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

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
Really small
Size
Compact 110x65x25 mm
High ISO (boost)
Light sensitivity (boost)
12,800 ISO
 

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
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital

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-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" 6.13x4.6mm
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More than 80% larger sensor
Thickness
Significantly 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
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
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
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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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Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
11 fps vs 2.5 fps
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Around 4.5x faster continuous shooting
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
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recommendations

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similarities

Compared to recent digicams

Common Strengths
Aperture Wide aperture Help
D-LUX 5f/2
V-Lux 2f/2.8
Supports RAW RAW support Help
Better editing
External flash Support external flash Help
Better lighting
Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
1.0 cm
Longest exposure Very long exposure times Help
60 seconds
Common Weaknesses
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
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

$640

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Thickness Is thicker
Leica D-LUX 4

Leica D-LUX 4

Pro digicam

$790

Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
Lowest price Is much less expensive
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
Leica D-LUX 3

Leica D-Lux 3

Pro digicam

Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Leica V-Lux 4

Leica V-Lux 4

Super zoom

$802

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Leica V-LUX 1

Leica V-LUX 1

Pro digicam

Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker
Leica V-Lux 40

Leica V-Lux 40

Travel zoom

$577

Movie format Records higher quality movies
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
Canon PowerShot G10

Canon PowerShot G10

Pro digicam

$797

True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
Lowest price Is much less expensive
Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity

Leica D-LUX 5 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Pro digicam

$599

Lowest price Much cheaper
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Size Slightly larger
Thickness Thicker
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$350 - $448

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$398

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Screen size Smaller screen

Leica V-Lux 2 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Super zoom

$345

Movie format Higher resolution movies
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Super zoom

$345

3D Takes 3D photos
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Super zoom

$479 - $480

Zoom Much more zoom
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Aperture Narrower aperture
Size Larger
Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900

Super zoom

$597

Zoom Much more zoom
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Size Much larger
Weight Significantly heavier

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