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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

66

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Leica V-LUX 20

60

Leica V-LUX 20

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Really small
Size
Compact 105x58x33 mm
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
220 fps
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 

Reasons to buy the Leica V-LUX 20

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Size
Really small
Compact 103x60x33 mm
Thickness
Thin
1.3"
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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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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
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
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
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10 fps vs 2.3 fps
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Around 4.5x faster continuous shooting
Wide angle
Slightly better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$299.99 vs $1,203.98
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The best price we've seen is $904 cheaper (4x less)
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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
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Longest exposure Very long exposure times Help
              60 seconds
              Common Weaknesses
              Weight Heavy Help
              V-LUX 20:218 g
              DMC-ZS10:219 g
              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
              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

              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-ZS7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

              Travel zoom

              $685

              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

              Travel zoom

              $250 - $274

              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

              Travel zoom

              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5

              Travel zoom

              $370

              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $345 - $348

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS1

              Travel zoom

              $250

              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen

              Leica V-LUX 20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Polaroid IM1836

              Polaroid IM1836

              Digicam

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

              Pro digicam

              $228 - $379

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              3D Takes 3D photos
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              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 V-Lux 40

              Leica V-Lux 40

              Travel zoom

              $1,405

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Lowest price More expensive
              Leica D-Lux 6

              Leica D-Lux 6

              Pro digicam

              $680 - $687

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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $300 - $399

              Zoom More zoom
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              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 ZS25

              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Travel zoom

              $193 - $209

              Zoom More zoom
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15

              Panasonic Lumix ZS15

              Travel zoom

              $445

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Touch screen No touch screen

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