Updated (July, 2012): Compare the Leica V-Lux 2 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

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Leica V-Lux 2

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Leica V-Lux 2

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Size
Really small
Prosumer size 124x82x92 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
220 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Leica V-Lux 2

Size
Really small
Prosumer size 124x80x95 mm
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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Longest exposure Longer exposures 60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ150

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Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 220 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Lowest price Much cheaper $703.74 vs $1,557.42
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The best price we've seen is $854 cheaper (2.2x less)
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The DMC-FZ150's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 12 fps vs 11 fps
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Around 10% faster continuous shooting
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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
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              V-Lux 2:$1,557.42
              DMC-FZ150:$703.74
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              V-Lux 2:3.7"
              DMC-FZ150:3.6"
              Weight Heavy Help
              V-Lux 2:520 g
              DMC-FZ150:528 g
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              6,400 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Size Large Help
              V-Lux 2:124x80x95 mm
              DMC-FZ150:124x82x92 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              V-Lux 2:11 fps
              DMC-FZ150:12 fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $380 - $598

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Super zoom

              $349

              Lowest price Is significantly less expensive
              Fujifilm X-S1

              Fujifilm X-S1

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $675

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier

              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
              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
              Leica V-Lux 40

              Leica V-Lux 40

              Travel zoom

              $769

              Size Significantly smaller
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Pro digicam

              $898 - $970

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Significantly larger
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $325 - $390

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Zoom More zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $298 - $330

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Super zoom

              $683

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

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