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
Thickness
Thin
1"

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
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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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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
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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
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 $1,385.98
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The best price we've seen is $1,072 cheaper (4.4x 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

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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
External flash Support external flash Help
Better lighting
Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
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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-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Pro digicam

$677 - $898

Overall image quality Has much better image quality
Movie format Records very high quality movies
Lowest price Is much more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Pro digicam

$589

Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker

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 (Typ 109)

Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)

Boutique

$1,195

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Sensor size Much larger sensor
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Size Larger
Leica X1

Leica X1

Boutique

$1,480

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Macro focus Much worse macro capability
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Leica V-Lux 40

Leica V-Lux 40

Travel zoom

$2,000

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Super zoom

$342 - $606

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

$344 - $399

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

$298

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

$225

Lowest price 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

$329 - $430

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

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