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

Sony NEX-5N

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Sony NEX-5N

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Leica V-Lux 2

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Leica V-Lux 2

Runner-up
     
 

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX-5N

Light sensitivity
High ISO
25,600 ISO
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

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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differences

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
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
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
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
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
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
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        Compared to recent digital cameras

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        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
        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light
        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 Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $749 body only

        $550 - $600 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
        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $497 - $580 with 18-55mm lens

        True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
        Startup delay Has significantly less startup delay
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Nikon D5100

        Nikon D5100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $449 - $520 body only

        $545 - $696 with 18-55mm lens

        Startup delay Has significantly 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

        $936

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
        Leica V-Lux 4

        Leica V-Lux 4

        Super zoom

        $873

        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

        $365

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Leica V-LUX 1

        Leica V-LUX 1

        Pro digicam

        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Leica D-LUX 4

        Leica D-LUX 4

        Pro digicam

        $1,197

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Size Significantly smaller
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
        Zoom Less zoom

        Sony NEX-5N Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Sony NEX-5R

        Sony NEX-5R

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $508 body only

        $1,218 with 18-55mm lens

        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Focus points Significantly more focus points
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO
        Sony NEX-5T

        Sony NEX-5T

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $448 body only

        $1,299 with 18-200mm 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 NEX-3N

        Sony Alpha NEX-3N

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $320 body only

        $325 - $450 with 16-50mm lens

        Built-in flash Built-in flash
        Lowest price Cheaper
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Touch screen No touch screen
        Sony Alpha NEX-6

        Sony Alpha NEX-6

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $493 - $748 body only

        $668 - $898 with 16-50mm lens

        Focus points Significantly more focus points
        Built-in flash Built-in flash
        Touch screen No touch screen
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Sony Alpha NEX-5

        Sony Alpha NEX-5

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $598 body only

        $565 with 18-55mm lens

        Startup delay Less startup delay
        Lowest price Cheaper
        Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
        Touch screen No touch screen

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