Leica D-LUX 5 vs Leica D-LUX 4

Leica D-LUX 5
Leica D-LUX 4

Reasons to buy the Leica D-LUX 5

Thin
Thickness
1"
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
 

Reasons to buy the Leica D-LUX 4

Size
Really small
Compact 109x56x27 mm
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Leica D-LUX 4. Explore our gallery of 17 sample photos taken by the Leica D-LUX 5.

differences

Advantages of the Leica D-LUX 4

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Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Size
Slightly smaller
109x56x27 mm vs 110x65x25 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Weight
Lighter
248 g vs 271 g
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Around 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Leica D-LUX 5

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Sensor size
Larger sensor
1/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm vs 1/1.7" 7.9x5.8mm
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More than 10% larger sensor
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$1,590.17 vs $2,299.00
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The best price we've seen is $709 cheaper (more than 30% less)
Light sensitivity (boost)
Has boost ISO
12,800 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Thickness
Thinner
1" vs 1.1"
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Around 10% thinner
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recommendations

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similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths
Aperture Very wide aperture Help
f/2.0
Wide angle Good wide angle Help
24 mm
External flash Support external flash Help
Better lighting
Supports RAW RAW support Help
Better editing
Sensor size Large sensors Help
D-LUX 41/1.7" 7.9x5.8mm
D-LUX 51/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
Lens
Longest exposure Very long exposure times Help
60 seconds
Common Weaknesses
Lowest price Very expensive Help
D-LUX 4$2,299.00
D-LUX 5$1,590.17
Weight Heavy Help
D-LUX 4248 g
D-LUX 5271 g
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
CCD
HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
2.5 fps
Movie format HD (720p) video Help
D-LUX 4720p @ 24fps
D-LUX 5720p @ 30fps
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
Zoom Poor zoom Help
D-LUX 42.5x
D-LUX 53.8x

Compared to recent pro digicams

Common Strengths
Size Very small Help
D-LUX 4109x56x27 mm
D-LUX 5110x65x25 mm
Thickness Very thin Help
D-LUX 41.1"
D-LUX 51"
Common Weaknesses
Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
Can only preview photos on the screen
Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
D-LUX 4None
D-LUX 512,800 ISO
Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
10 MP
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
460k dots

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Leica D-Lux 6

Leica D-Lux 6

Pro digicam

$640

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

Leica D-Lux 3

Pro digicam

$1,499

Weight Is slightly lighter
Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Pro digicam

$589

Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Lowest price Is much less expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$370 - $448

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$328 - $398

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)

Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)

Boutique

$1,052

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier
Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$398

Movie format Records higher quality movies
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
Thickness Is thicker

Leica D-LUX 4 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Pro digicam

$290

Lowest price Much cheaper
Sensor size Larger sensor
Size Slightly larger
Weight Heavier

Leica D-LUX 5 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Leica V-Lux 4

Leica V-Lux 4

Super zoom

$840

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Zoom Much more zoom
Size Much larger
Thickness Much thicker
Leica V-Lux 40

Leica V-Lux 40

Travel zoom

$1,799

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Zoom Significantly more zoom
Supports RAW No RAW support
Aperture Much narrower aperture

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discussion

Leica D-LUX 4
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