Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

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Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
65% smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) is a 1.7 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 1.1 smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 (2.8).
13% shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) has a minimum focal length of 24mm, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is a 27mm minimum focal length digital camera (3mm longer).
415g lighter Edit
The Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) is a 365g digital camera. That's 415g lighter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 (780g). 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.

32.3mm shorter Edit
Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) is 66.2mm tall, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is a 98.5mm tall digital camera (32.3mm taller).
Significantly thinner Edit
The Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) is a 55mm deep digital camera, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is a 130.7mm deep digital camera (75.7mm thicker).
19mm narrower Edit
The Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) is a 117.8mm wide digital camera, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is a 136.8mm wide digital camera (19mm wider).
Expert reviews are a bit better
The Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) has an average expert review score of 90% based on 1 review, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 has an average rating of 87% (based on 68 reviews).
User reviews are better
The Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) has an average user review score of 100% based on 1 review, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 has an average rating of 93% (based on 153 reviews).
11 Reasons For
7.3MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 has a megapixel count of 20.1MP, but the Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) is only a 12.8MP digital camera (7.3MP lower). 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.

20% more total megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 has a total megapixel count of 20.9MP, however the Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) is only a 16.8MP digital camera (4.1MP less).
12.9x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 has an optical zoom of 16x, but the Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) is only a 3.1x optical zoom digital camera (12.9x smaller). 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.

8.2 smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 has a maximum aperture of 11, but the Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) is only a 2.8 maximum aperture digital camera (8.2 bigger).
83% longer maximum focal length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is a 432mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 357mm longer than the Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) (432mm).
Bigger extra / smart zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is a 32x extra / smart zoom digital camera. That's 25.8x bigger than the Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) (32x).
15% bigger battery capacity Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 has a battery capacity of 1,200mAh, however the Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) is only a 1,025mAh battery digital camera (175mAh smaller).
Built-in flash Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 has a built-in flash, but the Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) does not have 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.

£262 cheaper
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is £262 cheaper than the Leica D-Lux (Typ 109).
Available from 9 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Sixteen more awards
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 has 17 awards, but the Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) has 1 award.

Reasons Against

11 Reasons Against
Significantly lower megapixel count Edit
The Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) has a megapixel count of 12.8MP, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is a 20.1MP digital camera (7.3MP 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.

Less total megapixel count Edit
The Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) has a total megapixel count of 16.8MP, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is a 20.9MP digital camera (4.1MP more).
Significantly smaller optical zoom Edit
The Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) has an optical zoom of 3.1x, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is a 16x optical zoom digital camera (12.9x bigger). 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.

8.2 bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) has a maximum aperture of 2.8, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is an 11 maximum aperture digital camera (8.2 smaller).
5x shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) is a 75mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 357mm shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 (432mm).
Five times smaller extra / smart zoom Edit
The Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) is a 6.2x extra / smart zoom digital camera. That's 25.8x smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 (32x).
Smaller battery capacity Edit
Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) is only 1,025mAh battery, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is a 1,200mAh battery digital camera (175mAh bigger).
Does not have a built-in flash Edit
The Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) does not have a built-in flash, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 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.

£262 more expensive
The Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) is more expensive than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 by £262.
Less retailers
Only 4 stores sells the Leica D-Lux (Typ 109), whereas 13 retailers sell the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) has received 1 award, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 has received 17 awards.
9 Reasons Against
Larger minimum aperture Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is a 2.8 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 1.1 larger than the Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) (2.8).
3mm longer minimum focal length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 has a minimum focal length of 27mm, whereas the Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) is a 24mm minimum focal length digital camera (3mm shorter).
54% heavier Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is a 780g digital camera. That's 415g heavier than the Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) (780g). 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.

A lot taller Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 has a height of 98.5mm, however the Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) is a 66.2mm tall digital camera (32.3mm shorter).
Hugely thicker Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is 130.7mm deep, but the Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) is a 55mm deep digital camera (75.7mm thinner).
Wider Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is 136.8mm wide, but the Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) is a 117.8mm wide digital camera (19mm narrower).
Seven months older
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is older than the Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) by seven months.
Slightly Lower expert review Score
The average expert rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is 87%, whereas the average expert rating of the Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) is 90% (based on 1 review).
Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is 93%, whereas the average user rating of the Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) is 100% (based on 1 review).

Awards

1 Award
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
17 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
Akam.no: Recommended
CNET.com.au: Editor's Choice
Digital Versus: 5 Star
DP Review: Gold
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
Expert Reviews: Best Buy
Good Gear Guide.com.au: Editor's Choice
Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
M3.idg.se: Recommended
onfoto.ru: Silver
optyczne.pl: Editor's Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
Pocket Lint: Recommended
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
tek.no: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold

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Average User Rating

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
BEST
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
12.8MP 20.1MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 MOS
 MOS
Still Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 3648
 3888 x 2592
 3456 x 2592
 3840 x 2160
 2592 x 2592
 2736 x 1824
 1920 x 1080
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 3648
 3888 x 2592
 3456 x 2592
 3840 x 2160
 2592 x 2592
 2736 x 1824
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3648
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
Total Megapixel Count
16.8MP 20.9MP
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
BEST
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 4/3
BEST
 4/3

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
3.1x 16x
BEST
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture
2.8 11
BEST
Minimum Aperture
1.7
BEST
2.8
Maximum Focal Length
75mm 432mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length
24mm
BEST
27mm
Focal Length Range
10.9 - 34 9.1 - 146
Extra / Smart Zoom
6.2x 32x
BEST
Lens Structure
Unknown - Click to provide data 15/11

Focusing

Auto Focus
 spot
 flexible spot
 tracking
 Spot Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 Single Auto Focus
 spot
 flexible spot
 tracking
 Spot Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 Single Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto focus lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto focus assist beam
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3 - ∞ / 1 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.03 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.03 - ∞
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Smile Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smile detection
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 1 - ∞

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
Maximum ISO Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 25,600
Minimum ISO Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 80
Auto Exposure Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto exposure lock
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 60s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Forced on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Forced on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
Tele Flash Range
0.3 - 5.2 1 - 9.5
Flash Range
0.8 - 8.5 0.3 - 13.5

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
Video Format
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
BEST
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

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

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Touch Sensitive Screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touch sensitive screen
Display Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 921,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.39"
Lens Magnification Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.88x

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
Microphone in Socket
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in socket
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

GPS
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Auto
 Manual
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Crop
 Resizing
 Crop
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
Live View
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Live view
Playback Mode
 Slide show
 Slide show
Playback Mode
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Rotation
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Rotation
Scene Mode
 Backlight
 Children
 Night
 Night portrait
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Backlight
 Children
 Night
 Night portrait
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
On Screen Display Language
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 ESP
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 ESP

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
365g
BEST
780g
Height
66.2mm
BEST
98.5mm
Depth
55mm
BEST
130.7mm
Width
117.8mm
BEST
136.8mm
Weight Including Battery
405g
BEST
831g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity
1,025mAh 1,200mAh
BEST
Shot Per Battery Charge
Unknown - Click to provide data 360 shots
Battery Voltage
7.2V 7.2V

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
10 - 80 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.5PE/SILKYPIX Developer Studio/LoiLoScope/Adobe Reader
Included Cable
 USB
 AC
 USB
 AC
Battery Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
 Included battery charger
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Wrist Strap
 Included wrist strap
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

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

Other Features

Video Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video recording
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
BEST

Technical Details

Built-In Speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker
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