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
Thin
Thickness
1"
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
Really small
Size
Compact 110x65x25 mm
 

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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Lowest price
Much cheaper
$1,388.60 vs $2,299.00
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The best price we've seen is $910 cheaper (around 40% less)
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
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
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
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$1,388.60
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
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 4720p @ 24fps
D-LUX 5720p @ 30fps
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"
Weight Light weight Help
D-LUX 4248 g
D-LUX 5271 g
Common Weaknesses
Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
Can only preview photos on the screen
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported
Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
D-LUX 4None
D-LUX 512,800 ISO
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
10 MP
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
460k dots
External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Leica D-Lux 6

Leica D-Lux 6

Pro digicam

$670

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

Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)

Boutique

$1,195

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much 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 Much shorter exposures
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 slightly more expensive
Leica V-Lux 40

Leica V-Lux 40

Travel zoom

$2,000

Zoom Has much more zoom
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
Fujifilm FinePix X100

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Boutique

$634

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
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

$305

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

Leica D-LUX 5 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Leica X1

Leica X1

Boutique

$1,480

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Macro focus Much worse macro capability
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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Leica D-LUX 4
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