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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

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Leica D-LUX 5

Leica D-LUX 5

     

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
12 fps
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Leica D-LUX 5

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.0
Size
Really small
Compact 110x65x25 mm
Thickness
Thin
1"
Weight
Light-weight
271 g
 

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 124x82x92 mm
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5.2x smaller
Sensor size
Larger sensor
1/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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More than 80% larger sensor
Thickness
Much thinner
1" vs 3.6"
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3.7x thinner
Weight
Significantly lighter
271 g vs 528 g
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Around 50% lighter
Wide angle
Slightly better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
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
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
Help
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
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
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
Zoom
More zoom
24x vs 3.8x
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Around 41x more zoom
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
12 fps vs 2.5 fps
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Around 5x faster continuous shooting
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Digital vs None
Help
A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$383.01 vs $882.75
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The best price we've seen is $500 cheaper (2.3x less)
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recommendations

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similarities

Compared to recent digicams

Common Strengths
Supports RAW RAW support Help
Better editing
Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
1 cm
External flash Support external flash Help
Better lighting
Common Weaknesses
HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$385 body only

$429 - $499 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Has much better image quality
Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$499 - $550 body only

$549 - $630 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Has much better image quality
Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier

Leica D-LUX 5 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Leica D-Lux 6

Leica D-Lux 6

Pro digicam

$680

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

Leica D-LUX 4

Pro digicam

$1,555

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Pro digicam

$599

Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Lowest price Cheaper
Size Larger
Thickness Thicker
Leica V-Lux 40

Leica V-Lux 40

Travel zoom

$1,405

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Supports RAW No RAW support
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$498 - $798

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Super zoom

$350 - $598

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

$385 - $489

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

$248 - $330

Zoom Much more zoom
Wide angle Better wide angle
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Size Significantly larger
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

$349

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Supports 24p Supports 24p
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Aperture Narrower aperture
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Pro digicam

$792 - $898

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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