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

$959 body only

$778 with 18-55mm lens

Focus points More focus points
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$437 body only

$379 - $399 with 16-50mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
True resolution Higher true resolution
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$390 body only

$500 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO

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 Slightly slower max shutter speed
Leica M10

Leica M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$6,595 body only

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Thickness Much thicker
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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