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

Sony NEX-7

Sony NEX-7

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Leica D-LUX 5

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
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Leica D-LUX 5

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
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
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
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
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
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
Help
Get that real film feel
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
Help
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
Cheaper
$629.00 vs $857.75
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The best price we've seen is $229 cheaper (around 30% less)
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recommendations

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similarities

Compared to recent digital cameras

Common Strengths
Size Fairly small Help
D-LUX 5:110x65x25 mm
NEX-7:111x59x38 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

$675 - $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

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

Leica D-LUX 5 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Leica D-Lux 6

Leica D-Lux 6

Pro digicam

$620 - $699

Aperture Wider aperture
3D Takes 3D photos
Size Larger
Thickness Thicker
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Pro digicam

$359

Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Lowest price Cheaper
Size Larger
Thickness Thicker
Leica D-LUX 4

Leica D-LUX 4

Pro digicam

$1,084

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Weight Slightly lighter
Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO
Lowest price More expensive
Leica D-LUX 3

Leica D-Lux 3

Pro digicam

$1,499

Weight Slightly lighter
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$345 - $398

Aperture Wider aperture
3D Takes 3D photos
Size Larger
Thickness Thicker

Sony NEX-7 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Alpha NEX-6

Sony Alpha NEX-6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$590 body only

$1,915 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

$1,298 - $1,698 body only

$1,500 - $1,998 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

$200 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 Significantly lower true resolution
Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$473 body only

$398 - $475 with 16-50mm lens

Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
Weight Lighter
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Overall image quality Worse image quality
Sony Alpha A5100

Sony Alpha A5100

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$448 body only

$598 - $650 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

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