Are you looking for the best camera to suit your needs? Due to a wide range of options, making a wise and weighted decision can be rather challenging. Which specs to keep in mind? What are the key pros and cons of each model? This comparison should give some helpful hints!
In this review, we are going to make a detailed comparison of two cameras that fall into different categories. While the first model we are looking at, Fujifilm X-T20 belongs to a Entry-Level Mirrorless category, the other model, Fujifilm X-T20 is a Large Sensor Compact camera. Both models feature different types of sensors. Thus, Fujifilm X-T20 comes with CMOS X-TRANS III sensor that has a resolution of 24.0 MP resolution, while our second compared model Leica D-Lux 7 features a 17.0 MP CMOS sensor.
Both cameras we are going to look at in our overview fall into two different categories - MirrorLess and Compact. Keeping in mind all the distinctive features of each category, it will be hard to make a detailed comparison of these two models. However, we will do our best to make this review as unbiased and detailed as possible.
To get started, let’s take a look at some of the key features of Fujifilm X-T20 and Leica D-Lux 7 and, after this, we can go on to our detailed comparison of these models.
Fujifilm X-T20 Key Features:
Leica D-Lux 7 Key Features:
|Timelapse Recording||Yes vs No||Creative shooting|
|Sensor Resolution||24.0 MP vs 17.0 MP||29.2% more pixels|
|Sensor Area||368.16 mm2 vs 224.9 mm2||38.9% larger pixel area|
|Continuous Shooting||14 fps vs 11 fps||3 fps faster|
|Built-In Flash||Yes vs No||All the lenses are stabilized|
|Flash Range||5 vs No||5 better flash range|
|Number Of Focus Points||325 vs 49||276 more focus points|
|Screen Size||3.2″ vs 3″||0.2" larger screen|
|Battery Life||350 shots vs 340 shots||10 more frames with a single charge|
|Weight||383 g vs 403 g||20 g lighter|
|Microphone Port||Yes vs No||High quality audio recording option|
|Bluetooth||Yes vs No||Connect your camera to other devices via Bluetooth|
|Image Stabilization||Yes vs No||All lenses are stabilized|
|Screen Resolution||1,240k dots vs 920k dots||25.8% higher resolution screen|
|Viewfinder Resolution||2,760k dots vs 2,360k dots||14.5% higher resolution|
|Viewfinder Magnification||0.7 vs 0.62||0.08 better magnification|
|Touch Screen||Yes | Yes||Easy control of camera functions|
|Screen Size||3.2″ | 3″||Large display|
|Viewfinder||Electronic | Electronic||Better framing and control|
|Raw Support||Yes | Yes||Better image quality|
|AutoFocus Face Detection||Yes | Yes||Very handy for portraits|
|Bracketing||Yes | Yes||Useful for tough lighting conditions and HDR|
|Continuous Shooting||14.0 fps | 11.0 fps||Nice continuous shooting|
|Headphone Port||No | No||No headphone port|
|Environmental Sealing||No | No||No environmental sealing|
Before heading straight to the technical characteristics of each model, let’s start with comparing their physical specs. Let’s start with looking at the physical difference of the two products. Below are images that clearly show the sizes of Fujifilm X-T20 and Leica D-Lux 7 from the front view.
Now, let’s go on and see how the reviewed models are different or similar by the top view.
After looking at these images, you should get a clear idea of each model’s dimensions and how they are different from each other. However, we are not going to stop there. The next characteristic worth looking at is the weight. Of course, not every photographer is concerned about the weight, for example, it wouldn't be a decisive point for those who shoot in a studio. However, it is still an important factor because if you happen to go on a long photo session or just love having the camera with you wherever you go, you want to be sure that the chosen model isn't too heavy.
Speaking of weight, Fujifilm X-T20 is a lighter option of these two, as it weights 20g less than the Leica D-Lux 7. This difference, in fact, can become a significant disadvantage for the photographers, who prefer to have their cameras with them wherever they go.
Sensor is, without a doubt, the most significant element of every digital camera. Its type, size, and resolution are the factors that define the quality of future shots. Thus, it is barely possible to pick a suitable camera without looking at these specs.
Are Fujifilm X-T20 and Leica D-Lux 7 any different in terms of sensor type?
In fact, that's exactly what makes these two models really different. Thus, it is a good point to consider if your are choosing between these two cameras. Fujifilm X-T20 features a 24.0 MP APS-C sized CMOS X-TRANS III sensor . Leica D-Lux 7, in its turn, comes with a 17.0 MP Four Thirds sized CMOS sensor , which makes it significantly different from the first model.
