Sony NEX 5N vs Leica M8

Winner
Sony NEX-5N

100

Leica M8

57

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 5N

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,079 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
77.0
Large screen
Screen size
3"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
 

Reasons to buy the Leica M8

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Rangefinder

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

$499 body only

$806 with 18-55mm lens

Focus points More focus points
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$447 body only

$365 - $379 with 16-50mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Built-in flash Built-in flash
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 - $548 body only

$547 - $648 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

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Fastest shutter speed Slightly slower max shutter speed
Leica M10

Leica M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$6,750 - $6,895 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

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