Leica D-Lux 7 vs Nikon DL 18-50 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Enthusiast Compact cameras.

D-Lux 7 vs DL 18-50 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Leica D-Lux 7 vs Nikon DL 18-50 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

DL 18-50

  • Introduced in February 2016
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: 1"
  • 21 megapixel
  • 20 frames/second
  • 160 - 6400 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 18-50mm (3x), f1.8-2.8
  • WiFi built-in
  • 106 x 63 x 57.5mm³ (4.2" x 2.5" x 2.3")
  • 359g (11.6 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DL 18-50

D-Lux 7 vs DL 18-50 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 DL 18-50 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 DL 18-50'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.

Advantage: Leica D-Lux 7

Leica D-Lux 7 VS Nikon DL 18-50 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Leica D-Lux 7 a better choice

D-Lux 7

DL 18-50

Larger sensor (5)Four Thirds1"
Better sensibility (4)100 - 25600 ISO160 - 6400 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.201.04
Longer battery life (3, photos)403260

Conclusion: Advantages of the D-Lux 7 are the larger sensor, the larger sensitivity and that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is that the battery has more stamina.

The D-Lux 7 scores 14 points.

Otherwise why to choose Nikon DL 18-50

D-Lux 7

DL 18-50

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)17.0020.80
Higher speed (4, frames/second)1120
Auto Focus points (4)49105
Built-in flash (2)
More portable (2)498cm³
(31 cu.in.)
384cm³
(24 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DL 18-50 are the higher resolution, that the camera is faster and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Nikon are the built-in flash and the more compact size.

Yields 17 points for the DL 18-50.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

D-Lux 7

DL 18-50

Image stabilizer
Touch screen
Video resolution3840 x 21603840 x 2160
Similar weight393g359g
WiFi
Leica D-Lux 7 VS Nikon DL 18-50 Dimensions

Look at front view of the D-Lux 7 and DL 18-50

D-Lux 7 und DL 18-50, front viewD-Lux 7 und DL 18-50, front view

Top view of cameras

D-Lux 7 und DL 18-50, view from aboveD-Lux 7 und DL 18-50, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Leica D-Lux 7

Nikon DL 18-50

14
17

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

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