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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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Size
Really small
Prosumer size 124x82x92 mm
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 size
Large screen
3.0"
Size
Really small
Prosumer size 124x80x95 mm
Thickness
Thin
3.7"
Weight
Light-weight
520 g
 
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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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3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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
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
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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        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
        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-FZ100

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

        Super zoom

        $1,307 - $1,313

        Lowest price Is much more expensive
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

        Pro digicam

        $998

        Overall image quality Has much better image quality
        Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
        Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Nikon D5100

        Nikon D5100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $378 - $415 body only

        $495 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

        Overall image quality Has much better image quality
        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
        Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization

        Leica V-Lux 2 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Leica V-Lux 3

        Leica V-Lux 3

        Super zoom

        $936

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
        Weight Slightly heavier
        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
        Fujifilm FinePix S1600

        Fujifilm FinePix S1600

        Super zoom

        Size Smaller
        Weight Lighter
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
        Canon EOS 60D

        Canon EOS 60D

        Pro DSLR

        $699 body only

        $450 - $1,199 with 18-135mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Size Larger

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

        Super zoom

        $448 - $536

        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Battery life Significantly longer battery life
        Size Larger
        Overall image quality Worse image quality
        Canon Powershot SX40

        Canon Powershot SX40

        Super zoom

        $300 - $405

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Zoom More zoom
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Super zoom

        $399 - $400

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

        Pro digicam

        $879 - $919

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Overall image quality Much better image quality
        Size Significantly larger
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

        Super zoom

        $298 - $300

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
        Size Significantly larger

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