Sony NEX 5N vs Leica M8

Winner
Sony NEX-5N

113

Leica M8

65

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

$399 body only

Focus points More focus points
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 - $498 body only

$579 - $598 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Touch screen No touch screen
Fujifilm X-T20

Fujifilm X-T20

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$899 body only

$999 with 16-50mm lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life

Leica M8 Competitors

Leica M9

Leica M9

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$3,496 body only

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Fastest shutter speed Slightly slower max shutter speed
Fujifilm X-Pro2

Fujifilm X-Pro2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,637 - $1,699 body only

$2,299 - $2,598 with 23mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Lens availability Fewer lenses available
Sony A7

Sony A7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$898 - $2,698 body only

$1,098 with 28-70mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder

discussion

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