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

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
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

Weight
Light-weight
218 g
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Size
Really small
Compact 103x60x33 mm

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
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
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
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
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
Zoom
More zoom
16x vs 12x
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Around 80% more zoom
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$329.00 vs $1,016.94
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The best price we've seen is $688 cheaper (3.1x 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
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Longest exposure Very long exposure times Help
              60 seconds
              Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              V-LUX 20$1,016.94
              DMC-ZS10$329.00
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              1.3"
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Weight Heavy Help
              V-LUX 20218 g
              DMC-ZS10219 g
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              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
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic

              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
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15

              Panasonic Lumix ZS15

              Travel zoom

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              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
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS1

              Travel zoom

              $8,472

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

              Leica V-LUX 20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus 1050 SW

              Olympus Stylus 1050 SW

              Compact

              $249

              Size Significantly smaller
              Lowest price Much cheaper
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Leica D-LUX 3

              Leica D-Lux 3

              Pro digicam

              $1,499

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Leica V-Lux 40

              Leica V-Lux 40

              Travel zoom

              $1,799

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Lowest price Much more expensive
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $115

              Size Much smaller
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

              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
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $340

              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

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Zoom More zoom
              GPS No built-in GPS
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              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

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