Leica C-Lux vs Panasonic DMC TZ61 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

C-Lux vs DMC TZ61 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Leica C-Lux vs Panasonic DMC TZ61 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 TZ61

  • Introduced in February 2014
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 18 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 100 - 3200 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 24-720mm (30x), f3.3-6.4
  • WiFi built-in
  • 110.6 x 64.3 x 34.4mm³ (4.4" x 2.5" x 1.4")
  • 240g (7.7 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DMC TZ61

C-Lux vs DMC TZ61: The sensors

C-Lux features a 1" sized sensor, while the DMC TZ61 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 TZ61'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 TZ61: Viewfinder

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

The DMC TZ61 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 TZ61 (0.46x)

Simulated viewfinder of the C-LuxSimulated viewfinder of the DMC TZ61

Advantage: Leica C-Lux

Leica C-Lux VS Panasonic DMC TZ61 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Leica C-Lux a better choice

C-Lux

DMC TZ61

Larger sensor (5)1"Compact
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.1018.10
Auto Focus points (4)4923
Better sensibility (4)80 - 25600 ISO100 - 3200 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)2.330.20
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.040.92
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 x 1080
Longer battery life (3, photos)370300

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, the better viewfinder 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 TZ61

C-Lux

DMC TZ61

Weighs less (2)340g
(11.0 oz.)
240g
(7.7 oz.)
More portable (2)334cm³
(21 cu.in.)
245cm³
(15 cu.in.)
GPS (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC TZ61 are the lower weight than the C-Lux, the more compact size and the built-in GPS.

Yields 6 points for the DMC TZ61.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

C-Lux

DMC TZ61

Speed (frames/second)1010
Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
WiFi
Leica C-Lux VS Panasonic DMC TZ61 Dimensions

Look at front view of the C-Lux and DMC TZ61

C-Lux und DMC TZ61, front viewC-Lux und DMC TZ61, front view

Top view of cameras

C-Lux und DMC TZ61, view from aboveC-Lux und DMC TZ61, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Leica C-Lux

Panasonic DMC TZ61

31
6

We recommend Leica C-Lux as better choice.

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