• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 24.0x zoom 25mm - 600mm (35mm equiv.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 24.0x zoom 25mm - 600mm (35mm equiv.)

Advantages

Panasonic FZ200 over Leica V-LUX 4

  • High-res screen
    154k vs 0k dots
    Better screen fidelity makes you a better photographer

Leica V-LUX 4 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

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 Leica V-LUX 3

Panasonic FZ200
Leica V-LUX 3
  • $462
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • High-res screen
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $809
  • 1/2.3 inch
Leica V-LUX 4
Leica V-LUX 3
  • $899
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Headphone jack
  • $809
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Fujifilm SL300

Panasonic FZ200
Fujifilm SL300
  • $462
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Shoots RAW
  • $443
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • More pixels
Leica V-LUX 4
Fujifilm SL300
  • $899
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $443
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • More pixels

Compared to Sony HX200V

Panasonic FZ200
Sony HX200V
  • $462
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots RAW
  • External Mic
  • $443
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens zoom ratio
Leica V-LUX 4
Sony HX200V
  • $899
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots RAW
  • External Mic
  • $443
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • More pixels

Compared to Panasonic FZ60

Panasonic FZ200
Panasonic FZ60
  • $462
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Shoots RAW
  • $445
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More pixels
Leica V-LUX 4
Panasonic FZ60
  • $899
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $445
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More pixels

Compared to Nikon P520

Panasonic FZ200
Nikon P520
  • $462
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots RAW
  • Longer battery life
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
Leica V-LUX 4
Nikon P520
  • $899
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoots RAW
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
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