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Leica C-LUX vs Nikon D850

The Leica C-LUX and the Nikon D850 are two digital cameras that were announced, respectively, in June 2018 and July 2017. The C-LUX is a fixed lens compact, while the D850 is a DSLR. The cameras are based on an one-inch (C-LUX) and a full frame (D850) sensor. The Leica has a resolution of 20 megapixels, whereas the Nikon provides 45.4 MP.

Below is an overview of the main specs of the two cameras as a starting point for the comparison.

Headline Specifications
Leica C-LUX
versus
Nikon D850
Leica C-LUX Nikon D850
Fixed lens compact camera Digital single lens reflex
24-360mm f/3.3-6.4 Nikon F mount lenses
20 MP, 1" Sensor 45.4 MP, Full Frame Sensor
4K/30p Video 4K/30p Video
ISO 125-12,800 (80 - 25,600) ISO 64-25,600 (32 - 102,400)
Electronic viewfinder (2330k dots) Optical viewfinder
3.0 LCD, 1240k dots 3.2 LCD, 2359k dots
Fixed touchscreen Tilting touchscreen
10 shutter flaps per second 9 shutter flaps per second
not weather sealedWeathersealed body
370 shots per battery charge1840 shots per battery charge
113 x 67 x 46 mm, 340 g 146 x 124 x 79 mm, 1005 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Leica C-LUX and the Nikon D850? Which one should you buy? Read on to find out how these two cameras compare with respect to their body size, their imaging sensors, their shooting features, their input-output connections, and their reception by expert reviewers.

Body comparison

The physical size and weight of the Leica C-LUX and the Nikon D850 are illustrated in the side-by-side display below. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three consecutive views from the front, the top, and the rear side are shown. All width, height and depth dimensions are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

The C-LUX can be obtained in two different colors (gold, blue), while the D850 is only available in black.

Size Leica C-LUX vs Nikon D850
Compare C-LUX versus D850 top
Comparison C-LUX or D850 rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Nikon D850 is considerably larger (139 percent) than the Leica C-LUX. It is noteworthy in this context that the D850 is splash and dust-proof, while the C-LUX does not feature any corresponding weather-sealing.

The above size and weight comparisons are to some extent incomplete and possibly misleading, as the C-LUX has a lens built in, whereas the D850 is an interchangeable lens camera that requires a separate lens. Attaching the latter will add extra weight and bulk to the setup. You can compare the optics available for the D850 and their specifications in the Nikon Lens Catalog.

The power pack in the C-LUX can be charged via the USB port, so that it is not always necessary to take the battery charger along when travelling.

The adjacent table lists the principal physical characteristics of the two cameras alongside a wider set of alternatives. In case you want to display and compare another camera duo, you can use the CAM-parator app to select your camera combination among a large number of options.

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Body Specifications
    Camera
Model
Camera
Width
Camera
Height
Camera
Depth
Camera
Weight
Battery
Life
Weather
Sealing
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Leica C-LUX 113 mm 67 mm 46 mm 340 g 370 n Jun 2018 1,049 i
2.
 
Nikon D850 146 mm 124 mm 79 mm 1005 g 1840 Y Jul 2017 3,299 i
3.
 
Canon G5 X Mark II 111 mm 61 mm 46 mm 340 g 230 n Jul 2019 899 i
4.
 
Canon 5DS 152 mm 116 mm 76 mm 930 g 700 Y Feb 2015 3,699 i
5.
 
Canon 5DS R 152 mm 116 mm 76 mm 930 g 700 Y Feb 2015 3,699 i
6.
 
Leica V-LUX 5 136 mm 97 mm 131 mm 812 g 350 n Jul 2019 1,249 i
7.
 
Leica D-LUX 7 115 mm 66 mm 65 mm 392 g 300 n Nov 2018 1,195 i
8.
 
Nikon D5 160 mm 159 mm 92 mm 1415 g 3780 Y Jan 2016 6,499 i
9.
 
