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

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
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
 

Reasons to buy the Leica V-Lux 2

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
 
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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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recommendations

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
        3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
        No 3d support

        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
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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

        Super zoom

        $409 - $552

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

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

        Super zoom

        $704

        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        3D Captures 3D images
        Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
        Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
        Leica V-Lux 4

        Leica V-Lux 4

        Super zoom

        $873

        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        Lowest price Is much more expensive
        Size Is slightly larger
        Canon Powershot SX40

        Canon Powershot SX40

        Super zoom

        $324 - $430

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
        Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
        Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW

        Leica V-Lux 2 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        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 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
        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $749 body only

        $550 - $600 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Continuous shooting Shoots slower
        Leica D-LUX 4

        Leica D-LUX 4

        Pro digicam

        $1,197

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
        Zoom Less zoom
        Nikon D300

        Nikon D300

        Pro DSLR

        $1,700 body only

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

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

        Super zoom

        $685

        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

        $379

        Size Slightly smaller
        Weight Slightly lighter
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
        Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

        Super zoom

        $445

        Zoom More zoom
        Aperture Slightly wider aperture
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Panasonic Lumix FZ70

        Panasonic Lumix FZ70

        Super zoom

        $265 - $298

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
        Size Significantly larger
        Nikon D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $390 - $430 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

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        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?