Fujifilm X-E4 vs Leica V-Lux 5

Portability
86
Imaging
75
Features
88
Overall
80
Fujifilm X-E4 front
 
Leica V-Lux 5 front
Portability
55
Imaging
57
Features
80
Overall
66

Fujifilm X-E4 vs Leica V-Lux 5 Key Specs

Fujifilm X-E4
(Full Review)
  • 26MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 160 - 12800 (Push to 51200)
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 4096 x 2160 video
  • Fujifilm X Mount
  • 364g - 121 x 73 x 33mm
  • Announced January 2021
  • Succeeded the Fujifilm X-E3
Leica V-Lux 5
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1" Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • 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
  • Earlier Model is Leica V-Lux 4
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Fujifilm X-E4 vs Leica V-Lux 5 Overview

Here, we are evaluating the Fujifilm X-E4 and Leica V-Lux 5, former being a Entry-Level Mirrorless while the other is a Large Sensor Superzoom by rivals FujiFilm and Leica. There is a substantial difference among the sensor resolutions of the X-E4 (26MP) and V-Lux 5 (20MP) and the X-E4 (APS-C) and V-Lux 5 (1") posses different sensor measurements.

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The X-E4 was introduced 13 months later than the V-Lux 5 making them a generation apart from each other. Each of the cameras feature different body design with the Fujifilm X-E4 being a Rangefinder-style mirrorless camera and the Leica V-Lux 5 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera.

Before diving right into a thorough comparison, here is a concise summary of how the X-E4 matches up versus the V-Lux 5 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm X-E4 over the Leica V-Lux 5

 X-E4 V-Lux 5 
AnnouncedJanuary 2021January 2020More recent by 13 months
Display resolution1620k1240kCrisper display (+380k dot)

Reasons to pick Leica V-Lux 5 over the Fujifilm X-E4

 V-Lux 5 X-E4 
Display typeFully ArticulatedTiltingFully Articulating display

Common features in the Fujifilm X-E4 and Leica V-Lux 5

 X-E4 V-Lux 5 
Manually focus Very precise focus
Display size3"3"Same display measurements
Selfie screen Both are selfie friendly
Touch display Easily navigate

Fujifilm X-E4 vs Leica V-Lux 5 Physical Comparison

For those who are planning to lug around your camera frequently, you'll have to consider its weight and size. The Fujifilm X-E4 offers exterior dimensions of 121mm x 73mm x 33mm (4.8" x 2.9" x 1.3") accompanied by a weight of 364 grams (0.80 lbs) while the Leica V-Lux 5 has specifications of 137mm x 97mm x 132mm (5.4" x 3.8" x 5.2") and a weight of 812 grams (1.79 lbs).

Look at the Fujifilm X-E4 and Leica V-Lux 5 in our completely new Camera plus Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Keep in mind, the weight of an ILC will change depending on the lens you are using at that time. Following is a front view measurements comparison of the X-E4 against the V-Lux 5.

Fujifilm X-E4 vs Leica V-Lux 5 size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability score of the X-E4 and V-Lux 5 is 86 and 55 respectively.

Fujifilm X-E4 vs Leica V-Lux 5 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm X-E4 vs Leica V-Lux 5 Sensor Comparison

Often, it can be tough to visualize the gap in sensor measurements simply by viewing specifications. The visual below will give you a far better sense of the sensor sizes in the X-E4 and V-Lux 5.

To sum up, both cameras come with different resolutions and different sensor measurements. The X-E4 using its larger sensor is going to make achieving bokeh easier and the Fujifilm X-E4 will provide you with greater detail using its extra 6 Megapixels. Greater resolution will let you crop pics a good deal more aggressively. The younger X-E4 should have a benefit in sensor technology.