Nikon D810 146 mm 123 mm 82 mm 980 g 1200 Y Jun 2014 3,299 i
10.
 
Nikon D610 141 mm 113 mm 82 mm 850 g 900 Y Oct 2013 1,999 i
11.
 
Panasonic FZ1000 II 136 mm 97 mm 131 mm 810 g 350 n Feb 2019 899 i
12.
 
Panasonic LX100 II 115 mm 66 mm 65 mm 392 g 300 n Aug 2018 999 i
13.
 
Panasonic FZ1000 137 mm 99 mm 131 mm 831 g 360 n Jun 2014 899 i
14.
 
Sony RX100 VII 102 mm 58 mm 43 mm 302 g 260 n Jul 2019 1,199 i
15.
 
Sony RX100 VI 102 mm 58 mm 43 mm 301 g 240 n Jun 2018 1,199 i
16.
 
Sony RX100 V 102 mm 58 mm 41 mm 299 g 220 n Oct 2016 999 i
17.
 
Sony RX100 IV 102 mm 58 mm 41 mm 298 g 280 n Jun 2015 999 i
Notes: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as add-on or interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

Any camera decision will obviously take relative prices into account. The manufacturer’s suggested retail prices give an idea on the placement of the camera in the maker’s lineup and the broader market. The C-LUX was launched at a lower price than the D850, despite having a lens built in. Usually, retail prices stay at first close to the launch price, but after several months, discounts become available. Later in the product cycle and, in particular, when the replacement model is about to appear, further discounting and stock clearance sales often push the camera price considerably down.

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Sensor comparison

The size of the imaging sensor is a crucial determinant of image quality. A large sensor will tend to have larger individual pixels that provide better low-light sensitivity, wider dynamic range, and richer color-depth than smaller pixel-units in a sensor of the same technological generation. Furthermore, a large sensor camera will give the photographer more possibilities to use shallow depth-of-field in order to isolate a subject from the background. On the downside, larger sensors are more costly to manufacture and tend to lead to bigger and heavier cameras and lenses.

Of the two cameras under consideration, the Leica C-LUX features an one-inch sensor and the Nikon D850 a full frame sensor. The sensor area in the D850 is 640 percent bigger. As a result of these sensor size differences, the cameras have a format factor of, respectively, 2.7 and 1.0. Both cameras have a native aspect ratio (sensor width to sensor height) of 3:2.

Leica C-LUX and Nikon D850 sensor measures

With 45.4MP, the D850 offers a higher resolution than the C-LUX (20MP), but the D850 nevertheless has larger individual pixels (pixel pitch of 4.35μm versus 2.41μm for the C-LUX) due to its larger sensor. However, the C-LUX is a somewhat more recent model (by 10 months) than the D850, and its sensor might have benefitted from technological advances during this time that enhance the light gathering capacity of its pixel-units. Coming back to sensor resolution, it should be mentioned that the D850 has no anti-alias filter installed, so that it can capture all the detail its sensor resolves.

The resolution advantage of the Nikon D850 implies greater flexibility for cropping images or the possibility to print larger pictures. The maximum print size of the D850 for good quality output (200 dots per inch) amounts to 41.3 x 27.5 inches or 104.9 x 69.9 cm, for very good quality (250 dpi) 33 x 22 inches or 83.9 x 55.9 cm, and for excellent quality (300 dpi) 27.5 x 18.3 inches or 69.9 x 46.6 cm. The corresponding values for the Leica C-LUX are 27.4 x 18.2 inches or 69.5 x 46.3 cm for good quality, 21.9 x 14.6 inches or 55.6 x 37.1 cm for very good quality, and 18.2 x 12.2 inches or 46.3 x 30.9 cm for excellent quality prints.

