Leica C-Lux vs Panasonic DMC TZ81 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

C-Lux vs DMC TZ81 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Leica C-Lux vs Panasonic DMC TZ81 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 TZ81

  • Introduced in January 2016
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 19 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 80 - 3200 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 24-720mm (30x), f3.3-6.4
  • WiFi built-in
  • 112 x 64 x 38mm³ (4.4" x 2.5" x 1.5")
  • 281g (9.1 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DMC TZ81

C-Lux vs DMC TZ81: The sensors

C-Lux features a 1" sized sensor, while the DMC TZ81 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 TZ81'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 TZ81: Viewfinder

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

The DMC TZ81 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 1.16 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 TZ81 (0.46x)

Simulated viewfinder of the C-LuxSimulated viewfinder of the DMC TZ81

Advantage: Leica C-Lux

Leica C-Lux VS Panasonic DMC TZ81 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Leica C-Lux a better choice

C-Lux

DMC TZ81

Larger sensor (5)1"Compact
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.1018.90
Better sensibility (4)80 - 25600 ISO80 - 3200 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)2.331.16
Longer battery life (3, photos)370320

Conclusion: Advantages of the C-Lux are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and the larger sensitivity. We also like the better viewfinder and that the battery has more stamina.

The C-Lux scores 21 points.

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic DMC TZ81

C-Lux

DMC TZ81

Weighs less (2)340g
(11.0 oz.)
281g
(9.1 oz.)
More portable (2)334cm³
(21 cu.in.)
272cm³
(17 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC TZ81 are the lower weight than the C-Lux and the more compact size.

Yields 4 points for the DMC TZ81.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

C-Lux

DMC TZ81

Speed (frames/second)1010
Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Sensor resolution (MP)1.041.04
Touch screen
Video resolution3840 x 21603840 x 2160
WiFi
Leica C-Lux VS Panasonic DMC TZ81 Dimensions

Look at front view of the C-Lux and DMC TZ81

C-Lux und DMC TZ81, front viewC-Lux und DMC TZ81, front view

Top view of cameras

C-Lux und DMC TZ81, view from aboveC-Lux und DMC TZ81, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Leica C-Lux

Panasonic DMC TZ81

21
4

We recommend Leica C-Lux as better choice.

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