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Advantages of the Leica V-LUX 20

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Screen size
Much larger screen
3" vs 2"
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More than 50% larger screen
Wide angle
Much better wide angle
25 mm vs 35 mm
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Around 30% better wide angle
Size
Significantly smaller
103×60×33 mm vs 141×86×138 mm
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8.2x smaller
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Thickness
Much thinner
1.3" vs 5.4"
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4.2x thinner
Weight
Significantly lighter
218 g vs 740 g
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3.4x lighter
True resolution
Higher true resolution
9.8 MP vs 8 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
1,600 ISO vs 400 ISO
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The V-LUX 20's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ30

Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the DMC-FZ30's lens captures marginally more light (0.5 f-stops)
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Sensor size
Slightly larger sensor
1/1.8" 7.18x5.32mm vs 1/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm
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Around 40% larger sensor
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
3 fps vs 2.3 fps
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More than 30% faster continuous shooting
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similarities

Compared to recent digicams

Common Strengths
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
  1. Lens
Longest exposure Very long exposure times Help
60 seconds
Common Weaknesses
Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
1/2000 of a second
Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
CCD
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
V-LUX 202.3 fps
DMC-FZ303 fps
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
V-LUX 201,600 ISO
DMC-FZ30400 ISO
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
V-LUX 20460k dots
DMC-FZ30230k dots
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
V-LUX 209.8 MP
DMC-FZ308 MP

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