Leica D-LUX 5 vs Sony NEX-7

Leica D-LUX 5
Sony NEX-7

Reasons to buy the Leica D-LUX 5

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

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX-7

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

Items often bought with the Leica D-LUX 5 or Sony NEX-7

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Explore our gallery of 17 sample photos taken by the Leica D-LUX 5.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony NEX-7.

differences

Advantages of the Leica D-LUX 5

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Size
Slightly smaller
110×65×25 mm vs 111×59×38 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
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
True resolution
Significantly 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
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
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 4.6 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
Cheaper
$659.95 vs $1,099.95
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The best price we've seen is $440 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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recommendations

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similarities

Compared to recent digital cameras

Common Strengths
Size Fairly small Help
D-LUX 5110×65×25 mm
NEX-7111×59×38 mm
Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
Better editing
Thickness Thin Help
D-LUX 51"
NEX-71.5"
External flash Each supports an external flash Help
Better lighting
Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
1/4000 of a second
Common Weaknesses
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$274 body only

$448 with 16-50mm lens

External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
Samsung NX300

Samsung NX300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$449 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Has a significantly 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

$782

3D Takes 3D photos
Aperture Wider aperture
Size Larger
Thickness Thicker
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,171 - $1,198 body only

$1,215 with 15mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen type Has an OLED screen
Size Larger
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
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 3

Leica D-Lux 3

Pro digicam

$1,499

Weight Slightly lighter
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Leica D-LUX 4

Leica D-LUX 4

Pro digicam

$900

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Weight Slightly lighter
Fastest shutter speed Significantly slower max shutter speed
Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO

Sony NEX-7 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 body only

$698 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Focus points Many more focus points
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Size Slightly larger
Sony Alpha NEX-6

Sony Alpha NEX-6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$549 body only

$849 with 16-50mm lens

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

$1,098 - $1,698 body only

$1,398 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

$589 - $598 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
Touch screen Has a touch screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX-5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$399 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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