Leica D-Lux 4 vs. D-Lux 5: startup and AF speed comparison (part 3)

Startup time

First, startup comparison - judging by the time it takes for the lens to be fully extended, the Leica D-Lux 5 has a faster strartup time than the D-Lux 4 (on the video, the D-Lux 5 is on the right):

The D-Lux 5 is also much quieter - the sound you hear on the video is coming from the D-Lux 4.

AF speed

The new Leica D-Lux 5 seems to also have a faster autofocus compared to D-Lux 4 - I tested single and matrix AF and in both cases the D-Lux 5 was the winner:

See also part 1 and part 2 of the DL4 vs. DL5 comparison.

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  • JJS

    How about a Leica vs. Panasonic comparison? Presumably, the Leicas are made with tighter tolerances, but I would be curious to know if there are obvious difference in algorithms and how they are “tuned”. Are they really the same?

    BTW, I love comparisons, and I think they are very “rumor-like”, in that you are showing whether what’s on the spec sheet really bears out as expected. 🙂 Imagine the furor if a camera with a larger sensor size performed worse at ISO 6400!

    • I do not own a Panasonic camera, but if I come across one, will definitely do some comparisons.

  • melux4

    I bought the dlux4 some months ago and was so sad
    to hear that the dlux5 was available later. but after reading your posts
    im not that worried at all, the differences are too few(to some might be huge)
    but i think you can still do the same great job with both 4 and 5.
    it would be a disaster if it recorded in full hd, more mpixels and so on.
    it was a carefull upgrade concidering the owners of 4 as well i think.
    great job

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