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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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
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Zoom More zoom 16x vs 12x
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Around 80% more zoom
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
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent travel zooms, and ignoring price

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        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        GPS Built-in GPS Help
        Great for travel
        Longest exposure Very long exposure times Help
        60 seconds
        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        Weight Heavy Help
        V-LUX 20:218 g
        DMC-ZS10:219 g
        Thickness Quite thick Help
        1.3"
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
        6,400 ISO
        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

        $330 - $399

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

        Panasonic Lumix ZS30

        Travel zoom

        $480

        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-LX7

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

        Pro digicam

        $362 - $398

        Aperture Has a much wider aperture
        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ50

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ50

        Travel zoom

        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

        Leica V-LUX 20 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Leica V-Lux 40

        Leica V-Lux 40

        Travel zoom

        $769

        Zoom More zoom
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
        Leica D-LUX 5

        Leica D-LUX 5

        Pro digicam

        $784

        Aperture Much wider aperture
        Supports RAW Shoots RAW
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Zoom Less zoom
        Leica D-LUX 3

        Leica D-Lux 3

        Pro digicam

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Size Smaller
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Leica C-LUX 3

        Leica C-LUX C-Lux 3

        Compact

        Size Significantly smaller
        Aperture Wider aperture
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix ZS25

        Panasonic Lumix ZS25

        Travel zoom

        $190 - $240

        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

        $482

        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 DMC-ZS15

        Panasonic Lumix ZS15

        Travel zoom

        $320

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Touch screen No touch screen
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

        Travel zoom

        $250

        Weight Slightly lighter
        Lowest price Slightly cheaper
        GPS No built-in GPS
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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