• APS-C 337.5mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 12.8 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 75.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon 70D advantages over Leica D-LUX (Typ 109)

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • More pixels
    20.2 vs 12.8 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos

Leica D-LUX (Typ 109) advantages over Canon 70D

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Thinner
    55 mm vs 78 mm
    Thinner
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.70x vs 0.59x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/8000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • 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 HDMI output 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

  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • 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

  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF delivers full-time continuous autofocus (with phase detect at every pixel in framing area) for video and Live View still shooting; Full HD (1080p) video recording with pro-level features and quality; Improved resolution and good high ISO performance; Excellent Wi-Fi remote shooting with full exposure controls; 3-inch articulating LCD touchscreen.

  • Image quality only improved slightly over 60D; Dynamic range still lags behind competing models; May not feature enough upgrades to convince people to step up from 60D.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon D7100

Canon 70D
Nikon D7100
  • $907
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $829
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Higher effective ISO
Leica D-LUX (Typ 109)
Nikon D7100
  • $935
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $829
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Internal flash

Compared to Pentax K-3

Canon 70D
Pentax K-3
  • $907
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Leica D-LUX (Typ 109)
Pentax K-3
  • $935
  • 4/3
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Internal flash

Compared to Canon 7D Mark II

Canon 70D
Canon 7D Mark II
  • $907
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1231
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Higher effective ISO
Leica D-LUX (Typ 109)
Canon 7D Mark II
  • $935
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $1231
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Built-in GPS

Compared to Panasonic LX100

Canon 70D
Panasonic LX100
  • $907
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
Leica D-LUX (Typ 109)
Panasonic LX100
  • $935
  • 4/3
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter

Compared to Panasonic LX100 II

Canon 70D
Panasonic LX100 II
  • $907
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor
  • $998
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Leica D-LUX (Typ 109)
Panasonic LX100 II
  • $935
  • 4/3
  • Bigger pixels
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
  • $998
  • 4/3
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
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