Leica C-Lux vs Panasonic DMC SZ10 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

C-Lux vs DMC SZ10 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Leica C-Lux vs Panasonic DMC SZ10 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 January 2015
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 16 megapixel
  • 1 frames/second
  • 100 - 1600 ISO
  • 1280 x 720 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 64.00mm (2.5") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-288mm (12x), f3.1-6.3
  • WiFi built-in
  • 99 x 59.9 x 29.8mm³ (3.9" x 2.4" x 1.2")
  • 177g (5.7 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DMC SZ10

C-Lux vs DMC SZ10: The sensors

The C-Lux features a 1" sized sensor, while the DMC SZ10 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 SZ10'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 Panasonic DMC SZ10 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Leica C-Lux a better choice



Larger sensor (5)1"Compact
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.1016.00
Higher speed (4, frames/second)101
Auto Focus points (4)499
Better sensibility (4)80 - 25600 ISO100 - 1600 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.040.46
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601280 x 720
Longer battery life (3, photos)370200

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.

The C-Lux scores 31 points.

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic DMC SZ10



Articulated monitor (2)
Weighs less (2)340g
(11.0 oz.)
(5.7 oz.)
More portable (2)334cm³
(21 cu.in.)
(11 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC SZ10 are the articulated display, the lower weight than the C-Lux and the more compact size.

Yields 6 points for the DMC SZ10.

Common Specs for both cameras compared



Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Leica C-Lux VS Panasonic DMC SZ10 Dimensions

Look at front view of the C-Lux and DMC SZ10

C-Lux und DMC SZ10, front viewC-Lux und DMC SZ10, front view

Top view of cameras

C-Lux und DMC SZ10, view from aboveC-Lux und DMC SZ10, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Leica C-Lux

Panasonic DMC SZ10


We recommend Leica C-Lux as better choice.

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