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

Sony NEX-5N

Winner
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
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
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
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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recommendations

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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 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

$484 - $774 body only

$200 - $595 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

$597 - $656 body only

$477 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
Startup delay Has much less startup delay
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$430 body only

$449 with 14-42mm lens

Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life

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 1

Leica V-LUX 1

Pro digicam

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

Leica V-Lux 4

Super zoom

$887 - $899

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

$315

Movie format Higher resolution movies
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Leica D-LUX 5

Leica D-LUX 5

Pro digicam

$784

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

Sony NEX-5N Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony NEX-5R

Sony NEX-5R

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$508 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

$498 - $520 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

$648 - $734 body only

$798 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Touch screen No touch screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$350 body only

$450 with 16-50mm lens

Built-in flash Built-in flash
Thickness Slightly thinner
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Touch screen No touch screen
Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$498 - $975 with 16-50mm lens

Startup delay Significantly less startup delay
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Touch screen No touch screen

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