• 35mm 858.0mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200
  • 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 60.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 50,000

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Differences

Nikon Z5 advantages over Leica M11

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.97 vs 3.76 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs No
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    102400 vs 50000 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Leica M11 advantages over Nikon Z5

  • Thinner
    38 mm vs 69 mm
    Thinner
  • More dots on screen
    2333k vs 1040k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    60.3 vs 24.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Both provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Canon EOS RP

Nikon Z5
Canon EOS RP
  • $1297
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $999
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Lighter weight
Leica M11
Canon EOS RP
  • $8995
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Thinner
  • $999
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Sony A9 II

Nikon Z5
Sony A9 II
  • $1297
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Newer
  • $4498
  • 35mm
  • NFC
  • Longer video battery life
Leica M11
Sony A9 II
  • $8995
  • 35mm
  • Thinner
  • More dots on screen
  • $4498
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Canon R6

Nikon Z5
Canon R6
  • $1297
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • More pixels
  • $2499
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • More dots on screen
Leica M11
Canon R6
  • $8995
  • 35mm
  • Thinner
  • More dots on screen
  • $2499
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Nikon Z6 II

Nikon Z5
Nikon Z6 II
  • $1297
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • $1997
  • 35mm
  • Top deck display
  • More dots on screen
Leica M11
Nikon Z6 II
  • $8995
  • 35mm
  • Thinner
  • More pixels
  • $1997
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Sony A7 IV

Nikon Z5
Sony A7 IV
  • $1297
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
  • $2498
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • In-camera panoramas
Leica M11
Sony A7 IV
  • $8995
  • 35mm
  • Thinner
  • More pixels
  • $2498
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Lens selection
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