Your sassy new Leica DLUX5 is the latest in a long line of Leica-branded, Made-Somewhere-Else compact digital cameras. The most recent are sourced from Panasonic, but many moons ago, in the before times, Fuji was the OEM of choice. This Leica Digilux Zoom was Leica's second digital camera, an upscale clone of the Fujifilm MX-1700 from the halcyon days of 1999.
With a 1/2" 1.5 megapixel sensor, this is no DLUX5. But can it hold its own against a humble cell phone camera? Let's see!
Leica Digilux Zoom
Apple iPhone 4
The Digilux Zoom images were saved as full-resolution JPEG images at the camera's best quality settings; the cell phone images are straight out-of-camera JPEGs with the Auto HDR mode turned off.
Conclusion? It's a close one, but I'm going to give it to the Digilux Zoom. Despite the shockingly low resolution, its colour and exposure handling are consistently more pleasant than the cell phone.
Winner: Leica Digilux Zoom