Leica D-Lux 4 vs. D-Lux 5: JPG files comparison (part 4)

This is the last post of my Leica D-Lux 4-vs. D-Lux 5 series. Next week I will have some Leica D-Lux 5 vs. Panasonic LX5 comparisons, mainly JPG files, since everything else should be identical between those cameras.

Below are the actual JPG pictures taken with Leica D-Lux 4 and D-Lux 5 cameras. Both files are straight out of the camera (2048x1360, "2.5M" in camera resolution setting, click on image for larger view):

Leica D-Lux 4, ISO 100, f/2.0, 24mm

Leica D-Lux 4, ISO 100, f/2.0, 24mm

Leica D-Lux 5, ISO 100, f/2.0, 24mm

Leica D-Lux 5, ISO 100, f/2.0, 24mm

I like the colors from the D-Lux 4 JPG file better - they seems to be more saturated.

Previous D-Lux 4 vs, D-Lux 5 comparisons:

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  • John

    I prefer the D-Lux 4 here as well.

  • BrianMon

    As a DLUX-4 user.. I say yes, DL4 is better..

    DL5 have great low noise sensor (High ISOs, Fine detail) but loss some color accuracy, saturation, and lil’ bit more like LX-5 jpeg output..

    unlike LX3 and DLUX4.. i’ve already compare them head to head, with same setting, totally different

  • The color test was not completed properly. Any test of cameras MUST be done in manual exposure. The D-LUX 5 image is clearly exposing more so than the D-LUX 4 with 1/40sec compared to 1/60sec on the 5.

    • Adding to my comment, even at the same exposure, it doesn’t always mean that they will look the same in terms of brightness. Cameras always vary in exposure, but I’d bet they be much closer of the exposure was equivalent. Manual exposure with equivalent values is the only way to test accurately, but thank you for the results.

  • Vlad

    Incorrect test

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