Leica D-LUX 5

Leica D-LUX 5

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Leica V-Lux 40

Leica V-Lux 40

     

Reasons to buy the Leica D-LUX 5

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

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
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$882.75 vs $1,404.67
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The best price we've seen is $522 cheaper (around 40% 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
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recommendations

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similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
Lens
Common Weaknesses
Lowest price Very expensive Help
V-Lux 40:$1,404.67
D-LUX 5:$882.75
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

$680

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)

Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)

Boutique

$1,195

Movie format Records higher quality movies
True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$498 - $798

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 V-Lux 4

Leica V-Lux 4

Super zoom

$1,143

Zoom Has slightly more zoom
Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$345 - $348

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Leica V-LUX 20

Leica V-LUX 20

Travel zoom

$1,204

Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Canon PowerShot G15

Canon PowerShot G15

Pro digicam

$487

Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier

Leica V-Lux 40 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Travel zoom

$260

Zoom Much more zoom
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Touch screen No touch screen
Size Significantly larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Travel zoom

$300

Lowest price Much cheaper
Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Travel zoom

$249

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Lowest price Much cheaper
Leica C Typ112

Leica C Typ112

Pro digicam

$699

Aperture Much wider aperture
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Zoom Significantly less zoom
Touch screen No touch screen

Leica D-LUX 5 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Leica D-LUX 4

Leica D-LUX 4

Pro digicam

$1,555

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Slightly smaller
Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO
Lowest price Much 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

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