Leica D-LUX 5 vs Leica V-Lux 40

Leica D-LUX 5
Leica V-Lux 40

Reasons to buy the Leica D-LUX 5

Great macro
Macro focus
1 cm
Thin
Thickness
1"
Shoots RAW
Supports RAW
Better editing
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

Reasons to buy the Leica V-Lux 40

Zoom
Great zoom
20x
Size
Really small
Compact 105x59x28 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
220 fps
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons

galleries

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

differences

Advantages of the Leica V-Lux 40

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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
Zoom
Significantly more zoom
20x vs 3.8x
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Around 28.5x more zoom
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
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
10 fps vs 2.5 fps
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4x faster continuous shooting
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Weight
Significantly 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)
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Sensor size
Significantly 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
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$1,465.41 vs $1,799.00
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The best price we've seen is $334 cheaper (around 20% less)
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
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
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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recommendations

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similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths
Wide angle Good wide angle Help
24 mm
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
Lens
Common Weaknesses
Lowest price Very expensive Help
V-Lux 40$1,799.00
D-LUX 5$1,465.41
Weight Heavy Help
V-Lux 40210 g
D-LUX 5271 g
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Leica D-Lux 6

Leica D-Lux 6

Pro digicam

$670

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

Leica D-LUX 4

Pro digicam

$2,299

Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Lowest price Is much more expensive
Leica D-LUX 3

Leica D-Lux 3

Pro digicam

$1,499

Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$398 - $498

Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$328 - $398

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$897 body only

$1,160 - $1,197 with 18-140mm lens

Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier
Leica V-LUX 20

Leica V-LUX 20

Travel zoom

$1,345

Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker

Leica V-Lux 40 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Travel zoom

$300

Lowest price Much cheaper
Leica C Typ112

Leica C Typ112

Pro digicam

$699

Aperture Much wider aperture
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Zoom Significantly less zoom
Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Travel zoom

$340

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Lowest price Much cheaper
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Pro digicam

$699 - $798

Movie format Higher resolution movies
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Size Much larger
Thickness Much thicker

Leica D-LUX 5 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Pro digicam

$589

Lowest price Much cheaper
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Size Much larger
Thickness Much thicker
Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)

Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)

Boutique

$1,052

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Sensor size Much larger sensor
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Size Much larger
Placeholder

Leica D-LUX 2

Compact

$1,499

Size Smaller
Weight Lighter
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

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discussion

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