Sony NEX 5N vs Leica M8

Winner
Sony NEX-5N

74

Leica M8

42

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"
Great color depth
Color depth
23.6 bits
 

Reasons to buy the Leica M8

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Rangefinder
Thickness
Thin
1.5"
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from

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 A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 - $548 body only

$582 - $698 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Touch screen No touch screen
Sony Alpha a6500

Sony Alpha a6500

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,398 body only

$1,649 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$390 body only

$500 with 16-50mm lens

Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO

Leica M8 Competitors

Leica M8.2

Leica M8.2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$170 body only

Continuous shooting No continuous shooting support
Leica M9

Leica M9

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Fastest shutter speed Slightly slower max shutter speed
Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)

Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)

Boutique

$1,095

Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only

discussion

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NEX 5N
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