Sony NEX-5N vs Leica V-Lux 2

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Reasons to buy the Sony NEX-5N

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer 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
  1. Lens
Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 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
  1. 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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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Size
Significantly smaller
111×59×38 mm vs 124×80×95 mm
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3.8x smaller
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
920k dots vs 460k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
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
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
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1.5" vs 3.7"
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2.5x thinner
True resolution
Higher true resolution
16 MP vs 9.8 MP
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Capture more than 60% more detail in your photos
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 8 f-stops better
Weight
Lighter
269 g vs 520 g
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Around 50% lighter
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Lowest price
Cheaper
$484.00 vs $999.99
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The best price we've seen is $516 cheaper (2.1x 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 Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Kiss X5

              Canon Kiss X5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,299 body only

              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Leica V-Lux 2 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Super zoom

              $820

              3D Takes 3D photos
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Super zoom

              $350

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Leica V-Lux 3

              Leica V-Lux 3

              Super zoom

              $590

              3D Takes 3D photos
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $799 - $840 body only

              $1,099 - $1,138 with 18-135mm lens

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $220 - $228

              Zoom Much more zoom
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

              Sony NEX-5N Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony NEX-5R

              Sony NEX-5R

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $346 body only

              $898 with 16mm lens

              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

              $548 body only

              $648 - $698 with 16-50mm lens

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

              Sony NEX-5T

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $349 body only

              $640 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 Alpha A5000

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $280 body only

              $440 - $448 with 16-50mm lens

              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Built-in flash Built-in flash
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony Alpha NEX-5

              Sony Alpha NEX-5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $360 body only

              $481 with 16-50mm lens

              Startup delay Significantly less startup delay
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Touch screen No touch screen

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