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Reasons to buy the Leica D-LUX 5

Size
Really small
Compact 110x65x25 mm
Light sensitivity (boost)
High ISO (boost)
12,800 ISO
Thickness
Thin
1"
Weight
Light-weight
271 g
 

Reasons to buy the Leica D-LUX 4

Size
Really small
Compact 109x56x27 mm
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Thickness
Thin
1.1"
Weight
Light-weight
248 g
 
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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
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
Lowest price Significantly cheaper $923.00 vs $1,197.00
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The best price we've seen is $274 cheaper (more than 20% less)
Thickness Thinner 1" vs 1.1"
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Around 10% thinner
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similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Aperture Very wide aperture Help
f/2.0
External flash Support external flash Help
Better lighting
Sensor size Large sensors Help
D-LUX 4:1/1.7" 7.9x5.8mm
D-LUX 5:1/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm
Supports RAW RAW support Help
Better editing
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
Lens
Longest exposure Very long exposure times Help
60 seconds
Lowest price Very expensive Help
D-LUX 4:$1,197.00
D-LUX 5:$923.00
Weight Heavy Help
D-LUX 4:248 g
D-LUX 5:271 g
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
3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
No 3d support
Movie format HD (720p) video Help
D-LUX 4:720p @ 24fps
D-LUX 5:720p @ 30fps
Zoom Poor zoom Help
D-LUX 4:2.5x
D-LUX 5:3.8x

Compared to recent pro digicams

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Size Very small Help
D-LUX 4:109x56x27 mm
D-LUX 5:110x65x25 mm
Wide angle Good wide angle Help
24 mm
Thickness Very thin Help
D-LUX 4:1.1"
D-LUX 5:1"
Weight Light weight Help
D-LUX 4:248 g
D-LUX 5:271 g
Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
Can only preview photos on the screen
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
10 MP
Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
D-LUX 4:None
D-LUX 5:12,800 ISO
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
GPS No built-in GPS Help
Missing geo-tagging
External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
460k dots
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Leica D-Lux 6

Leica D-Lux 6

Pro digicam

$700

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Leica V-Lux 40

Leica V-Lux 40

Travel zoom

$769 - $782

Zoom Has much more zoom
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Leica D-LUX 3

Leica D-Lux 3

Pro digicam

$1,900

Weight Is slightly lighter
Lowest price Is much more expensive
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Pro digicam

$355

Lowest price Is much less expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Leica V-Lux 4

Leica V-Lux 4

Super zoom

$871

Zoom Has way more more zoom
Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$548

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$324 - $425

Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
Thickness Is thicker

Leica D-LUX 4 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Pro digicam

$284

Sensor size Larger sensor
Lowest price Much cheaper
Size Slightly larger
Weight Heavier
Leica V-Lux 2

Leica V-Lux 2

Super zoom

$1,609

Zoom Much more zoom
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Size Much larger
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

Leica D-LUX 5 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$398

Aperture Wider aperture
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Size Much larger
Sensor size Smaller sensor
Leica X2

Leica X2

Boutique

$203 - $1,861

Sensor size Much larger sensor
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Size Much larger
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

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discussion

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