Updated (January, 2012): Compare the Leica V-LUX 20 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10 vs Leica V-LUX 20

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

64

Leica V-LUX 20

58

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
220 fps
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Leica V-LUX 20

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds

differences

Advantages of the Leica V-LUX 20

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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-ZS10

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Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
220 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 60fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video but at a lower frame rate
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
10 fps vs 2.3 fps
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Around 4.5x faster continuous shooting
Zoom
More zoom
16x vs 12x
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Around 80% more zoom
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$329.00 vs $1,148.34
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The best price we've seen is $819 cheaper (3.5x less)
Wide angle
Slightly better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent travel zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              Longest exposure Very long exposure times Help
              60 seconds
              Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              V-LUX 20$1,148.34
              DMC-ZS10$329.00
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              1.3"
              Weight Heavy Help
              V-LUX 20218 g
              DMC-ZS10219 g
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Size Large Help
              V-LUX 20103x60x33 mm
              DMC-ZS10105x58x33 mm

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses

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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $300

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

              Travel zoom

              $685

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Sony Alpha A5100

              Sony Alpha A5100

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $448 body only

              $598 with 16-50mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Leica V-LUX 20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Leica D-LUX 3

              Leica D-Lux 3

              Pro digicam

              $1,499

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Leica D-LUX 5

              Leica D-LUX 5

              Pro digicam

              $1,389

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              External flash Supports an external flash
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Zoom Less zoom
              Leica D-Lux 6

              Leica D-Lux 6

              Pro digicam

              $670

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              3D Takes 3D photos
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Size Much larger
              Leica D-LUX 4

              Leica D-LUX 4

              Pro digicam

              $2,299

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Zoom Less zoom
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $396 body only

              $477 - $748 with 12-32mm lens

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $260

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $350

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Fastest shutter speed Significantly slower max shutter speed
              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Travel zoom

              $140 - $298

              Zoom More zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Olympus SZ-10

              Olympus SZ10

              Travel zoom

              $161

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Zoom More zoom
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

              Travel zoom

              $270

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Lowest price Cheaper
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Touch screen No touch screen

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