The Leica C-LUX has a native sensitivity range from ISO 125 to ISO 12800, which can be extended to ISO 80-25600. The corresponding ISO settings for the Nikon D850 are ISO 64 to ISO 25600, with the possibility to increase the ISO range to 32-102400.

C-LUX versus D850 MP

Since 2007, DXO Mark has published sensor performance measurements that have been derived using a consistent methodology. This service determines an overall sensor rating, as well as sub-scores for low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports"), dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), and color depth ("DXO Portrait"). The table below summarizes the physical sensor characteristics and sensor quality findings and compares them across a set of similar cameras.

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Sensor Characteristics
    Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
1.
 
Leica C-LUX 1-inch 20.0 5472 36484K/30p...... ..
2.
 
Nikon D850 Full Frame 45.4 8256 55044K/30p26.414.82660 100
3.
 
Canon G5 X Mark II 1-inch 20.0 5472 36484K/30p...... ..
4.
 
Canon 5DS Full Frame 50.3 8688 57921080/30p24.712.42381 87
5.
 
Canon 5DS R Full Frame 50.3 8688 57921080/30p24.612.42308 86
6.
 
Leica V-LUX 5 1-inch 20.0 5472 36484K/30p...... ..
7.
 
Leica D-LUX 7 Four Thirds 16.8 4736 35524K/30p...... ..
8.
 
Nikon D5 Full Frame 20.7 5588 37124K/30p25.112.32343 88
9.
 
Nikon D810 Full Frame 36.2 7360 49121080/60p25.714.82853 97
10.
 
Nikon D610 Full Frame 24.2 6016 40161080/30p25.114.42925 94
11.
 
Panasonic FZ1000 II 1-inch 20.0 5472 36484K/30p...... ..
12.
 
Panasonic LX100 II Four Thirds 16.8 4736 35524K/30p...... ..
13.
 
Panasonic FZ1000 1-inch 20.0 5472 36484K/30p22.111.7517 64
14.
 
Sony RX100 VII 1-inch 20.0 5472 36484K/30p21.812.4418 63
15.
 
Sony RX100 VI 1-inch 20.0 5472 36484K/30p...... ..
16.
 
Sony RX100 V 1-inch 20.0 5472 36484K/30p22.812.4586 70
17.
 
Sony RX100 IV 1-inch 20.0 5472 36484K/30p22.812.6591 70

Many modern cameras are not only capable of taking still images, but can also record movies. Both cameras under consideration are equipped with sensors that have a sufficiently high read-out speed for moving images, and both provide the same movie specifications (4K/30p).

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Feature comparison

Apart from body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a variety of features. For example, the C-LUX has an electronic viewfinder (2330k dots), while the D850 has an optical one. Both systems have their advantages, with the electronic viewfinder making it possible to project supplementary shooting information into the framing view, whereas the optical viewfinder offers lag-free viewing and a very clear framing image. The viewfinders of both cameras offer the same field of view (100%), but the viewfinder of the D850 has a higher magnification than the one of the C-LUX (0.75x vs 0.53x), so that the size of the image transmitted appears closer to the size seen with the naked human eye. The following table reports on some other key feature differences and similarities of the Leica C-LUX, the Nikon D850, and comparable cameras.

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Core Features
    Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Size
(inch)
LCD
Resolution
(000 dots)
LCD
Attach-
ment
Touch
Screen
(yes/no)
Mech
Shutter
Speed
Shutter
Flaps
(1/sec)
Built-in
Flash
(yes/no)
Built-in
Image
Stab
1.
 
Leica C-LUX2330 n 3.0 1240 fixed Y 1/2000s 10.0 Y Y
2.
 
Nikon D850optical Y 3.2 2359 tilting Y 1/8000s 9.0 n n
3.
 
Canon G5 X Mark II2360 n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/2000s 30 Y Y
4.
 
Canon 5DSoptical Y 3.2 1040 fixed n 1/8000s 5.0 n n
5.
 
Canon 5DS Roptical Y 3.2 1040 fixed n 1/8000s 5.0 n n
6.
 
