• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 600.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 23.00mm - 855.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Leica V-LUX 4 advantages over Nikon L840

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Slower slow-motion
    240 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.54 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • 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
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/1500 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Nikon L840 advantages over Leica V-LUX 4

  • Less expensive
    $209 vs $899
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • More telephoto lens reach
    855 mm vs 600 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 740 vs 540 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Newer
    5 years vs 7 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    921k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    16.1 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • 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
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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The Competition

Compared to Leica V-LUX 2

Leica V-LUX 4
Leica V-LUX 2
  • $899
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $850
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More pixels
Nikon L840
Leica V-LUX 2
  • $209
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $850
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Panasonic FZ150

Leica V-LUX 4
Panasonic FZ150
  • $899
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $498
  • 1/2.3 inch
Nikon L840
Panasonic FZ150
  • $209
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $498
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Leica V-LUX 3

Leica V-LUX 4
Leica V-LUX 3
  • $899
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $549
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
Nikon L840
Leica V-LUX 3
  • $209
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $549
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Panasonic LZ30

Leica V-LUX 4
Panasonic LZ30
  • $899
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $160
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • More pixels
Nikon L840
Panasonic LZ30
  • $209
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $160
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Longer exposure

Compared to Nikon B500

Leica V-LUX 4
Nikon B500
  • $899
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $227
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Nikon L840
Nikon B500
  • $209
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer exposure
  • $227
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Bluetooth
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