Leica D-Lux 6 vs Leica D-LUX 5

Leica D-Lux 6
Leica D-LUX 5

Reasons to buy the Leica D-Lux 6

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/1.4
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
750 ms startup delay
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
 

Reasons to buy the Leica D-LUX 5

Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm
External flash
External flash
Better lighting

galleries

Explore our gallery of 3 sample photos taken by the Leica D-Lux 6.
Explore our gallery of 17 sample photos taken by the Leica D-LUX 5.

differences

Advantages of the Leica D-Lux 6

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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/1.4 vs f/2
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At its widest zoom, the D-Lux 6's lens captures much more light (1 f-stops)
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
920k dots vs 460k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The D-Lux 6's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$782.09 vs $1,497.93
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The best price we've seen is $716 cheaper (around 50% less)
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Advantages of the Leica D-LUX 5

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Sensor size
Larger sensor
1/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm vs 1/1.8" 7.44x5.58mm
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More than 20% larger sensor
Size
Smaller
110×65×25 mm vs 111×68×46 mm
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Around 50% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
1" vs 1.8"
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Around 50% thinner
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
2.5 fps vs 2 fps
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Around 30% faster continuous shooting
Weight
Slightly lighter
271 g vs 298 g
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Around 10% lighter
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recommendations

Snapsort can't make a recommendation (yet) because it doesn't have enough data yet about either the D-Lux 6 or the D-LUX 5.

similarities

Compared to recent digicams

Common Strengths
Aperture Very wide aperture Help
D-Lux 6f/1.4
D-LUX 5f/2
Supports RAW RAW support Help
Better editing
Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
1.0 cm
External flash Support external flash Help
Better lighting
Longest exposure Long exposures Help
60 seconds
Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
1/4000 of a second
Common Weaknesses
Lowest price Very expensive Help
D-Lux 6$782.09
D-LUX 5$1,497.93
Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
Can only preview photos on the screen
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
D-Lux 62 fps
D-LUX 52.5 fps
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Zoom Poor zoom Help
3.8x

Compared to recent pro digicams

Common Strengths

Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

Common Weaknesses
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
12,800 ISO
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
10 MP
GPS No built-in GPS Help
Missing geo-tagging
Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
D-Lux 66,400 ISO
D-LUX 53,200 ISO

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$328

Movie format Records higher quality movies
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Thickness Is thicker
Startup delay Has much more startup delay
Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)

Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)

Boutique

$947 - $1,052

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Movie format Records very high quality movies
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$448

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Boutique

$730 - $798

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Movie format Records very high quality movies
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Leica X2

Leica X2

Boutique

$1,600

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Pro digicam

$589

Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
Thickness Is thicker
Startup delay Has much more startup delay
Leica D-LUX 4

Leica D-LUX 4

Pro digicam

$2,300

Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Lowest price Is much more expensive

Leica D-Lux 6 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Pro digicam

$798

Sensor size Much larger sensor
True resolution Much higher true resolution
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Aperture Narrower aperture
Leica C Typ112

Leica C Typ112

Pro digicam

$669

Focus points Many more focus points
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Aperture Narrower aperture
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 body only

$698 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
True resolution Much higher true resolution
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Longest exposure Shorter max exposures

Leica D-LUX 5 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

No significant competitors found that are specific to the Leica D-LUX 5.

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Leica D-Lux 6
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Leica D-LUX 5
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