Leica D-Lux 7 vs Olympus Stylus XZ-2 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Enthusiast Compact cameras.

D-Lux 7 vs Stylus XZ-2 - Side by side

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Leica D-Lux 7 vs Olympus Stylus XZ-2 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

Stylus XZ-2

  • Introduced in September 2012
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 12 megapixel
  • 2 frames/second
  • 100 - 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 28-112mm (4x), f1.8-2.5
  • No WiFi
  • 113 x 65 x 48mm³ (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.9")
  • 374g (12.1 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Stylus XZ-2

D-Lux 7 vs Stylus XZ-2: The sensors

The D-Lux 7 features a Four Thirds sized sensor, while the Stylus XZ-2 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 Stylus XZ-2's chip at 42mm² (0.07 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

Leica D-Lux 7 VS Olympus Stylus XZ-2 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Leica D-Lux 7 a better choice

D-Lux 7

Stylus XZ-2

Larger sensor (5)Four ThirdsCompact
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)17.0012.00
Higher speed (4, frames/second)112
Auto Focus points (4)4935
Better sensibility (4)100 - 25600 ISO100 - 12800 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.200.92
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 x 1080
Longer battery life (3, photos)403340
WiFi (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the D-Lux 7 are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and that the camera is faster. Additional pros for the Leica are the faster and more accurate auto focus, the larger sensitivity and that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is the superior video recording, 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 31 points.

Otherwise why to choose Olympus Stylus XZ-2

D-Lux 7

Stylus XZ-2

Built-in flash (2)
Articulated monitor (2)
More portable (2)498cm³
(31 cu.in.)
(22 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Stylus XZ-2 are the built-in flash, the articulated display and the more compact size.

Yields 6 points for the Stylus XZ-2.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

D-Lux 7

Stylus XZ-2

Image stabilizer
Touch screen
Similar weight393g374g
Leica D-Lux 7 VS Olympus Stylus XZ-2 Dimensions

Look at front view of the D-Lux 7 and Stylus XZ-2

D-Lux 7 und Stylus XZ-2, front viewD-Lux 7 und Stylus XZ-2, front view

Top view of cameras

D-Lux 7 und Stylus XZ-2, view from aboveD-Lux 7 und Stylus XZ-2, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Leica D-Lux 7

Olympus Stylus XZ-2


We recommend Leica D-Lux 7 as better choice.

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