Panasonic LX100 vs Leica D-Lux Typ 109. Which is better?

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Panasonic LX100 vs Leica D-Lux Typ 109

Panasonic LX100 vs Leica D-Lux Typ 109. Which is better?

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Panasonic LX100 vs Leica D-Lux Typ 109. Which is better?

Comparing two Large Sensor Compact cameras, both cameras have 13.0MP sensors but Leica D-Lux Typ 109’s sensor is Four Thirds sized whereas Panasonic LX100 has a Four Thirds sensor.

Leica D-Lux Typ 109 Key Specs

  • Announcement Date: 2014-09-23
  • 13MP – Four Thirds CMOS Sensor
  • ISO 200 – 25600 ( expands to 100)
  • 24-75 mm F1.7-2.8 Zoom Lens
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3″ Fixed Type Screen
  • 2764k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 11.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • Built-in Wireless
  • 405g. 118 x 66 x 55 mm
  • Also known as Typ 109


Panasonic LX100 Key Specs

  • Announcement Date: 2014-09-15
  • 13MP – Four Thirds CMOS Sensor
  • ISO 200 – 25600 ( expands to 100)
  • 24-75 mm F1.7-2.8 Zoom Lens
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3″ Fixed Type Screen
  • 2764k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 11.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • Built-in Wireless
  • 393g. 115 x 66 x 55 mm


Sensor Comparison

Both Leica D-Lux Typ 109 and Panasonic LX100 have 13.0 MP resolution sensors but Leica D-Lux Typ 109’s sensor is Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm ) and Panasonic LX100’s sensor is Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm ).

Since Panasonic LX100’s has a larger sensor area with the same resolution, this means that it also has a larger pixel area hence better light collecting capacity for a given aperture compared to Leica D-Lux Typ 109.
Below you can see the D-Lux Typ 109 and LX100 sensor size comparison.

Lens Specs Comparison

Leica D-Lux Typ 109 and Panasonic LX100 features 24-75 mm F1.7-2.8 3.1× zoom lenses so they have the same focal range and light collecting ability.

Both cameras have a wide angle coverage of 24mm and have the same max aperture of f1.70 at this focal length. Both cameras have a tele angle reach of 75mm and have the same max aperture of f2.80 at this focal length.

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