Take a look below to find the comparison of Fujifilm X-T20 and Leica D-Lux 7 by the size of their sensors.
One more distinctive feature of compared models is the sensor size. Fujifilm X-T20 has a sensor area 0.6x bigger compared to Leica D-Lux 7. What does it mean? This basically means that if you these cameras them with the same aperture and focal length, the first model will give you more control in terms of the blurry background and depth of field.
If you are interested in photography or has made a career in this field, you should know that different types of shooting actually require different camera characteristics. While one model can produce outstanding portraits, at the same time, it can be terrible for shooting landscapes, and so on. Thus, before you purchase a specific camera, it is vital to decide, which type of shooting you do most often and consider an option that suits it the most.
This section of our comparison is devoted to the performance of Fujifilm X-T20 and Leica D-Lux 7 in different fields of photography. Here we are going to look at the five main areas and evaluate how well each of the reviewed models performs in them. This will help you choose an option that suits your needs the most depending on your interest in one or several of these fields.
|Photography Type||Fujifilm X-T20||Leica D-Lux 7|
Hopefully, our detailed overview of these models has helped you consider all the main specs, pros and cons of each cameras. Maybe, after reading this comparison, some of you have already decided which option to opt for depending on your needs and preferences. However, if you are still wondering which option is a better choice, Fujifilm X-T20 or Leica D-Lux 7, below you can see what scores each of them received in five different aspects. To wrap up, we have used our unique Decision Algorithm that assesses different camera models upon 63 different factors including their price, and, if possible, DxO Mark scores. This algorithm allows us to make our verdict more consistent and objective.
What is our final verdict? Based on our comparison and the final scores of Fujifilm X-T20 and Leica D-Lux 7 here is what we can say in conclusion:
According all the factors that we considered in the process of comparing these two cameras, Leica D-Lux 7 deserves a higher Total Score than the Fujifilm X-T20. Thus, if you are choosing between these options, we would recommend you to choose the first model over the other one.
For better understanding of each model’s technical characteristics, find the detailed comparison below:
|Fujifilm X-T20||Leica D-Lux 7|
|Announced||Jan 18, 2017||Nov 20, 2018|
|Body Type||SLR-style mirrorless||Large sensor compact|
|Sensor Type||CMOS X-TRANS III||CMOS|
|Sensor Size||APS-C||Four Thirds|
|Sensor Dimensions||23.6 x 15.6 mm||17.3 x 13 mm|
|Sensor Area||368.16 mm2||224.90 mm2|
|Sensor Resolution||24.0 MP||17.0 MP|
|Max Image Resolution||6000 x 4000||4736 x 3552|
|Max Native ISO||12,800||25,600|
|Max Boosted ISO||51,200||n/a|
|Min Native ISO||200||200|
|Lens Mount||Fujifilm X||Fixed lens|
|Number of Lenses||43||n/a|
|Focal Length Multiplier||1.5x||n/a|
|Macro Focus Range||3|
|AF Multi Area|
|AF Live View|
|AF Face Detection|
|AF Contrast Detection|
|AF Phase Detection|
|Number of Focus Points||325||49|
|Number of Cross Focus Points||n/a||n/a|
|Screen Type||Tilting||Fixed Type|
|Screen Resolution||920k dots||1,240k dots|
|ViewFinder Resolution||2,360k dots||2,760k dots|
|Min Shutter Speed||30 s||1800 s|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/4000 s||1/4000 s|
|Continuous Shooting||14.0 fps||11.0 fps|
|Manual Exposure Mode|
|Custom White Balance|
|Flash Modes||Auto, forced flash, slow synchro, flash off, rear-curtain synchro, commander||no built-in flash|
|Video Resolutions||3840 x 2160 (29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p), 1920 x 1080 (59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p)||3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC|
|Max Video Resolution||3840 x 2160||3840 x 2160|
|Video Formats||MPEG-4, H.264||MPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264|
|USB||USB 2.0||USB DP-DC15 lithium-ion battery & USB charger|
|Weight||383 g||403 g|
|Physical Dimensions||118 x 83 x 41 mm||118 x 66 x 64 mm|
|Battery Life||350 shots||340 shots|
|Battery Type||Battery Pack||Battery Pack|
|Storage Type||SD / SDHC / SDXC (UHS-II compatible)||SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I supported)|