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

Great macro
Macro focus
1 cm
High ISO (boost)
Light sensitivity (boost)
12,800 ISO
Thin
Thickness
1"
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
 

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"
External flash
External flash
Better lighting

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
Slightly 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
$857.74 vs $1,079.99
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The best price we've seen is $222 cheaper (more than 20% less)
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Thickness
Slightly 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
External flash Support external flash Help
Better lighting
Supports RAW RAW support Help
Better editing
Sensor size Large sensors Help
D-LUX 4:1/1.7" 7.9x5.8mm
D-LUX 5:1/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm
Longest exposure Very long exposure times Help
60 seconds
Common Weaknesses
Lowest price Very expensive Help
D-LUX 4:$1,079.99
D-LUX 5:$857.74
Weight Heavy Help
D-LUX 4:248 g
D-LUX 5:271 g
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
CCD
Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
2.5 fps
HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
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
Size Very small Help
D-LUX 4:109x56x27 mm
D-LUX 5:110x65x25 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
Common Weaknesses
Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
Can only preview photos on the screen
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported
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
Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
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

$699

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
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Lowest price Is much more expensive
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Pro digicam

$599

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

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$498 - $798

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)

Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)

Boutique

$1,195

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Movie format Records very high quality movies
Lowest price Is much more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Leica X1

Leica X1

Boutique

$1,480

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$345 - $398

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier

Leica D-LUX 4 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Pro digicam

$300

Sensor size Slightly larger sensor
Lowest price Much cheaper
Size Slightly larger
Weight Heavier
Leica C-LUX 3

Leica C-LUX C-Lux 3

Compact

Size Smaller
Weight Significantly lighter
Supports RAW No RAW support
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

Leica D-LUX 5 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony NEX C3

Sony NEX C3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$212 body only

$571 with 18-55mm lens

3D Takes 3D photos
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Size Larger

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Leica D-LUX 4
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