Leica C-Lux vs Canon PowerShot SX420 IS Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

C-Lux vs PowerShot SX420 IS - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Leica C-Lux vs Canon PowerShot SX420 IS 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

PowerShot SX420 IS

  • Introduced in January 2016
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 20 megapixel
  • 2 frames/second
  • 100 - 3200 ISO
  • 1280 x 720 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 24-1008mm (42x), f3.5-6.6
  • WiFi built-in
  • 104.4 x 69.1 x 85.1mm³ (4.1" x 2.7" x 3.4")
  • 442g (14.3 oz.)

All specs: Main page for PowerShot SX420 IS

C-Lux vs PowerShot SX420 IS: The sensors

The C-Lux features a 1" sized sensor, while the PowerShot SX420 IS 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 PowerShot SX420 IS'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 PowerShot SX420 IS Other Specs Comparison

Why is Leica C-Lux a better choice


PowerShot SX420 IS

Larger sensor (5)1"Compact
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.1020.00
Higher speed (4, frames/second)102
Auto Focus points (4)499
Better sensibility (4)80 - 25600 ISO100 - 3200 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.040.23
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601280 x 720
Longer battery life (3, photos)370195
Weighs less (2)340g
(11.0 oz.)
(14.3 oz.)
More portable (2)334cm³
(21 cu.in.)
(39 cu.in.)

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 that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is the rather comfortable touch screen, the superior video recording and that the battery has more stamina. Another advantage over the PowerShot SX420 IS: the lower weight than the PowerShot SX420 IS and the more compact size.

The C-Lux scores 35 points.

Otherwise why to choose Canon PowerShot SX420 IS

No advantage for the Canon PowerShot SX420 IS compared to Leica C-Lux

Common Specs for both cameras compared


PowerShot SX420 IS

Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Leica C-Lux VS Canon PowerShot SX420 IS Dimensions

Look at front view of the C-Lux and PowerShot SX420 IS

C-Lux und PowerShot SX420 IS, front viewC-Lux und PowerShot SX420 IS, front view

Top view of cameras

C-Lux und PowerShot SX420 IS, view from aboveC-Lux und PowerShot SX420 IS, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Leica C-Lux

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS


We recommend Leica C-Lux as better choice.

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