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"
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
 

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-stops)
Size
Significantly smaller
110×65×25 mm vs 124×80×95 mm
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5.3x smaller
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
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 (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
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
Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
1.0 cm
External flash Support external flash Help
Better lighting
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 V-Lux 4

Leica V-Lux 4

Super zoom

$730

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$398

Movie format Records higher quality movies
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
Thickness Is thicker
Leica X1

Leica X1

Boutique

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
Leica X2

Leica X2

Boutique

$1,600

True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
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

$782

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

Leica D-LUX 4

Pro digicam

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Weight Slightly lighter
Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO
Sensor size Slightly smaller sensor
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

Weight Slightly lighter
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$328

3D Takes 3D photos
Aperture Wider aperture
Size Larger
Sensor size Smaller sensor

Leica V-Lux 2 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Super zoom

$330

Movie format Higher resolution movies
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Leica V-LUX 1

Leica V-LUX 1

Pro digicam

Sensor size Larger sensor
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Screen size Much smaller screen
Olympus PEN E-PL5

Olympus PEN E-PL5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$497 with 14-42mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
3D Takes 3D photos
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Leica V-Lux 3

Leica V-Lux 3

Super zoom

$598

3D Takes 3D photos
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Super zoom

$365

3D Takes 3D photos
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Longest exposure Shorter max exposures

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