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

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Leica V-Lux 2

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P510

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Leica V-Lux 2

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
11 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
 
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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/3.0
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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
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
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 2 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Size Slightly smaller 124x80x95 mm vs 120x83x102 mm
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Around 10% smaller
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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3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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
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
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
        Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Canon Powershot SX40

        Canon Powershot SX40

        Super zoom

        $315 - $405

        High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
        Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
        Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
        Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $648 body only

        $200 - $579 with 18-55mm lens

        True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
        Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Autofocus Lacks autofocus
        Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
        Nikon D5200

        Nikon D5200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $547 body only

        $549 - $647 with 18-55mm lens

        True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
        Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

        Super zoom

        $350

        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Battery life Has a much longer battery life

        Leica V-Lux 2 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Leica V-LUX 1

        Leica V-LUX 1

        Pro digicam

        $1,199

        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

        $921

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

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

        Super zoom

        $400 - $435

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Weight Slightly heavier
        Canon EOS Rebel T2i

        Canon Rebel T2i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $639 body only

        $200 - $674 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

        Nikon Coolpix P510 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix P520

        Nikon Coolpix P520

        Super zoom

        $429

        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

        $397

        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 D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $319 body only

        $389 - $506 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        True resolution Much higher true resolution
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Super zoom

        $197

        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Battery life Significantly longer battery life
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        GPS No built-in GPS

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