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FujiFilm S2500HD vs Leica V-Lux 4

Portability
78
Imaging
35
Features
30
Overall
33
FujiFilm FinePix S2500HD front
 
Leica V-Lux 4 front
Portability
65
Imaging
36
Features
62
Overall
46

FujiFilm S2500HD vs Leica V-Lux 4 Key Specs

FujiFilm S2500HD
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600 (Push to 3200)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-504mm (F3.1-5.6) lens
  • 337g - 110 x 73 x 81mm
  • Announced July 2010
  • Also referred to as FinePix S2600HD
Leica V-Lux 4
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200 (Raise to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-600mm (F2.8) lens
  • 588g - 125 x 87 x 110mm
  • Launched September 2012
  • Superseded the Leica V-Lux 3
  • Successor is Leica V-Lux 5
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FujiFilm S2500HD vs Leica V-Lux 4 Overview

Following is a comprehensive analysis of the FujiFilm S2500HD and Leica V-Lux 4, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras by brands FujiFilm and Leica. The image resolution of the S2500HD (12MP) and the V-Lux 4 (12MP) is pretty well matched and both cameras posses the same sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The S2500HD was brought out 3 years prior to the V-Lux 4 which is quite a big gap as far as tech is concerned. Each of these cameras have the same body design (SLR-like (bridge)).

Before delving into a detailed comparison, here is a brief view of how the S2500HD grades against the V-Lux 4 with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick FujiFilm S2500HD over the Leica V-Lux 4

 S2500HD V-Lux 4 

Reasons to pick Leica V-Lux 4 over the FujiFilm S2500HD

 V-Lux 4 S2500HD 
LaunchedSeptember 2012July 2010More modern by 26 months
Manually focus Very exact focusing
Screen typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating screen
Screen resolution460k230kCrisper screen (+230k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies

Common features in the FujiFilm S2500HD and Leica V-Lux 4

 S2500HD V-Lux 4 
Screen dimensions3"3"Equal screen dimensions
Touch friendly screen No Touch friendly screen

FujiFilm S2500HD vs Leica V-Lux 4 Physical Comparison

For those who are planning to carry around your camera often, you are going to need to factor its weight and volume. The FujiFilm S2500HD features exterior dimensions of 110mm x 73mm x 81mm (4.3" x 2.9" x 3.2") accompanied by a weight of 337 grams (0.74 lbs) whilst the Leica V-Lux 4 has sizing of 125mm x 87mm x 110mm (4.9" x 3.4" x 4.3") accompanied by a weight of 588 grams (1.30 lbs).

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Bear in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you have during that time. Here is a front view measurement comparison of the S2500HD compared to the V-Lux 4.

FujiFilm S2500HD vs Leica V-Lux 4 size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability grade of the S2500HD and V-Lux 4 is 78 and 65 respectively.

FujiFilm S2500HD vs Leica V-Lux 4 top view buttons comparison

FujiFilm S2500HD vs Leica V-Lux 4 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, its hard to imagine the gap between sensor sizes purely by checking a spec sheet. The picture here should offer you a clearer sense of the sensor dimensions in the S2500HD and V-Lux 4.

Clearly, the 2 cameras provide the same sensor dimensions and the exact same megapixels therefore you should expect similar quality of images however you need to consider the release date of the products into consideration. The more aged S2500HD is going to be disadvantaged in sensor tech.

FujiFilm S2500HD vs Leica V-Lux 4 sensor size comparison

FujiFilm S2500HD vs Leica V-Lux 4 Screen and ViewFinder

FujiFilm S2500HD vs Leica V-Lux 4 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

FujiFilm S2500HD Portrait photography advice
Leica V-Lux 4 Portrait photography advice
21
manual focus not available
can't use external flash
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
45
focusing manually
includes face detection focusing
exports RAW files
low resolution (12 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
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Street Comparison

FujiFilm S2500HD Street photography advice
Leica V-Lux 4 Street photography advice
49
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed screen
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
57
fully articulated screen
image stabilization (Optical)
exports RAW files
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
heavier than others (588 grams)
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Sports Comparison

FujiFilm S2500HD Sports photography info
Leica V-Lux 4 Sports photography info
34
excellent zoom range (28-504mm 18.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
slow frames per second (1.0 frames per second)
megapixel count low (12MP)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
46
excellent zoom range (25-600mm 24.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
includes tracking autofocus
great battery power (540 CIPA)
low resolution (12 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

FujiFilm S2500HD Travel photography information
Leica V-Lux 4 Travel photography information
55
built-in flash
relatively wide (28mm)
long zoom (504mm)
missing Timelapse function
megapixel count low (12MP)
does not have a selfie friendly display
sluggish max aperture (f3.1)
55
great battery power (540 CIPA)
has built in flash
selfie friendly display
quite wide (25mm)
very long zoom (600mm)
no Time Lapse mode
heavier than others (588 grams)
low resolution (12MP)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

FujiFilm S2500HD Landscape photography advice
Leica V-Lux 4 Landscape photography advice
36
relatively wide (28mm)
good sized screen (3")
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
manual focus not available
cannot swap lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.1)
megapixel count low (12MP)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
missing Timelapse function
48
focusing manually
quite wide (25mm)
screen is a good size (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
exports RAW files
great battery power (540 per charge)
cannot switch lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
low resolution (12 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

FujiFilm S2500HD Vlogging highlights
Leica V-Lux 4 Vlogging highlights
25
relatively wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sluggish max aperture (f3.1)
does not have a selfie friendly display
low quality video (1280 x 720 pxls)
missing external microphone socket
63
quite wide (25mm)
selfie friendly display
image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detection focusing
high res video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
includes external mic port
slow max aperture (f2.8)
heavier than others (588 grams)
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FujiFilm S2500HD vs Leica V-Lux 4 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for FujiFilm S2500HD and Leica V-Lux 4
 FujiFilm FinePix S2500HDLeica V-Lux 4
General Information
Brand FujiFilm Leica
Model FujiFilm FinePix S2500HD Leica V-Lux 4
Also called as FinePix S2600HD -
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Announced 2010-07-06 2012-09-17
Body design SLR-like (bridge) SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixels 12 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 4000 x 3000 4000 x 3000
Maximum native ISO 1600 3200
Maximum boosted ISO 3200 6400
Min native ISO 100 100
RAW data
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch focus
AF continuous
AF single
Tracking AF
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Number of focus points - 23
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-504mm (18.0x) 25-600mm (24.0x)
Highest aperture f/3.1-5.6 f/2.8
Macro focus distance 2cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.9
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fully Articulated
Display diagonal 3" 3"
Display resolution 230 thousand dot 460 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Display technology - Free-Angle TFT Screen LCD Display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 1,312 thousand dot
Viewfinder coverage 99% 100%
Features
Lowest shutter speed 8 seconds 60 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Continuous shooting speed 1.0fps 12.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 4.40 m 13.50 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 1280 x 720p (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 25 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, AVCHD
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 337g (0.74 pounds) 588g (1.30 pounds)
Physical dimensions 110 x 73 x 81mm (4.3" x 2.9" x 3.2") 125 x 87 x 110mm (4.9" x 3.4" x 4.3")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life - 540 pictures
Battery form - Battery Pack
Battery model 4 x AA -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 secs)
Time lapse recording
Storage media SD/SDHC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage slots One One
Retail price $200 $899