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Leica Disto D5 Digital Laser Rangefinder with 2.4-inch Screen and 45-degree tilt Sensor

by Leica

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  • Digital Color Point-finder with 4x zoom
  • Large color TFT 320 X 240 2.4-inch display screen
  • Sturdy with IP 54 (dust and splash proof)
  • Inclination measurement (0.0,0.00%, in/ft)
  • Power Range Technology
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Product Information

Technical Details
Part Number 764553
Item Weight6.9 ounces
Product Dimensions5.6 x 1.2 x 2.2 inches
Item model number764553
Batteries:2 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
Power Sourcebattery-powered
Item Package Quantity1
Batteries Included?Yes
Batteries Required?Yes
Warranty Description3 Year Over the counter
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #89,645 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.1 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
Date First AvailableJuly 19, 2004

Product Description


With the Leica DISTO D5 Digital Laser Rangefinder, accurate measurements are right at your fingertips, even in bright, outdoor settings and over extended distances. The world's first hand held laser measuring device with a digital view finder and 4X zoom, the dependable D5 features a 2.4-inch color screen for easy reference, a 45-degree tilt sensor, and a full complement of functions that deliver fast and precise on-the-job computations.

The Leica DISTO™ D5 Digital Laser Rangefinder features:
  • Clearly labeled shortcut keys for commonly used functions
  • High-resolution color display for optimum target location
  • Accuracy within one millimeter for precision
  • Memory space for saving up to 20 measurements
  • Three-year warranty

With the built-in tilt sensor, the DISTO D5 lets you make indirect measurements and determine level or tilted dimensions up to 45 degrees.
Get Measurements Safely and Calculations Quickly
If you've ever tried to measure a ceiling height while balanced on a ladder, or if you've ever broken an old, metal tape measure while trying to wrap it around a corner, you'll have a special appreciation for the way Leica DISTO series measuring tools work.

The compact Leica DISTO™ D5 features a 2.4-inch color screen for easy reference.

Power Range Technology delivers precise measurements up to 200 meters (650 feet).
Leica DISTO measurers feature clearly labeled keys on the touch pad that let you easily access and control a wide range of features. With convenient shortcut keys for commonly used functions like addition and subtraction, along with area and volume calculators, Leica DISTO measuring tools let you turn individual measurements into useful numbers on the spot.

Unique Full-Color Display and Long-Range Accuracy for Outdoor Use
Because accurate results are only useful if they're easy to read and reflect the correct target point, the DISTO D5's integrated digital Pointfinder offers 4X zoom capabilities and a 2.4-inch color display. The high resolution of this display provides a crystal-clear image to make finding your target at long distances quicker and simpler, and the display is even easy to see in glaring sunshine.

The compact DISTO D5 also showcases Leica's trademarked Power Range Technology, which allows it to offer precise measurements over a range of 0.05 meters (0.16 feet) to 200 meters (650 feet). For use from 100 meters to 200 meters, a target plate (not included) helps maintain accuracy. This pairing of an easy-to-read screen with an extended working range makes the D5 a perfect pick for a wide range of outdoor construction projects.

Clever, Dependable Design Provides Precision
You require accurate measurements to prepare for any job, regardless of its size. The Leica DISTO D5's readings are accurate within one millimeter (0.4 inches), which means they are likely to be much more precise than measurements you'll get from using a tape measure.

The Leica DISTO D5's Pythagorean functions include the automatic calculation of room dimensions such as wall areas and peripheral lengths, while trapezium functions help you quickly calculate roof slopes and frontage areas, and triangle functions let you compute the area of multi-cornered rooms. Plus, with a laser dot that is clearly visible, you can always see your target point, making sure you get exactly the measurement you're looking for.

Innovative Construction Ensures Usability
The Leica DISTO D5's built-in tilt sensor quickly determines tilts to 45 degrees in either direction without requiring any complicated input from you. The tilt sensor also helps provide you with true horizontal distances, even when there are nearby obstructions, guaranteeing reliable measurements.

The Leica DISTO D5 also features a convenient time delay release option and memory space for up to 20 measurements, so you never have to worry about forgetting an important number after taking a measurement.

A comfortable, ergonomic grip helps the Leica DISTO D5 sit securely in your hand. This also makes it easier to get steady measurements and avoid drops that cause unnecessary wear and tear. The Leica DISTO D5 is also splash- and dust-proof, an important consideration on busy construction sites.

This digital laser rangefinder and measurer is backed by a three-year warranty.

What's in the Box
Leica DISTO D5 Digital Laser Rangefinder, holster, hand loop, and two AA batteries.

Which Leica DISTO™ Laser Distance Measurer do you need?






