• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 25mm - 600mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 25mm - 600mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Leica V-LUX 3 advantages over Panasonic FZ60

  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.54 vs 1.33 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Panasonic FZ60 advantages over Leica V-LUX 3

  • More pixels
    16.1 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • 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.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • 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
  • Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • 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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Compared to Leica V-LUX 2

Leica V-LUX 3
Leica V-LUX 2
  • $0
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 60p video
  • External Mic Jack
  • $850
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More pixels
Panasonic FZ60
Leica V-LUX 2
  • $403
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $850
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • RAW file ability

Compared to Sony HX100V

Leica V-LUX 3
Sony HX100V
  • $0
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • RAW file ability
  • $312
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • More dots on screen
Panasonic FZ60
Sony HX100V
  • $403
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Newer
  • $312
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Panasonic FZ150

Leica V-LUX 3
Panasonic FZ150
  • $0
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • External Mic Jack
  • Longer exposure
  • $498
  • 1/2.3 inch
Panasonic FZ60
Panasonic FZ150
  • $403
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More pixels
  • $498
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Sony HX200V

Leica V-LUX 3
Sony HX200V
  • $0
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • RAW file ability
  • $419
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • More lens zoom
Panasonic FZ60
Sony HX200V
  • $403
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $419
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • More lens zoom

Compared to Nikon L820

Leica V-LUX 3
Nikon L820
  • $0
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Bigger pixels
  • $240
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • More lens zoom
Panasonic FZ60
Nikon L820
  • $403
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Manual focus
  • $240
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Longer battery life
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