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

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Leica D-LUX 5

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.0
Size
Really small
Compact 110x65x25 mm
Sensor size
Large sensor
1/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm
Thickness
Thin
1"
 
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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 Significantly 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
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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
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
Zoom More zoom 24x vs 3.8x
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Around 41x more zoom
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 significantly faster 12 fps vs 2.5 fps
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Around 5x faster continuous shooting
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Lowest price Cheaper $703.74 vs $784.02
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The best price we've seen is $80 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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similarities

Compared to recent digicams

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Supports RAW RAW support Help
Better editing
Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
1 cm
External flash Support external flash Help
Better lighting
Lowest price Very expensive Help
D-LUX 5:$784.02
DMC-FZ150:$703.74
HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$348 - $370

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
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

$599 - $635

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

Leica D-LUX 4

Pro digicam

$1,140

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Weight Slightly lighter
Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO
Lowest price Significantly more expensive
Leica V-Lux 4

Leica V-Lux 4

Super zoom

$899

3D Takes 3D photos
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Size Much larger
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Pro digicam

$599

Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Lowest price Cheaper
Size Larger
Thickness Thicker
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$498

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

$367 - $536

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

$315

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Zoom More zoom
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Pro digicam

$870 - $898

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Size Significantly larger
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Super zoom

$428

Lowest price Significantly cheaper
Longest exposure Longer exposures
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

$399 - $400

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Aperture Narrower aperture
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

appearance

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