Fujifilm X-E4 vs Leica V-Lux 5 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm X-E4 vs Leica V-Lux 5 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm X-E4 vs Leica V-Lux 5 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm X-E4 Portrait photography advice
Leica V-Lux 5 Portrait photography advice
85
you can focus manually
excellent MP (26 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
comes with face detection focus
exports RAW formats
74
has manual focus
good MP (20MP)
sensor size is nice (1")
has face detection focus
supports RAW files
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm X-E4 Street photography highlights
Leica V-Lux 5 Street photography highlights
81
screen tilts
nice sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
offers focus via touch
no image stabilization
72
screen articulates
image stabilization (Optical)
sensor size is nice (1")
supports RAW files
supports touch focus
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Fujifilm X-E4
Sports photography with Leica V-Lux 5
81
silent shooting (1/32,000s)
fast continuous shooting (20.0 frames/s)
excellent MP (26 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
comes with tracking autofocus
good battery power (380 per charge)
sensor has phase detect auto focus
no image stabilization
71
excellent zoom range (24-400mm 16.7 x zoom)
quiet mode (1/16,000 seconds)
image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (20 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (1")
has tracking autofocus
lack of phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm X-E4 as a Travel photography camera
Leica V-Lux 5 as a Travel photography camera
89
good battery power (380 per charge)
connects via bluetooth
offers focus via touch
excellent MP (26MP)
selfie friendly display
64
has bluetooth
supports touch focus
good MP (20 megapixels)
has built in flash
selfie friendly screen
fairly wide (24mm)
great zoom (400mm)
no Time Lapse mode
slow max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm X-E4 Landscape photography highlights
Leica V-Lux 5 Landscape photography highlights
83
you can focus manually
change lenses (Fujifilm X mount)
screen size is good (3")
excellent MP (26MP)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
no anti-alias filter
exports RAW formats
good battery power (380 per charge)
no image stabilization
63
has manual focus
fairly wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (20 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (1")
supports RAW files
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
no Time Lapse mode
400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100

Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm X-E4 as a Vlogging camera
Leica V-Lux 5 as a Vlogging camera
82
selfie friendly display
touchscreen capability
comes with face detection focus
video res high (4096 x 2160 resolution)
includes external microphone socket
no image stabilization
68
fairly wide (24mm)
selfie friendly screen
touchscreen enabled
image stabilization (Optical)
has face detection focus
video resolution high (3840 x 2160 pixels)
comes with external mic port
slow max aperture (f2.8)
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Fujifilm X-E4 vs Leica V-Lux 5 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm X-E4 and Leica V-Lux 5
 Fujifilm X-E4Leica V-Lux 5
General Information
Manufacturer FujiFilm Leica
Model Fujifilm X-E4 Leica V-Lux 5
Category Entry-Level Mirrorless Large Sensor Superzoom
Announced 2021-01-27 2020-01-17
Body design Rangefinder-style mirrorless SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Sensor type BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size APS-C 1"
Sensor dimensions 23.5 x 15.6mm 13.2 x 8.8mm
Sensor area 366.6mm² 116.2mm²
Sensor resolution 26MP 20MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution 6240 x 4160 5472 x 3648
Max native ISO 12800 12500
Max enhanced ISO 51200 25000
Lowest native ISO 160 80
RAW images
Lowest enhanced ISO 80 -
Autofocusing
Manual focus
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
Selective AF
AF center weighted
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Number of focus points 425 49
Lens
Lens mount Fujifilm X fixed lens
Lens focal range - 24-400mm (16.7x)
Maximum aperture - f/2.8-4
Macro focus range - 3cm
Number of lenses 58 -
Crop factor 1.5 2.7
Screen
Display type Tilting Fully Articulated
Display sizing 3 inch 3 inch
Resolution of display 1,620 thousand dot 1,240 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 2,360 thousand dot 2,360 thousand dot
Viewfinder coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.62x -
Features
Min shutter speed 4s 60s
Max shutter speed 1/4000s 1/4000s
Max quiet shutter speed 1/32000s 1/16000s
Continuous shutter speed 20.0fps 12.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range no built-in flash 13.50 m (with Auto ISO)
Flash options no built-in flash Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, auto w/slow sync and redeye reduction, on, off
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Max flash sync 1/180s -
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 4096 x 2160 @ 30p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 25p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 240p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 23.98p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 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 4096x2160 3840x2160
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec) Yes
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 364 grams (0.80 lbs) 812 grams (1.79 lbs)
Physical dimensions 121 x 73 x 33mm (4.8" x 2.9" x 1.3") 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 380 photos 360 photos
Style of battery Battery Pack Built-in
Battery model NP-W126S -
Self timer Yes Yes
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Storage slots 1 1
Retail price $849 $1,550