Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Leica D-LUX 5 vs Sony NEX-7n

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Reasons to buy the Sony NEX-7

True resolution
High true resolution
24 MP
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Leica D-LUX 5

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

Advantages of the Leica D-LUX 5

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Image stabilization Image stabilization Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Size Slightly smaller 110x65x25 mm vs 111x59x38 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Thickness Thinner 1" vs 1.5"
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More than 30% thinner
Weight Lighter 271 g vs 350 g
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More than 20% lighter
Longest exposure Longer exposures 60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $768.80 vs $949.00
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The best price we've seen is $180 cheaper (around 20% less)
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Advantages of the Sony NEX-7

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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
True resolution Much higher true resolution 24 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture around 2.5x more detail in your photos
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor APS-C 23.5x15.6mm vs 1/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm
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More than 7x larger sensor
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 2.5 fps
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4x faster continuous shooting
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 16,000 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The NEX-7's maximum light sensitivity is 2.3 f-stops better
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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similarities

Compared to recent digital cameras

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
Better editing
External flash Support external flash Help
Better lighting
Lowest price Very expensive Help
D-LUX 5:$768.80
NEX-7:$949.00

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Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$498

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing

Leica D-LUX 5 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Leica D-Lux 6

Leica D-Lux 6

Pro digicam

$599 - $999

Aperture Wider aperture
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Size Larger
Thickness Thicker
Leica V-Lux 4

Leica V-Lux 4

Super zoom

$899

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

Leica D-LUX 4

Pro digicam

$1,140

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Weight Slightly lighter
Lowest price More expensive
Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Pro digicam

$599

Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Lowest price Slightly 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

Sony NEX-7 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$648 body only

$798 - $799 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony Alpha NEX-6

Sony Alpha NEX-6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$430 body only

$749 - $890 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Significantly more focus points
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony A7

Sony A7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,498 - $2,298 body only

$1,770 - $1,798 with 28-70mm lens

Autofocus Faster video autofocus
Weather sealed Weather sealed
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Size Larger
Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX-5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$598 body only

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$498 with 16-50mm lens

Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
Weight Lighter
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Supports 24p No 24p support

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