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Reasons to buy the Leica D-LUX 5

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.0
Size
Really small
Compact 110x65x25 mm
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Thickness
Thin
1"
 

Reasons to buy the Leica V-Lux 40

Zoom
Great zoom
20x
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 60fps
Size
Really small
Compact 105x59x28 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
220 fps
 
Differences | Recommendations | Similarities | Competitors | Appearance | Discussion

differences

Advantages of the Leica V-Lux 40

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Zoom Significantly more zoom 20x vs 3.8x
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Around 28.5x more zoom
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 220 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 2.5 fps
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4x faster continuous shooting
Weight Lighter 210 g vs 271 g
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More than 20% lighter
Size Slightly smaller 105x59x28 mm vs 110x65x25 mm
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Leica D-LUX 5

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Aperture Much wider aperture f/2.0 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the D-LUX 5's lens captures much more light (1.4 f-stops)
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Sensor size Larger sensor 1/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm vs 1/2.5" 6.1x4.6mm
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Around 90% larger sensor
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The D-LUX 5's boost ISO is 1 f-stop better
Lowest price Significantly cheaper $978.16 vs $1,393.96
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The best price we've seen is $416 cheaper (around 30% less)
Longest exposure Much longer exposures 60s vs 15s
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4x longer exposures
Thickness Thinner 1" vs 1.1"
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More than 10% thinner
True resolution Slightly higher true resolution 10 MP vs 9.6 MP
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Almost the same
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similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
Lens
Lowest price Very expensive Help
V-Lux 40:$1,393.96
D-LUX 5:$978.16
Weight Heavy Help
V-Lux 40:210 g
D-LUX 5:271 g

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Leica D-Lux 6

Leica D-Lux 6

Pro digicam

$599 - $688

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Leica V-Lux 4

Leica V-Lux 4

Super zoom

$899 - $1,118

Zoom Has slightly more zoom
Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$448

Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
Thickness Is thicker
Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
Leica D-LUX 3

Leica D-Lux 3

Pro digicam

$1,289

Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
Leica V-LUX 20

Leica V-LUX 20

Travel zoom

$999

Thickness Is thicker
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Leica C Typ112

Leica C Typ112

Pro digicam

$699

Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$360 - $568

True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier

Leica V-Lux 40 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Travel zoom

$340 - $399

Lowest price Much cheaper
Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Travel zoom

$319

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Lowest price Much cheaper
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Travel zoom

$279

Zoom Much more zoom
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Touch screen No touch screen
Size Significantly larger
Canon EOS Rebel T2i

Canon Rebel T2i

Entry-level DSLR

$674 with 18-55mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Size Much larger
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Leica D-LUX 5 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Leica D-LUX 4

Leica D-LUX 4

Pro digicam

$1,120

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Slightly smaller
Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO
Sensor size Slightly smaller sensor
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Pro digicam

$599

Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Lowest price Much cheaper
Size Much larger
Thickness Much thicker
Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X

Boutique

$549

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Much larger
Macro focus Much worse macro capability

appearance

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discussion

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