Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Leica V-Lux 2 vs Nikon Coolpix P520

Nikon Coolpix P510

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Nikon Coolpix P510

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Leica V-Lux 2

50

Leica V-Lux 2

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P510

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Leica V-Lux 2

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
 
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differences

Advantages of the Leica V-Lux 2

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Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Aperture Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/3.0
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At its widest zoom, the V-Lux 2's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 11 fps vs 7 fps
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Around 60% faster continuous shooting
Size Slightly smaller 124x80x95 mm vs 120x83x102 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 2 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Longest exposure Longer exposures 60s vs 8s
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7.5x longer exposures
Thickness Slightly thinner 3.7" vs 4"
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Around 10% thinner
Weight Slightly lighter 520 g vs 555 g
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Around 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Nikon P510

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Zoom More zoom 41.7x vs 24x
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More than 3x more zoom
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Lowest price Much cheaper $269.00 vs $1,557.42
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The best price we've seen is $1,288 cheaper (5.8x less)
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 120 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The P510's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent super zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              V-Lux 2:3.7"
              P510:4"
              Weight Heavy Help
              V-Lux 2:520 g
              P510:555 g
              Size Large Help
              V-Lux 2:124x80x95 mm
              P510:120x83x102 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $380 - $598

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Size Is slightly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Super zoom

              $704

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Lowest price Is much more expensive

              Leica V-Lux 2 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Leica V-Lux 4

              Leica V-Lux 4

              Super zoom

              $899

              3D Takes 3D photos
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Leica V-LUX 1

              Leica V-LUX 1

              Pro digicam

              Sensor size Larger sensor
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Leica V-Lux 3

              Leica V-Lux 3

              Super zoom

              $936

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Super zoom

              $349

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Leica D-LUX 5

              Leica D-LUX 5

              Pro digicam

              $784

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Significantly smaller
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

              Nikon Coolpix P510 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $364

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Lowest price More expensive
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $420 - $427

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $347

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $160 - $279

              Size Smaller
              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Zoom Less zoom
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $335

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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