Updated (August, 2012): Compare the Leica X2 vs Sony NEX-5R

Sony NEX-5N

Winner
Sony NEX-5N

57

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Leica X2

49

Leica X2

Runner-up
     
 

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX-5N

Light sensitivity
High ISO
25,600 ISO
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Leica X2

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 
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differences

Advantages of the Leica X2

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Built-in flash Built-in flash Yes vs No
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A built-in flash is useful for taking indoor shots where there is little light
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Advantages of the Sony NEX-5N

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Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 920k dots vs 230k dots
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4x higher resolution screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 25,600 ISO vs 12,500 ISO
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The NEX-5N's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Size Smaller 111x59x38 mm vs 124x69x52 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 3 fps
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Around 3.5x faster continuous shooting
Focus points More focus points 25 vs 11
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Thickness Thinner 1.5" vs 2"
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Around 30% thinner
Weight Lighter 269 g vs 345 g
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More than 20% lighter
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        similarities

        Compared to recent digital cameras

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Sensor size Large sensors Help
        X2:APS-C 23.6x15.8mm
        NEX-5N:APS-C 23.4x15.6mm
        True resolution Capture very high resolution images Help
        X2:16.1 MP
        NEX-5N:16 MP
        Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
        Better editing
        External flash Each supports an external flash Help
        Better lighting
        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light
        Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
        Can only preview photos on the screen

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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon EOS M

        Canon EOS M

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $304 body only

        $298 with 18-55mm lens

        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Pro digicam

        $479 - $498

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        External flash Doesn't support an external flash
        Sensor size Has a slightly smaller sensor
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $430 body only

        $429 with 14-42mm lens

        Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
        Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
        Sensor size Has a marginally smaller sensor
        Fujifilm X-M1

        Fujifilm X-M1

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $499 body only

        $539 - $599 with 16-50mm lens

        Focus points Has slightly more focus points
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas

        Leica X2 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix X100s

        Fujifilm FinePix X100s

        Boutique

        $1,299

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Leica X Vario

        Leica X Vario

        Boutique

        $2,095 - $2,099

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Screen size Larger screen
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Size Larger
        Leica X1

        Leica X1

        Boutique

        $2,043

        Size Smaller
        Thickness Thinner
        True resolution Lower true resolution
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Leica D-Lux 6

        Leica D-Lux 6

        Pro digicam

        $668 - $999

        Aperture Much wider aperture
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor
        True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
        Ricoh GR

        Ricoh GR

        Boutique

        $611 - $697

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Screen size Larger screen
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Battery life Shorter battery life

        Sony NEX-5N Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony NEX-5R

        Sony NEX-5R

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $508 body only

        Focus points Significantly more focus points
        Dynamic range More dynamic range
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO
        Sony NEX-5T

        Sony NEX-5T

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $498 with 16-50mm lens

        Focus points Significantly more focus points
        Dynamic range More dynamic range
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Sony Alpha NEX-6

        Sony Alpha NEX-6

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $480 - $748 body only

        $500 - $779 with 16-50mm lens

        Focus points Significantly more focus points
        Built-in flash Built-in flash
        Touch screen No touch screen
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Sony Alpha NEX-3N

        Sony Alpha NEX-3N

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $450 with 16-50mm lens

        Built-in flash Built-in flash
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Touch screen No touch screen
        Sony Alpha A6000

        Sony Alpha A6000

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $648 body only

        $798 with 16-50mm lens

        Focus points Many more focus points
        True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
        Touch screen No touch screen
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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