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
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
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

Size
Really small
Prosumer size 124x80x95 mm
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
 
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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
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

        $315

        Lowest price Is significantly less expensive
        Leica V-Lux 3

        Leica V-Lux 3

        Super zoom

        $936

        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Canon EOS 60D

        Canon EOS 60D

        Pro DSLR

        $699 - $871 body only

        $450 - $1,182 with 18-135mm lens

        Overall image quality Has much better image quality
        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Autofocus Lacks autofocus
        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $774 body only

        $200 - $617 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

        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
        Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

        Olympus PEN E-PL3

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $268 with 14-42mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Size Significantly smaller
        Built-in flash No built-in flash
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
        Nikon D90

        Nikon D90

        Entry-level DSLR

        $629 - $769 body only

        $848 - $948 with 18-105mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

        Super zoom

        $380 - $598

        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Battery life Significantly longer battery life
        Size Larger
        Overall image quality Worse image quality
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

        Pro digicam

        $898

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

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