Sony NEX 5N vs Leica M8

Winner
Sony NEX-5N

116

Leica M8

66

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 5N

Large screen
Screen size
3"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
High ISO
Light sensitivity
25,600 ISO
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
 

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

Focus points More focus points
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$447 - $448 body only

$529 - $548 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Touch screen No touch screen
Sony NEX C3

Sony NEX C3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$310 body only

$435 with 18-55mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Weight Lighter
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

Leica M8 Competitors

Leica M9

Leica M9

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Fastest shutter speed Slightly slower max shutter speed
Leica Q (Typ 116)

Leica Q (Typ 116)

Boutique

$4,250

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Fujifilm X-Pro2

Fujifilm X-Pro2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,499 body only

$2,099 - $2,598 with 23mm lens

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

discussion

Sony NEX-5N
NEX 5N
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