• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 12.8 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 75.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Leica D-LUX (Typ 109) advantages over Canon T7i

  • 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 76 mm
    Thinner
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.70x vs 0.51x
    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 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Canon T7i advantages over Leica D-LUX (Typ 109)

  • Less expensive
    $849 vs $999*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • 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
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • 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
  • Newer
    17 months vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 12.8 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 25000 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

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 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

  • 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

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Review Excerpt

  • Very good image quality; Improved dynamic range & high ISO quality over T6i; 45-point AF system; Fast Dual Pixel CMOS AF; Improved buffer depth.

  • Default JPEGs slightly soft straight out of camera; Dynamic range & high ISO still lags behind competitors; No 4K video.

The Competition

Compared to Canon G1X Mark II

Leica D-LUX (Typ 109)
Canon G1X Mark II
  • $1063
  • 4/3
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $849
  • 1.5 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
Canon T7i
Canon G1X Mark II
  • $749
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $849
  • 1.5 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Panasonic LX100

Leica D-LUX (Typ 109)
Panasonic LX100
  • $1063
  • 4/3
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
Canon T7i
Panasonic LX100
  • $749
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Pentax KP

Leica D-LUX (Typ 109)
Pentax KP
  • $1063
  • 4/3
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $888
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Tiltable Screen
Canon T7i
Pentax KP
  • $749
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $888
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Canon T7

Leica D-LUX (Typ 109)
Canon T7
  • $1063
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Internal flash
Canon T7i
Canon T7
  • $749
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $549
  • APS-C

Compared to Panasonic LX100 II

Leica D-LUX (Typ 109)
Panasonic LX100 II
  • $1063
  • 4/3
  • Bigger pixels
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
  • $998
  • 4/3
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
Canon T7i
Panasonic LX100 II
  • $749
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $998
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
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