Panasonic DMC LX15 vs Leica Q (Typ 116) Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Enthusiast Compact cameras.

DMC LX15 vs Q (Typ 116) - Side by side

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Panasonic DMC LX15 vs Leica Q (Typ 116) Specs

DMC LX15

  • 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 (Typ 116)

  • Introduced in June 2015
  • 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 (Typ 116)

DMC LX15 vs Q (Typ 116) 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: DMC LX15 and Q (Typ 116) sensor area comparison

Note: 1-Euro coin for scale; the coin at 23.25mm diameter is slightly smaller than a US quarter.

Featuring an area of 864mm² (1.38 sq.in.), the Q (Typ 116)'s sensor is a lot larger that the chip that the DMC LX15 employs at 116mm² (0.19 sq.in.). A larger sensor can produce images of interiors or at night that have less noise and better contrast than photos shot with 1" sized chips.

Advantage: Leica Q (Typ 116)

Panasonic DMC LX15 VS Leica Q (Typ 116) Other Specs Comparison

Why is Panasonic DMC LX15 a better choice

DMC LX15

Q (Typ 116)

Built-in flash (2)
Image stabilizer (3)
Articulated monitor (2)
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 x 1080
Weighs less (2)310g
(10.0 oz.)
640g
(20.6 oz.)
More portable (2)266cm³
(17 cu.in.)
967cm³
(61 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 (Typ 116) and the more compact size.

The DMC LX15 scores 13 points.

Otherwise why to choose Leica Q (Typ 116)

DMC LX15

Q (Typ 116)

Larger sensor (5)1"Full frame
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.1024.20
Better sensibility (4)80 - 25600 ISO100 - 50000 ISO
Longer battery life (3, photos)260300

Conclusion: Advantages of the Q (Typ 116) are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and the larger sensitivity. We also like that the battery has more stamina.

Yields 17 points for the Q (Typ 116).

Common Specs for both cameras compared

DMC LX15

Q (Typ 116)

Speed (frames/second)1010
Sensor resolution (MP)1.041.04
Touch screen
WiFi
Panasonic DMC LX15 VS Leica Q (Typ 116) Dimensions

Look at front view of the DMC LX15 and Q (Typ 116)

DMC LX15 und Q (Typ 116), front viewDMC LX15 und Q (Typ 116), front view

Top view of cameras

DMC LX15 und Q (Typ 116), view from aboveDMC LX15 und Q (Typ 116), view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Panasonic DMC LX15

Leica Q (Typ 116)

13
17

We advise to choose the newest model: Panasonic DMC LX15.

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