Leica D-LUX 5 vs Leica V-Lux 2

Leica D-LUX 5
Leica V-Lux 2

Reasons to buy the Leica D-LUX 5

Really small
Size
Compact (110×65×25 mm)
High ISO (boost)
Light sensitivity (boost)
12,800 ISO
Thin
Thickness
1"
Light-weight
Weight
271 g
 

Reasons to buy the Leica V-Lux 2

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard

Items often bought with the D-LUX 5 or V-Lux 2

galleries

Explore our gallery of 17 sample photos taken by the Leica D-LUX 5.

differences

Advantages of the Leica D-LUX 5

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Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/2 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the D-LUX 5's lens captures slightly more light (1 f-stops)
Size
Significantly smaller
110×65×25 mm vs 124×80×95 mm
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5.3x smaller
Thickness
Much thinner
1" vs 3.7"
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3.8x thinner
Sensor size
Larger sensor
1/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm vs 1/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm
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More than 80% larger sensor
Weight
Lighter
271 g vs 520 g
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Around 50% lighter
Wide angle
Slightly better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
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 2 f-stops 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 2 f-stops better
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Leica V-Lux 2

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Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Continuous shooting
Shoots much faster
11 fps vs 2.5 fps
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Around 4.5x faster continuous shooting
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
Zoom
More zoom
24x vs 3.8x
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Around 41x more zoom
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$999.99 vs $1,099.95
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The best price we've seen is $100 cheaper (around 10% less)
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recommendations

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similarities

Compared to recent digicams

Common Strengths
Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
1.0 cm
Supports RAW RAW support Help
Better editing
External flash Support external flash Help
Better lighting
Longest exposure Very long exposure times Help
60 seconds
Common Weaknesses
Lowest price Very expensive Help
D-LUX 5$1,099.95
V-Lux 2$999.99
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
D-LUX 53,200 ISO
V-Lux 21,600 ISO
Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
720p @ 30fps

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Leica D-Lux 6

Leica D-Lux 6

Pro digicam

$782

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

Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)

Boutique

$947 - $1,052

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Movie format Records very high quality movies
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Super zoom

$350

Movie format Records higher quality movies
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker
Leica V-Lux 4

Leica V-Lux 4

Super zoom

$834

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Super zoom

$362 - $398

Movie format Records higher quality movies
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$448

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
Leica V-Lux 40

Leica V-Lux 40

Travel zoom

Movie format Records higher quality movies
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Longest exposure Much shorter exposures

Leica D-LUX 5 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,198 body only

$1,215 with 15mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen type Has an OLED screen
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Size Larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Pro digicam

$589

Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Lowest price Significantly cheaper
Size Slightly larger
Thickness Thicker
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$328

3D Takes 3D photos
Aperture Wider aperture
Size Larger
Sensor size Smaller sensor
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Boutique

$669 - $798

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Sensor size Much larger sensor
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Size Larger
Leica D-LUX 4

Leica D-LUX 4

Pro digicam

$900

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Lowest price Cheaper
Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO
Sensor size Slightly smaller sensor

Leica V-Lux 2 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Super zoom

$820

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
3D Takes 3D photos
Longest exposure Significantly shorter max exposures
Leica V-Lux 3

Leica V-Lux 3

Super zoom

$591

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
3D Takes 3D photos
Longest exposure Significantly shorter max exposures
Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D

Pro DSLR

$799 - $840 body only

$1,099 - $1,138 with 18-135mm lens

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Leica V-LUX 1

Leica V-LUX 1

Pro digicam

Sensor size Larger sensor
Screen size Much smaller screen
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Canon Kiss X5

Canon Kiss X5

Entry-level DSLR

$1,299 body only

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower

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