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 significantly smaller screen (3" vs 3.5"), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (2.3 fps vs 30 fps), doesn't have a screen which flips out and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

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

  • Very long exposure times: 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)

  • Much larger screen: 3.5" vs 3"
  • Shoots much faster: 30 fps vs 2.3 fps
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

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

  • Very long exposure times: 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 significantly faster: 10 fps vs 2.3 fps

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

  • Much 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 significantly 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
  • Very long exposure times: 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 much 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)

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the S90 and V-LUX 20

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30

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4 years older
$600

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

Leica D-LUX 5

Leica D-LUX 5
5 months newer
$78

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
1 year newer
$550 (body only)

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

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 much 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 much larger (compact (103×60×33 mm) vs super compact (94×51×24 mm)), is thicker (1.3" vs 0.9") and is significantly 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)

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

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

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

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

  • Very small: Super compact (94×51×24 mm) vs Compact (103×60×33 mm)
  • 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