Leica V-LUX 52360 n 3.0 1240 swivel Y 1/4000s 12.0 Y Y
7.
 
Leica D-LUX 72764 n 3.0 1240 fixed Y 1/4000s 11.0 n Y
8.
 
Nikon D5optical Y 3.2 2359 fixed Y 1/8000s 14.0 n n
9.
 
Nikon D810optical Y 3.2 1229 fixed n 1/8000s 5.0 Y n
10.
 
Nikon D610optical Y 3.2 921 fixed n 1/4000s 6.0 Y n
11.
 
Panasonic FZ1000 II2360 n 3.0 1240 swivel Y 1/4000s 12.0 Y Y
12.
 
Panasonic LX100 II2764 n 3.0 1240 fixed Y 1/4000s 11.0 n Y
13.
 
Panasonic FZ10002359 n 3.0 921 swivel n 1/4000s 12.0 Y Y
14.
 
Sony RX100 VII2359 n 3.0 921 tilting Y 1/2000s 90.0 Y Y
15.
 
Sony RX100 VI2359 n 3.0 1229 tilting Y 1/2000s 24.0 Y Y
16.
 
Sony RX100 V2359 n 3.0 1229 tilting n 1/2000s 24.0 Y Y
17.
 
Sony RX100 IV2359 n 3.0 1228 tilting n 1/2000s 16.0 Y Y

One difference between the cameras concerns the presence of an on-board flash. The C-LUX has one, while the D850 does not. While the built-in flash of the C-LUX is not very powerful, it can at times be useful as a fill-in light.

The reported shutter speed information refers to the use of the mechanical shutter. Yet, some cameras only have an electronic shutter, while others have an electronic shutter in addition to a mechanical one. In fact, the C-LUX is one of those camera that have an additional electronic shutter, which makes completely silent shooting possible. However, this mode is less suitable for photographing moving objects (risk of rolling shutter) or shooting under artificial light sources (risk of flickering).

The Leica C-LUX and the Nikon D850 both have an intervalometer built-in. This enables the photographer to capture time lapse sequences, such as flower blooming, a sunset or moon rise, without purchasing an external camera trigger and related software.

The C-LUX writes its imaging data to SDXC cards, while the D850 uses SDHC or XQD cards. The D850 features dual card slots, which can be very useful in case a memory card fails. In contrast, the C-LUX only has one slot. The D850 supports UHS-II cards (Ultra High Speed data transfer of up to 312 MB/s), while the C-LUX can use UHS-I cards (up to 104 MB/s).

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Connectivity comparison

For some imaging applications, the extent to which a camera can communicate with its environment can be an important aspect in the camera decision process. The table below provides an overview of the connectivity of the Leica C-LUX and Nikon D850 and, in particular, the interfaces the cameras (and selected comparators) provide for accessory control and data transfer.

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Input-Output Connections
    Camera
Model
Hotshoe
Port
Internal
Microphone
Internal
Speaker
Microphone
Port
Headphone
Port
HDMI
Port
USB
Port
WiFi
Support
NFC
Support
Bluetooth
Support
1.
 
Leica C-LUX-stereomono--micro2.0Y--
2.
 
Nikon D850YstereomonoYYmini3.0YYY
3.
 
Canon G5 X Mark II-stereomono--micro3.1Y-Y
4.
 
Canon 5DSYmonomonoY-mini3.0---
5.
 
Canon 5DS RYmonomonoY-mini3.0---
6.
 
Leica V-LUX 5Ystereomono--micro2.0Y-Y
7.
 
Leica D-LUX 7Ystereomono--micro2.0Y-Y
8.
 
Nikon D5YstereomonoYYmini3.0---
9.
 
Nikon D810YstereomonoYYmini3.0Y--
10.
 
Nikon D610YmonomonoYYmini2.0---
11.
 
Panasonic FZ1000 IIYstereomonoY-micro2.0Y-Y
12.
 
