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Leica D-Lux 7 vs Leica D-Lux Typ 109

Portability
81
Imaging
59
Features
75
Overall
65
Leica D-Lux 7 front
 
Leica D-Lux Typ 109 front
Portability
82
Imaging
52
Features
70
Overall
59

Leica D-Lux 7 vs Leica D-Lux Typ 109 Key Specs

Leica D-Lux 7
(Full Review)
  • 17MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 200 - 25600
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 24-75mm (F1.7-2.8) lens
  • 403g - 118 x 66 x 64mm
  • Launched November 2018
Leica D-Lux Typ 109
(Full Review)
  • 13MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 200 - 25600
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 24-75mm (F1.7-2.8) lens
  • 405g - 118 x 66 x 55mm
  • Introduced September 2014
  • Also referred to as Typ 109
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Leica D-Lux 7 vs Leica D-Lux Typ 109 Overview

The following is a detailed analysis of the Leica D-Lux 7 vs Leica D-Lux Typ 109, both Large Sensor Compact digital cameras and they are both produced by Leica. There is a large difference between the image resolutions of the D-Lux 7 (17MP) and D-Lux Typ 109 (13MP) but both cameras have the identical sensor dimensions (Four Thirds).

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The D-Lux 7 was revealed 4 years after the D-Lux Typ 109 which is quite a serious difference as far as tech is concerned. The two cameras feature the same body design (Large Sensor Compact).

Before diving into a step-by-step comparison, here is a brief summary of how the D-Lux 7 matches up versus the D-Lux Typ 109 when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Leica D-Lux 7 over the Leica D-Lux Typ 109

 D-Lux 7 D-Lux Typ 109 
IntroducedNovember 2018September 2014Newer by 51 months
Screen resolution1240k921kSharper screen (+319k dot)
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Reasons to pick Leica D-Lux Typ 109 over the Leica D-Lux 7

 D-Lux Typ 109 D-Lux 7 

Common features in the Leica D-Lux 7 and Leica D-Lux Typ 109

 D-Lux 7 D-Lux Typ 109 
Focus manually Dial precise focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen size3"3"Same screen sizing
Selfie screen Neither includes selfie screen

Leica D-Lux 7 vs Leica D-Lux Typ 109 Physical Comparison

For those who are planning to travel with your camera often, you'll need to consider its weight and measurements. The Leica D-Lux 7 features external measurements of 118mm x 66mm x 64mm (4.6" x 2.6" x 2.5") having a weight of 403 grams (0.89 lbs) and the Leica D-Lux Typ 109 has proportions of 118mm x 66mm x 55mm (4.6" x 2.6" x 2.2") and a weight of 405 grams (0.89 lbs).

Contrast the Leica D-Lux 7 vs Leica D-Lux Typ 109 in our newest Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Keep in mind, the weight of an ILC will vary based on the lens you have attached at that moment. Here is a front view physical size comparison of the D-Lux 7 and the D-Lux Typ 109.

Leica D-Lux 7 vs Leica D-Lux Typ 109 size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability score of the D-Lux 7 and D-Lux Typ 109 is 81 and 82 respectively.

Leica D-Lux 7 vs Leica D-Lux Typ 109 top view buttons comparison

Leica D-Lux 7 vs Leica D-Lux Typ 109 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it is difficult to visualize the contrast between sensor dimensions purely by checking technical specs. The image underneath will help provide you a much better sense of the sensor sizing in the D-Lux 7 and D-Lux Typ 109.

As you have seen, both cameras feature the identical sensor size albeit different MP. You can expect the Leica D-Lux 7 to give more detail because of its extra 4 Megapixels. Higher resolution can also enable you to crop shots way more aggressively. The more modern D-Lux 7 provides an edge when it comes to sensor technology.

