Leica C-Lux vs Canon Ixus 185 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

C-Lux vs Ixus 185 - Side by side

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Leica C-Lux vs Canon Ixus 185 Specs


  • Introduced in June 2018
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: 1"
  • 20 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 80 - 25600 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 24-360mm (15x), f3.3-6.4
  • WiFi built-in
  • 111.2 x 66.4 x 45.2mm³ (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.8")
  • 340g (11.0 oz.)

All specs: Main page for C-Lux

Ixus 185

  • Introduced in January 2016
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 20 megapixel
  • 1 frames/second
  • 100 - 1600 ISO
  • 1280 x 720 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 68.00mm (2.7") Monitor
  • Zoom 28-224mm (8x), f3.2-6.9
  • No WiFi
  • 95.2 x 54.3 x 22.1mm³ (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.9")
  • 126g (4.1 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Ixus 185

C-Lux vs Ixus 185: The sensors

The C-Lux features a 1" sized sensor, while the Ixus 185 uses a Compact sensor.

Boasting an area of 116mm² (0.19 sq.in.) the sensor of the C-Lux is a lot larger than the Ixus 185's chip at 28mm² (0.04 sq.in.). In most cases a larger sensor will yield better results in low light, a considerable advantage in many situations (think: interior images, dusk or dawn etc.), a clear disadvantage of the Compact format.

Better choice: Leica C-Lux

Leica C-Lux VS Canon Ixus 185 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Leica C-Lux a better choice


Ixus 185

Larger sensor (5)1"Compact
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.1020.00
Higher speed (4, frames/second)101
Auto Focus points (4)499
Better sensibility (4)80 - 25600 ISO100 - 1600 ISO
Image stabilizer (3)
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.040.23
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601280 x 720
Longer battery life (3, photos)370210
WiFi (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the C-Lux are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and that the camera is faster. Additional pros for the Leica are the faster and more accurate auto focus, the larger sensitivity and the optical image stabilizer. A nice touch is that the display has a higher resolution, the rather comfortable touch screen and the superior video recording. A recommendation of the C-Lux is made easy by that the battery has more stamina and the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection.

The C-Lux scores 36 points.

Otherwise why to choose Canon Ixus 185


Ixus 185

Weighs less (2)340g
(11.0 oz.)
(4.1 oz.)
More portable (2)334cm³
(21 cu.in.)
(7 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Ixus 185 are the lower weight than the C-Lux and the more compact size.

Yields 4 points for the Ixus 185.

Common Specs for both cameras compared


Ixus 185

Built-in flash
Leica C-Lux VS Canon Ixus 185 Dimensions

Look at front view of the C-Lux and Ixus 185

C-Lux und Ixus 185, front viewC-Lux und Ixus 185, front view

Top view of cameras

C-Lux und Ixus 185, view from aboveC-Lux und Ixus 185, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Leica C-Lux

Canon Ixus 185


We recommend Leica C-Lux as better choice.

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