Leica C-Lux vs Panasonic DMC TZ56 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

C-Lux vs DMC TZ56 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Leica C-Lux vs Panasonic DMC TZ56 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

DMC TZ56

  • Introduced in January 2014
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 16 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 80 - 3200 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-480mm (20x), f3.3-6.4
  • WiFi built-in
  • 106.8 x 62.2 x 32.4mm³ (4.2" x 2.4" x 1.3")
  • 224g (7.2 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DMC TZ56

C-Lux vs DMC TZ56: The sensors

The C-Lux features a 1" sized sensor, while the DMC TZ56 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 TZ56'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 TZ56 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Leica C-Lux a better choice

C-Lux

DMC TZ56

Larger sensor (5)1"Compact
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.1016.00
Auto Focus points (4)4921
Better sensibility (4)80 - 25600 ISO80 - 3200 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.040.46
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 x 1080
Longer battery life (3, photos)370350

Conclusion: Advantages of the C-Lux are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Leica 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 the superior video recording and that the battery has more stamina.

The C-Lux scores 27 points.

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic DMC TZ56

C-Lux

DMC TZ56

Articulated monitor (2)
Weighs less (2)340g
(11.0 oz.)
224g
(7.2 oz.)
More portable (2)334cm³
(21 cu.in.)
215cm³
(14 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC TZ56 are the articulated display, the lower weight than the C-Lux and the more compact size.

Yields 6 points for the DMC TZ56.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

C-Lux

DMC TZ56

Speed (frames/second)1010
Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
WiFi
Leica C-Lux VS Panasonic DMC TZ56 Dimensions

Look at front view of the C-Lux and DMC TZ56

C-Lux und DMC TZ56, front viewC-Lux und DMC TZ56, front view

Top view of cameras

C-Lux und DMC TZ56, view from aboveC-Lux und DMC TZ56, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Leica C-Lux

Panasonic DMC TZ56

27
6

We recommend Leica C-Lux as better choice.

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