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

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Leica V-LUX 20

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
220 fps
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
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
 
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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
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
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Zoom More zoom 16x vs 12x
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Around 80% more zoom
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
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
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 2.3 fps
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Around 4.5x faster continuous shooting
Lowest price Much cheaper $214.99 vs $999.00
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The best price we've seen is $784 cheaper (4.6x less)
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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 Common Weaknesses
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Longest exposure Very long exposure times Help
              60 seconds
              Weight Heavy Help
              V-LUX 20:218 g
              DMC-ZS10:219 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              1.3"
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              6,400 ISO
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Size Large Help
              V-LUX 20:103x60x33 mm
              DMC-ZS10:105x58x33 mm

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

              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

              $229 - $399

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $329

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

              Travel zoom

              $599

              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $200

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

              Travel zoom

              $433

              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS

              Leica V-LUX 20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Leica D-LUX 5

              Leica D-LUX 5

              Pro digicam

              $784

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Sensor size Significantly larger sensor
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Zoom Less zoom
              Leica D-Lux 6

              Leica D-Lux 6

              Pro digicam

              $668 - $999

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Size Much larger
              Leica V-Lux 40

              Leica V-Lux 40

              Travel zoom

              $769

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Leica V-Lux 4

              Leica V-Lux 4

              Super zoom

              $899

              Zoom Much more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Much larger
              GPS No built-in GPS

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Travel zoom

              $210 - $220

              Zoom More zoom
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $490 - $515

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $229

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Touch screen No touch screen

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              Leica V-LUX 20 Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

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