Updated (September 2012): Compare the Canon EOS 60D vs Leica V-Lux 4

Canon EOS 60D vs Leica V-Lux 4

Winner
Canon EOS 60D

47

Leica V-Lux 4

45

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 60D

Great battery life
Battery life
1100 shots
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Leica V-Lux 4

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
12 fps
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

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differences

Advantages of the Canon 60D

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Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
1,040k dots vs 460k dots
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Around 2.5x higher resolution screen
Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
1100 shots vs 540 shots
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More than 2x more shots per battery charge
True resolution
Higher true resolution
17.9 MP vs 9.6 MP
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Capture around 90% more detail in your photos
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Startup delay
Less startup delay
400 ms vs 750 ms
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Around 50% less delay when turning on
Thickness
Thinner
3.1" vs 4.3"
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Around 30% thinner
Viewfinder
Has an optical viewfinder
Pentaprism vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Light sensitivity (boost)
Better boost ISO
12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The 60D's boost ISO is 2 f-stops better
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Advantages of the Leica V-Lux 4

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Autofocus
Video autofocus
Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
12 fps vs 5.3 fps
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Around 2.5x faster continuous shooting
Weight
Lighter
588 g vs 755 g
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More than 20% lighter
Focus points
Slightly more focus points
23 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digital cameras, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              External mic jack You can plug a microphone into both of these Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Startup delay Minimal startup delay Help
              60D400 ms
              V-Lux 4750 ms
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              60D1100 shots
              V-Lux 4540 shots
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              60DPentaprism
              V-Lux 4Digital
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              60D1/8000s
              V-Lux 41/4000s
              Common Weaknesses
              Weight Heavy Help
              60D755 g
              V-Lux 4588 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              60D3.1"
              V-Lux 44.3"
              Size Large Help
              60D145×106×79 mm
              V-Lux 4125×87×110 mm
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS Rebel T6i

              Canon EOS Rebel T6i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $749 body only

              $799 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder coverage Slightly less viewfinder coverage
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $465 - $647 body only

              $549 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder coverage Slightly less viewfinder coverage
              Nikon D5500

              Nikon D5500

              Entry-level DSLR

              $559 - $747 body only

              $689 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder coverage Slightly less viewfinder coverage
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $439 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder coverage Slightly less viewfinder coverage
              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $713 - $797 body only

              $948 - $1,097 with 18-140mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out

              Canon EOS 60D Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $799 - $999 body only

              $919 - $1,099 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Startup delay More startup delay
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $495 - $649 body only

              $581 - $649 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Canon Kiss X5

              Canon Kiss X5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,299 body only

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Startup delay Significantly more startup delay
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $799 - $840 body only

              $949 - $1,039 with 28-135mm lens

              Weather sealed Weather sealed
              Viewfinder coverage Much better viewfinder coverage
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon EOS 6D

              Canon EOS 6D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,230 - $1,399 body only

              $1,799 with 24-105mm lens

              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Weather sealed Weather sealed
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Lens availability Fewer lenses available

              Leica V-Lux 4 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $312 - $398

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Pro digicam

              $584 - $748

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger
              Leica D-Lux 6

              Leica D-Lux 6

              Pro digicam

              $782

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Size Significantly smaller
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Leica V-Lux 3

              Leica V-Lux 3

              Super zoom

              $592

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Significantly slower max shutter speed
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

              Pro digicam

              $898 - $1,100

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Zoom Less zoom

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