Leica D-Lux 7 vs Fujifilm X30 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Enthusiast Compact cameras.

D-Lux 7 vs X30 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Leica D-Lux 7 vs Fujifilm X30 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

X30

  • Introduced in August 2014
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 12 megapixel
  • 12 frames/second
  • 100 - 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 28-112mm (4x), f2.0-2.8
  • No WiFi
  • 118.7 x 71.6 x 60.3mm³ (4.7" x 2.8" x 2.4")
  • 423g (13.6 oz.)

All specs: Main page for X30

D-Lux 7 vs X30: The sensors

D-Lux 7 features a Four Thirds sized sensor, while the X30 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 X30'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 X30: Viewfinder

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

The X30 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)

X30 (0.65x)

Simulated viewfinder of the D-Lux 7Simulated viewfinder of the X30

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 Fujifilm X30 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Leica D-Lux 7 a better choice

D-Lux 7

X30

Larger sensor (5)Four ThirdsCompact
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)17.0012.00
Better sensibility (4)100 - 25600 ISO100 - 12800 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)2.762.36
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.200.92
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 x 1080
WiFi (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the D-Lux 7 are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and the larger sensitivity. We also like the better viewfinder, 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 and the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection.

The D-Lux 7 scores 26 points.

Otherwise why to choose Fujifilm X30

D-Lux 7

X30

Higher speed (4, frames/second)1112
Built-in flash (2)
Articulated monitor (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)403470

Conclusion: Advantages of the X30 are that the camera is faster, the built-in flash and the articulated display. A recommendation of the X30 is made easy by that the battery has more stamina.

Yields 11 points for the X30.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

D-Lux 7

X30

Image stabilizer
Similar weight393g423g
Similar size498cm³512cm³
Leica D-Lux 7 VS Fujifilm X30 Dimensions

Look at front view of the D-Lux 7 and X30

D-Lux 7 und X30, front viewD-Lux 7 und X30, front view

Top view of cameras

D-Lux 7 und X30, view from aboveD-Lux 7 und X30, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Leica D-Lux 7

Fujifilm X30

26
11

We recommend Leica D-Lux 7 as better choice.

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