• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 600.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800

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Differences

Leica V-LUX 3 advantages over Nikon D750

  • Less expensive
    $549* vs $2197
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Nikon D750 advantages over Leica V-LUX 3

  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.97 vs 1.54 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 1230 vs 410 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Newer
    4 years vs 7 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More dots on screen
    1229k vs 461k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    24.3 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 6400 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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • 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.
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • 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
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Outstanding image quality with great dynamic range and high ISO performance; Class-leading burst rate; Very good 51-pt AF system; AF system works in very low light; Deep, comfortable handgrip; Articulated LCD monitor; Excellent battery life; Uncompressed 4:2:2 HDMI video output; Built-in Wi-Fi.

  • Buffer fills quickly with 14-bit RAW; Sluggish Live View AF; Shutter speed tops out at 1/4000s; OVF coverage closer to 97%; Weak low-pass filter is great for detail but higher risk of moire.

The Competition

Compared to Leica V-LUX 2

Leica V-LUX 3
Leica V-LUX 2
  • $549
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • External Mic Jack
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • $850
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More pixels
Nikon D750
Leica V-LUX 2
  • $1697
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $850
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Longer exposure

Compared to Panasonic FZ150

Leica V-LUX 3
Panasonic FZ150
  • $549
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • External Mic Jack
  • Longer exposure
  • $498
  • 1/2.3 inch
Nikon D750
Panasonic FZ150
  • $1697
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $498
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Faster JPEG shooting

Compared to Canon 6D

Leica V-LUX 3
Canon 6D
  • $549
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $1699
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Nikon D750
Canon 6D
  • $1697
  • 35mm
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $1699
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in GPS

Compared to Leica V-LUX 4

Leica V-LUX 3
Leica V-LUX 4
  • $549
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $899
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Slower slow-motion
Nikon D750
Leica V-LUX 4
  • $1697
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $899
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Nikon D610

Leica V-LUX 3
Nikon D610
  • $549
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $1874
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Nikon D750
Nikon D610
  • $1697
  • 35mm
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $1874
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
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