Leica D-Lux 7 vs Canon PowerShot G5 X Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Enthusiast Compact cameras.

D-Lux 7 vs PowerShot G5 X - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Leica D-Lux 7 vs Canon PowerShot G5 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 G5 X

  • Introduced in September 2015
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: 1"
  • 20 megapixel
  • 6 frames/second
  • 125 - 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-100mm (4x), f1.8-2.8
  • WiFi built-in
  • 112.5 x 76.4 x 44.2mm³ (4.4" x 3.0" x 1.7")
  • 377g (12.2 oz.)

All specs: Main page for PowerShot G5 X

D-Lux 7 vs PowerShot G5 X Sensors

On the pictures below the sensor areas of cameras are highlighted.

This infographic highlights the sensor areas of both models compared to other common sensor formats:

Infographic: D-Lux 7 and PowerShot G5 X sensor area comparison

Note: 1-Euro coin for scale; the coin at 23.25mm diameter is slightly smaller than a US quarter.

Boasting an area of 225mm² (0.36 sq.in.) the sensor of the D-Lux 7 is somewhat larger than the PowerShot G5 X's chip at 116mm² (0.19 sq.in.). In most cases a larger sensor will yield better results in low light, a considerable advantage in many situations (e.g. interior images), a clear disadvantage of the 1" format.

Better choice: Leica D-Lux 7

D-Lux 7 vs PowerShot G5 X: Viewfinder

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

PowerShot G5 X has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 2.36 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.65x.

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 G5 X (0.65x)

Simulated viewfinder of the D-Lux 7Simulated viewfinder of the PowerShot G5 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 G5 X Other Specs Comparison

Why is Leica D-Lux 7 a better choice

D-Lux 7

PowerShot G5 X

Larger sensor (5)Four Thirds1"
Higher speed (4, frames/second)116
Auto Focus points (4)4931
Better sensibility (4)100 - 25600 ISO125 - 12800 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)2.762.36
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.201.04
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 x 1080
Longer battery life (3, photos)403210

Conclusion: Advantages of the D-Lux 7 are the larger sensor, that the camera is faster 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 superior video recording and that the battery has more stamina.

The D-Lux 7 scores 28 points.

Otherwise why to choose Canon PowerShot G5 X

D-Lux 7

PowerShot G5 X

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)17.0020.20
Built-in flash (2)
Articulated monitor (2)
More portable (2)498cm³
(31 cu.in.)
380cm³
(24 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot G5 X are the higher resolution, the built-in flash and the articulated display. A recommendation of the PowerShot G5 X is made easy by the more compact size.

Yields 11 points for the PowerShot G5 X.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

D-Lux 7

PowerShot G5 X

Image stabilizer
Touch screen
Similar weight393g377g
WiFi
Leica D-Lux 7 VS Canon PowerShot G5 X Dimensions

Look at front view of the D-Lux 7 and PowerShot G5 X

D-Lux 7 und PowerShot G5 X, front viewD-Lux 7 und PowerShot G5 X, front view

Top view of cameras

D-Lux 7 und PowerShot G5 X, view from aboveD-Lux 7 und PowerShot G5 X, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Leica D-Lux 7

Canon PowerShot G5 X

28
11

We recommend Leica D-Lux 7 as better choice.

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