Leica CL vs. D-Lux 7 Image Quality

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DKG Regular Member • Posts: 199
Re: Leica CL vs. D-Lux 7 Image Quality

I have the CL and the LX100 MkII. Would do a comparison if my Lumix wasn't loaned out at the moment. I use the CL with the 23mm, the 35mm and the 18-56mm.

Using RAW, the CL with 18-56mm stands head-and shoulders above the LX100 MkII for image quality when pixel-peeping and, for me, has that difficult to describe 'Leica look' when standing back and viewing normally. The CL with Leica lenses also beats all my m4/3 and APS-C systems in these respects (Fuji, Oly, Sony). But the little Lumix slips in my jacket pocket whereas the CL doesn't, even with the 23mm and that compactness is important for me.

The crispness, very high resolution and 24MP of the CL + 18-56mm allows cropping which effectively outreaches the tele end of the Lumix at the same pixel dimensions if that's important for you.

I would say that the difference should be noticeable even in online sizes.


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