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/2.0
Size
Really small
Compact 110x65x25 mm
Sensor size
Large sensor
1/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm
Light sensitivity (boost)
High ISO (boost)
12,800 ISO

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/2.0 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
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
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
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
12 fps vs 2.5 fps
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Around 5x faster continuous shooting
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
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$314.20 vs $1,459.45
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The best price we've seen is $1,145 cheaper (4.6x 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/2.0
DMC-FZ150f/2.8
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
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$328

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

$670

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

Leica D-LUX 4

Pro digicam

$2,299

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Weight Slightly lighter
Lowest price Much more expensive
Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO
Leica D-LUX 3

Leica D-Lux 3

Pro digicam

$1,499

Weight Slightly lighter
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Leica V-Lux 40

Leica V-Lux 40

Travel zoom

$1,799

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Pro digicam

$589

Lowest price Much cheaper
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Size Slightly larger
Thickness Thicker

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Super zoom

$330 - $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

$357

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

$200 - $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-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Pro digicam

$700 - $798

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

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