• 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 14.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 480.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 18.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 480.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Leica V-LUX 40 advantages over Panasonic ZS30

  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    10 vs 6 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Panasonic ZS30 advantages over Leica V-LUX 40

  • Less expensive
    $319 vs $698
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Slower slow-motion
    240 fps vs 220 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • More dots on screen
    920k vs 461k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    18.1 vs 14.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • 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

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Manual focus
    Neither provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • 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
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • 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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The Competition

Compared to Leica V-LUX 30

Leica V-LUX 40
Leica V-LUX 30
  • $698
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $999
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer exposure
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
Panasonic ZS30
Leica V-LUX 30
  • $319
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $999
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer exposure
  • Bigger JPEG buffer

Compared to Panasonic ZS19

Leica V-LUX 40
Panasonic ZS19
  • $698
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • $420
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer exposure
Panasonic ZS30
Panasonic ZS19
  • $319
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $420
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer exposure

Compared to Panasonic ZS25

Leica V-LUX 40
Panasonic ZS25
  • $698
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $199
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Panasonic ZS30
Panasonic ZS25
  • $319
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $199
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Nikon S9500

Leica V-LUX 40
Nikon S9500
  • $698
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Longer exposure
  • $215
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
Panasonic ZS30
Nikon S9500
  • $319
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $215
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Panasonic ZS45

Leica V-LUX 40
Panasonic ZS45
  • $698
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $498
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Panasonic ZS30
Panasonic ZS45
  • $319
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $498
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
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