Leica D-Lux 7 vs Fujifilm X20 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Enthusiast Compact cameras.

D-Lux 7 vs X20 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Leica D-Lux 7 vs Fujifilm X20 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

X20

  • Introduced in February 2013
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 12 megapixel
  • 12 frames/second
  • 100 - 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Optical (See through)
  • 71.00mm (2.8") Monitor
  • Zoom 28-112mm (4x), f2.0-2.8
  • No WiFi
  • 117 x 69.6 x 56.8mm³ (4.6" x 2.7" x 2.2")
  • 353g (11.4 oz.)

All specs: Main page for X20

D-Lux 7 vs X20: The sensors

D-Lux 7 features a Four Thirds sized sensor, while the X20 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 X20's chip at 58mm² (0.09 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

D-Lux 7 vs X20: Viewfinder

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

The X20 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)

X20 (0.50x)

Simulated viewfinder of the D-Lux 7Simulated viewfinder of the X20

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. However, with these two cameras the difference is considerable in any case.

Leica D-Lux 7 VS Fujifilm X20 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Leica D-Lux 7 a better choice

D-Lux 7

X20

Larger sensor (5)Four ThirdsCompact
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)17.0012.00
Better sensibility (4)100 - 25600 ISO100 - 12800 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.200.46
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 x 1080
Longer battery life (3, photos)403270
WiFi (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the D-Lux 7 are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and the larger sensitivity. We also like that the display has a higher resolution, the rather comfortable touch screen and the superior video recording. A recommendation of the D-Lux 7 is made easy by that the battery has more stamina and the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection.

The D-Lux 7 scores 25 points.

Otherwise why to choose Fujifilm X20

D-Lux 7

X20

Higher speed (4, frames/second)1112
Built-in flash (2)
Weighs less (2)393g
(12.7 oz.)
353g
(11.4 oz.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the X20 are that the camera is faster, the built-in flash and the lower weight than the D-Lux 7.

Yields 8 points for the X20.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

D-Lux 7

X20

Image stabilizer
Similar size498cm³463cm³
Leica D-Lux 7 VS Fujifilm X20 Dimensions

Look at front view of the D-Lux 7 and X20

D-Lux 7 und X20, front viewD-Lux 7 und X20, front view

Top view of cameras

D-Lux 7 und X20, view from aboveD-Lux 7 und X20, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Leica D-Lux 7

Fujifilm X20

25
8

We recommend Leica D-Lux 7 as better choice.

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