You’ve been waiting for it: which one is really better? Is it the Canon S95 or the D-LUX5? Sure, Panasonic has the LX-5, but we didn’t get that in for review. After a comparison of the specs on the cameras and now the full field reviews finished, we now present to you the camera to choose.
We had hands on time with it before, and the Leica D-LUX 5 stopped by with some prolonged visitation rights for review. As the company’s unique take on the Panasonic LX-5, the D-LUX 5 is direct competition to the well loved Canon S95 that we previously reviewed. How does it stand up to the challenger?
I previously talked about why you should buy the Leica D-LUX 5 over the Panasonic LX-5. A review unit is being rushed to me from Leica, but I finally got the opportunity to try this little camera out. From my first impressions at Photo Plus Expo 2010, I think that it very well could be the best point-and-shoot I’ve ever used.
The general consensus for years and years was that Leica simply took Panasonic cameras, changed them just a little bit and sold them for much more. With the dawn of the Leica D-LUX 5and the Panasonic LX-5, enough differences can really be seen between the two to justify the purchase. If you’re interested in specs, take a look at our comparison against the Canon S95 which is essentially it’s biggest competitor.
Today, Leica announced the latest update to their point-and-shoot line of cameras with the D-LUX 5 and V-LUX 2. The former replaces the highly praised D-LUX 4 camera that we loved here on the blog.