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

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 7

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1200 ms startup delay
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone

galleries

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.

competitors

Leica D-LUX 5 Competitors

Leica D-Lux 6

Leica D-Lux 6

Pro digicam

$1,673

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Aperture Wider aperture
Size Larger
Leica D-LUX 4

Leica D-LUX 4

Pro digicam

$990

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Lowest price More expensive
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Pro digicam

$499

Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
Size Slightly larger

Sony NEX-7 Competitors

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 body only

$626 - $648 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Focus points Significantly more focus points
Size Slightly larger
Sony Alpha NEX-6

Sony Alpha NEX-6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$549 body only

$700 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points More focus points
Weight Slightly lighter
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$948 - $998 body only

$1,091 - $1,148 with 16-50mm lens

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Focus points Many more focus points
Size Slightly larger

discussion

Leica D-LUX 5
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Sony NEX-7
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