Panasonic LX100 IIYstereomono--micro2.0Y-Y
13.
 
Panasonic FZ1000YstereomonoY-micro2.0YY-
14.
 
Sony RX100 VII-stereomonoY-micro2.0YYY
15.
 
Sony RX100 VI-stereomono--micro2.0YYY
16.
 
Sony RX100 V-stereomono--micro2.0YY-
17.
 
Sony RX100 IV-stereomono--micro2.0YY-

It is notable that the D850 has a microphone port, which can help to improve the quality of audio recordings by attaching an external microphone. The C-LUX does not feature such a mic input.

Studio photographers will appreciate that the Nikon D850 (unlike the C-LUX) features a PC Sync socket, so that professional strobe lights can be controlled by the camera.

Both the C-LUX and the D850 are recent models that are part of the current product line-up. The D850 replaced the earlier Nikon D810, while the C-LUX does not have a direct predecessor. Further information on the two cameras (e.g. user guides, manuals), as well as related accessories, can be found on the official Leica and Nikon websites.

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Review summary

So what is the bottom line? Is there a clear favorite between the Leica C-LUX and the Nikon D850? Which camera is better? A synthesis of the relative strong points of each of the models is listed below.

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Reasons to prefer the Leica C-LUX:

  • Better moiré control: Has an anti-alias filter to avoid artificial patterns to appear in images.
  • More framing info: Has an electronic viewfinder that displays shooting data.
  • Less disturbing: Has an electronic shutter option for completely silent shooting.
  • Ready to shoot: Comes with a built-in lens, while the D850 requires a separate lens.
  • More compact: Is smaller (113x67mm vs 146x124mm) and thus needs less room in the bag.
  • Less heavy: Is lighter even though it comes with a built-in lens (unlike the D850).
  • Easier travel charging: Can be conveniently charged via its USB port.
  • Sharper images: Has hand-shake reducing image stabilization built-in.
  • Easier fill-in: Is equipped with a small onboard flash to brighten deep shadow areas.
  • More prestigious: Has the Leica luxury appeal, which ensures a high resale price.
  • More affordable: Was introduced at a lower price, despite coming with a built-in lens.
  • More modern: Is somewhat more recent (announced 10 months after the D850).

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Arguments in favor of the Nikon D850:

  • More detail: Has more megapixels (45.4 vs 20MP), which boosts linear resolution by 51%.
  • Maximized detail: Lacks an anti-alias filter to exploit the sensor's full resolution potential.
  • Better image quality: Features bigger pixels on a larger sensor for higher quality imaging.
  • Richer colors: The pixel size advantage translates into images with better, more accurate colors.
  • More dynamic range: Larger pixels capture a wider spectrum of light and dark details.
  • Better low-light sensitivity: Larger pixels means good image quality even under poor lighting.
  • Better sound: Can connect to an external microphone for higher quality sound recording.
  • Better sound control: Has a headphone port that enables audio monitoring while recording.
  • Brighter framing: Features an optical viewfinder for clear, lag-free composition.
  • Larger viewfinder image: Features a viewfinder with a higher magnification (0.75x vs 0.53x).
  • Easier setting verification: Features a control panel on top to check shooting parameters.
  • Larger screen: Has a bigger rear LCD (3.2" vs 3.0") for image review and settings control.
  • More detailed LCD: Has a higher resolution rear screen (2359k vs 1240k dots).
  • More flexible LCD: Has a tilting screen for odd-angle shots in landscape orientation.
  • Faster shutter: Has higher mechanical shutter speed (1/8000s vs 1/2000s) to freeze action.
  • More flexible: Makes it possible to change lenses and thus to use specialty optics.
  • Longer lasting: Gets more shots (1840 versus 370) out of a single battery charge.
  • Better sealing: Is splash and dust sealed for shooting in inclement weather conditions.
  • Better lighting: Features a hotshoe and can thus hold and trigger an external flash gun.
  • Faster data transfer: Supports a more advanced USB protocol (3.0 vs 2.0).
  • Easier device pairing: Supports NFC for fast wireless image transfer over short distances.
  • Easier wireless transfer: Supports Bluetooth for image sharing without cables.
  • Better studio light control: Has a PC Sync socket to connect to professional strobe lights.
  • Greater peace of mind: Features a second card slot as a backup in case of memory card failure.
  • Faster buffer clearing: Supports a more advanced SD data transfer standard (UHS-II vs UHS-I).
  • More heavily discounted: Has been on the market for longer (launched in July 2017).

