Sony NEX 5N vs Leica M8

Winner
Sony NEX-5N

74

Leica M8

42

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 5N

Large screen
Screen size
3"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
Great color depth
Color depth
23.6 bits
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
 

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

$733 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

$437 body only

$365 - $448 with 16-50mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Screen resolution Much 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

Leica M9

Leica M9

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
Fujifilm X-Pro2

Fujifilm X-Pro2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,551 - $1,699 body only

$1,900 - $2,299 with 23mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Leica M8.2

Leica M8.2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$170 body only

Continuous shooting No continuous shooting support

discussion

Sony NEX-5N
NEX 5N
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Leica M8
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