• 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 10.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 90.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.8 megapixels
  • 18.00mm - 50.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Leica D-LUX 6 advantages over Nikon DL18-50

  • Larger lens aperture
    f/1.4 vs f/1.8
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • More telephoto lens reach
    90 mm vs 50 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Longer exposure
    250 vs 120 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Nikon DL18-50 advantages over Leica D-LUX 6

  • Slower slow-motion
    1200 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    1 inch vs 1/1.7 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 2.36 vs 1.92 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • 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
  • More pixels
    20.8 vs 10.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Wider angle lens
    18 mm vs 24 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • 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
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • 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
Nikon DL18-50
Samsung EX2F
  • $948
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking
  • $479
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • 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
Nikon DL18-50
Panasonic LX7
  • $948
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $297
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Canon G15

Leica D-LUX 6
Canon G15
  • $699
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $649
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach
Nikon DL18-50
Canon G15
  • $948
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $649
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Canon G16

Leica D-LUX 6
Canon G16
  • $699
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • Wider angle lens
  • $649
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking
Nikon DL18-50
Canon G16
  • $948
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $649
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach

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
Nikon DL18-50
Panasonic LX10
  • $948
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • NFC
  • $548
  • 1 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Larger lens aperture
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