• 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 10.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 90.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 370.5mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 35.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Leica D-LUX 6 advantages over Leica X-U (Typ 113)

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/1.4 vs f/1.7
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • More telephoto lens reach
    90 mm vs 35 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Thinner
    46 mm vs 88 mm
    Thinner
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Lighter weight
    296g vs 635g
    Lighter weight
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 35 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    250 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Leica X-U (Typ 113) advantages over Leica D-LUX 6

  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • 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)
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 450 vs 330 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More pixels
    16.2 vs 10.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • 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.

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 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
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

User reviews

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The Competition

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 X-U (Typ 113)
Samsung EX2F
  • $3495
  • APS-C
  • Waterproof
  • Larger sensor
  • $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
Leica X-U (Typ 113)
Panasonic LX7
  • $3495
  • APS-C
  • Waterproof
  • Larger sensor
  • $297
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Leica X (Typ 113)

Leica D-LUX 6
Leica X (Typ 113)
  • $699
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $3500
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Leica X-U (Typ 113)
Leica X (Typ 113)
  • $3495
  • APS-C
  • Waterproof
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $3500
  • APS-C
  • HDMI out
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Leica Q

Leica D-LUX 6
Leica Q
  • $699
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $3695
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Leica X-U (Typ 113)
Leica Q
  • $3495
  • APS-C
  • Waterproof
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $3695
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Panasonic LX10

Leica D-LUX 6
Panasonic LX10
  • $699
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $498
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Leica X-U (Typ 113)
Panasonic LX10
  • $3495
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Waterproof
  • $498
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
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