If the count of individual advantages (bullet points above) is taken as a guide, the D850 is the clear winner of the contest (26 : 12 points). However, the relevance of individual strengths will vary across photographers, so that you might want to apply your own weighing scheme to the summary points when reflecting and deciding on a new camera. A professional wedding photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a travel photog, and a person interested in cityscapes has distinct needs from a macro shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

C-LUX 12:26 D850

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Leica C-LUX and the Nikon D850 place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best Superzoom Camera and Best DSLR Camera listings whether the two cameras rank among the cream of the crop.

In any case, while the specs-based evaluation of cameras can be instructive in revealing their potential as photographic tools, it says little about, for example, the shooting experience and imaging performance of the C-LUX and the D850 in practical situations. At times, user reviews, such as those published at amazon, address these issues in a useful manner, but such feedback is on many occasions incomplete, inconsistent, and unreliable.

Expert reviews

This is where reviews by experts come in. The table below provides a synthesis of the camera assessments of some of the best known photo-gear review sites (amateurphotographer [AP], cameralabs [CL], dpreview [DPR], ephotozine [EPZ], photographyblog [PB]). As can be seen, the professional reviewers agree in many cases on the quality of different cameras, but sometimes their assessments diverge, reinforcing the earlier point that a camera decision is often a very personal choice.

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Expert Camera Reviews
     Camera 
 Model 
 AP 
 score 
 CL 
 score 
 DPR 
 score 
 EPZ 
 score 
 PB 
 score 
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Leica C-LUX......4.5/54/5 Jun 2018 1,049 i
2.
 
Nikon D8504.5/5+ +89/1004.5/55/5 Jul 2017 3,299 i
3.
 
Canon G5 X Mark II4/5+82/100..4/5 Jul 2019 899 i
4.
 
Canon 5DS..+83/1004.5/54.5/5 Feb 2015 3,699 i
5.
 
Canon 5DS R5/5+83/1005/54.5/5 Feb 2015 3,699 i
6.
 
Leica V-LUX 5......4/54/5 Jul 2019 1,249 i
7.
 
Leica D-LUX 7........4.5/5 Nov 2018 1,195 i
8.
 
Nikon D5....89/1004.5/55/5 Jan 2016 6,499 i
9.
 
Nikon D8105/5..86/1005/54.5/5 Jun 2014 3,299 i
10.
 
Nikon D6104/5+ +87/1004.5/54.5/5 Oct 2013 1,999 i
11.
 
Panasonic FZ1000 II....83/1004.5/54.5/5 Feb 2019 899 i
12.
 
Panasonic LX100 II4.5/5+82/1004.5/54.5/5 Aug 2018 999 i
13.
 
Panasonic FZ10004/5+ +82/1004.5/54.5/5 Jun 2014 899 i
14.
 
Sony RX100 VII4.5/5....4/55/5 Jul 2019 1,199 i
15.
 
Sony RX100 VI4.5/5+ +83/1004/54.5/5 Jun 2018 1,199 i
16.
 
Sony RX100 V4.5/5+ +83/1004/54.5/5 Oct 2016 999 i
17.
 
