• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 600.00mm (35mm eq.)
Panasonic FZ200 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

Panasonic FZ200 advantages over Leica V-LUX 4

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Less expensive
    $298 vs $899
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo

Leica V-LUX 4 advantages over Panasonic FZ200

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • 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
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • 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

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Max aperture f/2.8 across full 24x optical zoom range of Leica DC Vario-Elmarit-branded lens; Relatively sharp and detailed images for a superzoom camera; Full-res burst shooting at 12 frames per second; Advanced photographic capabilities (manual focusing/exposure controls, RAW image capture, etc.); Full HD video recording up to 60p.

  • Control scheme and menu layout frustrating to use, especially the over-reliance on the rear dial; Higher ISOs produce smudged and blurred images as noise reduction efforts increase; Tendency to clip highlights; EVF doesn't switch on automatically when you look through it.

The Competition

Compared to Panasonic FZ47

Panasonic FZ200
Panasonic FZ47
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • RAW file ability
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Fast startup
Leica V-LUX 4
Panasonic FZ47
  • $899
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch

Compared to Panasonic FZ150

Panasonic FZ200
Panasonic FZ150
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $498
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Higher effective ISO
Leica V-LUX 4
Panasonic FZ150
  • $899
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking
  • $498
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Canon SX40 HS

Panasonic FZ200
Canon SX40 HS
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • RAW file ability
  • $342
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Shoots 24p video
Leica V-LUX 4
Canon SX40 HS
  • $899
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • RAW file ability
  • $342
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Shoots 24p video

Compared to Leica V-LUX 3

Panasonic FZ200
Leica V-LUX 3
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $549
  • 1/2.3 inch
Leica V-LUX 4
Leica V-LUX 3
  • $899
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking
  • $549
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive

Compared to Panasonic FZ300

Panasonic FZ200
Panasonic FZ300
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $531
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Fast startup
Leica V-LUX 4
Panasonic FZ300
  • $899
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Headphone jack
  • $531
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Less expensive
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