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Advantages of the Leica V-LUX 20

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Size
Significantly smaller
103×60×33 mm vs 125×96×77 mm
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4.5x smaller
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1.3" vs 3"
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2.3x thinner
Weight
Lighter
218 g vs 505 g
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2.3x lighter
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Advantages of the Nikon D3200

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Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
True resolution
Significantly higher true resolution
24.1 MP vs 9.8 MP
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Capture around 2.5x more detail in your photos
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Pentamirror vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
4 fps vs 2.3 fps
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More than 70% faster continuous shooting
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Common Weaknesses
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              V-LUX 20720p @ 60fps
              D32001080p @ 30fps
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              V-LUX 202.3 fps
              D32004 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              V-LUX 201,600 ISO
              D32006,400 ISO
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              V-LUX 20460k dots
              D3200921k dots

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