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Reasons to buy the Leica D-LUX 5

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.0
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Size
Really small
Compact 110x65x25 mm
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Leica V-Lux 2

Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
11 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 
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differences

Advantages of the Leica D-LUX 5

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Aperture Significantly wider aperture f/2.0 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the D-LUX 5's lens captures slightly more light (1 f-stop)
Size Significantly smaller 110x65x25 mm vs 124x80x95 mm
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5.3x smaller
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor 1/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm vs 1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm
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More than 80% larger sensor
Thickness Much thinner 1" vs 3.7"
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3.8x thinner
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Weight Significantly lighter 271 g vs 520 g
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Around 50% lighter
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The D-LUX 5's boost ISO is 1 f-stop better
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The D-LUX 5's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
True resolution Slightly higher true resolution 10 MP vs 9.8 MP
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Leica V-Lux 2

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Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Zoom More zoom 24x vs 3.8x
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Around 41x more zoom
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 11 fps vs 2.5 fps
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Around 4.5x faster continuous shooting
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
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similarities

Compared to recent digicams

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Supports RAW RAW support Help
Better editing
Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
1 cm
External flash Support external flash Help
Better lighting
Longest exposure Long exposures Help
60 seconds
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
Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
720p @ 30fps
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Leica V-Lux 4

Leica V-Lux 4

Super zoom

$899

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$448 - $499

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Leica V-Lux 40

Leica V-Lux 40

Travel zoom

$769

Movie format Records higher quality movies
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Leica V-LUX 1

Leica V-LUX 1

Pro digicam

Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier
Leica D-LUX 3

Leica D-Lux 3

Pro digicam

$1,261

Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X

Boutique

$511 - $549

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Fujifilm FinePix X100

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Boutique

$793 - $900

True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
Thickness Is thicker

Leica D-LUX 5 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Leica D-Lux 6

Leica D-Lux 6

Pro digicam

$636 - $999

Aperture Wider aperture
3D Takes 3D photos
Size Larger
Sensor size Smaller sensor
Leica D-LUX 4

Leica D-LUX 4

Pro digicam

$799

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Lowest price Cheaper
Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO
Sensor size Smaller sensor
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Pro digicam

$500

Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Lowest price Much cheaper
Size Larger
Thickness Thicker
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$345 - $398

Aperture Wider aperture
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Size Larger
Sensor size Smaller sensor

Leica V-Lux 2 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Leica V-Lux 3

Leica V-Lux 3

Super zoom

$936

Movie format Higher resolution movies
3D Takes 3D photos
Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
Weight Slightly heavier
Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$268 with 14-42mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Size Significantly smaller
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Super zoom

$315

Movie format Higher resolution movies
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Weight Slightly heavier
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$629 - $769 body only

$848 - $948 with 18-105mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Super zoom

$704

Movie format Higher resolution movies
3D Takes 3D photos
Longest exposure Shorter max exposures

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