Fujifilm S9900w vs Leica V-Lux 5

Portability
61
Imaging
42
Features
51
Overall
45
Fujifilm S9900w front
 
Leica V-Lux 5 front
Portability
55
Imaging
57
Features
80
Overall
66

Fujifilm S9900w vs Leica V-Lux 5 Key Specs

Fujifilm S9900w
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-1200mm (F2.9-6.5) lens
  • 670g - 123 x 87 x 116mm
  • Announced January 2015
Leica V-Lux 5
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1" Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 80 - 12500 (Increase to 25000)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 24-400mm (F2.8-4) lens
  • 812g - 137 x 97 x 132mm
  • Announced January 2020
  • Older Model is Leica V-Lux 4
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Fujifilm S9900w vs Leica V-Lux 5 Overview

Here is a extensive comparison of the Fujifilm S9900w vs Leica V-Lux 5, one being a Small Sensor Superzoom and the latter is a Large Sensor Superzoom by brands FujiFilm and Leica. The resolution of the S9900w (16MP) and the V-Lux 5 (20MP) is relatively similar but the S9900w (1/2.3") and V-Lux 5 (1") have different sensor size.

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The S9900w was manufactured 6 years prior to the V-Lux 5 and that is quite a large gap as far as technology is concerned. Each of these cameras have the same body design (SLR-like (bridge)).

Before going into a comprehensive comparison, here is a quick summation of how the S9900w matches up versus the V-Lux 5 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm S9900w over the Leica V-Lux 5

 S9900w V-Lux 5 

Reasons to pick Leica V-Lux 5 over the Fujifilm S9900w

 V-Lux 5 S9900w 
AnnouncedJanuary 2020January 2015Fresher by 60 months
Screen typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating screen
Screen resolution1240k460kClearer screen (+780k dot)
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Fujifilm S9900w and Leica V-Lux 5

 S9900w V-Lux 5 
Manual focus More accurate focusing
Screen dimensions3"3"Equal screen size
Selfie screen Both good for selfies

Fujifilm S9900w vs Leica V-Lux 5 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is aiming to carry your camera regularly, you need to take into account its weight and proportions. The Fujifilm S9900w has external dimensions of 123mm x 87mm x 116mm (4.8" x 3.4" x 4.6") having a weight of 670 grams (1.48 lbs) and the Leica V-Lux 5 has measurements of 137mm x 97mm x 132mm (5.4" x 3.8" x 5.2") with a weight of 812 grams (1.79 lbs).

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Bear in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ depending on the lens you are working with during that time. Below is a front view proportions comparison of the S9900w and the V-Lux 5.

Fujifilm S9900w vs Leica V-Lux 5 size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the S9900w and V-Lux 5 is 61 and 55 respectively.

Fujifilm S9900w vs Leica V-Lux 5 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm S9900w vs Leica V-Lux 5 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it can be tough to visualize the difference between sensor sizing merely by going over specifications. The graphic below might give you a greater sense of the sensor dimensions in the S9900w and V-Lux 5.

To sum up, the two cameras provide different megapixels and different sensor sizing. The S9900w because of its tinier sensor is going to make getting shallower DOF harder and the Leica V-Lux 5 will offer greater detail due to its extra 4MP. Higher resolution can also help you crop pictures more aggressively. The older S9900w is going to be behind in sensor innovation.

Fujifilm S9900w vs Leica V-Lux 5 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm S9900w vs Leica V-Lux 5 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm S9900w vs Leica V-Lux 5 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm S9900w Portrait photography info
Leica V-Lux 5 Portrait photography info
45
you can focus manually
good megapixels (16MP)
offers face detect focus
no external flash support
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW support
74
manual focus
resolution is good (20MP)
sensor size is good (1")
includes face detection autofocus
supports RAW files
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Fujifilm S9900w
Street photography with Leica V-Lux 5
42
built in image stabilization (Optical)
fixed screen
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW support
more heavy than competition (670g)
72
screen articulates
image stabilization (Optical)
sensor size is good (1")
supports RAW files
offers focus by touch
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm S9900w Sports photography factors
Leica V-Lux 5 Sports photography factors
54
amazing zoom range (24-1200mm 50.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (16MP)
offers tracking focus
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no phase detect auto focus
71
excellent zoom range (24-400mm 16.7 x zoom)
quiet shutter (1/16,000s)
image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (20 megapixels)
sensor size is good (1")
includes tracking autofocus
does not have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm S9900w Travel photography information
Leica V-Lux 5 Travel photography information
61
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
display is selfie friendly
decently wide (24mm)
long reach (1200mm)
more heavy than competition (670g)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.9)
64
supports bluetooth
offers focus by touch
resolution is good (20 megapixels)
flash built-in
display is selfie friendly
decently wide (24mm)
long zoom (400mm)
does not have Timelapse recording
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm S9900w as a Landscape photography camera
Leica V-Lux 5 as a Landscape photography camera
50
you can focus manually
decently wide (24mm)
screen is a good size (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
can't swap lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.9)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW support
63
manual focus
decently wide (24mm)
screen is a good size (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (20MP)
sensor size is good (1")
supports RAW files
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
does not have Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm S9900w as a Vlogging camera
Leica V-Lux 5 as a Vlogging camera
57
decently wide (24mm)
display is selfie friendly
built in image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detect focus
great video quality (1920 x 1080 pixels)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.9)
no microphone socket
more heavy than competition (670 grams)
68
decently wide (24mm)
display is selfie friendly
touchscreen capability
image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detection autofocus
high quality video (3840 x 2160 resolution)
includes external microphone jack
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
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Fujifilm S9900w vs Leica V-Lux 5 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm S9900w and Leica V-Lux 5
 Fujifilm S9900wLeica V-Lux 5
General Information
Manufacturer FujiFilm Leica
Model Fujifilm S9900w Leica V-Lux 5
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Large Sensor Superzoom
Announced 2015-01-14 2020-01-17
Body design SLR-like (bridge) SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Sensor type CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 13.2 x 8.8mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 116.2mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixels 20 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution 4608 x 3456 5472 x 3648
Max native ISO 12800 12500
Max enhanced ISO - 25000
Lowest native ISO 100 80
RAW images
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Number of focus points - 49
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-1200mm (50.0x) 24-400mm (16.7x)
Largest aperture f/2.9-6.5 f/2.8-4
Macro focus distance 7cm 3cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 2.7
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fully Articulated
Display sizing 3 inches 3 inches
Display resolution 460k dot 1,240k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 920k dot 2,360k dot
Viewfinder coverage 97 percent 100 percent
Features
Min shutter speed 8 seconds 60 seconds
Max shutter speed 1/1700 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Max quiet shutter speed - 1/16000 seconds
Continuous shutter speed 10.0fps 12.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 7.00 m (with Auto ISO) 13.50 m (with Auto ISO)
Flash modes Auto, flash on, flash off, slow synchro Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, auto w/slow sync and redeye reduction, on, off
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (6oi), 1280 x 720 (60p), 640 x 480 (30p) 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 28 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 20 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
Max video resolution 1920x1080 3840x2160
Video format H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) Yes
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 670 grams (1.48 lb) 812 grams (1.79 lb)
Physical dimensions 123 x 87 x 116mm (4.8" x 3.4" x 4.6") 137 x 97 x 132mm (5.4" x 3.8" x 5.2")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 300 pictures 360 pictures
Battery format Battery Pack Built-in
Battery model 4 x AA -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Storage slots 1 1
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