Leica D-Lux 7 vs Nikon DL 24-500 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Enthusiast Compact cameras.

D-Lux 7 vs DL 24-500 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Leica D-Lux 7 vs Nikon DL 24-500 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 24-500

  • Introduced in March 2016
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: 1"
  • 21 megapixel
  • 20 frames/second
  • 160 - 12800 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-500mm (21x), f2.8-5.6
  • WiFi built-in
  • 122.5 x 89.9 x 138.8mm³ (4.8" x 3.5" x 5.5")
  • 780g (25.2 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DL 24-500

D-Lux 7 vs DL 24-500 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 24-500 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 24-500'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

D-Lux 7 vs DL 24-500: Viewfinder

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

DL 24-500 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 2.36 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)

DL 24-500 (0.70x)

Simulated viewfinder of the D-Lux 7Simulated viewfinder of the DL 24-500

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 Nikon DL 24-500 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Leica D-Lux 7 a better choice

D-Lux 7

DL 24-500

Larger sensor (5)Four Thirds1"
Better sensibility (4)100 - 25600 ISO160 - 12800 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)2.762.36
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.201.04
Longer battery life (3, photos)403290
Weighs less (2)393g
(12.7 oz.)
780g
(25.2 oz.)
More portable (2)498cm³
(31 cu.in.)
1529cm³
(96 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the D-Lux 7 are the larger sensor, the larger sensitivity and the better viewfinder. We also like that the display has a higher resolution, that the battery has more stamina and the lower weight than the DL 24-500. Another advantage over the DL 24-500: the more compact size.

The D-Lux 7 scores 22 points.

Otherwise why to choose Nikon DL 24-500

D-Lux 7

DL 24-500

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)17.0020.80
Higher speed (4, frames/second)1120
Auto Focus points (4)49105
Built-in flash (2)
Articulated monitor (2)
External microphone (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DL 24-500 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, the articulated display and the connector for an external microphone.

Yields 19 points for the DL 24-500.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

D-Lux 7

DL 24-500

Image stabilizer
Touch screen
Video resolution3840 x 21603840 x 2160
WiFi
Leica D-Lux 7 VS Nikon DL 24-500 Dimensions

Look at front view of the D-Lux 7 and DL 24-500

D-Lux 7 und DL 24-500, front viewD-Lux 7 und DL 24-500, front view

Top view of cameras

D-Lux 7 und DL 24-500, view from aboveD-Lux 7 und DL 24-500, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Leica D-Lux 7

Nikon DL 24-500

22
19

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

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