• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 12.8 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 75.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 12.8 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 75.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Panasonic LX100 advantages over Leica D-LUX (Typ 109)

  • Less expensive
    $648 vs $1095
    Save money for lenses or accessories

Leica D-LUX (Typ 109) advantages over Panasonic LX100

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Very good image quality; Great performance in most respects; Bright zoom lens with good macro performance; Photographer-friendly body easily fits in a coat pocket or small bag; Roomy, high-res built-in viewfinder; Decent battery life

  • Won't fit in a pants pocket; Relatively low resolution by modern standards; Zoom lens has only a modest telephoto; Soft corners at wide or tele positions; Aperture dial is too easily bumped; Bundled flash is fairly weak

The Competition

Compared to Sony RX100 III

Panasonic LX100
Sony RX100 III
  • $648
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $715
  • 1 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Internal flash
Leica D-LUX (Typ 109)
Sony RX100 III
  • $1095
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $715
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Canon G7X

Panasonic LX100
Canon G7X
  • $648
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $632
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
Leica D-LUX (Typ 109)
Canon G7X
  • $1095
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $632
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Canon G15

Panasonic LX100
Canon G15
  • $648
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $679
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
Leica D-LUX (Typ 109)
Canon G15
  • $1095
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $679
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Pentax MX-1

Panasonic LX100
Pentax MX-1
  • $648
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $400
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More telephoto lens reach
Leica D-LUX (Typ 109)
Pentax MX-1
  • $1095
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $400
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Canon G1X Mark II

Panasonic LX100
Canon G1X Mark II
  • $648
  • 4/3
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $649
  • 1.5 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
Leica D-LUX (Typ 109)
Canon G1X Mark II
  • $1095
  • 4/3
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $649
  • 1.5 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
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