Leica Q-P vs Panasonic DMC LX15 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Enthusiast Compact cameras.

Q-P vs DMC LX15 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Leica Q-P vs Panasonic DMC LX15 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


  • 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

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

Leica Q-P VS Panasonic DMC LX15 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Leica Q-P a better choice



Larger sensor (5)Full frame1"
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)24.2020.10
Better sensibility (4)100 - 50000 ISO80 - 25600 ISO
Longer battery life (3, photos)300260

Conclusion: Advantages of the Q-P are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and the larger sensitivity. We also like that the battery has more stamina.

The Q-P scores 17 points.

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic DMC LX15



Built-in flash (2)
Image stabilizer (3)
Articulated monitor (2)
Better Video (2)1920 x 10803840 x 2160
Weighs less (2)640g
(20.6 oz.)
(10.0 oz.)
More portable (2)967cm³
(61 cu.in.)
(17 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC LX15 are the built-in flash, the optical image stabilizer and the articulated display. A recommendation of the DMC LX15 is made easy by the superior video recording, the lower weight than the Q-P and the more compact size.

Yields 13 points for the DMC LX15.

Common Specs for both cameras compared



Speed (frames/second)1010
Sensor resolution (MP)1.041.04
Touch screen
Leica Q-P VS Panasonic DMC LX15 Dimensions

Look at front view of the Q-P and DMC LX15

Q-P und DMC LX15, front viewQ-P und DMC LX15, front view

Top view of cameras

Q-P und DMC LX15, view from aboveQ-P und DMC LX15, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Leica Q-P

Panasonic DMC LX15


We advise to choose the newest model: Leica Q-P.

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