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

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
220 fps
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
 

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
 
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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 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
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
Lowest price Much cheaper $389.38 vs $1,005.00
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The best price we've seen is $616 cheaper (2.6x less)
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 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
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

$308 - $398

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 - $698

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

Leica V-Lux 4

Super zoom

$899 - $1,140

3D Takes 3D photos
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Size Much larger
Leica D-LUX 4

Leica D-LUX 4

Pro digicam

$1,120

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Weight Slightly lighter
Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO
Sensor size Slightly smaller sensor
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Pro digicam

$599

Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Lowest price Significantly cheaper
Size Larger
Thickness Thicker
Leica D-LUX 3

Leica D-Lux 3

Pro digicam

$1,289

Weight Slightly lighter
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Wide angle Worse wide angle

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Super zoom

$343 - $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

$405 - $433

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Zoom More zoom
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Super zoom

$395 - $400

Longest exposure Longer exposures
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 - $310

Zoom Much more zoom
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Size Significantly larger
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

Super zoom

$699

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
HDR Has in-camera HDR
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

appearance

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discussion

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