Updated (July, 2012): Compare the Leica D-LUX 5 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
310 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Leica D-LUX 5

Thickness
Thin
1"
 
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differences

Advantages of the Leica D-LUX 5

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Size Smaller 110x65x25 mm vs 109x65x42 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Thickness Thinner 1" vs 1.7"
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More than 40% thinner
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-LX5

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Continuous shooting Shoots faster 6 fps vs 2.5 fps
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Around 2.5x faster continuous shooting
Lowest price Significantly cheaper $599.00 vs $974.98
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The best price we've seen is $376 cheaper (around 40% less)
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similarities

Compared to recent digicams

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Aperture Very wide aperture Help
f/2.0
Sensor size Large sensors Help
1/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm
Supports RAW RAW support Help
Better editing
Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
1 cm
External flash Support external flash Help
Better lighting
Longest exposure Long exposures Help
60 seconds
Lowest price Very expensive Help
D-LUX 5:$974.98
DMC-LX5:$599.00
Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
Can only preview photos on the screen
Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
CCD
Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
720p @ 30fps
Zoom Poor zoom Help
3.8x

Compared to recent pro digicams

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Wide angle Good wide angle Help
24 mm
Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
12,800 ISO
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
10 MP
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
Missing that film look
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
460k dots
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
D-LUX 5:2.5 fps
DMC-LX5:6 fps

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$370 - $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 6

Leica D-Lux 6

Pro digicam

$636 - $999

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Thickness Is thicker
Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$498

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Olympus XZ-1

Olympus XZ-1

Pro digicam

$500

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
Thickness Is thicker
Leica D-LUX 4

Leica D-LUX 4

Pro digicam

$1,170

Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
Lowest price Is much more expensive
Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
Canon PowerShot G12

Canon PowerShot G12

Pro digicam

$509

Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$430 - $591

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
Thickness Is thicker

Leica D-LUX 5 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Leica V-Lux 4

Leica V-Lux 4

Super zoom

$899

3D Takes 3D photos
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor
Leica D-LUX 3

Leica D-Lux 3

Pro digicam

$1,289

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

Leica V-Lux 40

Travel zoom

$769

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Supports RAW No RAW support
Aperture Much narrower aperture

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Pro digicam

$270

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Smaller
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO
Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95

Pro digicam

$340

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Overall image quality Better image quality
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Wide angle Worse wide angle

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discussion

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