• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 12.8 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 75.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon P310 advantages over Leica D-LUX (Typ 109)

  • More telephoto lens reach
    100 mm vs 75 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    32 mm vs 55 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    194g vs 405g
    Lighter weight
  • More pixels
    16.1 vs 12.8 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos

Leica D-LUX (Typ 109) advantages over Nikon P310

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    4/3 vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 3.86 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Higher extended ISO
    25000 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Nikon P300

Nikon P310
Nikon P300
  • $169
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
Leica D-LUX (Typ 109)
Nikon P300
  • $988
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Internal flash

Compared to Fujifilm XF1

Nikon P310
Fujifilm XF1
  • $169
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • More pixels
  • $350
  • 2/3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Leica D-LUX (Typ 109)
Fujifilm XF1
  • $988
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $350
  • 2/3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Olympus XZ-10

Nikon P310
Olympus XZ-10
  • $169
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More pixels
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Touchscreen
Leica D-LUX (Typ 109)
Olympus XZ-10
  • $988
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Panasonic LX100

Nikon P310
Panasonic LX100
  • $169
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Internal flash
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Leica D-LUX (Typ 109)
Panasonic LX100
  • $988
  • 4/3
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter

Compared to Panasonic LX100 II

Nikon P310
Panasonic LX100 II
  • $169
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Internal flash
  • $998
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Leica D-LUX (Typ 109)
Panasonic LX100 II
  • $988
  • 4/3
  • Bigger pixels
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
  • $998
  • 4/3
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
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