Leica D-Lux 7 vs Canon PowerShot S120 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Enthusiast Compact cameras.

D-Lux 7 vs PowerShot S120 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Leica D-Lux 7 vs Canon PowerShot S120 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 S120

  • Introduced in August 2013
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 12 megapixel
  • 9 frames/second
  • 80 - 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 24-120mm (5x), f1.8-5.7
  • WiFi built-in
  • 100.2 x 59 x 29mm³ (3.9" x 2.3" x 1.1")
  • 217g (7.0 oz.)

All specs: Main page for PowerShot S120

D-Lux 7 vs PowerShot S120: The sensors

The D-Lux 7 features a Four Thirds sized sensor, while the PowerShot S120 uses a Compact sensor.

Boasting an area of 225mm² (0.36 sq.in.) the sensor of the D-Lux 7 is a lot larger than the PowerShot S120'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 D-Lux 7

Leica D-Lux 7 VS Canon PowerShot S120 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Leica D-Lux 7 a better choice

D-Lux 7

PowerShot S120

Larger sensor (5)Four ThirdsCompact
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)17.0012.10
Higher speed (4, frames/second)119
Auto Focus points (4)499
Better sensibility (4)100 - 25600 ISO80 - 12800 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.200.92
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 x 1080
Longer battery life (3, photos)403230

Conclusion: Advantages of the D-Lux 7 are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and that the camera is faster. Additional pros for the Leica are the faster and more accurate auto focus, the larger sensitivity 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 29 points.

Otherwise why to choose Canon PowerShot S120

D-Lux 7

PowerShot S120

Built-in flash (2)
Weighs less (2)393g
(12.7 oz.)
(7.0 oz.)
More portable (2)498cm³
(31 cu.in.)
(11 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot S120 are the built-in flash, the lower weight than the D-Lux 7 and the more compact size.

Yields 6 points for the PowerShot S120.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

D-Lux 7

PowerShot S120

Image stabilizer
Touch screen
Leica D-Lux 7 VS Canon PowerShot S120 Dimensions

Look at front view of the D-Lux 7 and PowerShot S120

D-Lux 7 und PowerShot S120, front viewD-Lux 7 und PowerShot S120, front view

Top view of cameras

D-Lux 7 und PowerShot S120, view from aboveD-Lux 7 und PowerShot S120, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Leica D-Lux 7

Canon PowerShot S120


We recommend Leica D-Lux 7 as better choice.

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