As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Leica V-LUX 20 is also often compared to pro digicams, entry-level DSLRs, compacts and digicams. The Leica V-LUX 20's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot S90) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-ZS3 and the Lumix DMC-FZ30)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Leica V-LUX 20 compared to other travel zoom competitors include: it has a built-in GPS.

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (2.3 fps vs 30 fps), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and is older (april 2010 vs may 2012).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS3 (vs the V-LUX 20)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS3 (vs the V-LUX 20)

  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the DMC-ZS3 and V-LUX 20

  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

Casio Exilim EX-100

Casio Exilim EX-100
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the EX-100 (vs the V-LUX 20)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Shoots much faster: 30 fps vs 2.3 fps
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the EX-100 (vs the V-LUX 20)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the EX-100 and V-LUX 20

  • Long exposures: 250 seconds vs 60 seconds

Leica V-Lux 40

Leica V-Lux 40
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the V-Lux 40 (vs the V-LUX 20)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Has a touch screen
  • Shoots faster: 10 fps vs 2.3 fps

Significant disadvantages of the V-Lux 40 (vs the V-LUX 20)

  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 15 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the V-Lux 40 and V-LUX 20

  • Built-in GPS

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10
9 months newer
$450

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS10 (vs the V-LUX 20)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Has a touch screen
  • Shoots faster: 10 fps vs 2.3 fps

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS10 (vs the V-LUX 20)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-ZS10 and V-LUX 20

  • Built-in GPS
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Leica V-LUX 20 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 35 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2"), is slightly smaller (compact (103×60×33 mm) vs large (141×86×138 mm)), is newer (april 2010 vs july 2005) and is thinner (1.3" vs 5.4").

However, on average it has a much narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/2), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital) and doesn't support an external flash.

Canon PowerShot S90

Canon PowerShot S90
8 months older
$479

Significant advantages of the S90 (vs the V-LUX 20)

  • Much wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.3

Significant disadvantages of the S90 (vs the V-LUX 20)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 15 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the S90 and V-LUX 20

  • Each has a built-in flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30

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4 years older
$600

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ30 (vs the V-LUX 20)

  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.3
  • Supports an external flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ30 (vs the V-LUX 20)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 25 mm
  • Much smaller screen: 2" vs 3"
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the DMC-FZ30 and V-LUX 20

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

Leica D-LUX 5

Leica D-LUX 5
5 months newer
$78

Significant advantages of the D-LUX 5 (vs the V-LUX 20)

  • Much wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.3
  • Supports an external flash
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the D-LUX 5 (vs the V-LUX 20)

  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the D-LUX 5 and V-LUX 20

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Leica V-LUX 20 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has image stabilization (lens vs none), is much smaller (compact (103×60×33 mm) vs prosumer size (125×96×77 mm)), has a built-in GPS, is thinner (1.3" vs 3") and is significantly lighter (218 g vs 505 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 24.1 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (2.3 fps vs 4 fps).

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
1 year newer
$550 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D3200 (vs the V-LUX 20)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24.1 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the D3200 (vs the V-LUX 20)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (125×96×77 mm) vs Compact (103×60×33 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 1.3"

common strengths of the D3200 and V-LUX 20

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Leica V-LUX 20 compared to compact competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (460k dots vs 207k dots), takes slightly higher resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 5.9 MP) and is newer (april 2010 vs april 2006).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/2.8), is significantly larger (compact (103×60×33 mm) vs super compact (94×51×24 mm)), is thicker (1.3" vs 0.9") and is slightly heavier (218 g vs 155 g).

Leica C-LUX 1

Leica C-LUX 1
4 years older

Significant advantages of the C-LUX 1 (vs the V-LUX 20)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (94×51×24 mm) vs Compact (103×60×33 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 0.9" vs 1.3"
  • Lighter: 155 g vs 218 g

Significant disadvantages of the C-LUX 1 (vs the V-LUX 20)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • No built-in GPS
  • Smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"

common strengths of the C-LUX 1 and V-LUX 20

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Leica V-LUX 20 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a built-in GPS.

However, on average it is older (april 2010 vs december 2012).

Polaroid IM1836

Polaroid IM1836
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the IM1836 (vs the V-LUX 20)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the IM1836 (vs the V-LUX 20)

  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the IM1836 and V-LUX 20

  • None found