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
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 SX40

        Canon Powershot SX40

        Super zoom

        $325 - $390

        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
        Nikon D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $278 body only

        $392 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

        True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
        Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
        Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
        Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $774 body only

        $200 - $617 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

        Leica V-Lux 2 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        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 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 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

        $315

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Weight Slightly heavier
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

        Super zoom

        $704

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Longest exposure Shorter max exposures

        Nikon Coolpix P510 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Super zoom

        $399 - $400

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Nikon Coolpix P520

        Nikon Coolpix P520

        Super zoom

        $322 - $347

        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

        $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 L830

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Super zoom

        $227

        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Battery life Much longer battery life
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Zoom Less zoom

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