Leica D-Lux 7 vs Panasonic DMC LX15 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Enthusiast Compact cameras.

D-Lux 7 vs DMC LX15 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Leica D-Lux 7 vs Panasonic DMC LX15 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


  • Introduced in September 2016
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: 1"
  • 20 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 80 - 25600 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 26-78mm (3x), f1.4-2.8
  • WiFi built-in
  • 105.5 x 60 x 42mm³ (4.2" x 2.4" x 1.7")
  • 310g (10.0 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DMC LX15

D-Lux 7 vs DMC LX15 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 DMC LX15 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 DMC LX15'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 Panasonic DMC LX15 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Leica D-Lux 7 a better choice

D-Lux 7


Larger sensor (5)Four Thirds1"
Higher speed (4, frames/second)1110
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.201.04
Longer battery life (3, photos)403260

Conclusion: Advantages of the D-Lux 7 are the larger sensor, that the camera is faster 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 Panasonic DMC LX15

D-Lux 7


Wider resolution (5, megapixel)17.0020.10
Better sensibility (4)100 - 25600 ISO80 - 25600 ISO
Built-in flash (2)
Articulated monitor (2)
Weighs less (2)393g
(12.7 oz.)
(10.0 oz.)
More portable (2)498cm³
(31 cu.in.)
(17 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC LX15 are the higher resolution, the larger sensitivity and the built-in flash. A nice touch is the articulated display, the lower weight than the D-Lux 7 and the more compact size.

Yields 17 points for the DMC LX15.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

D-Lux 7


Image stabilizer
Touch screen
Video resolution3840 x 21603840 x 2160
Leica D-Lux 7 VS Panasonic DMC LX15 Dimensions

Look at front view of the D-Lux 7 and DMC LX15

D-Lux 7 und DMC LX15, front viewD-Lux 7 und DMC LX15, front view

Top view of cameras

D-Lux 7 und DMC LX15, view from aboveD-Lux 7 und DMC LX15, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Leica D-Lux 7

Panasonic DMC LX15


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

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