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

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Advantages

Panasonic FZ200 over Leica V-LUX 4

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

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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 Leica V-LUX 3

Panasonic FZ200
Leica V-LUX 3
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Faster shutter
  • $979
  • 1/2.3 inch
Leica V-LUX 4
Leica V-LUX 3
  • $1546
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Headphone jack
  • $979
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Pentax X-5

Panasonic FZ200
Pentax X-5
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Shoots RAW
  • $242
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More pixels
  • Wider angle lens
Leica V-LUX 4
Pentax X-5
  • $1546
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Bigger pixels
  • $242
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More pixels
  • Wider angle lens

Compared to Nikon P520

Panasonic FZ200
Nikon P520
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Shoots RAW
  • $412
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
Leica V-LUX 4
Nikon P520
  • $1546
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Bigger pixels
  • $412
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi

Compared to Olympus SP-100

Panasonic FZ200
Olympus SP-100
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Bigger pixels
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • More pixels
Leica V-LUX 4
Olympus SP-100
  • $1546
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • More pixels

Compared to Sony HX400V

Panasonic FZ200
Sony HX400V
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Shoots RAW
  • $468
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
Leica V-LUX 4
Sony HX400V
  • $1546
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Bigger pixels
  • $468
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
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