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

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
220 fps
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

Reasons to buy the Leica V-Lux 2

External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 
Differences | Recommendations | Similarities | Competitors | Appearance | Discussion

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
Lowest price Much cheaper $395.29 vs $1,558.30
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The best price we've seen is $1,163 cheaper (3.9x 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 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
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              24x
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              460k dots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Super zoom

              $389

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              3D Captures 3D images
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Pro digicam

              $798 - $898

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

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $550 body only

              $549 - $575 with 18-55mm lens

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

              Leica V-Lux 2 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Leica V-Lux 3

              Leica V-Lux 3

              Super zoom

              $805

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Leica V-Lux 4

              Leica V-Lux 4

              Super zoom

              $899 - $1,140

              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

              $950

              Lowest price Much cheaper
              Sensor size Larger sensor
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Leica X Vario

              Leica X Vario

              Boutique

              $2,099 - $2,850

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $343 - $598

              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
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Zoom Less zoom
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

              Super zoom

              $544

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Size Smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

              Super zoom

              $387

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower

              appearance

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              Leica V-Lux 2 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100
              Leica V-Lux 2 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              discussion

              Leica V-Lux 2
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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?