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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 vs Leica V-Lux 2

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

66

Leica V-Lux 2

58

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Really small
Size
Prosumer size (124×82×92 mm)
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
220 fps
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
12 fps
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Leica V-Lux 2

Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
Screen size
Large screen
3"
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (124×80×95 mm)
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies

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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
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
220 fps vs None
Help
Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
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
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
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 2 f-stops better
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
12 fps vs 11 fps
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Around 10% faster continuous shooting
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recommendations

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
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              V-Lux 211 fps
              DMC-FZ15012 fps
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1.0 cm
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              V-Lux 23.7"
              DMC-FZ1503.6"
              Weight Heavy Help
              V-Lux 2520 g
              DMC-FZ150528 g
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              6,400 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              V-Lux 21,600 ISO
              DMC-FZ1503,200 ISO
              Size Large Help
              V-Lux 2124×80×95 mm
              DMC-FZ150124×82×92 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/2000 of a second
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              V-Lux 21/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm
              DMC-FZ1501/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              460k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              24x

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $322 - $398

              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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

              Super zoom

              $470

              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Focus points Has slightly fewer focus points
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

              Pro digicam

              $548

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              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 3

              Leica V-Lux 3

              Super zoom

              $579

              3D Takes 3D photos
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
              Leica V-Lux 4

              Leica V-Lux 4

              Super zoom

              $834

              3D Takes 3D photos
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)

              Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)

              Boutique

              $947 - $1,052

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Leica V-Lux 40

              Leica V-Lux 40

              Travel zoom

              Size Significantly smaller
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $220 - $248

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Size Significantly larger
              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $466

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Zoom More zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Pro digicam

              $620 - $798

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $360 - $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
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

              Super zoom

              $598 - $599

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Size Larger

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