Leica M-P (Typ 240) vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

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Leica M-P (Typ 240)
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
3.7MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Leica M-P (Typ 240) has a megapixel count of 24MPMP, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is only a 20.3MPMP digital camera (3.7MP 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.

Higher display resolution Edit
The Leica M-P (Typ 240) has a display resolution of 920,000 pixels pixels, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is only a 1,040,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (919 pixels lower).
5 Reasons For
Vastly smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has a minimum ISO speed of 100, however the Leica M-P (Typ 240) is a 200 minimum ISO speed digital camera (100 bigger).
Significantly higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has a lens magnification ratio of 1.54xx, whereas the Leica M-P (Typ 240) is only a 0.68xx lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.86x lower). 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.

57% lighter Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a 435gg digital camera. That's 245g lighter than the Leica M-P (Typ 240) (435gg). 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.

$5,761 cheaper
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is $5,761.04 cheaper than the Leica M-P (Typ 240).
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.

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
A lot bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Leica M-P (Typ 240) has a minimum ISO speed of 200, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (100 smaller).
Two times lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Leica M-P (Typ 240) has a lens magnification ratio of 0.68xx, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a 1.54xx lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.86x 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.

Heavier Edit
The Leica M-P (Typ 240) is a 680gg digital camera. That's 245g heavier than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (435gg). 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.

$5,761 more expensive
The Leica M-P (Typ 240) is more expensive than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 by $5,761.04.
Less retailers
Only 2 retailers sells the Leica M-P (Typ 240), whereas 5 shops sell the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8. 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.
Eleven months older
The Leica M-P (Typ 240) is older than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 by eleven months.
2 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has a megapixel count of 20.3MPMP, but the Leica M-P (Typ 240) is a 24MPMP digital camera (3.7MP 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.

Nine hundred and nineteen times lower display resolution Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has a display resolution of 1,040,000 pixels pixels, however the Leica M-P (Typ 240) is a 920,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (919 pixels higher).

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel Count
24MP
BEST
20.3MP
Sensor Type
 CMOS
BEST
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 2976 x 1984
 5184 x 3456
 3840 x 2160
 1712 x 1712
 1824 x 1368
 1824 x 1216
 1920 x 1080
 1824 x 1024
 2976 x 1984
 5184 x 3456
 3840 x 2160
 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
Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3
BEST
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 21.77MP
Image Stabilizer
 Body
 Body
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
BEST
Image Sensor Size
 4/3
 4/3
BEST

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Maximum Waterproof Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data
Body Material
 Leather
 Magnesium
 Leatherette
 Leather
 Magnesium
 Leatherette
Protection Feature
 Dust resistant
 Splash proof
 Dust resistant
 Splash proof

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 2x
Maximum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 22
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
 continuous
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 single
 continuous
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face tracking
BEST
Closest Focusing Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3m
Focus
 Manual
 Auto
 Auto/Manual
 Manual
 Auto
 Auto/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
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
BEST
Maximum ISO Speed
6,400
BEST
25,600
Minimum ISO Speed
200 100
BEST
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Spot
 Centre-weighted
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 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
60s 60s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Mode
 Flash off
 Forced on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
 Flash off
 Forced on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
Flash Sync-Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1s
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
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
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MOV
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
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
 3840x2160@25fps
 3840x2160@25fps
BEST
HD Type
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD

Audio

Audio Format
 AAC++
 AAC++
Audio System
 Mono
 Mono

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 128MB
Memory Slot
1 1
Internal RAM
2GB Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 OLED
 OLED
BEST
Field of View
100% 100%
Display Resolution
920,000 pixels
BEST
1,040,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 3"
Lens Magnification Ratio
0.68x 1.54x
BEST
Viewfinder
 Optical
 Electronic
 Optical
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

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
 ATW
 Halogen
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Fluorescent L
 ATW
 Halogen
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,12 2,10
Image Editing Mode
 Rotating
 Crop
 Rotating
 Crop
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
BEST
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Start-Up Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,000ms
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data Venus Engine
Diopter Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data -4 - 3
Eye Relief
Unknown - Click to provide data 21mm
Scene Mode
 Landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
680g 435g
BEST
Height
80mm 77.9mm
Depth
42mm 61.3mm
Width
139mm 133.2mm
Lens Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 265g
Lens Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 75mm
Lens Diameter
Unknown - Click to provide data 67mm
Weight Including Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 487g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity
1,800mAh
BEST
1,200mAh
Shot Per Battery Charge
Unknown - Click to provide data 330 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

Included Cable
 USB
 USB
BEST

Other Features

Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.44kg
Interface
Unknown - Click to provide data USB 2.0,HDMI,Audio video output,Remote input,External microphone input
Dimension
Unknown - Click to provide data 77.9 x 63.1 x 133.2
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 60 secs - 1/8000th
Remote Release Terminal
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
3D Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data Yes
USB Cable
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Technical Details

Image Processor
 Leica Maestro
 Leica Maestro
Continuous Shooting
Unknown - Click to provide data 10 fps
Continuous Shooting Speed (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 10
3D Shooting
Unknown - Click to provide data Yes
Built-In WiFi
Unknown - Click to provide data Yes
Wireless Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data Yes
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