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/2.0
Really small
Size
Compact 110x65x25 mm
Large sensor
Sensor size
1/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm
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

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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
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$1,430.22 vs $1,999.00
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The best price we've seen is $569 cheaper (around 30% less)
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
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/2.0
V-Lux 2f/2.8
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
Common Weaknesses
Lowest price Very expensive Help
D-LUX 5$1,430.22
V-Lux 2$1,999.00
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 V-Lux 4

Leica V-Lux 4

Super zoom

$919

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$328

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Thickness Is thicker
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Super zoom

$225

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
Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X

Boutique

$399 - $699

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$218

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

Leica D-LUX 5 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Leica D-Lux 6

Leica D-Lux 6

Pro digicam

$760

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

Leica D-LUX 4

Pro digicam

$2,299

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Weight Slightly lighter
Lowest price Much more expensive
Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Pro digicam

$589

Lowest price Much cheaper
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Size Slightly larger
Thickness Thicker
Leica D-LUX 3

Leica D-Lux 3

Pro digicam

$1,499

Weight Slightly lighter
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Leica V-Lux 40

Leica V-Lux 40

Travel zoom

$1,799

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor

Leica V-Lux 2 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Leica V-Lux 3

Leica V-Lux 3

Super zoom

$578

3D Takes 3D photos
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
Weight Slightly heavier
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Super zoom

$314

3D Takes 3D photos
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
Leica V-LUX 1

Leica V-LUX 1

Pro digicam

$1,199

Lowest price Much cheaper
Sensor size Larger sensor
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Screen size Much smaller screen
Nikon D300

Nikon D300

Pro DSLR

$1,649 body only

$1,999 with 18-135mm lens

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Movie format Does not take movies
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Super zoom

$330 - $398

3D Takes 3D photos
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Size Larger
Thickness Thicker

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