Leica D-LUX 5 vs Nikon D5100

Leica D-LUX 5
Nikon D5100

Reasons to buy the Leica D-LUX 5

Really small
Size
Compact (110×65×25 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Thin
Thickness
1"
Light-weight
Weight
271 g
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
500 ms startup delay
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.6 EV
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures

galleries

Explore our gallery of 17 sample photos taken by the Leica D-LUX 5.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5100.

competitors

Leica D-LUX 5 Competitors

Leica D-LUX 4

Leica D-LUX 4

Pro digicam

$750

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
Leica D-Lux 6

Leica D-Lux 6

Pro digicam

$750

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Aperture Wider aperture
Size Larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Pro digicam

$499

Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
Size Slightly larger

Nikon D5100 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$426 body only

$392 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$389 body only

$390 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Color depth Better color depth
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$590 - $597 body only

$469 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
GPS Has a GPS
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

discussion

Leica D-LUX 5
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Nikon D5100
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