Comparison of LF1 to D-Lux6 (same as LX7)

Discussion in 'Panasonic' started by dalethorn, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. dalethorn

    dalethorn Guest

    Someone asked me how these cameras compare when the images are viewed at 100 percent edge-to-edge. The difference is big enough that pixel-peeping isn't required. Check the corners especially:


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  2. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Wow. Big difference!
  3. serhan

    serhan All-Pro

    May 7, 2011

  4. dalethorn

    dalethorn Guest

    I'm waiting now on the Leica 'C', the LF1 equivalent, so when that arrives I'll be able to do my first Pana/Leica compare of the same camera (that's what people say, that they're the same).
  5. cacau

    cacau Rookie

    Jul 16, 2010
    Athens, Greece
  6. Very interesting.

    Being the owner of the D-Lux6's Lumix twin, the LX7, I'm not surprised - the f/1.4 lens which both cameras share is, quite simply, stunning.

    Thanks for posting this.
  7. stratokaster

    stratokaster Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Dec 27, 2010
    Kiev, Ukraine
    I know that some people claim all kinds of ridiculous things regarding Leica's versions of Panasonic compacts (different lens coatings, different colors in JPEG etc.) but when I personally compared LX3 to D-Lux 4 it was clear that it's the same freaking camera. The only difference I spotted was that in Auto-ISO mode Leica always selected low ISO and low shutter speed (say, ISO 200 and 1/20) while Panasonic tried to select more usable shutter speeds (ISO 400 and 1/40). I vastly prefer the latter because sharp and noisy is always better than blurred and noise-free.
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  8. The differences are usually that Leica will put in a better lens and their own version of the software. Also you usually get something like Lightroom bundled in the kit, hence more money (including paying for the name!) I had a LF1 and sold it but have another on order (Freebie) for my trip to Florida. Hopefully in the bright daylight the LF1 will perform OK at low ISO settings.