Leica M-E vs Sony NEX-5RK

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Leica M-E
Sony NEX-5RK

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
1.9MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Leica M-E is an 18MP digital camera. That's 1.9MP higher than the Sony NEX-5RK (16.1MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Leica M-E is 240s maximum shutter speed. That's 210s longer than the Sony NEX-5RK (30s). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

3s shorter flash sync-speed Edit
The Leica M-E has a flash sync-speed of 1s, but the Sony NEX-5RK is a 4s flash sync-speed digital camera (3s longer).
1 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
6 Reasons For
Hugely higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony NEX-5RK has a maximum ISO speed of 25,600, but the Leica M-E is only a 2,500 maximum ISO speed digital camera (23,100 lower).
Significantly smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Sony NEX-5RK has a minimum ISO speed of 100, whereas the Leica M-E is a 160 minimum ISO speed digital camera (60 bigger).
Built-in microphone Edit
The Sony NEX-5RK has a built-in microphone, however the Leica M-E does not have a built-in microphone.
16% larger screen size Edit
The Sony NEX-5RK has a screen size of 2.95", however the Leica M-E is only a 2.5" screen digital camera (0.45" smaller). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

HDMI port Edit
The Sony NEX-5RK has an HDMI port, whereas the Leica M-E does not. Read more

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

Lighter Edit
The Sony NEX-5RK is a 218g digital camera. That's 367g lighter than the Leica M-E (218g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
Lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Leica M-E is a 2,500 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 23,100 lower than the Sony NEX-5RK (25,600).
38% bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Leica M-E is a 160 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 60 bigger than the Sony NEX-5RK (100).
Does not have a built-in microphone Edit
The Leica M-E does not have a built-in microphone, however the Sony NEX-5RK has a built-in microphone.
0.45" smaller screen size Edit
The Leica M-E is a 2.5" screen digital camera. That's 0.45" smaller than the Sony NEX-5RK (2.95"). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Does not have an HDMI port Edit
The Leica M-E does not have an HDMI port, whereas the Sony NEX-5RK does. Read more

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

Hugely heavier Edit
The Leica M-E has a weight of 585g, but the Sony NEX-5RK is a 218g digital camera (367g lighter). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

5 Reasons Against
12% lower megapixel count Edit
The Sony NEX-5RK has a megapixel count of 16.1MP, however the Leica M-E is an 18MP digital camera (1.9MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Significantly shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Sony NEX-5RK is a 30s maximum shutter speed digital camera, whereas the Leica M-E is a 240s maximum shutter speed digital camera (210s longer). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Longer flash sync-speed Edit
The Sony NEX-5RK is a 4s flash sync-speed digital camera. That's 3s longer than the Leica M-E (4s).
Not as many stockists
Only 1 retailer sell the Sony NEX-5RK, however 2 sellers sell the Leica M-E. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Over one year older
The Sony NEX-5RK is older than the Leica M-E by 19 months.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel Count
18MP
BEST
16.1MP
Image Stabiliser
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CCD
BEST
 CCD
Still Image Resolution
 2592 x 1728
 1728 x 1152
 4912 x 3264
 3568 x 2368
 2448 x 1624
 2592 x 1728
 1728 x 1152
 4912 x 3264
 3568 x 2368
 2448 x 1624
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5212 x 3472
BEST
 5212 x 3472
Image Format
 JPG
 DNG
BEST
 JPG
 DNG
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 23.5 x 15.6
Total Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 16.7MP
Sensor Format
 Full-frame
 Full-frame
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
BEST
 3:2

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Body Material
 Leather
 Magnesium
 Leatherette
 Leather
 Magnesium
 Leatherette

Lens System

Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 4x
Maximum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 34
Minimum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 82.5mm
Minimum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 27mm
Focal Length Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 18 - 55
Lens Structure
Unknown - Click to provide data 9/11
Lens Mount Interface
 Leica M
 Sony E
 Leica M
 Sony E
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 49mm
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 spot
 multi point
 flexible spot
 centre weighted
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 spot
 multi point
 flexible spot
 centre weighted
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
BEST
Auto Focus Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto focus lock
Focus
 Manual
 Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 shutter priority
 Shutter priority AE
 Auto
 Manual
 shutter priority
 Shutter priority AE
BEST
ISO Speed
 Auto
 50
 160
 250
 500
 2500
 25
BEST
 Auto
 50
 160
 250
 500
 2500
 25
Maximum ISO Speed
2,500 25,600
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
160 100
BEST
Auto Exposure Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto exposure lock
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
240s
BEST
30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Pre-flash
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Pre-flash
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
Flash Sync-Speed
1s
BEST
4s
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shoe Mounting Point
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 25fps
Video Format
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
BEST
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
BEST
Video Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
BEST
Audio Format
 AC3
 AAC++
 AC3
 AAC++
BEST
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording

Memory

Memory Card
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
BEST
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
2.5" 2.95"
BEST
Display
 TFT
 TFT
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touch sensitive screen
Display Resolution
230,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Second Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Second display

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
0.68x Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder
 Optical
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
BEST
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
BEST

Camera

GPS
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Incandescent
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Incandescent
 Custom modes
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,12 2,10
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
Anti-Dust Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Anti-dust function
Image Editing Mode
 Rotating
 Rotating
Live View
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Live view
Tripod Mount
 Tripod mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Movie
 Single image
Saturation Adjustment
 Saturation adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Contrast Adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Start-Up Time
1,000ms Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment
-0.5 - 0 Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Sunset
On Screen Display Language
 RUS
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 ESP
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 RUS
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 ESP
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
585g 218g
BEST
Height
80mm 58.8mm
Depth
37mm 38.9mm
Width
139mm 110.8mm
Weight Including Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 276g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity
1,860mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Shot Per Battery Charge
Unknown - Click to provide data 330 shots
Battery Voltage
3.7V Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Level Indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery level indicator

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

System Requirements

Windows Operating System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Windows operating system

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Adobe Lightroom Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
 USB
BEST
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi connectivity
Network Ready
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Network ready

Other Features

Video Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video recording
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB 2.0 port
HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI port
On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
Panorama Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Panorama mode
Display Tilting
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Display tilting
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