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
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
235 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Leica V-Lux 2

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
 
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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
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
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 Significantly cheaper $495.00 vs $1,558.30
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The best price we've seen is $1,063 cheaper (3.1x less)
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              similarities

              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 Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light

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

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Alpha NEX-5

              Sony Alpha NEX-5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $473 body only

              $436 - $527 with 16-50mm lens

              Startup delay Has significantly less startup delay
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $774 body only

              $549 - $575 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
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 - $899 body only

              $959 - $999 with 18-135mm lens

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

              Leica V-Lux 2 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Leica V-Lux 4

              Leica V-Lux 4

              Super zoom

              $899 - $1,140

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Leica V-Lux 3

              Leica V-Lux 3

              Super zoom

              $805

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
              Leica X Vario

              Leica X Vario

              Boutique

              $2,099 - $2,850

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Leica V-LUX 1

              Leica V-LUX 1

              Pro digicam

              $950

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Super zoom

              $390 - $400

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies

              Sony NEX-5N Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony NEX-5R

              Sony NEX-5R

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $348 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 NEX-5T

              Sony NEX-5T

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $499 body only

              $630 - $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 A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $548 body only

              $698 - $700 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 A5000

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $398 - $410 with 16-50mm lens

              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Built-in flash Built-in flash
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Sony Alpha NEX-3N

              Sony Alpha NEX-3N

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $280 body only

              $420 with 16-50mm lens

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

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