Leica C-Lux vs Panasonic DMC FZ1000 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

C-Lux vs DMC FZ1000 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Leica C-Lux vs Panasonic DMC FZ1000 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

DMC FZ1000

  • Introduced in July 2014
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: 1"
  • 20 megapixel
  • 12 frames/second
  • 125 - 12800 ISO
  • 4096 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-400mm (17x), f2.8-4.0
  • WiFi built-in
  • 137 x 98.5 x 130.7mm³ (5.4" x 3.9" x 5.1")
  • 831g (26.8 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DMC FZ1000

C-Lux vs DMC FZ1000 Sensors

On the pictures below the sensor areas of cameras are highlighted.

This infographic highlights the sensor areas of both models compared to other common sensor formats:

Info graphic: C-Lux an DMC FZ1000 sensor comparison

Note: 1-Euro coin for scale; the coin at 23.25mm diameter is slightly smaller than a US quarter.

1" sensor built into both cameras has a total area of about 116mm² (4.6 sq.in.).

C-Lux vs DMC FZ1000: Viewfinder

C-Lux has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 2.33 megapixel with magnification of 0.53x.

The DMC FZ1000 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 2.36 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.70x.

Viewfinder magnifications of compared cameras. The black area shows a magnification of 1x, relative to native size; in red is a magnification of 0.85x.

C-Lux (0.53x)

DMC FZ1000 (0.70x)

Simulated viewfinder of the C-LuxSimulated viewfinder of the DMC FZ1000

Better choice: Panasonic DMC FZ1000

Leica C-Lux VS Panasonic DMC FZ1000 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Leica C-Lux a better choice


DMC FZ1000

Better sensibility (4)80 - 25600 ISO125 - 12800 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.040.92
Touch screen (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)370360
Weighs less (2)340g
(11.0 oz.)
(26.8 oz.)
More portable (2)334cm³
(21 cu.in.)
(111 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the C-Lux are the larger sensitivity, that the display has a higher resolution and the rather comfortable touch screen. A recommendation of the C-Lux is made easy by that the battery has more stamina, the lower weight than the DMC FZ1000 and the more compact size.

The C-Lux scores 15 points.

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic DMC FZ1000


DMC FZ1000

Higher speed (4, frames/second)1012
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)2.332.36
Articulated monitor (2)
Better Video (2)3840 x 21604096 x 2160
External microphone (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC FZ1000 are that the camera is faster, the better viewfinder and the articulated display. A recommendation of the DMC FZ1000 is made easy by the superior video recording and the connector for an external microphone.

Yields 14 points for the DMC FZ1000.

Common Specs for both cameras compared


DMC FZ1000

Sensor format1"1"
Resolution (megapixel)20.1020.10
Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Leica C-Lux VS Panasonic DMC FZ1000 Dimensions

Look at front view of the C-Lux and DMC FZ1000

C-Lux und DMC FZ1000, front viewC-Lux und DMC FZ1000, front view

Top view of cameras

C-Lux und DMC FZ1000, view from aboveC-Lux und DMC FZ1000, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Leica C-Lux

Panasonic DMC FZ1000


We advise to choose the newest model: Leica C-Lux.

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