Leica D-Lux 7 vs Leica D-Lux Typ 109 sensor size comparison

Leica D-Lux 7 vs Leica D-Lux Typ 109 Screen and ViewFinder

Leica D-Lux 7 vs Leica D-Lux Typ 109 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Leica D-Lux 7 as a Portrait photography camera
Leica D-Lux Typ 109 as a Portrait photography camera
75
you can focus manually
good megapixels (17MP)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
supports face detect focus
delivers RAW files
71
focusing manually
good resolution (13 megapixels)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
has face detection autofocus
supports RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Leica D-Lux 7
Street photography with Leica D-Lux Typ 109
77
built in image stabilization (Optical)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
delivers RAW files
boasts focus via touch
above average high ISO (25,600)
no articulating screen
75
has image stabilization (Optical)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
supports RAW formats
great ISO range (25,600)
fixed screen
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Leica D-Lux 7
Sports photography with Leica D-Lux Typ 109
72
quiet shutter (1/16,000 seconds)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (17 megapixels)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
supports tracking focus
good battery life (340 CIPA)
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
66
has image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (13 megapixels)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
has tracking autofocus
lacks phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Leica D-Lux 7 Travel photography highlights
Leica D-Lux Typ 109 Travel photography highlights
78
good battery life (340 shots)
connects via bluetooth
boasts focus via touch
good megapixels (17 megapixels)
quite wide (24mm)
fast max aperture (f1.7)
does not have a selfie friendly display
73
good resolution (13MP)
quite wide (24mm)
great maximum aperture (f1.7)
does not posses selfie friendly display
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Leica D-Lux 7
Landscape photography with Leica D-Lux Typ 109
77
you can focus manually
quite wide (24mm)
fast max aperture (f1.7)
nice screen size (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (17 megapixels)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
above average high ISO (25,600)
delivers RAW files
good battery life (340 CIPA)
cannot swap lens (fixed lens mount)
74
focusing manually
quite wide (24mm)
great maximum aperture (f1.7)
screen size is good (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (13 megapixels)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
great ISO range (25,600)
supports RAW formats
can't swap lens (fixed lens mount)
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Leica D-Lux 7
Vlogging with Leica D-Lux Typ 109
37
quite wide (24mm)
fast max aperture (f1.7)
has touchscreen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detect focus
video resolution high (3840 x 2160 resolution)
does not have a selfie friendly display
missing mic socket
35
quite wide (24mm)
great maximum aperture (f1.7)
has image stabilization (Optical)
has face detection autofocus
high res video (3840 x 2160 pixels)
does not posses selfie friendly display
does not have external mic support
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Leica D-Lux 7 vs Leica D-Lux Typ 109 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Leica D-Lux 7 and Leica D-Lux Typ 109
 Leica D-Lux 7Leica D-Lux Typ 109
General Information
Manufacturer Leica Leica
Model type Leica D-Lux 7 Leica D-Lux Typ 109
Also referred to as - Typ 109
Class Large Sensor Compact Large Sensor Compact
Launched 2018-11-20 2014-09-23
Physical type Large Sensor Compact Large Sensor Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size Four Thirds Four Thirds
Sensor dimensions 17.3 x 13mm 17.3 x 13mm
Sensor area 224.9mm² 224.9mm²
Sensor resolution 17 megapixel 13 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution 4736 x 3552 4112 x 3088
Highest native ISO 25600 25600
Lowest native ISO 200 200
RAW format
Lowest enhanced ISO 100 100
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Total focus points 49 49
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 24-75mm (3.1x) 24-75mm (3.1x)
Maximum aperture f/1.7-2.8 f/1.7-2.8
Macro focusing range 3cm 3cm
Focal length multiplier 2.1 2.1
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 3" 3"
Resolution of display 1,240k dots 921k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 2,760k dots 2,760k dots
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification 0.7x 0.7x
Features
Min shutter speed 1800s 60s
Max shutter speed 1/4000s 1/4000s
Max quiet shutter speed 1/16000s -
Continuous shutter rate 11.0 frames/s 11.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance no built-in flash 7.00 m (with included external flash at ISO 100)
Flash options no built-in flash Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, on, on w/redeye reduction, slow sync, slow sync w/redeye reduction, off
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC 3840 x 2160 (30p, 24p), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 30p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480
Highest video resolution 3840x2160 3840x2160
Video file format MPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264 MPEG-4
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB DP-DC15 lithium-ion battery & USB charger USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 403 grams (0.89 pounds) 405 grams (0.89 pounds)
Physical dimensions 118 x 66 x 64mm (4.6" x 2.6" x 2.5") 118 x 66 x 55mm (4.6" x 2.6" x 2.2")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 340 photographs 300 photographs
Battery style Battery Pack Battery Pack
Self timer Yes Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I supported) SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I)
Card slots Single Single
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