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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
Size
Really small
Compact 105x59x28 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
220 fps
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 
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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
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
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
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
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

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Lowest price Very expensive Help
V-Lux 40:$753.57
D-LUX 5:$768.80
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 - $999

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

Zoom Has slightly more zoom
Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$498

Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
Thickness Is thicker
Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$348 - $370

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Leica C-LUX 3

Leica C-LUX C-Lux 3

Compact

Size Is slightly smaller
Weight Is slightly lighter
Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
Leica V-LUX 20

Leica V-LUX 20

Travel zoom

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

Leica C Typ112

Pro digicam

$583

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

Leica V-Lux 40 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Travel zoom

$300 - $399

Lowest price Much cheaper
Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Travel zoom

$269 - $319

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Travel zoom

$471 - $484

Zoom Much more zoom
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Touch screen No touch screen
Size Significantly larger

Leica D-LUX 5 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Leica D-LUX 4

Leica D-LUX 4

Pro digicam

$1,140

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Slightly smaller
Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO
Lowest price Significantly more expensive
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Pro digicam

$599

Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Lowest price Cheaper
Size Much larger
Thickness Much thicker
Leica D-LUX 3

Leica D-Lux 3

Pro digicam

$1,289

Size Smaller
Weight Lighter
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Wide angle Worse wide angle

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