Updated (October, 2012): Compare the Leica D-LUX 5 vs Nikon D5200

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
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Autofocuses shooting video
Contrast detection
 

Reasons to buy the Leica D-LUX 5

Size
Really small
Compact 110x65x25 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Thickness
Thin
1"
Weight
Light-weight
271 g
 
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differences

Advantages of the Leica D-LUX 5

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Image stabilization Image stabilization Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Size Significantly smaller 110x65x25 mm vs 127x96x78 mm
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5.4x smaller
Thickness Significantly thinner 1" vs 3.1"
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3.1x thinner
Weight Significantly lighter 271 g vs 560 g
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2.1x lighter
Longest exposure Longer exposures 60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon D5100

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Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 920k dots vs 460k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
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
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor APS-C 23.6x15.6mm vs 1/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm
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More than 7x larger sensor
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution 16.1 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture more than 60% more detail in your photos
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Pentamirror vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The D5100's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Lowest price Cheaper $370.00 vs $1,005.00
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The best price we've seen is $635 cheaper (2.7x less)
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 4 fps vs 2.5 fps
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60% faster continuous shooting
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO 25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
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The D5100's boost ISO is 1 f-stop better
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similarities

Compared to recent digital cameras

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
Better editing
External flash Each supports an external flash Help
Better lighting
Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
No 3d support
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$480 - $774 body only

$200 - $617 with 18-55mm lens

Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Canon Rebel SL1

Canon Rebel SL1

Entry-level DSLR

$499 - $500 body only

$599 - $650 with 18-55mm lens

Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier

Leica D-LUX 5 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Leica D-Lux 6

Leica D-Lux 6

Pro digicam

$668 - $999

Aperture Wider aperture
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Size Larger
Thickness Thicker
Leica D-LUX 4

Leica D-LUX 4

Pro digicam

$799

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Lowest price Cheaper
Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO
Leica V-Lux 4

Leica V-Lux 4

Super zoom

$899

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
3D Takes 3D photos
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Size Much larger
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$479 - $598

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Pro digicam

$500

Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Lowest price Cheaper
Size Larger
Thickness Thicker

Nikon D5100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$597 - $656 body only

$477 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Size Slightly smaller
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$597 - $647 body only

$544 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Battery life Shorter battery life
Shutter lag Slightly more shutter lag
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$597 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$350 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

Size Slightly smaller
Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Overall image quality Worse image quality
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$575 - $629 body only

$830 - $976 with 18-105mm lens

Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Battery life Longer battery life
Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
Movie format Lower resolution movies

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discussion

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