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Reasons to buy the Leica D-LUX 5

Size
Really small
Compact 110x65x25 mm
Thickness
Thin
1"
Weight
Light-weight
271 g
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
Thickness
Thin
1.1"
Weight
Light-weight
248 g
 
Differences | Recommendations | Similarities | Competitors | Appearance | Discussion

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
Thickness Slightly thinner 1" vs 1.1"
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Around 10% thinner
Lowest price Cheaper $1,004.00 vs $1,120.09
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The best price we've seen is $116 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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recommendations

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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
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:$1,120.09
D-LUX 5:$1,004.00
Weight Heavy Help
D-LUX 4:248 g
D-LUX 5:271 g
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
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
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
Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
D-LUX 4:None
D-LUX 5:12,800 ISO
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
10 MP
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported
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

$599 - $698

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

$1,289

Weight Is slightly lighter
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$300 - $398

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$448

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
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Pro digicam

$599

Lowest price Is significantly 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
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Fujifilm FinePix X100

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Boutique

$674

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

$329

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

Leica D-LUX 5 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Leica V-Lux 4

Leica V-Lux 4

Super zoom

$899 - $1,140

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

Leica V-Lux 40

Travel zoom

$1,394

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Supports RAW No RAW support
Aperture Much narrower aperture

appearance

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discussion

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