Leica C-Lux vs Nikon Coolpix B500 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

C-Lux vs Coolpix B500 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Leica C-Lux vs Nikon Coolpix B500 Specs

C-Lux

  • 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

Coolpix B500

  • Introduced in February 2016
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 16 megapixel
  • 7 frames/second
  • 125 - 6400 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 22-900mm (40x), f3.0-6.5
  • WiFi built-in
  • 113.5 x 78.3 x 94.9mm³ (4.5" x 3.1" x 3.7")
  • 542g (17.5 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Coolpix B500

C-Lux vs Coolpix B500: The sensors

The C-Lux features a 1" sized sensor, while the Coolpix B500 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 Coolpix B500'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 Nikon Coolpix B500 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Leica C-Lux a better choice

C-Lux

Coolpix B500

Larger sensor (5)1"Compact
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.1016.00
Higher speed (4, frames/second)107
Auto Focus points (4)491
Better sensibility (4)80 - 25600 ISO125 - 6400 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.040.92
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 x 1080
Weighs less (2)340g
(11.0 oz.)
542g
(17.5 oz.)
More portable (2)334cm³
(21 cu.in.)
843cm³
(53 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 the lower weight than the Coolpix B500. Another advantage over the Coolpix B500: the more compact size.

The C-Lux scores 32 points.

Otherwise why to choose Nikon Coolpix B500

C-Lux

Coolpix B500

Articulated monitor (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)370600

Conclusion: Advantages of the Coolpix B500 are the articulated display and that the battery has more stamina.

Yields 5 points for the Coolpix B500.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

C-Lux

Coolpix B500

Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
WiFi
Leica C-Lux VS Nikon Coolpix B500 Dimensions

Look at front view of the C-Lux and Coolpix B500

C-Lux und Coolpix B500, front viewC-Lux und Coolpix B500, front view

Top view of cameras

C-Lux und Coolpix B500, view from aboveC-Lux und Coolpix B500, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Leica C-Lux

Nikon Coolpix B500

32
5

We recommend Leica C-Lux as better choice.

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