Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II vs Leica C-Lux Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

DMC FZ1000 II vs C-Lux - Side by side

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Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II vs Leica C-Lux Specs

DMC FZ1000 II

  • Introduced in February 2019
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: 1"
  • 20 megapixel
  • 12 frames/second
  • 125 - 12800 ISO
  • 4096 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-400mm (17x), f2.8-4.0
  • WiFi built-in
  • 136 x 97.2 x 131.5mm³ (5.4" x 3.8" x 5.2")
  • 810g (26.1 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DMC FZ1000 II

C-Lux

  • Introduced in June 2018
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: 1"
  • 20 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 80 - 25600 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 24-360mm (15x), f3.3-6.4
  • WiFi built-in
  • 111.2 x 66.4 x 45.2mm³ (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.8")
  • 340g (11.0 oz.)

All specs: Main page for C-Lux

DMC FZ1000 II vs C-Lux 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:

Info graphic: DMC FZ1000 II an C-Lux sensor comparison

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

1" sensor built into both cameras has a total area of about 116mm² (4.6 sq.in.).

DMC FZ1000 II vs C-Lux: Viewfinder

DMC FZ1000 II has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 2.36 megapixel with magnification of 0.74x.

The C-Lux has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 2.33 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.53x.

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.

DMC FZ1000 II (0.74x)

C-Lux (0.53x)

Simulated viewfinder of the DMC FZ1000 IISimulated viewfinder of the C-Lux

Better choice: Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II

Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II VS Leica C-Lux Other Specs Comparison

Why is Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II a better choice

DMC FZ1000 II

C-Lux

Higher speed (4, frames/second)1210
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)2.362.33
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.241.04
Articulated monitor (2)
Better Video (2)4096 x 21603840 x 2160
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)440370

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC FZ1000 II are that the camera is faster, the better viewfinder and that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is the articulated display, the superior video recording and the connector for an external microphone. Another advantage over the C-Lux: that the battery has more stamina.

The DMC FZ1000 II scores 19 points.

Otherwise why to choose Leica C-Lux

DMC FZ1000 II

C-Lux

Better sensibility (4)125 - 12800 ISO80 - 25600 ISO
Weighs less (2)810g
(26.1 oz.)
340g
(11.0 oz.)
More portable (2)1738cm³
(110 cu.in.)
334cm³
(21 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the C-Lux are the larger sensitivity, the lower weight than the DMC FZ1000 II and the more compact size.

Yields 8 points for the C-Lux.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

DMC FZ1000 II

C-Lux

Sensor format1"1"
Resolution (megapixel)20.1020.10
Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Touch screen
WiFi
Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II VS Leica C-Lux Dimensions

Look at front view of the DMC FZ1000 II and C-Lux

DMC FZ1000 II und C-Lux, front viewDMC FZ1000 II und C-Lux, front view

Top view of cameras

DMC FZ1000 II und C-Lux, view from aboveDMC FZ1000 II und C-Lux, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II

Leica C-Lux

19
8

We recommend Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II as better choice.

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