Leica D-LUX 5

Leica D-LUX 5

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Leica D-LUX 4

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
Really small
Size
Compact 110x65x25 mm
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

Reasons to buy the Leica D-LUX 4

Size
Really small
Compact 109x56x27 mm
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Weight
Light-weight
248 g
Thickness
Thin
1.1"
 

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
Cheaper
$857.75 vs $1,084.37
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The best price we've seen is $227 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
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
Lens
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:$1,084.37
D-LUX 5:$857.75
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
HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
2.5 fps
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
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
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
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported
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

$667 - $699

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

$359

Lowest price Is much less expensive
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
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$498

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
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
Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$420 - $443

Movie format Records higher quality movies
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
Thickness Is thicker
Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)

Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)

Boutique

$1,195

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker

Leica D-LUX 4 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Pro digicam

$305

Sensor size Slightly larger sensor
Lowest price Much cheaper
Size Slightly larger
Weight Heavier
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Super zoom

$350 - $598

Zoom Much more zoom
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Size Much larger
Thickness Much thicker

Leica D-LUX 5 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Leica V-Lux 4

Leica V-Lux 4

Super zoom

$899 - $1,040

Zoom Much more zoom
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Size Much larger
Thickness Much thicker

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