• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 600.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.5 megapixels
  • 7.30mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Leica V-LUX 3 advantages over Ricoh Theta SC

  • Rear display
    Yes vs No
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • 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 7 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 410 vs 260 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Ricoh Theta SC advantages over Leica V-LUX 3

  • Less expensive
    $175 vs $549
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.0 vs f/2.8
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Thinner
    22 mm vs 95 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    2 years vs 7 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    102g vs 540g
    Lighter weight
  • More pixels
    14.5 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Wider angle lens
    7 mm vs 25 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

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
  • 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
  • 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 Panasonic DMC-FZ100

Leica V-LUX 3
Panasonic DMC-FZ100
  • $549
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • External Mic Jack
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • $500
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More pixels
Ricoh Theta SC
Panasonic DMC-FZ100
  • $177
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $500
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Rear display
  • Eye-level viewfinder

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
Ricoh Theta SC
Leica V-LUX 2
  • $177
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $850
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Rear display
  • Eye-level viewfinder

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
Ricoh Theta SC
Panasonic FZ150
  • $177
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $498
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Rear display
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Panasonic FZ200

Leica V-LUX 3
Panasonic FZ200
  • $549
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $320
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Ricoh Theta SC
Panasonic FZ200
  • $177
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $320
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Rear display
  • Tilt-swivel screen

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
Ricoh Theta SC
Leica V-LUX 4
  • $177
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $899
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Rear display
  • Focus peaking
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