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

69

Leica V-LUX 20

62

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
220 fps
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
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

galleries

Explore our gallery of 4 sample photos taken by the Leica V-LUX 20.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10.

differences

Advantages of the Leica V-LUX 20

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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-ZS10

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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
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
10 fps vs 2.3 fps
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Around 4.5x faster continuous shooting
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Zoom
More zoom
16x vs 12x
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Around 80% more zoom
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$388.99 vs $1,244.00
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The best price we've seen is $855 cheaper (3.2x less)
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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recommendations

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
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3"
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Longest exposure Very long exposure times Help
              60 seconds
              Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              V-LUX 20$1,244.00
              DMC-ZS10$388.99
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              1.3"
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              6,400 ISO
              Weight Heavy Help
              V-LUX 20218 g
              DMC-ZS10219 g
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              3.0 cm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              V-LUX 2012x
              DMC-ZS1016x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $252

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              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 significantly more expensive
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

              Travel zoom

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              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

              $1,776

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Zoom Less zoom
              Leica V-Lux 40

              Leica V-Lux 40

              Travel zoom

              $577

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5

              Travel zoom

              $87

              Lowest price Much cheaper
              Size Slightly smaller
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $118 - $142

              Size Significantly smaller
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Leica D-LUX 4

              Leica D-LUX 4

              Pro digicam

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Zoom Less zoom

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $362

              Zoom More zoom
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Fastest shutter speed Significantly slower max shutter speed
              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Travel zoom

              $140 - $209

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Zoom More zoom
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $407

              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 DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70)

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70)

              Travel zoom

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

              Travel zoom

              $285

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Weight Slightly lighter
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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