Sony NEX 5N vs Leica M8

Winner
Sony NEX-5N

71

Leica M8

42

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 5N

Large screen
Screen size
3"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

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

$400 body only

Focus points More focus points
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$448 body only

$598 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$287 body only

$398 with 16-50mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

Leica M8 Competitors

Leica M9

Leica M9

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

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

Leica M8.2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$114 body only

Continuous shooting No continuous shooting support
Fujifilm FinePix X100T

Fujifilm FinePix X100T

Boutique

$952 - $1,299

Screen size Much larger screen
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only

discussion

Sony NEX-5N
NEX 5N
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Leica M8
M8
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