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
1.0 cm
Thin
Thickness
1"
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Long exposures
Longest exposure
60 seconds
 

Reasons to buy the Leica V-Lux 40

Zoom
Great zoom
20x
Size
Really small
Compact (105×59×28 mm)
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
220 fps
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons

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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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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
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
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
Lighter
210 g vs 271 g
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More than 20% lighter
Size
Slightly smaller
105×59×28 mm vs 110×65×25 mm
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Leica D-LUX 5

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Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/2 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" 6.08x4.56mm
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Around 90% larger sensor
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 3.0 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 2 f-stops 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
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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
Wide angle Good wide angle Help
24 mm
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
  1. Lens
Common Weaknesses
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Leica D-Lux 6

Leica D-Lux 6

Pro digicam

$782

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$328

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

$834

Zoom Has slightly more zoom
Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier
Leica C Typ112

Leica C Typ112

Pro digicam

$669

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 much narrower wide angle lens
Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)

Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)

Boutique

$947 - $1,052

Movie format Records very high quality movies
Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
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
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker
Leica D-LUX 4

Leica D-LUX 4

Pro digicam

$900

Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity

Leica V-Lux 40 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Leica Q (Typ 116)

Leica Q (Typ 116)

Boutique

$4,250 - $6,000

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Size Much larger
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Travel zoom

$257

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Touch screen No touch screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Pro digicam

$620 - $798

Movie format Higher resolution movies
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Size Much larger
Thickness Much thicker
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Travel zoom

$369

Leica D-LUX 5 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,198 body only

$1,215 with 15mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Size Much larger
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Pro digicam

$589

Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Lowest price Much cheaper
Size Much larger
Thickness Much thicker
Leica X1

Leica X1

Boutique

$1,480

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Macro focus Much worse macro capability
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Leica D-LUX 3

Leica D-Lux 3

Pro digicam

$1,499

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

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