• 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 10.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 90.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 370.5mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,500

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Differences

Leica D-LUX 6 advantages over Leica TL

  • Less expensive
    $699 vs $999
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Longer exposure
    250 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Leica TL advantages over Leica D-LUX 6

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1/1.7 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.77 vs 1.92 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 400 vs 330 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Thinner
    33 mm vs 46 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    2 years vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    1230k vs 920k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    16.3 vs 10.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • 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
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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Compared to Samsung EX2F

Leica D-LUX 6
Samsung EX2F
  • $699
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • More dots on screen
  • $479
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • In-camera panoramas
Leica TL
Samsung EX2F
  • $1224
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $479
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Panasonic LX7

Leica D-LUX 6
Panasonic LX7
  • $699
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • $297
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
Leica TL
Panasonic LX7
  • $1224
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $297
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Leica T (Typ 701)

Leica D-LUX 6
Leica T (Typ 701)
  • $699
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $998
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Leica TL
Leica T (Typ 701)
  • $1224
  • APS-C
  • Newer
  • $998
  • APS-C

Compared to Samsung NX3000

Leica D-LUX 6
Samsung NX3000
  • $699
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Internal flash
  • $800
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Leica TL
Samsung NX3000
  • $1224
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Internal flash
  • $800
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Panasonic LX10

Leica D-LUX 6
Panasonic LX10
  • $699
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $548
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Leica TL
Panasonic LX10
  • $1224
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $548
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
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