Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 vs Leica V-Lux 4

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

70

Leica V-Lux 4

38

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
3.15x
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Great battery life
Battery life
540 shots
 

Reasons to buy the Leica V-Lux 4

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
750 ms startup delay
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Battery life
Great battery life
540 shots

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Leica V-Lux 4. Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200.

differences

Advantages of the Leica V-Lux 4

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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ200

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Lowest price
Much cheaper
$330.00 vs $918.79
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent super zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              External mic jack You can plug a microphone into both of these Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Battery life Very long battery life Help
              540 shots
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.8
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              12 fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Longest exposure Long exposures Help
              60 seconds
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              4.3"
              Weight Heavy Help
              588 g
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              V-Lux 4$918.79
              DMC-FZ200$330.00
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              6,400 ISO
              Size Large Help
              Professional size 125x87x110 mm
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              24x
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              460k dots

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Pro digicam

              $700 - $798

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Movie format Records very high quality movies
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $309 - $430

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

              Pro digicam

              $998 - $1,100

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures

              Leica V-Lux 4 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Leica V-Lux 2

              Leica V-Lux 2

              Super zoom

              $1,999

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Leica D-Lux 6

              Leica D-Lux 6

              Pro digicam

              $760

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Size Significantly smaller
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Leica V-Lux 3

              Leica V-Lux 3

              Super zoom

              $578

              Size Smaller
              Lowest price Much cheaper
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Significantly slower max shutter speed
              Leica V-LUX 1

              Leica V-LUX 1

              Pro digicam

              $1,199

              Sensor size Larger sensor
              True resolution Slightly higher true resolution
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Much smaller screen

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $248

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $405 - $428

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Super zoom

              $499 - $500

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $345 - $375

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $365 - $378

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Battery life Much shorter battery life

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              Avatar for Jozsef Geges Jozsef Geges (1:43 PM, December 21, 2012)
              Leica V-lux 4 HAS BUILT IN FLASH!!!