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Leica C-Lux vs Canon Ixus 185 Specs
All specs: Main page for C-Lux
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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
|Larger sensor (5)||1"||Compact|
|Wider resolution (5, megapixel)||20.10||20.00|
|Higher speed (4, frames/second)||10||1|
|Auto Focus points (4)||49||9|
|Better sensibility (4)||80 - 25600 ISO||100 - 1600 ISO|
|Image stabilizer (3)|
|Better monitor (2, Megapixel)||1.04||0.23|
|Touch screen (2)|
|Better Video (2)||3840 x 2160||1280 x 720|
|Longer battery life (3, photos)||370||210|
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
|Weighs less (2)||340g|
|More portable (2)||334cm³|
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
|Leica C-Lux VS Canon Ixus 185 Dimensions|
Look at front view of the C-Lux and Ixus 185
Top view of cameras
Here's the total score according to comparison above:
Canon Ixus 185
We recommend Leica C-Lux as better choice.
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