Leica V-Lux 4 with Leica V-Lux 5 Comparison

Leica V-Lux 4 and Leica V-Lux 5 Main Features

  • September, 2012
  • January, 2020
  • 12 MP 1/2.3 CMOS Sensor
  • 20 MP 1 BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 25-600 mm (24x) F2.8 Zoom Lens
  • 24-400 mm (16.7x) F2.8-4 Zoom Lens
  • 100 - 3200 ISO
  • 80 - 12500 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • -
  • 3" Articulated Screen
  • 3" Articulated Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 1312k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 2360k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 12.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 12.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 125 x 87 x 110 mm, 588g.
  • 137 x 97 x 132 mm, 812g.
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Leica V-Lux 4 Scores


Imaging score
34
Features score
73
Value for money score
73
Portability score
76
Overall score
59

Leica V-Lux 5 Scores


Imaging score
39
Features score
80
Value for money score
76
Portability score
64
Overall score
64

Leica V-Lux 5 with Leica V-Lux 4 Overview


Let's compare V-Lux 4 with V-Lux 5. Both cameras produced Leica. The first model related to Small Sensor Superzoom, the second to Large Sensor Superzoom cameras. Leica V-Lux 4 was released in 2012, and Leica V-Lux 5 in 2020. V-Lux 5 is newer, which is a plus. V-Lux 4 8 years older.
The sensor resolution of V-Lux 5 is greater than that of V-Lux 4. The difference of 8 MP is quite a lot. The more megapixels the camera has, the more detailed and clear the picture will be. The number of megapixels will also affect the maximum size of the photos, which then can be printed without loss of quality.
At the first camera (V-Lux 4), the minimum ISO value is lower, which gives more opportunities for shooting in daylight. A larger maximum ISO allows you to take good pictures in the dark. At Leica V-Lux 5, the maximum ISO is greater by 9300. V-Lux 4 has image stabilization(Optical), V-Lux 5 doesn’t, it is a big minus. Both cameras feature a 3-inch articulated screen.
Both cameras have a electronic viewfinder. Viewfinder V-Lux 5 has a higher resolution of 2360k dots, V-Lux 4 has a resolution of 1312k dots. Burst mode, also called continuous shooting mode, sports mode or continuous high speed mode, is a shooting mode in still cameras. Leica V-Lux 4 has 12.0 fps continuous shooting. Leica V-Lux 4 has 12.0 fps continuous shooting.

General V-Lux 4 V-Lux 5
Brand Leica Leica
Model V-Lux 4 V-Lux 5
Announced September, 2012 January, 2020
Body Type SLR-like (bridge) SLR-like (bridge)
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0 0
Macro Focus Range 1 3
Screen
Screen Size 3" 3"
Screen Type Articulated Articulated
Screen Resolution 460k pixels 1240k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution 1312
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0 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 23 49
Number of Cross Focus Points 0 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/60 sec 1/60 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 12.0 fps 12.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 13.50 13.50
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, auto w/slow sync and redeye reduction, on, off
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±3 EV ± EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3 1
Sensor Type CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 6.16 x 4.62 mm mm
Sensor Area 28.5 mm² 0.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 12 MP 20 MP
Max Image Resolution 4000 x 3000 5472 x 3648
Max Native ISO 3200 12500
Min Native ISO 100 80
Max Boosted ISO 6400 25000
Min Boosted ISO 0 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080 3840 x 2160
Video Formats MPEG-4, AVCHD MPEG-4, H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) Yes
Battery
Battery Life 540 shots 360 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack Built-in
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 588 g 812 g
Physical Dimensions 125 x 87 x 110 mm 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, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Storage Slots 1 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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Interesting Large Sensor Superzoom

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20MP | 1 BSI-CMOS | fixed lens mount