• 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 14.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 600.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.1 megapixels
  • 26.00mm - 105.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Leica V-LUX 2 advantages over Sony DSC-W560

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • More telephoto lens reach
    600 mm vs 105 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • More dots on screen
    460k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 2 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Sony DSC-W560 advantages over Leica V-LUX 2

  • Less expensive
    $160 vs $850 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Thinner
    19 mm vs 95 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    126g vs 520g
    Lighter weight
  • Higher extended ISO
    3200 vs 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • 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
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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The Competition

Compared to Sony DSC-W330

Leica V-LUX 2
Sony DSC-W330
  • $850
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $117
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
Sony DSC-W560
Sony DSC-W330
  • $121
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer exposure
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $117
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Panasonic DMC-FZ100

Leica V-LUX 2
Panasonic DMC-FZ100
  • $850
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $500
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Shoots 60p video
Sony DSC-W560
Panasonic DMC-FZ100
  • $121
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
  • $500
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Sony DSC-W530

Leica V-LUX 2
Sony DSC-W530
  • $850
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $150
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
Sony DSC-W560
Sony DSC-W530
  • $121
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $150
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive

Compared to Panasonic FZ150

Leica V-LUX 2
Panasonic FZ150
  • $850
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More pixels
  • Longer exposure
  • $498
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Shoots 1080p video
Sony DSC-W560
Panasonic FZ150
  • $121
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
  • $498
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Leica V-LUX 3

Leica V-LUX 2
Leica V-LUX 3
  • $850
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More pixels
  • $549
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • External Mic Jack
  • Shoots 1080p video
Sony DSC-W560
Leica V-LUX 3
  • $121
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner
  • Lighter weight
  • $549
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Tiltable Screen
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