• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 600.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 500.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Leica V-LUX 3 advantages over Canon SX260 HS

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.8 vs f/3.5
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • 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 500 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 410 vs 230 shots
    Capture more photos
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Canon SX260 HS advantages over Leica V-LUX 3

  • Less expensive
    $379 vs $549
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Slower slow-motion
    240 fps vs 220 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Thinner
    32 mm vs 95 mm
    Thinner
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Lighter weight
    231g vs 540g
    Lighter weight
  • Faster shutter
    1/3200 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

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
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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
  • 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
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • 20x zoom ranges from very wide to ultra telephoto; Wide range of exposure settings, including Manual, plus many auto modes; Full HD video at 1080p; Video autofocus and zoom while shooting, HDMI interface; Very good image quality; Built-in GPS.

  • Tight control placement; Low battery life; Soft corners at wide angle; Small front fingergrip; No live histogram. No raw mode.

The Competition

Compared to Leica V-LUX 2

Leica V-LUX 3
Leica V-LUX 2
  • $549
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • External Mic Jack
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • $850
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More pixels
Canon SX260 HS
Leica V-LUX 2
  • $414
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Built-in GPS
  • $850
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Nikon S9100

Leica V-LUX 3
Nikon S9100
  • $549
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $254
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • In-camera panoramas
Canon SX260 HS
Nikon S9100
  • $414
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Manual focus
  • $254
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Fast startup

Compared to Panasonic FZ150

Leica V-LUX 3
Panasonic FZ150
  • $549
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • External Mic Jack
  • Longer exposure
  • $498
  • 1/2.3 inch
Canon SX260 HS
Panasonic FZ150
  • $414
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Built-in GPS
  • $498
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Leica V-LUX 4

Leica V-LUX 3
Leica V-LUX 4
  • $549
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $899
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Slower slow-motion
Canon SX260 HS
Leica V-LUX 4
  • $414
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in GPS
  • $899
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Panasonic ZS19

Leica V-LUX 3
Panasonic ZS19
  • $549
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $420
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Thinner
Canon SX260 HS
Panasonic ZS19
  • $414
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Built-in GPS
  • $420
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More pixels
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