• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 24.0x zoom 25mm - 600mm (35mm equiv.)
  • $899 Average Retail
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 18.2 megapixels
  • 30.0x zoom 27mm - 810mm (35mm equiv.)
  • $480 Average Retail $480 MSRP

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Advantages

Leica V-LUX 4 over Sony HX200V

  • External Mic
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Longer shutter
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Sony HX200V over Leica V-LUX 4

  • Lens zoom ratio
    30.0x vs 24.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • More pixels
    18.2 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • High-res screen
    922k vs 460k dots
    Better screen fidelity makes you a better photographer
  • Higher boost ISO
    12800 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher boost ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Review Excerpt

  • Extremely versatile superzoom that covers everything from wide angle to mega-telephoto; Portable design doesn't sacrifice comfort; Detailed images thanks to high-resolution 18.2MP BSI CMOS sensor.

  • Slow to use overall; Poor image quality at high ISOs; Images not as sharp or as bright at full telephoto as we had hoped.

The Competition

Compared to Leica V-LUX 3

Leica V-LUX 4
Leica V-LUX 3
  • $899
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Headphone jack
  • $829
  • 1/2.3 inch
Sony HX200V
Leica V-LUX 3
  • $480
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • $829
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • External Mic
  • Hot shoe

Compared to Panasonic FZ200

Leica V-LUX 4
Panasonic FZ200
  • $899
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Headphone jack
  • $546
  • 1/2.3 inch
Sony HX200V
Panasonic FZ200
  • $480
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • $546
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • External Mic
  • Hot shoe

Compared to Panasonic FZ60

Leica V-LUX 4
Panasonic FZ60
  • $899
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $350
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More pixels
Sony HX200V
Panasonic FZ60
  • $480
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $350
  • 1/2.33 inch

Compared to Olympus SP-100

Leica V-LUX 4
Olympus SP-100
  • $899
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $392
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • More pixels
Sony HX200V
Olympus SP-100
  • $480
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $392
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wider angle lens

Compared to Pentax XG-1

Leica V-LUX 4
Pentax XG-1
  • $899
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • More pixels
Sony HX200V
Pentax XG-1
  • $480
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wider angle lens
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