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

Great battery life
Battery life
400 shots
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
Long exposures
Longest exposure
60 seconds
 

Reasons to buy the Leica D-LUX 5

External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$576

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Aperture Wider aperture
Sensor size Slightly smaller sensor
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Pro digicam

$341

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Slightly smaller
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9)

Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9)

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Battery life Much shorter battery life

Leica D-LUX 5 Competitors

Leica D-Lux 6

Leica D-Lux 6

Pro digicam

$1,673

Aperture Wider aperture
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Sensor size Slightly smaller sensor
Leica D-LUX 4

Leica D-LUX 4

Pro digicam

$990

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Weight Slightly lighter
Sensor size Slightly smaller sensor
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$448

Sensor size Significantly larger sensor
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle

discussion

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5
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Leica D-LUX 5
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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