Nikon Coolpix P510 vs Leica V-Lux 2

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Nikon Coolpix P510

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Leica V-Lux 2

52

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P510

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
120 fps
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Leica V-Lux 2

Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
11 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
External flash
External flash
Better lighting

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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
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3
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At its widest zoom, the V-Lux 2's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
11 fps vs 7 fps
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Around 60% faster continuous shooting
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 2.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Longest exposure
Much longer exposures
60s vs 8s
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7.5x longer exposures
Size
Slightly smaller
124×80×95 mm vs 120×83×102 mm
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Around 10% smaller
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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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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
Zoom
More zoom
41.7x vs 24x
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More than 3x more zoom
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
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 2 f-stops better
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$384.99 vs $999.99
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The best price we've seen is $615 cheaper (2.6x 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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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
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              V-Lux 23.7"
              P5104"
              Weight Heavy Help
              V-Lux 2520 g
              P510555 g
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              V-Lux 21,600 ISO
              P5103,200 ISO
              Size Large Help
              V-Lux 2124×80×95 mm
              P510120×83×102 mm

              Compared to recent super 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
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              V-Lux 21/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm
              P5101/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              V-Lux 2720p @ 30fps
              P5101080p @ 30fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $220 - $228

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $254

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $312 - $398

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Is slightly larger

              Leica V-Lux 2 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Leica V-Lux 3

              Leica V-Lux 3

              Super zoom

              $592

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter max exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Super zoom

              $820

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter max exposures
              Sony Alpha NEX-6

              Sony Alpha NEX-6

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $549 body only

              $849 with 16-50mm lens

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Super zoom

              $350

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

              Leica D-LUX 5

              Pro digicam

              $1,703

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Significantly smaller
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Continuous shooting Shoots much slower

              Nikon Coolpix P510 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $199 - $297

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Battery life Longer battery life
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Nikon Coolpix P610

              Nikon Coolpix P610

              Super zoom

              $374 - $427

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $379

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix P900

              Nikon Coolpix P900

              Super zoom

              $597 - $1,350

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Size Much larger
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $305 - $350

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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