Updated (July, 2012): Compare the Leica D-LUX 5 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 vs Leica D-LUX 5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150
Leica D-LUX 5

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
220 fps
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
12 fps
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Leica D-LUX 5

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2
Size
Really small
Compact 110x65x25 mm
Sensor size
Large sensor
1/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm
Thickness
Thin
1"

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 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150.

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 124x82x92 mm
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5.2x smaller
Sensor size
Significantly larger sensor
1/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
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More than 80% larger sensor
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1" vs 3.6"
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3.7x 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 528 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
True resolution
Slightly higher true resolution
10 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Almost the same
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ150

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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
220 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Continuous shooting
Shoots much faster
12 fps vs 2.5 fps
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Around 5x faster continuous shooting
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
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$345.41 vs $1,569.28
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The best price we've seen is $1,224 cheaper (4.5x less)
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

Snapsort can't make a recommendation (yet) because it doesn't have enough data yet about the Leica D-LUX 5.

similarities

Compared to recent digicams

Common Strengths
Aperture Wide aperture Help
D-LUX 5f/2
DMC-FZ150f/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
Common Weaknesses
Lowest price Very expensive Help
D-LUX 5$1,569.28
DMC-FZ150$345.41
HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$398

Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Thickness Is thicker
Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life

Leica D-LUX 5 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Leica D-Lux 6

Leica D-Lux 6

Pro digicam

$640

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

Leica D-LUX 4

Pro digicam

$775

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Lowest price Much cheaper
Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO
Sensor size Smaller sensor
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
Leica V-Lux 4

Leica V-Lux 4

Super zoom

$802

3D Takes 3D photos
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Size Much larger

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Super zoom

$340 - $398

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Size Larger
Overall image quality Worse image quality
Canon Powershot SX40

Canon Powershot SX40

Super zoom

$349

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Zoom More zoom
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Super zoom

$220 - $248

Zoom Much more zoom
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Size Significantly larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Super zoom

$350

Longest exposure Longer exposures
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Pro digicam

$686 - $798

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Overall image quality Much better image quality
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Size Significantly larger

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