Leica C-Lux vs Panasonic DMC FZ72 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

C-Lux vs DMC FZ72 - Side by side

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Leica C-Lux vs Panasonic DMC FZ72 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


  • Introduced in July 2013
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 16 megapixel
  • 9 frames/second
  • 100 - 3200 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 20-1200mm (60x), f2.8-5.9
  • No WiFi
  • 130.2 x 97 x 118.2mm³ (5.1" x 3.8" x 4.7")
  • 600g (19.4 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DMC FZ72

C-Lux vs DMC FZ72: The sensors

C-Lux features a 1" sized sensor, while the DMC FZ72 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 DMC FZ72'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

C-Lux vs DMC FZ72: Viewfinder

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

The DMC FZ72 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 0.20 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.46x.

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 FZ72 (0.46x)

Simulated viewfinder of the C-LuxSimulated viewfinder of the DMC FZ72

Advantage: Leica C-Lux

Leica C-Lux VS Panasonic DMC FZ72 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Leica C-Lux a better choice



Larger sensor (5)1"Compact
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.1016.10
Higher speed (4, frames/second)109
Auto Focus points (4)4923
Better sensibility (4)80 - 25600 ISO100 - 3200 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)2.330.20
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.040.46
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 x 1080
Weighs less (2)340g
(11.0 oz.)
(19.4 oz.)
More portable (2)334cm³
(21 cu.in.)
(94 cu.in.)
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 better viewfinder. We also like 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 the lower weight than the DMC FZ72, the more compact size and the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection.

The C-Lux scores 38 points.

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic DMC FZ72



Longer battery life (3, photos)370400

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC FZ72 are that the battery has more stamina.

Yields 3 points for the DMC FZ72.

Common Specs for both cameras compared



Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Leica C-Lux VS Panasonic DMC FZ72 Dimensions

Look at front view of the C-Lux and DMC FZ72

C-Lux und DMC FZ72, front viewC-Lux und DMC FZ72, front view

Top view of cameras

C-Lux und DMC FZ72, view from aboveC-Lux und DMC FZ72, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Leica C-Lux

Panasonic DMC FZ72


We recommend Leica C-Lux as better choice.

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