• 1/2.5 inch 24.7mm2
  • 8.1 megapixels
  • 30.00mm - 150.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 14.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 480.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Sony DSC-W150 advantages over Leica V-LUX 40

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.76 vs 1.42 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 400 vs 260 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Lighter weight
    142g vs 210g
    Lighter weight

Leica V-LUX 40 advantages over Sony DSC-W150

  • Larger sensor
    1/2.33 inch vs 1/2.5 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • More telephoto lens reach
    480 mm vs 150 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Newer
    7 years vs 11 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • More dots on screen
    461k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    14.1 vs 8.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 30 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 1 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 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

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • 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 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
  • 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 Olympus 840

Sony DSC-W150
Olympus 840
  • $163
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Manual focus
  • $173
  • 1/2.35 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • More telephoto lens reach
Leica V-LUX 40
Olympus 840
  • $698
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $173
  • 1/2.35 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Fujifilm J50

Sony DSC-W150
Fujifilm J50
  • $163
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $180
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
Leica V-LUX 40
Fujifilm J50
  • $698
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $180
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Manual focus

Compared to Panasonic DMC-FS20

Sony DSC-W150
Panasonic DMC-FS20
  • $163
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $300
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • More pixels
Leica V-LUX 40
Panasonic DMC-FS20
  • $698
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $300
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Leica V-LUX 30

Sony DSC-W150
Leica V-LUX 30
  • $163
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Bigger pixels
  • $999
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • More telephoto lens reach
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

Compared to Panasonic ZS19

Sony DSC-W150
Panasonic ZS19
  • $163
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $420
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Touchscreen
Leica V-LUX 40
Panasonic ZS19
  • $698
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • $420
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer exposure
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