• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 600.00mm (35mm eq.)
Leica V-LUX 3 Review
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 600.00mm (35mm eq.)
Leica V-LUX 4 Review

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Differences

Leica V-LUX 3 advantages over Leica V-LUX 4

  • Less expensive
    $549 vs $899
    Save money for lenses or accessories

Leica V-LUX 4 advantages over Leica V-LUX 3

  • Slower slow-motion
    240 fps vs 220 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 540 vs 410 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm SL300

Leica V-LUX 3
Fujifilm SL300
  • $563
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • RAW file ability
  • $192
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More lens zoom
Leica V-LUX 4
Fujifilm SL300
  • $922
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $192
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More lens zoom

Compared to Nikon P510

Leica V-LUX 3
Nikon P510
  • $563
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $272
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More lens zoom
Leica V-LUX 4
Nikon P510
  • $922
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Bigger pixels
  • $272
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More lens zoom

Compared to Panasonic FZ200

Leica V-LUX 3
Panasonic FZ200
  • $563
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $252
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Slower slow-motion
Leica V-LUX 4
Panasonic FZ200
  • $922
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Headphone jack
  • $252
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Less expensive

Compared to Fujifilm HS35EXR

Leica V-LUX 3
Fujifilm HS35EXR
  • $563
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 60p video
  • External Mic Jack
  • $303
  • 1/2 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Less expensive
Leica V-LUX 4
Fujifilm HS35EXR
  • $922
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $303
  • 1/2 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Less expensive

Compared to Panasonic FZ300

Leica V-LUX 3
Panasonic FZ300
  • $563
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $506
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Leica V-LUX 4
Panasonic FZ300
  • $922
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Headphone jack
  • $506
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Less expensive
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