Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 vs Leica V-Lux 2

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
220 fps
Long exposures
Longest exposure
60 seconds
 

Reasons to buy the Leica V-Lux 2

Size
Really small
Prosumer size (124×80×95 mm)
Weight
Light-weight
520 g
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds

Items often bought with the Panasonic DMC-FZ100 or Leica V-Lux 2

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differences

Advantages of the Leica V-Lux 2

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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ100

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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
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$349.95 vs $999.99
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The best price we've seen is $650 cheaper (2.9x less)
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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
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              11 fps
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1.0 cm
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Longest exposure Very long exposure times Help
              60 seconds
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              3.7"
              Weight Heavy Help
              V-Lux 2520 g
              DMC-FZ100539 g
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              6,400 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Size Large Help
              V-Lux 2124×80×95 mm
              DMC-FZ100124×81×95 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              1/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              460k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              24x
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              V-Lux 2720p @ 30fps
              DMC-FZ1001080p @ 30fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $220 - $228

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $362 - $398

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Size Is slightly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Super zoom

              $820

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              3D Captures 3D images
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Pro digicam

              $593 - $798

              Movie format Records very high quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $459 body only

              $550 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously

              Leica V-Lux 2 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Leica V-Lux 3

              Leica V-Lux 3

              Super zoom

              $590

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter max exposures
              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 D-LUX 5

              Leica D-LUX 5

              Pro digicam

              $1,100

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Significantly smaller
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Continuous shooting Shoots much slower

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

              Super zoom

              $598 - $1,557

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Size Larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II

              Super zoom

              $1,279 - $1,298

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Zoom Less zoom
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

              Super zoom

              $450

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Slightly lighter
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Nikon Coolpix P900

              Nikon Coolpix P900

              Super zoom

              $597

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Size Much larger

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              Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (2:45 PM, August 02, 2012)
              Thanks for pointing that out, we will try to fix that up soon.
               
              Marco Pilastro (1:58 PM, August 02, 2012)
              Sorry,
              But Leica V lux 2 has an electronic viewfinder of 202.000 pixels same as FZ100 and Full HD 1980x 1080 same as FZ100 !
              I use joyfully since 2 years !
              Marco.
               
              Info (11:23 PM, January 09, 2012)
              I own both the Lumix and Leica. My big complaint is the flash and instructions of the Leica V-LUx 2. Anyone have an answer to solve this problem?