Share this

We use cookies and various other bits of data to improve learn more about our privacy and cookies policy

The Leica V-Lux 5 Review: #TheMeasure Episode 71

Luke Gardner - 3 years ago

Here it is. Our review of the Leica V-Lux 5; an almost entirely rebadged Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ1000 II, it’s the heir to the V-Lux Typ 114; itself, a rebadged Panasonic Lumix FZ1000. But what do we think? Is it any good and what can you expect for that little extra cost?

With an impressive focal range of 25-400mm, the lens that comes with the Leica V-Lux 5 is just about perfect for most types of photography, whether shooting macro, landscape sport or wildlife, this camera can do it all.

Leica V-Lux 5

The new Leica V-Lux 5 is a perfect all-rounder for those who don’t want to spend heavily investing in lots of lenses but want the versatility of being able to shoot different styles and occasions. Read our initial news piece on the Leica V-Lux 5 for tech specs and overview HERE: And watch our latest hands-on video review below, where we take a closer look at this camera in episode 71 of #TheMeasure.


PhotoBite Leica V-Lux 5 review -
Leica V-Lux 5:- Sporting a versatile lens, a vari-angle screen, electronic viewfinder and 4k video. The Leica V-Lux 5 is the perfect do it all camera for those who don't want to build a lens collection. Switching from landscape to wildlife photography could not be easier and not only saves your wallet but also your back.


  • Fantastic Zoom range
  • High quality Leica lens ensures your getting the best in optical quality
  • Lightweight and versatile design


  • Could do with a few more metal parts to avoid the cheap feel
  • Be nice to have a headphone jack to complete the 'full package' design

About the author

Read The Leica V-Lux 5 Review: #TheMeasure Episode 71

Luke Gardner

Features Editor @ PhotoBite

Luke lives and breaths photography. With experience working freelance, in retail and also teaching photography; Luke has been exposed to a broad spectrum of knowledgeable people and has a real hunger to explore what others are up to in this incredibly creative world. Starting from the age of 12 his fascination with photography as done nothing but fuel his ambition to create and explore all areas in the photographic world. Luke’s role at PhotoBite ranges from feature writing to testing equipment, with his natural teaching skills seeing him take his place as in-house presenter for camera hardware and accessories on the PhotoBite YouTube channel.