Here we are comparing two Compact cameras from Nikon and Leica. Nikon P1000 was introduced to market in July 2018 and Leica V-Lux 5 was launched in January 2020. There is 18 months difference between P1000 and V-Lux 5 so we don't expect to see a huge technology difference between these two cameras but it would still give an advantage to younger V-Lux 5, especially in sensor tech.
Nikon P1000 has a 16.0MP 1/2.3 sensor whereas Leica V-Lux 5 has a 20.0MP 1" sensor. This will be an interesting match up as even though these two cameras doesn't have the exact same body type, they are both ranked amongst Top 10 cameras in their classes. Nikon P1000 is ranked #8
out of 244 Small Sensor Superzoom cameras with an overall score of 63 whereas Leica V-Lux 5 is ranked #9
out of 10 Large Sensor Superzoom cameras with an overall score of 64.
Let's have a brief look at the main features of Nikon P1000 and Leica V-Lux 5 before getting into our more detailed comparison.
Let's read on the following sections in order to better understand in detail how Nikon P1000 and Leica V-Lux 5 compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.