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Canon G1 X vs Leica D-Lux Typ 109

Portability
75
Imaging
52
Features
60
Overall
55
Canon PowerShot G1 X front
 
Leica D-Lux Typ 109 front
Portability
82
Imaging
51
Features
70
Overall
58

Canon G1 X vs Leica D-Lux Typ 109 Key Specs

Canon G1 X
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1.5" Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-112mm (F2.8-5.8) lens
  • 534g - 117 x 81 x 65mm
  • Revealed March 2012
  • Later Model is Canon G1 X II
Leica D-Lux Typ 109
(Full Review)
  • 13MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 200 - 25600
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 24-75mm (F1.7-2.8) lens
  • 405g - 118 x 66 x 55mm
  • Announced September 2014
  • Other Name is Typ 109
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Canon G1 X vs Leica D-Lux Typ 109 Overview

In this write-up, we are analyzing the Canon G1 X versus Leica D-Lux Typ 109, both Large Sensor Compact digital cameras by manufacturers Canon and Leica. The sensor resolution of the G1 X (14MP) and the D-Lux Typ 109 (13MP) is very well matched but the G1 X (1.5") and D-Lux Typ 109 (Four Thirds) come with totally different sensor measurements.

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The G1 X was unveiled 3 years before the D-Lux Typ 109 which is quite a large gap as far as tech is concerned. Both the cameras offer the identical body type (Large Sensor Compact).

Before we go in to a more detailed comparison, below is a short highlight of how the G1 X matches up versus the D-Lux Typ 109 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Canon G1 X over the Leica D-Lux Typ 109

 G1 X D-Lux Typ 109 
Display typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating display
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Reasons to pick Leica D-Lux Typ 109 over the Canon G1 X

 D-Lux Typ 109 G1 X 
AnnouncedSeptember 2014March 2012More modern by 30 months
Display resolution921k920kCrisper display (+1k dot)

Common features in the Canon G1 X and Leica D-Lux Typ 109

 G1 X D-Lux Typ 109 
Manual focus Very accurate focus
Display sizing3"3"Equivalent display measurements
Touch friendly display Neither comes with Touch friendly display

Canon G1 X vs Leica D-Lux Typ 109 Physical Comparison

For those who are going to carry around your camera regularly, you'll need to factor in its weight and measurements. The Canon G1 X comes with physical dimensions of 117mm x 81mm x 65mm (4.6" x 3.2" x 2.6") with a weight of 534 grams (1.18 lbs) and the Leica D-Lux Typ 109 has proportions of 118mm x 66mm x 55mm (4.6" x 2.6" x 2.2") having a weight of 405 grams (0.89 lbs).

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Remember that, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary dependant on the lens you are utilizing at that moment. Below is the front view sizing comparison of the G1 X vs the D-Lux Typ 109.

Canon G1 X vs Leica D-Lux Typ 109 size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability rating of the G1 X and D-Lux Typ 109 is 75 and 82 respectively.

Canon G1 X vs Leica D-Lux Typ 109 top view buttons comparison

Canon G1 X vs Leica D-Lux Typ 109 Sensor Comparison

Often, it is hard to visualise the gap between sensor sizes purely by looking at a spec sheet. The picture below will help offer you a far better sense of the sensor sizes in the G1 X and D-Lux Typ 109.

Clearly, each of the cameras offer different megapixel count and different sensor sizes. The G1 X having a larger sensor will make shooting shallower DOF simpler and the Canon G1 X will give more detail having an extra 1 Megapixels. Greater resolution will let you crop pics a little more aggressively. The more aged G1 X is going to be behind in sensor technology.

