Sony NEX 5N vs Leica M8

Winner
Sony NEX-5N

72

Leica M8

42

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 5N

Large screen
Screen size
3"
Great color depth
Color depth
23.6 bits
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Leica M8

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Rangefinder
External flash
External flash
Better lighting

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Leica M8.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony NEX-5N.

competitors

Sony NEX-5N Competitors

Sony NEX 5R

Sony NEX 5R

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$400 body only

Focus points More focus points
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$347 body only

$448 with 16-50mm lens

Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
True resolution Higher true resolution
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 body only

$698 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Touch screen No touch screen

Leica M8 Competitors

Fujifilm X-Pro2

Fujifilm X-Pro2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,699 body only

$2,400 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Leica M9

Leica M9

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Fastest shutter speed Slightly slower max shutter speed
Nikon D5

Nikon D5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$5,898 - $6,497 body only

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Much larger

discussion

Sony NEX-5N
NEX 5N
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Leica M8
M8
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