Sony RX100 IV4.5/5+ +85/1004/54.5/5 Jun 2015 999 i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

Care should be taken when interpreting the review scores above, though. The assessments were made in relation to similar cameras of the same technological generation. Thus, a score needs to be put into the context of the launch date and the launch price of the camera, and comparing ratings of very distinct cameras or ones that are far apart in terms of their release date have little meaning. Also, please note that some of the review sites have changed their methodology and reporting over time.

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    Specifications: Leica C-LUX vs Nikon D850

    Below is a side-by-side comparison of the specs of the two cameras to facilitate a quick review of their differences and common features.

    Camera Specifications
    Camera Model Leica C-LUX Nikon D850
    Camera Type Fixed lens compact camera Digital single lens reflex
    Camera Lens 24-360mm f/3.3-6.4 Nikon F mount lenses
    Launch Date June 2018 July 2017
    Launch Price USD 1,049 USD 3,299
    Sensor Specs Leica C-LUX Nikon D850
    Sensor Technology CMOS BSI-CMOS
    Sensor Format 1" Sensor Full Frame Sensor
    Sensor Size 13.2 x 8.8 mm 35.9 x 23.9 mm
    Sensor Area 116.16 mm2 858.01 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 15.9 mm 43.1 mm
    Crop Factor 2.7x 1.0x
    Sensor Resolution 20 Megapixels 45.4 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 5472 x 3648 pixels 8256 x 5504 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 2.41 μm 4.35 μm
    Pixel Density 17.18 MP/cm2 5.30 MP/cm2
    Moiré control Anti-Alias filter no AA filter
    Movie Capability 4K/30p Video 4K/30p Video
    ISO Setting 125 - 12,800 ISO 64 - 25,600 ISO
    ISO Boost 80 - 25,600 ISO 32 - 102,400 ISO
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) .. 100
    DXO Color Depth (bits) .. 26.4
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) .. 14.8
    DXO Low Light (ISO) .. 2660
    Screen Specs Leica C-LUX Nikon D850
    Viewfinder Type Electronic viewfinder Optical viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 100% 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.53x 0.75x
    Viewfinder Resolution 2330k dots
    Top-Level Screen no Top Display Control Panel
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.0inch 3.2inch
    LCD Resolution 1240k dots 2359k dots
    LCD Attachment Fixed screen Tilting screen
    Touch Input Touchscreen Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs Leica C-LUX Nikon D850
    Focus System Contrast-detect AF Phase-detect AF
    Manual Focusing AidFocus Peakingno Peaking Feature
    Continuous Shooting 10 shutter flaps/s 9 shutter flaps/s
    Electronic Shutterup to 1/16000sno E-Shutter
    Time-Lapse PhotographyIntervalometer built-inIntervalometer built-in
    Fill Flash Built-in Flash no On-Board Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards SDXC or XQD cards
    Second Storage Option Single card slot Dual card slots
    UHS card support UHS-I UHS-II
    Connectivity Specs Leica C-LUX Nikon D850
    External Flash no Hotshoe Hotshoe
    Studio Flash no PC Sync PC Sync socket
    USB Connector USB 2.0 USB 3.0
    HDMI Port micro HDMI mini HDMI
    Microphone Port no MIC socket External MIC port
    Headphone Socket no Headphone port Headphone port
    Wifi Support Wifi built-in Wifi built-in
    Near-Field Communication no NFC NFC built-in
    Bluetooth Support no Bluetooth Bluetooth built-in
    Body Specs Leica C-LUX Nikon D850
    Environmental Sealingnot weather sealedWeathersealed body
    Battery Type BP-DC15 EN-EL15a
    Battery Life (CIPA)370 shots per charge1840 shots per charge
    In-Camera Charging USB charging no USB charging
    Body Dimensions 113 x 67 x 46 mm
    (4.4 x 2.6 x 1.8 in)
    146 x 124 x 79 mm
    (5.7 x 4.9 x 3.1 in)
    Camera Weight 340 g (12.0 oz) 1005 g (35.5 oz)

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