That's 36.9mm thicker than the Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) (55mm).
2% wider Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 120mm wide digital camera. That's 2.2mm wider than the Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) (117.8mm).
Expert review Rating is much Worse
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS's average expert score is only 73%, however the Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)'s is 90% (based on 1 review).
User review Rating is much Worse
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS's average user score is 88%, however the Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)'s is 100% (based on 1 review).
9 Reasons Against
25% lower megapixel count Edit
The Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) is a 12.8MP digital camera. That's 3.2MP lower than the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS (12.8MP). 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.

16x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) is a 3.1x optical zoom digital camera. That's 46.9x smaller than the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS (3.1x). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

Vastly bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) is a 2.8 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 3.7 bigger than the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS (2.8).
Shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) has a maximum focal length of 75mm, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 1,200mm maximum focal length digital camera (1,125mm longer).
4% smaller battery capacity Edit
The Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) is a 1,025mAh battery digital camera. That's 35mAh smaller than the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS (1,025mAh).
Does not have a built-in flash Edit
The Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) does not have a built-in flash, but the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has a built-in flash. Read more

Cameras with a built in flash illuminate the subject in low light conditions. A flash can also be used to place more emphasis on the foreground or lighten dark shadows.

Cameras with a built in flash can take pictures in low light conditions. Since no external flash is required, cameras with a built in flash are smaller and easier to carry.

More expensive by £641
The Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) is £641 more expensive than the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS.
Not as many stockists
The Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) is only stocked by 4 shops, however the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is stocked by 15 sellers. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Two less awards
The Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) has only received 1 award, however the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has received 3 awards.

Awards

3 Awards
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
ua.gecid.com: Easy to Use
vido.com.ua: Recommended
1 Award
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
BEST
Megapixel Count
16MP
BEST
12.8MP
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
BEST
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 2448 x 2448
 3264 x 1832
 2048 x 1536
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
BEST
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 2448 x 2448
 3264 x 1832
 2048 x 1536
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
BEST
 4608 x 3456
Image Format
 JPG
 EXIF
 RAW
 JPG
 EXIF
 RAW
BEST
Total Megapixel Count
16.8MP 16.8MP
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 4/3
 4/3
BEST

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
50x
BEST
3.1x
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture
6.5
BEST
2.8
Minimum Aperture
3.4 1.7
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
1,200mm
BEST
75mm
Minimum Focal Length
24mm 24mm
Focal Length Range
4.3 - 215 10.9 - 34
Extra / Smart Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 6.2x
Lens Structure
13/10 Unknown - Click to provide data
Combined Zoom
200x Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 multi point
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 spot
 flexible spot
 tracking
 Spot Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 multi point
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 spot
 flexible spot
 tracking
 Spot Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
4.3 - 215 Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range
0 - 0.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Manual Focusing Range
1.3 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Auto Mode Focusing Range
1.3 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 64
 640
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 64
 640
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
Maximum ISO Speed
3,200 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum ISO Speed
100 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
15s Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Forced on
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Forced on
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tele Flash Range
1.3 - 3 0.3 - 5.2
Flash Recharging Time
10s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range
0.5 - 5 0.8 - 8.5
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
BEST
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Format
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
BEST
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 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
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@30fps
BEST
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@30fps
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
 AAC++
 AAC++

Memory

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

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
461,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Manual
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Manual
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Playback Zoom
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Scene Mode
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
442g 365g
BEST
Height
81.7mm 66.2mm
BEST
Depth
91.9mm 55mm
BEST
Width
120mm 117.8mm
BEST
Weight Including Battery
442g 405g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Size
NB-6LH Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
1,060mAh
BEST
1,025mAh
Shot Per Battery Charge
210 shots Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage
3.7V 7.2V

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
10 - 90 10 - 80
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Included Cable
 USB
 USB
BEST
Battery Included
 Battery included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
 Included battery charger
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case
Included Wrist Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included wrist strap

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
Near Field Communication
 Near field communication
 Near field communication

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
BEST
 Built-in flash

Technical Details

Image Processor
 DIGIC 4+
 DIGIC 4+
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
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