Leica C-Lux vs Panasonic DC TZ96 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

C-Lux vs DC TZ96 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Leica C-Lux vs Panasonic DC TZ96 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

DC TZ96

  • Introduced in February 2019
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 20 megapixel
  • 5 frames/second
  • 80 - 3200 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-720mm (30x), f3.3-6.4
  • WiFi built-in
  • 112 x 68.8 x 41.6mm³ (4.4" x 2.7" x 1.6")
  • 328g (10.6 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DC TZ96

C-Lux vs DC TZ96: The sensors

C-Lux features a 1" sized sensor, while the DC TZ96 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 DC TZ96'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 DC TZ96: Viewfinder

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

The DC TZ96 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 2.33 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.53x.

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)

DC TZ96 (0.53x)

Simulated viewfinder of the C-LuxSimulated viewfinder of the DC TZ96

Better choice: Draw

Leica C-Lux VS Panasonic DC TZ96 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Leica C-Lux a better choice

C-Lux

DC TZ96

Larger sensor (5)1"Compact
Higher speed (4, frames/second)105
Better sensibility (4)80 - 25600 ISO80 - 3200 ISO

Conclusion: Advantages of the C-Lux are the larger sensor, that the camera is faster and the larger sensitivity.

The C-Lux scores 13 points.

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic DC TZ96

C-Lux

DC TZ96

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.1020.30
Articulated monitor (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)370380

Conclusion: Advantages of the DC TZ96 are the higher resolution, the articulated display and that the battery has more stamina.

Yields 10 points for the DC TZ96.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

C-Lux

DC TZ96

Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Sensor resolution (MP)1.041.04
Touch screen
Video resolution3840 x 21603840 x 2160
Similar weight340g328g
Similar size334cm³321cm³
WiFi
Leica C-Lux VS Panasonic DC TZ96 Dimensions

Look at front view of the C-Lux and DC TZ96

C-Lux und DC TZ96, front viewC-Lux und DC TZ96, front view

Top view of cameras

C-Lux und DC TZ96, view from aboveC-Lux und DC TZ96, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Leica C-Lux

Panasonic DC TZ96

13
10

We advise to choose the newest model: Panasonic DC TZ96.

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