Leica V-Lux 5 Review

Overall Score

64

Main Features

  • 20 MP 1 BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 24-400 mm (16.7x) F2.8-4 Zoom Lens
  • 80 - 12500 ISO
  • 3" Articulated Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 2360k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 12 fps continuous shooting
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 137 x 97 x 132 mm, 812g.
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  • Replaced: V-Lux 4

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Leica V-Lux 5 Overview


First introduced in January, 2020, Leica V-Lux 5 is a 20 MP Compact with a 1 (13.2 x 8.8 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor. Leica replaced the older Leica V-Lux 4 with V-Lux 5. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Leica V-Lux 5 with Leica V-Lux 4

Leica V-Lux 5 Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Leica V-Lux 4 Leica V-Lux 4 2012 12MP 100 - 3200 588g 125 x 87 x 110mm
Leica V-Lux 40 Leica V-Lux 40 2012 14MP 100 - 6400 210g 105 x 59 x 28mm
Leica V-Lux 3 Leica V-Lux 3 2011 12MP 100 - 6400 540g 124 x 81 x 95mm
Leica V-Lux 30 Leica V-Lux 30 2011 14MP 80 - 6400 219g 105 x 58 x 43mm
Leica V-Lux 2 Leica V-Lux 2 2010 14MP 100 - 6400 520g 124 x 80 x 95mm

Proc and Cons of Leica V-Lux 5


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Leica V-Lux 5 with competitors in large sensor superzoom cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Articulating Screen
3840 x 2160 (4K) Max Video Resolution
AF Face Detection
20MP High Resolution Sensor
1240k dots Screen Resolution
1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Focus
Microphone Port
49 Focus Points
Selfie Friendly Screen
Remote Control with a Smartphone
Bluetooth Connectivity
Touch Screen
External Flash
RAW Support
12500 Max Native ISO
12.0 fps Continuous Shooting
360 shots Long Battery Life
Manual Exposure Mode
4 Lens at Tele
2360k dot Viewfinder Resolution
24 mm Wide Angle Lens
Focus Bracketing
Cons
No Articulating Screen
No Environmental Sealing
Slow Lens at Tele: F4
No Image Stabilization
Slow Lens at Wide: F2.8
Type Scores

Leica V-Lux 5 has an Overall Score of 64/100 and ranked #45 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #256 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Leica V-Lux 5 Scores
Imaging score
39
Features score
80
Value for money score
76
Portability score
64
Overall score
64
Average Scores in Large Sensor Superzoom
Imaging Score
49
Features Score
87
Value For Money Score
82
Portability Score
64
Overall score
71

Physical Dimensions of Leica V-Lux 5


Leica V-Lux 5 weighs 812g and has external dimensions of 137 x 97 x 132mm (5.39 x 3.82 x 5.2"). Considering that the average weight of Large Sensor Superzoom cameras is 874g, Leica V-Lux 5 is 62 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Large Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Leica V-Lux 5
812g
Average weight
874g
Min weight
733g
Max weight
1095g

Thickness Comparison
Large Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Leica V-Lux 5
132mm
Average Thickness
123mm
Min Thickness
102mm
Max Thickness
145mm

Here is the front and top view image of Leica V-Lux 5 with the dimensions:

Leica V-Lux 5

Specifications of Leica V-Lux 5


General
Brand Leica
Model V-Lux 5
Announced January, 2020
Body Type SLR-like (bridge)
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 3
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Articulated
Screen Resolution 1240k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution 2360
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 49
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/60 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 12.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 13.50
Flash Modes Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, auto w/slow sync and redeye reduction, on, off
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ± EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS
Sensor Dimensions - mm
Sensor Area 0.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 20 MP
Max Image Resolution 5472 x 3648
Max Native ISO 12500
Min Native ISO 80
Max Boosted ISO 25000
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB Yes
Battery
Battery Life 360 shots
Battery Type Built-in
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 812 g
Physical Dimensions 137 x 97 x 132 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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