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
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

Reasons to buy the Leica V-Lux 2

Size
Really small
Prosumer size 124x80x95 mm
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
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
        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

        $350

        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        3D Captures 3D images
        Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
        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-FZ48

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

        Super zoom

        $420

        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        External flash Doesn't support an external flash
        Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

        Pro digicam

        $998

        Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
        True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
        Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
        Lowest price Is much more expensive

        Leica V-Lux 2 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Leica V-LUX 1

        Leica V-LUX 1

        Pro digicam

        $1,199

        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

        $921

        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

        3D Takes 3D photos
        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Size Larger
        Thickness Thicker
        Canon EOS Rebel T2i

        Canon Rebel T2i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $639 body only

        $200 - $674 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $648 body only

        $200 - $579 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Continuous shooting Shoots slower

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

        Super zoom

        $363 - $518

        3D Takes 3D photos
        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Size Larger
        Thickness Thicker
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

        Pro digicam

        $847 - $898

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        True resolution Much higher true resolution
        Size Significantly larger
        Zoom Less zoom
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

        Super zoom

        $280 - $319

        Zoom Much more zoom
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
        Size Significantly larger
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

        Super zoom

        $616

        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Size Smaller
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
        Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

        Super zoom

        $420

        Zoom More zoom
        Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

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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?