Leica D-Lux 7 vs Canon PowerShot G9 X Mk. II Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Enthusiast Compact cameras.

D-Lux 7 vs PowerShot G9 X Mk. II - Side by side

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Leica D-Lux 7 vs Canon PowerShot G9 X Mk. II: Specifications at a glance

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 G9 X Mk. II

  • Introduced in January 2017
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: 1"
  • 20 megapixel
  • 8 frames/second
  • 125 - 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 28-84mm (3x), f2.0-4.9
  • WiFi built-in
  • 98 x 58 x 31mm³ (3.9" x 2.3" x 1.2")
  • 206g (6.6 oz.)

All specs: Main page for PowerShot G9 X Mk. II

D-Lux 7 vs PowerShot G9 X Mk. II: The sensors

The D-Lux 7 features a Four Thirds sized sensor, while the PowerShot G9 X Mk. II uses a 1" sensor.

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

Infographic: D-Lux 7 and PowerShot G9 X Mk. II 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 G9 X Mk. II'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

Leica D-Lux 7 VS Canon PowerShot G9 X Mk. II Other Specs Comparison

Why is Leica D-Lux 7 a better choice

D-Lux 7

PowerShot G9 X Mk. II

Larger sensor (5)Four Thirds1"
Higher speed (4, frames/second)118
Auto Focus points (4)4931
Better sensibility (4)100 - 25600 ISO125 - 12800 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.201.04
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 x 1080
Longer battery life (3, photos)403235

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, that the display has a higher resolution and the superior video recording. A recommendation of the D-Lux 7 is made easy by that the battery has more stamina.

The D-Lux 7 scores 24 points.

Otherwise why to choose Canon PowerShot G9 X Mk. II

D-Lux 7

PowerShot G9 X Mk. II

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)17.0020.10
Built-in flash (2)
Weighs less (2)393g
(12.7 oz.)
206g
(6.6 oz.)
More portable (2)498cm³
(31 cu.in.)
176cm³
(11 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot G9 X Mk. II are the higher resolution, the built-in flash and the lower weight than the D-Lux 7. Another advantage over the D-Lux 7: the more compact size.

Yields 11 points for the PowerShot G9 X Mk. II.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

D-Lux 7

PowerShot G9 X Mk. II

Image stabilizer
Touch screen
WiFi
Leica D-Lux 7 VS Canon PowerShot G9 X Mk. II Dimensions

Look at front view of the D-Lux 7 and PowerShot G9 X Mk. II

D-Lux 7 und PowerShot G9 X Mk. II, front viewD-Lux 7 und PowerShot G9 X Mk. II, front view

Top view of cameras

D-Lux 7 und PowerShot G9 X Mk. II, view from aboveD-Lux 7 und PowerShot G9 X Mk. II, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Leica D-Lux 7

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mk. II

24
11

We recommend Leica D-Lux 7 as better choice.

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