Leica V-Lux 2 with Panasonic SZ8 Comparison

Leica V-Lux 2 and Panasonic SZ8 Main Features

  • September, 2010
  • January, 2014
  • 14 MP 1/2.3 CMOS Sensor
  • 16 MP 1/2.3 CCD Sensor
  • 25-600 mm (24x) F2.8-5.2 Zoom Lens
  • 24-288 mm (12x) F3.1-6.3 Zoom Lens
  • 100 - 6400 ISO
  • 100 - 1600 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3" Articulated Screen
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • -
  • 11.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 1.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 1280 x 720 video resolution
  • 1280 x 720 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 124 x 80 x 95 mm, 520g.
  • 100 x 60 x 27 mm, 159g.
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Leica V-Lux 2 Scores


Imaging score
35
Features score
58
Value for money score
64
Portability score
80
Overall score
51

Panasonic SZ8 Scores


Imaging score
21
Features score
37
Value for money score
54
Portability score
97
Overall score
36

Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ8 with Leica V-Lux 2 Overview


Let's compare Leica V-Lux 2 with Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ8. These models are included in the Small Sensor Superzoom cameras. Leica V-Lux 2 was released in 2010, and Panasonic SZ8 in 2014. Lumix DMC-SZ8 is newer, which is a plus. V-Lux 2 4 years older.
The sensor resolution of V-Lux 2 is greater than that of Lumix DMC-SZ8. However, the difference of 2 MP is not very significant. The more megapixels the camera has, the more detailed and clear the picture will be. The number of megapixels will also affect the maximum size of the photos, which then can be printed without loss of quality.
The minimum ISO value for these cameras is the same and is . A larger maximum ISO allows you to take good pictures in the dark. The maximum ISO value for these cameras is the same and is . Both cameras have Optical image stabilization. Both cameras feature a 3-inch articulated screen.
V-Lux 2 has electronic viewfinder, and the Lumix DMC-SZ8 doesn’t have. All viewfinders has no electronic viewfinderk dot resolution. Burst mode, also called continuous shooting mode, sports mode or continuous high speed mode, is a shooting mode in still cameras. Leica V-Lux 2 has 1.0 fps continuous shooting. Leica V-Lux 2 has 1.0 fps continuous shooting.

General V-Lux 2 Lumix DMC-SZ8
Brand Leica Panasonic
Model V-Lux 2 Lumix DMC-SZ8
Announced September, 2010 January, 2014
Body Type SLR-like (bridge) Compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0 0
Macro Focus Range 1 n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3" 3"
Screen Type Articulated Fixed
Screen Resolution 460k pixels 460k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a% n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 0 9
Number of Cross Focus Points 0 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/60 sec 1/8 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec 1/2000 sec
Continuous Shooting 11.0 fps 1.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 9.50 5.20
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3 1/2.3
Sensor Type CMOS CCD
Sensor Dimensions 6.08 x 4.56 mm 6.08 x 4.56 mm
Sensor Area 27.7 mm² 27.7 mm²
Sensor Resolution 14 MP 16 MP
Max Image Resolution 4320 x 3240 4608 x 3456
Max Native ISO 6400 1600
Min Native ISO 100 100
Max Boosted ISO 0 6400
Min Boosted ISO 0 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1280 x 720 1280 x 720
Video Formats AVCHD Lite Motion JPEG
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 0 shots 200 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 520 g 159 g
Physical Dimensions 124 x 80 x 95 mm 100 x 60 x 27 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage Slots 1 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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