In this review, we will be comparing V-Lux 5 and RX10 IV, two Large Sensor Superzoom cameras from Leica and Sony. Leica V-Lux 5 was introduced to market in January 2020 and Sony RX10 IV was launched in September 2017. As you can see, RX10 IV is 3 years older than V-Lux 5. Let's see if this age difference between two cameras makes a big difference.
We can expect this to be a close match up because both models are ranked amongst the best in Large Sensor Superzoom cameras. Out of 10 cameras in this class, Leica V-Lux 5 is ranked #9
with an overall score of 62 and Sony RX10 IV is ranked #2
with an overall score of 72.
Here is a brief look at the main features of Leica V-Lux 5 and Sony RX10 IV before getting into our more detailed comparison.
Let's read on the following sections in order to better understand in detail how Leica V-Lux 5 and Sony RX10 IV compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.