Leica Q-P vs Nikon DL 24-500 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Enthusiast Compact cameras.

Q-P vs DL 24-500 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Leica Q-P vs Nikon DL 24-500 Specs


  • Introduced in November 2018
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 24 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 100 - 50000 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Fixed lens 28mm, f1.7
  • WiFi built-in
  • 130 x 80 x 93mm³ (5.1" x 3.1" x 3.7")
  • 640g (20.6 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Q-P

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

Q-P 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: Q-P 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 864mm² (1.38 sq.in.) the sensor of the Q-P is a lot 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.

Better choice: Leica Q-P

Q-P vs DL 24-500: Viewfinder

Q-P has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 3.68 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.

Q-P (0.70x)

DL 24-500 (0.70x)

Simulated viewfinder of the Q-PSimulated viewfinder of the DL 24-500

Better choice: Draw

Leica Q-P VS Nikon DL 24-500 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Leica Q-P a better choice


DL 24-500

Larger sensor (5)Full frame1"
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)24.2020.80
Better sensibility (4)100 - 50000 ISO160 - 12800 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)3.682.36
Longer battery life (3, photos)300290
Weighs less (2)640g
(20.6 oz.)
(25.2 oz.)
More portable (2)967cm³
(61 cu.in.)
(96 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Q-P are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and the larger sensitivity. We also like the better viewfinder, 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 Q-P scores 25 points.

Otherwise why to choose Nikon DL 24-500


DL 24-500

Higher speed (4, frames/second)1020
Auto Focus points (4)49105
Built-in flash (2)
Image stabilizer (3)
Articulated monitor (2)
Better Video (2)1920 x 10803840 x 2160
External microphone (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DL 24-500 are that the camera is faster, the faster and more accurate auto focus and the built-in flash. A nice touch is the optical image stabilizer, the articulated display and the superior video recording. A recommendation of the DL 24-500 is made easy by the connector for an external microphone.

Yields 19 points for the DL 24-500.

Common Specs for both cameras compared


DL 24-500

Sensor resolution (MP)1.041.04
Touch screen
Leica Q-P VS Nikon DL 24-500 Dimensions

Look at front view of the Q-P and DL 24-500

Q-P und DL 24-500, front viewQ-P und DL 24-500, front view

Top view of cameras

Q-P und DL 24-500, view from aboveQ-P und DL 24-500, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Leica Q-P

Nikon DL 24-500


We recommend Leica Q-P as better choice.

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