• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 400.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600

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Differences

Leica V-LUX (Typ 114) advantages over Panasonic G9

  • Less expensive
    $1055* vs $1598
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/4000 vs 1/250 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots

Panasonic G9 advantages over Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)

  • Larger sensor
    4/3 vs 1 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Slower slow-motion
    180 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 3.34 vs 2.41 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • High resolution composite
    Yes vs No
    Combine multiple shots to form a super hi-res version
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Thinner
    91 mm vs 130 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    2 years vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.83x vs 0.70x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    60.0 fps vs 12.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/16000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • 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
  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 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 HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • 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

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Great build quality; Very good image quality; Effective IBIS; Excellent performance; Fast shooting speeds; 4K/60p video.

  • No phase-detection autofocus; 10-minute limit for 4k60p video clips; No V-Log or 10-bit video.

The Competition

Compared to Panasonic FZ1000

Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
Panasonic FZ1000
  • $1077
  • 1 inch
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $448
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Panasonic G9
Panasonic FZ1000
  • $998
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $448
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Panasonic FZ2500

Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
Panasonic FZ2500
  • $1077
  • 1 inch
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Panasonic G9
Panasonic FZ2500
  • $998
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Panasonic GH5

Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
Panasonic GH5
  • $1077
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $1298
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Slower slow-motion
Panasonic G9
Panasonic GH5
  • $998
  • 4/3
  • High resolution composite
  • Top deck display
  • $1298
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger JPEG buffer

Compared to Panasonic FZ1000 II

Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
Panasonic FZ1000 II
  • $1077
  • 1 inch
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Panasonic G9
Panasonic FZ1000 II
  • $998
  • 4/3
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Larger sensor
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Panasonic G95

Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
Panasonic G95
  • $1077
  • 1 inch
  • Higher max flash sync
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $1198
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor
Panasonic G9
Panasonic G95
  • $998
  • 4/3
  • Slower slow-motion
  • High resolution composite
  • $1198
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
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