Updated (August, 2012): Compare the Leica V-Lux 2 vs Sony NEX-5R

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Reasons to buy the Sony NEX-5N

Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
235 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Leica V-Lux 2

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
 

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Advantages of the Leica V-Lux 2

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Yes vs No
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A built-in flash is useful for taking indoor shots where there is little light
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
11 fps vs 10 fps
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10% faster continuous shooting
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony NEX-5N

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Size
Significantly smaller
111x59x38 mm vs 124x80x95 mm
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3.8x smaller
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
920k dots vs 460k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Sensor size
Significantly larger sensor
APS-C 23.4x15.6mm vs 1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm
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Around 13x larger sensor
True resolution
Significantly higher true resolution
16 MP vs 9.8 MP
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Capture more than 60% more detail in your photos
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
25,600 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The NEX-5N's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1.5" vs 3.7"
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2.5x thinner
Weight
Significantly lighter
269 g vs 520 g
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Around 50% lighter
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$299.00 vs $1,999.00
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The best price we've seen is $1,700 cheaper (6.7x less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

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              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $298 - $400 with 16-50mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $550 body only

              $549 - $630 with 18-55mm lens

              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Leica V-Lux 2 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Leica V-Lux 3

              Leica V-Lux 3

              Super zoom

              $671

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
              Leica V-LUX 1

              Leica V-LUX 1

              Pro digicam

              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Leica V-Lux 4

              Leica V-Lux 4

              Super zoom

              $899 - $1,143

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Super zoom

              $350 - $400

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

              Pro digicam

              $998 - $1,100

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Zoom Less zoom
              Size Larger

              Sony NEX-5N Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony NEX-5T

              Sony NEX-5T

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $299 body only

              $549 - $630 with 16-50mm lens

              Focus points Significantly more focus points
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Sony NEX-5R

              Sony NEX-5R

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $396 body only

              Focus points Significantly more focus points
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $448 body only

              $598 - $600 with 16-50mm lens

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Focus points Many more focus points
              Touch screen No touch screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Alpha NEX-5

              Sony Alpha NEX-5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $473 body only

              $398 - $527 with 16-50mm lens

              Startup delay Significantly less startup delay
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Sony Alpha NEX-3N

              Sony Alpha NEX-3N

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $286 body only

              $373 - $420 with 16-50mm lens

              Built-in flash Built-in flash
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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