Leica D-Lux 7 vs Canon PowerShot G1 X Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Enthusiast Compact cameras.

D-Lux 7 vs PowerShot G1 X - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Leica D-Lux 7 vs Canon PowerShot G1 X Specs

D-Lux 7

  • Introduced in November 2018
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 17 megapixel
  • 11 frames/second
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 24-75mm (3x), f1.7-2.8
  • WiFi built-in
  • 118 x 66 x 64mm³ (4.6" x 2.6" x 2.5")
  • 393g (12.7 oz.)

All specs: Main page for D-Lux 7

PowerShot G1 X

  • Introduced in March 2012
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 14 megapixel
  • 2 frames/second
  • 100 - 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Optical (See through)
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 28-112mm (4x), f2.8-5.8
  • No WiFi
  • 116.9 x 81 x 65.1mm³ (4.6" x 3.2" x 2.6")
  • 540g (17.4 oz.)

All specs: Main page for PowerShot G1 X

D-Lux 7 vs PowerShot G1 X: The sensors

D-Lux 7 features a Four Thirds sized sensor, while the PowerShot G1 X uses a Compact sensor.

Featuring an area of 262mm² (0.42 sq.in.), the PowerShot G1 X's sensor is somewhat larger that the chip that the D-Lux 7 employs at 225mm² (0.36 sq.in.). A larger sensor can produce images of interiors or at night that have less noise and better contrast than photos shot with Four Thirds sized chips.

Better choice: Canon PowerShot G1 X

D-Lux 7 vs PowerShot G1 X: Viewfinder

The D-Lux 7 has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 2.76 megapixel with magnification of 0.70x.

The PowerShot G1 X features

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.

D-Lux 7 (0.70x)

PowerShot G1 X (0.60x)

Simulated viewfinder of the D-Lux 7Simulated viewfinder of the PowerShot G1 X

Note: Differences in the image area are the result of different image ratios, 3:2 or 4:3. That can make it difficult to compare the viewfinder magnification of both cameras.

Leica D-Lux 7 VS Canon PowerShot G1 X Other Specs Comparison

Why is Leica D-Lux 7 a better choice

D-Lux 7

PowerShot G1 X

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)17.0014.00
Higher speed (4, frames/second)112
Auto Focus points (4)499
Better sensibility (4)100 - 25600 ISO100 - 12800 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.200.92
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 x 1080
Longer battery life (3, photos)403250
Weighs less (2)393g
(12.7 oz.)
540g
(17.4 oz.)
More portable (2)498cm³
(31 cu.in.)
616cm³
(39 cu.in.)
WiFi (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the D-Lux 7 are the higher resolution, that the camera is faster 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 D-Lux 7 is made easy by the superior video recording, that the battery has more stamina and the lower weight than the PowerShot G1 X. Another advantage over the PowerShot G1 X: the more compact size and the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection.

The D-Lux 7 scores 32 points.

Otherwise why to choose Canon PowerShot G1 X

D-Lux 7

PowerShot G1 X

Larger sensor (5)Four ThirdsCompact
Built-in flash (2)
Articulated monitor (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot G1 X are the larger sensor, the built-in flash and the articulated display.

Yields 9 points for the PowerShot G1 X.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

D-Lux 7

PowerShot G1 X

Image stabilizer
Leica D-Lux 7 VS Canon PowerShot G1 X Dimensions

Look at front view of the D-Lux 7 and PowerShot G1 X

D-Lux 7 und PowerShot G1 X, front viewD-Lux 7 und PowerShot G1 X, front view

Top view of cameras

D-Lux 7 und PowerShot G1 X, view from aboveD-Lux 7 und PowerShot G1 X, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Leica D-Lux 7

Canon PowerShot G1 X

32
9

We recommend Leica D-Lux 7 as better choice.

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