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Leica Q2 Monochrom vs Panasonic ZS200

Portability
60
Imaging
81
Features
66
Overall
75
Leica Q2 Monochrom front
 
Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200 front
Portability
86
Imaging
54
Features
66
Overall
58

Leica Q2 Monochrom vs Panasonic ZS200 Key Specs

Leica Q2 Monochrom
(Full Review)
  • 47MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 100000
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 4096 x 2160 video
  • 28mm (F1.7) lens
  • 734g - 130 x 80 x 92mm
  • Launched October 2020
Panasonic ZS200
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 125 - 12800 (Raise to 25600)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 24-360mm (F3.3-6.4) lens
  • 340g - 111 x 66 x 45mm
  • Announced February 2018
  • Also referred to as Lumix DC-TZ200
  • Replaced the Panasonic ZS100
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Leica Q2 Monochrom vs Panasonic ZS200 Overview

On this page, we will be evaluating the Leica Q2 Monochrom vs Panasonic ZS200, both Large Sensor Compact digital cameras by companies Leica and Panasonic. There is a noticeable difference between the sensor resolutions of the Q2 Monochrom (47MP) and ZS200 (20MP) and the Q2 Monochrom (Full frame) and ZS200 (1") offer totally different sensor sizing.

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The Q2 Monochrom was introduced 2 years after the ZS200 which is quite a sizable difference as far as tech is concerned. Both cameras have the same body design (Large Sensor Compact).

Before delving into a full comparison, here is a concise overview of how the Q2 Monochrom matches up against the ZS200 for portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Leica Q2 Monochrom over the Panasonic ZS200

 Q2 Monochrom ZS200 
AnnouncedOctober 2020February 2018Newer by 33 months

Reasons to pick Panasonic ZS200 over the Leica Q2 Monochrom

 ZS200 Q2 Monochrom 
Screen resolution1240k1040kSharper screen (+200k dot)

Common features in the Leica Q2 Monochrom and Panasonic ZS200

 Q2 Monochrom ZS200 
Manual focus Very exact focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen dimensions3"3"Equal screen measurement
Selfie screen Neither includes selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Leica Q2 Monochrom vs Panasonic ZS200 Physical Comparison

For those who are looking to travel with your camera frequently, you need to consider its weight and dimensions. The Leica Q2 Monochrom features external measurements of 130mm x 80mm x 92mm (5.1" x 3.1" x 3.6") having a weight of 734 grams (1.62 lbs) whilst the Panasonic ZS200 has dimensions of 111mm x 66mm x 45mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.8") with a weight of 340 grams (0.75 lbs).

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Always remember, the weight of an ILC will vary dependant on the lens you are using at the time. Here is a front view dimension comparison of the Q2 Monochrom against the ZS200.

Leica Q2 Monochrom vs Panasonic ZS200 size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability rating of the Q2 Monochrom and ZS200 is 60 and 86 respectively.

Leica Q2 Monochrom vs Panasonic ZS200 top view buttons comparison

Leica Q2 Monochrom vs Panasonic ZS200 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it is hard to see the difference between sensor dimensions simply by looking at specs. The pic here might give you a better sense of the sensor measurements in the Q2 Monochrom and ZS200.

All in all, the two cameras provide different megapixel count and different sensor dimensions. The Q2 Monochrom with its bigger sensor will make getting shallower depth of field less difficult and the Leica Q2 Monochrom will give more detail using its extra 27MP. Higher resolution will also allow you to crop pictures more aggressively. The more modern Q2 Monochrom will have an edge when it comes to sensor technology.

Leica Q2 Monochrom vs Panasonic ZS200 sensor size comparison

Leica Q2 Monochrom vs Panasonic ZS200 Screen and ViewFinder

Leica Q2 Monochrom vs Panasonic ZS200 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Leica Q2 Monochrom
Portrait photography with Panasonic ZS200
88
focusing manually
high flash sync (1/500 seconds)
resolution is high (47 megapixels)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
includes face detection focusing
delivers RAW files
65
focusing manually
good megapixels (20MP)
good sensor size (1")
features face detection focus
exports RAW files
external flash not possible
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Leica Q2 Monochrom
Street photography with Panasonic ZS200
69
image stabilization (Optical)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
delivers RAW files
provides touch to focus
weather proof
above average ISO range (100,000)
fixed screen
more heavy than competitors (734g)
77
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good sensor size (1")
exports RAW files
boasts focus by touch
screen is fixed
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Sports Comparison

