Leica D-Lux 7 vs Zeiss ZX1 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Enthusiast Compact cameras.

D-Lux 7 vs ZX1 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Leica D-Lux 7 vs Zeiss ZX1 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 2018
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 37 megapixel
  • 3 frames/second
  • 80 - 51200 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 110.00mm (4.3") Monitor
  • Fixed lens 35mm, f2.0
  • WiFi built-in
  • 142 x 93 x 66mm³ (5.6" x 3.7" x 2.6")
  • 800g (25.8 oz.)

All specs: Main page for ZX1

D-Lux 7 vs ZX1 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 ZX1 sensor area comparisonAdvantage: Zeiss ZX1

D-Lux 7 vs ZX1: Viewfinder

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

ZX1 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 6.20 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.74x.

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)

ZX1 (0.74x)

Simulated viewfinder of the D-Lux 7Simulated viewfinder of the ZX1

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 Zeiss ZX1 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Leica D-Lux 7 a better choice

D-Lux 7


Higher speed (4, frames/second)113
Image stabilizer (3)
Weighs less (2)393g
(12.7 oz.)
(25.8 oz.)
More portable (2)498cm³
(31 cu.in.)
(55 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the D-Lux 7 are that the camera is faster, the optical image stabilizer and the lower weight than the ZX1. Another advantage over the ZX1: the more compact size.

The D-Lux 7 scores 11 points.

Otherwise why to choose Zeiss ZX1

D-Lux 7


Larger sensor (5)Four ThirdsFull frame
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)17.0037.40
Auto Focus points (4)49255
Better sensibility (4)100 - 25600 ISO80 - 51200 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)2.766.20
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.202.76
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)403500
USB 3.0 (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the ZX1 are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Zeiss are the larger sensitivity, the better viewfinder and that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is the connector for an external microphone, that the battery has more stamina and the support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today's image size and the requirements of 4K video.

Yields 31 points for the ZX1.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

D-Lux 7


Touch screen
Video resolution3840 x 21603840 x 2160
Leica D-Lux 7 VS Zeiss ZX1 Dimensions

Look at front view of the D-Lux 7 and ZX1

D-Lux 7 und ZX1, front viewD-Lux 7 und ZX1, front view

Top view of cameras

D-Lux 7 und ZX1, view from aboveD-Lux 7 und ZX1, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Leica D-Lux 7

Zeiss ZX1


We recommend Zeiss ZX1 as better choice.

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