Sony NEX 5N vs Leica M8

Winner
Sony NEX-5N

74

Leica M8

43

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 5N

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

Reasons to buy the Leica M8

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Rangefinder
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second

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 Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$998 - $1,000 body only

$1,148 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Touch screen No touch screen
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$498 body only

$593 - $648 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony NEX 5R

Sony NEX 5R

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$500 body only

Focus points More focus points
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO

Leica M8 Competitors

Leica M9

Leica M9

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Better image quality
Fastest shutter speed Significantly slower max shutter speed
Leica M8.2

Leica M8.2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$249 body only

Fastest shutter speed Significantly slower max shutter speed
Fujifilm FinePix X100T

Fujifilm FinePix X100T

Boutique

$977 - $1,299

Screen size Much larger screen
Autofocus Video autofocus
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only

discussion

Sony NEX-5N
NEX 5N
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