Canon G1 X vs Leica D-Lux Typ 109 sensor size comparison

Canon G1 X vs Leica D-Lux Typ 109 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon G1 X vs Leica D-Lux Typ 109 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon G1 X as a Portrait photography camera
Leica D-Lux Typ 109 as a Portrait photography camera
71
has manual focus
megapixel count decent (14 megapixels)
sensor size is good (1.5")
includes face detect focusing
saves RAW formats
70
you can focus manually
good megapixels (13MP)
good sensor size (Four Thirds)
supports face detect autofocus
saves RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Canon G1 X Street photography details
Leica D-Lux Typ 109 Street photography details
72
screen articulates fully
built in image stabilization (Optical)
sensor size is good (1.5")
saves RAW formats
more heavy than average in class (534g)
75
image stabilization (Optical)
good sensor size (Four Thirds)
saves RAW formats
above average ISO range (25,600)
no moving screen
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Canon G1 X
Sports photography with Leica D-Lux Typ 109
54
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (14MP)
sensor size is good (1.5")
includes tracking focus
continuous shooting slow (2.0 fps)
terrible battery (250 CIPA)
has no phase detect AF
65
image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (13 megapixels)
good sensor size (Four Thirds)
supports tracking focus
lacks phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Canon G1 X Travel photography advice
Leica D-Lux Typ 109 Travel photography advice
60
megapixel count decent (14 megapixels)
has built in flash
display is selfie friendly
pretty wide (28mm)
does not have Timelapse function
terrible battery (250 per charge)
more heavy than average in class (534g)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
73
good megapixels (13 megapixels)
fairly wide (24mm)
fast max aperture (f1.7)
display is not selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Canon G1 X
Landscape photography with Leica D-Lux Typ 109
60
has manual focus
pretty wide (28mm)
screen is a decent size (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (14 megapixels)
sensor size is good (1.5")
saves RAW formats
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
terrible battery (250 per charge)
does not have Timelapse function
73
you can focus manually
fairly wide (24mm)
fast max aperture (f1.7)
nice screen size (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (13 megapixels)
good sensor size (Four Thirds)
above average ISO range (25,600)
saves RAW formats
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon G1 X as a Vlogging camera
Leica D-Lux Typ 109 as a Vlogging camera
65
pretty wide (28mm)
display is selfie friendly
built in image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detect focusing
high res video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
does not have microphone socket
more heavy than average in class (534 grams)
35
fairly wide (24mm)
fast max aperture (f1.7)
image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detect autofocus
video res high (3840 x 2160 pixels)
display is not selfie friendly
doesn't have microphone socket
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Canon G1 X vs Leica D-Lux Typ 109 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon G1 X and Leica D-Lux Typ 109
 Canon PowerShot G1 XLeica D-Lux Typ 109
General Information
Brand Name Canon Leica
Model type Canon PowerShot G1 X Leica D-Lux Typ 109
Alternative name - Typ 109
Category Large Sensor Compact Large Sensor Compact
Revealed 2012-03-29 2014-09-23
Physical type Large Sensor Compact Large Sensor Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip Digic 5 -
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size 1.5" Four Thirds
Sensor measurements 18.7 x 14mm 17.3 x 13mm
Sensor surface area 261.8mm² 224.9mm²
Sensor resolution 14MP 13MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 4352 x 3264 4112 x 3088
Highest native ISO 12800 25600
Minimum native ISO 100 200
RAW support
Minimum boosted ISO - 100
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Total focus points 9 49
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-112mm (4.0x) 24-75mm (3.1x)
Largest aperture f/2.8-5.8 f/1.7-2.8
Macro focusing distance 20cm 3cm
Focal length multiplier 1.9 2.1
Screen
Display type Fully Articulated Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3 inch 3 inch
Display resolution 920k dots 921k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Display tech TFT PureColor II LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Optical (tunnel) Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 2,760k dots
Viewfinder coverage - 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification - 0.7x
Features
Slowest shutter speed 60 secs 60 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/4000 secs
Continuous shooting rate 2.0fps 11.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 7.00 m (via hot shoe EX series Speedlites, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX) 7.00 m (with included external flash at ISO 100)
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Fill-in Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, on, on w/redeye reduction, slow sync, slow sync w/redeye reduction, off
External flash
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (24 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 3840 x 2160 (30p, 24p), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 30p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 3840x2160
Video data format H.264 MPEG-4
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 534 gr (1.18 pounds) 405 gr (0.89 pounds)
Dimensions 117 x 81 x 65mm (4.6" x 3.2" x 2.6") 118 x 66 x 55mm (4.6" x 2.6" x 2.2")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating 60 not tested
DXO Color Depth rating 21.7 not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating 10.8 not tested
DXO Low light rating 644 not tested
Other
Battery life 250 images 300 images
Battery type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID NB-10L -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, custom) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I)
Card slots One One
Retail cost $649 $1,095