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

- 5 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

Simon Skinner

Co-founder // Editor

Having spent many years working in various pockets of the music industry, and always with a camera in hand, Simon has worked with organisations such as Warner/Chappell, Food Records and ultimately, co-founding the innovative independent record label, Izumi Records before moving fully into the world of publishing in 2007. Amongst numerous other projects in the last decade, he has been responsible for a number of specialist photo trade magazines and journals for the filmmaking and photography communities, along with a coffee table book entitled, "Great Britons of Photography' which he produced with Peter Dench and Leica. Now heading up PhotoBite, Simon and the team have set themselves a task of delivering informative and inspirational content for photographers of all levels, from the beginner, shooting with smartphones, to the seasoned photographer and filmmaker.