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

Sony NEX-7 vs Leica D-LUX 5

Sony NEX-7
Leica D-LUX 5

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX-7

High true resolution
True resolution
24 MP
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 

Reasons to buy the Leica D-LUX 5

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

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
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Advantages of the Sony NEX-7

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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
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 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
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
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$498.00 vs $1,400.30
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The best price we've seen is $902 cheaper (2.8x less)
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similarities

Compared to recent digital cameras

Common Strengths
Size Fairly small Help
D-LUX 5110x65x25 mm
NEX-7111x59x38 mm
Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
Better editing
External flash Each supports an external flash Help
Better lighting
Common Weaknesses
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 body only

$698 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Has much more focus points
Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly higher boost light sensitivity
Thickness Is thicker
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$498 - $798

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Pro digicam

$798

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Thickness Is thicker
Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
Samsung NX300

Samsung NX300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$466 - $570 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
Thickness Is thicker

Leica D-LUX 5 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Leica D-Lux 6

Leica D-Lux 6

Pro digicam

$637

Aperture Wider aperture
3D Takes 3D photos
Size Larger
Thickness Thicker
Leica D-LUX 4

Leica D-LUX 4

Pro digicam

$2,299

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Pro digicam

$589

Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Lowest price Cheaper
Size Slightly larger
Thickness Thicker
Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)

Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)

Boutique

$1,195

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Size Larger
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Leica V-Lux 40

Leica V-Lux 40

Travel zoom

$2,000

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

Sony NEX-7 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Alpha NEX-6

Sony Alpha NEX-6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$641 body only

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

Sony A7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$799 - $1,698 body only

$1,400 - $1,598 with 28-70mm lens

Autofocus Faster video autofocus
Weather sealed Weather sealed
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Size Larger
Sony Alpha A5100

Sony Alpha A5100

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$448 body only

$598 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
Autofocus Faster autofocus
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$473 body only

$398 with 16-50mm lens

Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
Weight Slightly lighter
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Overall image quality Worse image quality
Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX-5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$449 body only

$803 with 16-50mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
True resolution Lower true resolution

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