Leica D-Lux 7 vs Leica Q (Typ 116) Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Enthusiast Compact cameras.

D-Lux 7 vs Q (Typ 116) - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Leica D-Lux 7 vs Leica Q (Typ 116) 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

Q (Typ 116)

  • Introduced in June 2015
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 24 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 100 - 50000 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Fixed lens 28mm, f1.7
  • WiFi built-in
  • 130 x 80 x 93mm³ (5.1" x 3.1" x 3.7")
  • 640g (20.6 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Q (Typ 116)

D-Lux 7 vs Q (Typ 116) 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 Q (Typ 116) sensor area comparisonAdvantage: Leica Q (Typ 116)

D-Lux 7 vs Q (Typ 116): Viewfinder

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

Q (Typ 116) has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 3.68 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.70x.

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)

Q (Typ 116) (0.70x)

Simulated viewfinder of the D-Lux 7Simulated viewfinder of the Q (Typ 116)

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 Leica Q (Typ 116) Other Specs Comparison

Why is Leica D-Lux 7 a better choice

D-Lux 7

Q (Typ 116)

Higher speed (4, frames/second)1110
Image stabilizer (3)
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.201.04
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 x 1080
Longer battery life (3, photos)403300
Weighs less (2)393g
(12.7 oz.)
640g
(20.6 oz.)
More portable (2)498cm³
(31 cu.in.)
967cm³
(61 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the D-Lux 7 are that the camera is faster, the optical image stabilizer and that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is the superior video recording, that the battery has more stamina and the lower weight than the Q (Typ 116). Another advantage over the Q (Typ 116): the more compact size.

The D-Lux 7 scores 18 points.

Otherwise why to choose Leica Q (Typ 116)

D-Lux 7

Q (Typ 116)

Larger sensor (5)Four ThirdsFull frame
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)17.0024.20
Better sensibility (4)100 - 25600 ISO100 - 50000 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)2.763.68

Conclusion: Advantages of the Q (Typ 116) are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and the larger sensitivity. We also like the better viewfinder.

Yields 18 points for the Q (Typ 116).

Common Specs for both cameras compared

D-Lux 7

Q (Typ 116)

Touch screen
WiFi
Leica D-Lux 7 VS Leica Q (Typ 116) Dimensions

Look at front view of the D-Lux 7 and Q (Typ 116)

D-Lux 7 und Q (Typ 116), front viewD-Lux 7 und Q (Typ 116), front view

Top view of cameras

D-Lux 7 und Q (Typ 116), view from aboveD-Lux 7 und Q (Typ 116), view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Leica D-Lux 7

Leica Q (Typ 116)

18
18

We advise to choose the newest model: Leica D-Lux 7.

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