Fuji X-T1 v Leica D-Lux: Patrick's amazing ISO shoot-out
The Fuji X-T1 and the Leica D-Lux are not natural bedfellows. But Patrick Leong of FindingRange.com was so impressed with the new Leica compact that he decided to do some back-to-back ISO tests against his regular mount, the Fuji X-T1. He didn’t expect the D-Lux, with its four-thirds sensor, to outperform the APS-C Fuji any more than it would better one of Leica's crop-sensor shooters such as the X or T, but he was nevertheless surprised how close it came. As he says,
…this wasn’t really about which camera would win, at least for me. I just wanted to show that even though the D-Lux is a point and shoot, the high ISO capabilities are pretty darn fantastic. The fact that the D-Lux comes pretty close to the X-T1’s high ISO capabilities, at least to my eyes, says a lot about this point and shoot. The truth is, tests like this don’t tell the complete story as shooting in the real world will give us even more of what these two cameras are capable of in terms of ISO. But it still tells us something. For one, it tells us that the D-Lux’s ISO capabilities are good enough that the higher ISO range isn’t there just to make a spec sheet look better; one could use the entire ISO range with this camera and produce excellent photos, which isn’t always necessarily the case in this category of cameras.
Patrick has produced some great comparative shots to back up his conclusions. You can read the full story here.