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"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
 

Reasons to buy the Leica M8

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Rangefinder
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
77 lenses

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 A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$348 body only

$379 - $390 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
True resolution Higher true resolution
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Sony NEX 5R

Sony NEX 5R

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$795 body only

$778 with 18-55mm lens

Focus points More focus points
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$498 body only

$592 - $598 with 16-50mm lens

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

Leica M8 Competitors

Leica M10

Leica M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$6,595 body only

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Thickness Much thicker
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
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,037 - $2,499 body only

$2,639 - $3,099 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Screen size Much larger screen
Size Much larger

discussion

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