Leica Q2 Monochrom Sports photography information
Panasonic ZS200 Sports photography information
80
quiet shutter (1/40,000s)
max fps high (20.0 fps)
image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is high (47MP)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
includes tracking autofocus
weather proof
good battery life (350 shots)
focal length is fixed (28mm)
has no phase detect AF
70
amazing zoom range (24-360mm 15.0 x zoom)
quiet shutter (1/16,000 seconds)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (20 megapixels)
good sensor size (1")
features tracking autofocus
great battery power (370 CIPA)
lack of phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Leica Q2 Monochrom
Travel photography with Panasonic ZS200
66
good battery life (350 shots)
weather proof
supports bluetooth
provides touch to focus
resolution is high (47 megapixels)
fast maximum aperture (f1.7)
no Timelapse mode
more heavy than competitors (734g)
does not posses selfie friendly display
76
great battery power (370 shots)
connects via bluetooth
boasts focus by touch
good megapixels (20MP)
built-in flash
fairly wide (24mm)
great zoom (360mm)
display isn't selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Leica Q2 Monochrom as a Landscape photography camera
Panasonic ZS200 as a Landscape photography camera
77
focusing manually
fast maximum aperture (f1.7)
good sized screen (3 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is high (47MP)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
does not have anti-alias filter
above average ISO range (100,000)
delivers RAW files
weather proof
good battery life (350 per charge)
cannot swap lens (fixed lens mount)
focal length is fixed (28mm)
no Timelapse mode
70
focusing manually
fairly wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (20MP)
good sensor size (1")
exports RAW files
great battery power (370 per charge)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
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Vlogging Comparison

Leica Q2 Monochrom as a Vlogging camera
Panasonic ZS200 as a Vlogging camera
32
fast maximum aperture (f1.7)
touchscreen
image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detection focusing
high quality video (4096 x 2160 pxls)
does not posses selfie friendly display
no external microphone socket
more heavy than competitors (734 grams)
35
fairly wide (24mm)
touchscreen functionality
built in image stabilization (Optical)
features face detection focus
high quality video (3840 x 2160 resolution)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
display isn't selfie friendly
missing external mic jack
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Leica Q2 Monochrom vs Panasonic ZS200 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Leica Q2 Monochrom and Panasonic ZS200
 Leica Q2 MonochromPanasonic Lumix DC-ZS200
General Information
Manufacturer Leica Panasonic
Model Leica Q2 Monochrom Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200
Also Known as - Lumix DC-TZ200
Type Large Sensor Compact Large Sensor Compact
Launched 2020-10-11 2018-02-13
Body design Large Sensor Compact Large Sensor Compact
Sensor Information
Chip - Venus Engine
Sensor type CMOS MOS
Sensor size Full frame 1"
Sensor dimensions 36 x 24mm 13.2 x 8.8mm
Sensor surface area 864.0mm² 116.2mm²
Sensor resolution 47 megapixel 20 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 8368 x 5584 5472 x 3648
Maximum native ISO 100000 12800
Maximum boosted ISO - 25600
Minimum native ISO 100 125
RAW photos
Minimum boosted ISO - 80
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
AF continuous
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Number of focus points 49 49
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28mm (1x) 24-360mm (15.0x)
Maximal aperture f/1.7 f/3.3-6.4
Macro focus distance 17cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 1 2.7
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 3" 3"
Resolution of display 1,040k dot 1,240k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 3,680k dot 2,330k dot
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification 0.76x 0.53x
Features
Lowest shutter speed 60 secs 60 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/2000 secs
Highest quiet shutter speed 1/40000 secs 1/16000 secs
Continuous shooting speed 20.0 frames/s 10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range no built-in flash 6.80 m (at Auto ISO)
Flash options no built-in flash Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Highest flash sync 1/500 secs -
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 4096 x 2160 @ 30p, MP4, H.264, AAC -
Maximum video resolution 4096x2160 3840x2160
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB none Yes
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 734 gr (1.62 lb) 340 gr (0.75 lb)
Physical dimensions 130 x 80 x 92mm (5.1" x 3.1" x 3.6") 111 x 66 x 45mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.8")
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 350 images 370 images
Battery format Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model BP-SCL4 -
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 secs) Yes (2 or 10 secs, 3 shots @ 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I compatible)
Storage slots One One
Retail pricing $5,995 $800