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

5 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 24mmmm, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is a 27mmmm minimum focal length digital camera (3mm longer).
415g lighter Edit
The Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) is a 365gg digital camera. That's 415g lighter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 (780gg). 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.

Expert reviews are a bit better
The Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) has an average expert review score of 90%, 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%, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 has an average rating of 93% (based on 153 reviews).
6 Reasons For
7.3MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 has a megapixel count of 20.1MPMP, but the Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) is only a 12.8MPMP 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 20.9MPMP, however the Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) is only a 16.8MPMP digital camera (4.1MP less).
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).
$297 cheaper
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is $297.01 cheaper than the Leica D-Lux (Typ 109).
Available from 3 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

6 Reasons Against
Significantly lower megapixel count Edit
The Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) has a megapixel count of 12.8MPMP, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is a 20.1MPMP 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 16.8MPMP, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is a 20.9MPMP digital camera (4.1MP more).
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).
$297 more expensive
The Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) is more expensive than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 by $297.01.
Less retailers
Only 2 sellers sells the Leica D-Lux (Typ 109), whereas 5 stores 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.
6 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 27mmmm, whereas the Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) is a 24mmmm minimum focal length digital camera (3mm shorter).
54% heavier Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is a 780gg digital camera. That's 415g heavier than the Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) (780gg). 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.

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

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
BEST
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
12.8MP 20.1MP
BEST
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
BEST
16x
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture
2.8 11
BEST
Minimum Aperture
1.7
BEST
2.8
Maximum Focal Length
75mm
BEST
432mm
Minimum Focal Length
24mm
BEST
27mm
Focal Length Range
10.9 - 34 9.1 - 146
Extra / Smart Zoom
6.2x
BEST
32x
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
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
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
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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
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

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
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD

Audio

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
Field of View
Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
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

HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

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
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
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 98.5mm
Depth
55mm 130.7mm
Width
117.8mm 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
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