• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 12.8 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 75.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 18.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 720.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Leica D-LUX (Typ 109) advantages over Panasonic ZS60

  • Larger sensor
    4/3 vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 3.86 vs 1.26 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/1.7 vs f/3.3
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.70x vs 0.46x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Higher extended ISO
    25000 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Panasonic ZS60 advantages over Leica D-LUX (Typ 109)

  • Less expensive
    $250 vs $999
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • More telephoto lens reach
    720 mm vs 75 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    38 mm vs 55 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    3 years vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    282g vs 405g
    Lighter weight
  • More pixels
    18.1 vs 12.8 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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
  • 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

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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
Panasonic ZS60
Canon G1X Mark II
  • $382
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $849
  • 1.5 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

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
Panasonic ZS60
Panasonic LX100
  • $382
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Canon SX710 HS

Leica D-LUX (Typ 109)
Canon SX710 HS
  • $1063
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $327
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
Panasonic ZS60
Canon SX710 HS
  • $382
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $327
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • NFC

Compared to Nikon A900

Leica D-LUX (Typ 109)
Nikon A900
  • $1063
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Panasonic ZS60
Nikon A900
  • $382
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • NFC

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
Panasonic ZS60
Panasonic LX100 II
  • $382
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $998
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
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