Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 vs Leica D-LUX 5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5
Leica D-LUX 5

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Long exposures
Longest exposure
60 seconds
 

Reasons to buy the Leica D-LUX 5

Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds

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-LX5.

competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PL8

Olympus PEN E-PL8

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$549 body only

$649 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Boutique

$515 - $798

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Travel zoom

$249 - $279

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Zoom More zoom
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

Leica D-LUX 5 Competitors

Leica D-Lux 6

Leica D-Lux 6

Pro digicam

$1,599

Aperture Wider aperture
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Sensor size Slightly smaller sensor
Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)

Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)

Boutique

$1,095

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$680 body only

$730 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Image stabilization No image stabilization

discussion

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5
Lumix DMC-LX5
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Leica D-LUX 5
D-LUX 5
Leica

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Showing 3 comments

Fernando Kurt (8:34 PM, July 09, 2012)
In resume, Panasonic LX5 and  Leica D-lux 5 are the same cameras, with the only one difference:
THE MONEY...    ONE Leica = THREE Panasonic.
 
Info (2:44 PM, March 03, 2011)
I have got one Panasonic. And it is very very good. I have purchase from B&H to South Africa. Do not read to much. Get a Panasonic if you have mucho dinero get the Laica. Best
 
rico rico (5:47 AM, January 12, 2011)
The Leica is thinner by 0.7 inch only because Panasonic has a built in hand grip that Leica sells as an accessory for a handsome price

new owner of a LX5