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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

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Leica V-Lux 2

52

Leica V-Lux 2

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Shoots RAW
Supports RAW
Better editing
 

Reasons to buy the Leica V-Lux 2

Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
 

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
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$383.01 vs $1,999.00
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The best price we've seen is $1,616 cheaper (5.2x 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
              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
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              V-Lux 2:11 fps
              DMC-FZ150:12 fps
              Common Weaknesses
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              24x
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              460k dots

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $350 - $598

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Super zoom

              $350 - $400

              Leica V-Lux 3

              Leica V-Lux 3

              Super zoom

              $671

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $550 body only

              $549 - $630 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Autofocus Lacks autofocus
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $360 - $385 body only

              $429 - $499 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 1

              Leica V-LUX 1

              Pro digicam

              $1,199

              Lowest price Much cheaper
              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 - $1,143

              3D Takes 3D photos
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

              Pro digicam

              $998 - $1,100

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Zoom Less zoom
              Size Larger

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $405

              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

              $248 - $330

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Size Significantly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Pro digicam

              $820 - $898

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $349 - $399

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $398

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

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