Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 vs Leica V-Lux 4

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

68

Leica V-Lux 4

41

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
3.15x
Great macro
Macro focus
1.0 cm
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
12 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Leica V-Lux 4

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
750 ms startup delay
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
12 fps
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone

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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
Significantly cheaper
$311.95 vs $834.19
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The best price we've seen is $522 cheaper (2.7x less)
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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
              Battery life Very long battery life Help
              540 shots
              External mic jack You can plug a microphone into both of these Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              12 fps
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Focus points Many focus points Help
              23
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Longest exposure Very long exposure times Help
              60 seconds
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              4.3"
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Weight Heavy Help
              588 g
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              6,400 ISO
              Size Large Help
              Professional size (125×87×110 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
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              V-Lux 41/2.5" 6.08x4.56mm
              DMC-FZ2001/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              V-Lux 49.6 MP
              DMC-FZ2009.7 MP
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              460k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              24x

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $220 - $228

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $300 - $398

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Pro digicam

              $584 - $748

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Movie format Records very high quality movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Super zoom

              $382 - $480

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

              Pro digicam

              $898 - $1,100

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $430 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
              Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II

              Super zoom

              $1,252 - $1,298

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Movie format Records very high quality movies
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
              Lowest price Is much more expensive

              Leica V-Lux 4 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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
              Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
              Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)

              Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)

              Boutique

              $947 - $1,052

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Leica V-Lux 3

              Leica V-Lux 3

              Super zoom

              $592

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter max exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

              Boutique

              $649 - $698

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

              Super zoom

              $598

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Nikon Coolpix P610

              Nikon Coolpix P610

              Super zoom

              $374 - $427

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $303 - $350

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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