Updated (August, 2011): Compare the Leica V-Lux 2 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
 

Reasons to buy the Leica V-Lux 2

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Size
Really small
Prosumer size 124x80x95 mm
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 
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differences

Advantages of the Leica V-Lux 2

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Weight Slightly lighter 520 g vs 539 g
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ100

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Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
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
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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
        Longest exposure Long exposures Help
        60 seconds
        Thickness Quite thick Help
        3.7"
        Weight Heavy Help
        V-Lux 2:520 g
        DMC-FZ100:539 g
        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        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
        1,600 ISO
        Size Large Help
        V-Lux 2:124x80x95 mm
        DMC-FZ100:124x81x95 mm

        Compared to recent super zooms

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
        11 fps
        External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
        Limited to the in-camera mic
        3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
        No 3d support
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

        Super zoom

        $365 - $598

        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        Size Is slightly larger
        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Super zoom

        $399 - $400

        Zoom Has much more zoom
        Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
        Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

        Super zoom

        $490

        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Weight Is slightly lighter
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        External flash Doesn't support an external flash

        Leica V-Lux 2 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Leica V-LUX 1

        Leica V-LUX 1

        Pro digicam

        Sensor size Larger sensor
        True resolution Slightly higher true resolution
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Leica V-Lux 4

        Leica V-Lux 4

        Super zoom

        $899

        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Size Larger
        Thickness Thicker
        Leica V-Lux 3

        Leica V-Lux 3

        Super zoom

        $936

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
        Weight Slightly heavier
        Leica D-LUX 4

        Leica D-LUX 4

        Pro digicam

        $799

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
        Fujifilm X-S1

        Fujifilm X-S1

        Pro digicam

        $320 - $675

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Size Much larger
        Weight Much heavier

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

        Super zoom

        $704

        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Lowest price Much more expensive
        Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

        Super zoom

        $298 - $398

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
        Size Significantly larger
        Fujifilm FinePix HS10

        Fujifilm FinePix HS10

        Super zoom

        $400

        High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Size Significantly larger
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Nikon Coolpix P510

        Nikon Coolpix P510

        Super zoom

        $249

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
        Aperture Narrower aperture

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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?