Distance measurement indoors including areas, volumes, continuous
Indirect height and width measurements at inaccessible positions (Pythagoras)
Automatic calculation of room dimensions such as wall areas, peripheral length etc.
Long distance measurements outdoors with integrated viewfinder

Tilt measurements

Horizontal distance past obstructions also possible

Hit far-off targets in very bright conditions using the digital viewfinder

Height measurements without a reflection point (possible using integrated tilt sensor ± 180-degrees)

BLUETOOTH® transmission of data

Back-lit display

Product Description

Includes DISTO D5 Handheld Laser Distance Meter with Digital Pointfinder and 45 degree Tilt Sensor - 764553-R, Holster, Hand Loop, (2) AA Batteries, Safety Instructions, Producer Certificate M In Accordance With DIN 55350-18-4.2.2, Quickstart Guide

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Easy to use and very intuitive.
Rafael Soltero
Leica's onscreen tilt angle display is probably my second-favorite feature, and is the only way to ensure a level measurement.
C. Kiefer
The color LCD screen is bright and surprisingly so is the laser dot.
Randall R. Anderson

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Bennett Prescott on January 5, 2010
After spending an hour and a half measuring a large room with a tape, I finally broke down and bought a Leica DISTO D3. While that unit is very well built, compact, and the price was not too painful, I found many problems using it at longer distances and on some surfaces even at shorter distances. The D5 is everything the D3 is and a little more, but is much more reliable at longer (100'+) range. Measurements I was having real problems taking come out no problem, and the color LCD screen is much friendlier to use. I don't need the bluetooth communication capabilities of the D8 or the A series, so the D5 is really the best possible tool for the job. Quick, accurate, very well built, it came recommended by others I trust in my industry and now I know why.

You should be aware that Amazon's price is about $100 higher than this unit can be found for elsewhere. I returned my Amazon-bought D3 as it wouldn't reliably take measurements it claimed to be able to, and upgraded to the D5 for another $50.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By W. Smith on June 1, 2010
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I use the Disto D5 primarily outdoors, which is why I purchased this model. I purchased a set of infrared goggles but the target finder largely eliminates the need for them, which is a good thing.

For straight length measurements using the device hand held is easy enough. If you need to use any of the indirect (Pythagorean) modes a tripod is a must, but not a great inconvenience. So far I have not needed a purchased target, I have used a piece of paper taped to the corner. Accuracy is great, if you hit your target.

My only complaint is that the tilt sensor should go beyond 45 degrees. The few times I have tried the function it has been a limiting factor.
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25 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Randall R. Anderson on April 12, 2009
I purchased the Disto D5 for laying out foundations for a house I'm building. The D5 is reasonably simple to use. I spent a couple hours playing with it and now feel comfortable using it. I've layed out my batter boards for the foundation to within 1/32 in. accuracy. A level of precision I would have never been able to obtain with a sagging tape measurer. The D5 is compact, and you get a sense of quality when holding it. You simply aim the laser at a surface to be measured and you spot the laser dot or find the item in a cross hair on the LCD screen. The color LCD screen is bright and surprisingly so is the laser dot. Within distances found on a construction site the dot is large enough to see with the unaided eye in full sunlight-surpirse for me. The indirect measurement functions are handy, volume and areas calculations are pretty straight forward. For long measurements 50' or more you will need to steady the instrument (hand shake) and probably could use a tripod. The unit has a flip out bracket on the back to wrap around edges or fit inside corners. The D5 senses the bracked and the tripod screw and tells you where the measurements are referenced from, i.e, front, back, tripod screw, bracket inside corner, bracket outside edge. I bought my unit on Ebay for $450. I'm sure with time the price will drop. I do believe the D5 with it's color display will be the standard that other lasers range finders will be compared too.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By D. Gehlsen on October 27, 2010
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I'm a real estate appraiser and was using the Disto D3. It works pretty well, but bright, sunny days the laser would get washout at medium ranges, less than 40 feet. Upgraded to the Disto D5 a couple of months ago, and it works great for those sunny days. Love the built-in spotting camera, very cool and dead on. Can do hand held measurements out to 60 feet bouncing the laser off a rain gutter. It is challenging pressing the Distos "blister" buttons and keeping the laser on target. The units blister buttons take more pressure than it should, too bad they didn't use buttons like on a TV remote, something a little easier to press. Sort of like a softer trigger pull on a gun. I haven't had the opportunity to learn of use the advanced functions, but I'm sure they work fine.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Austin reader on December 2, 2012
I have bought, and returned, two different units: One a less expensive Leica, one a Johnson. Neither fit my needs. This unit does it all. Even in bright sunlight it works well, because it has a sighting mode that allows you to see where the laser dot is positioned. Unless you have this in a laser measuring unit, you cannot use it for outside work. As a Certified Arborist doing tree surveys, other units I tried, that lacked the onscreen sighting feature, were worse than useless. Also, the timer on this unit allows it to fire without being touched. For measuring longer distances you must have this feature: Without it, the dot moves wildly when you push the button, and that destroys any accuracy you're trying to obtain. This unit also has a built in level that shows you the angle you're shooting at, up to about +\- forty-five degrees. With all due respect to Amazon, you can buy this unit, online, from another company, for exactly $100 less, with free shipping. You also get an extra year added to the two-year warranty, when you register with Leica, online. I have already used Leica's tech support phone line, for instructions that are omitted from the supplied manual, and it is great. I needed the unit to measure from its tripod mount, and the manual leaves out two crucial steps for setting this feature. No problem once the tech walked me through it. I highly recommend this unit.
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