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Leica V-Lux 4 vs Nikon L110

Portability
65
Imaging
36
Features
62
Overall
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Leica V-Lux 4 front
 
Nikon Coolpix L110 front
Portability
77
Imaging
35
Features
28
Overall
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Leica V-Lux 4 vs Nikon L110 Key Specs

Leica V-Lux 4
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200 (Increase to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-600mm (F2.8) lens
  • 588g - 125 x 87 x 110mm
  • Announced September 2012
  • Earlier Model is Leica V-Lux 3
  • Replacement is Leica V-Lux 5
Nikon L110
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 1600 (Expand to 6400)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-420mm (F3.5-5.4) lens
  • 406g - 109 x 74 x 78mm
  • Announced February 2010
  • Older Model is Nikon L100
  • Newer Model is Nikon L120
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Leica V-Lux 4 vs Nikon L110 Overview

Below, we are reviewing the Leica V-Lux 4 vs Nikon L110, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras by brands Leica and Nikon. The resolution of the V-Lux 4 (12MP) and the L110 (12MP) is very similar and they possess the exact same sensor size (1/2.3").

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The V-Lux 4 was released 2 years later than the L110 and that is quite a big difference as far as tech is concerned. Each of the cameras come with different body type with the Leica V-Lux 4 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera and the Nikon L110 being a Compact camera.

Before we go through a comprehensive comparison, below is a quick summation of how the V-Lux 4 grades vs the L110 with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Leica V-Lux 4 over the Nikon L110

 V-Lux 4 L110 
AnnouncedSeptember 2012February 2010Fresher by 32 months
Manual focus More exact focusing
Display typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating display
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Reasons to pick Nikon L110 over the Leica V-Lux 4

 L110 V-Lux 4 

Common features in the Leica V-Lux 4 and Nikon L110

 V-Lux 4 L110 
Display dimension3"3"Identical display size
Display resolution460k460kEqual display resolution
Touch friendly display Neither includes Touch friendly display

Leica V-Lux 4 vs Nikon L110 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is looking to carry your camera often, you will need to factor in its weight and dimensions. The Leica V-Lux 4 features exterior dimensions of 125mm x 87mm x 110mm (4.9" x 3.4" x 4.3") along with a weight of 588 grams (1.30 lbs) while the Nikon L110 has dimensions of 109mm x 74mm x 78mm (4.3" x 2.9" x 3.1") along with a weight of 406 grams (0.90 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an ILC will change dependant on the lens you are using during that time. Underneath is the front view dimensions comparison of the V-Lux 4 against the L110.

Leica V-Lux 4 vs Nikon L110 size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability grade of the V-Lux 4 and L110 is 65 and 77 respectively.

Leica V-Lux 4 vs Nikon L110 top view buttons comparison

Leica V-Lux 4 vs Nikon L110 Sensor Comparison

Often, it's difficult to see the gap between sensor sizing simply by going over a spec sheet. The photograph below will help provide you a much better sense of the sensor dimensions in the V-Lux 4 and L110.

Clearly, the 2 cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements and the exact same MP so you can expect similar quality of files though you might want to factor the launch date of the products into consideration. The younger V-Lux 4 will have an advantage when it comes to sensor technology.

Leica V-Lux 4 vs Nikon L110 sensor size comparison

Leica V-Lux 4 vs Nikon L110 Screen and ViewFinder

Leica V-Lux 4 vs Nikon L110 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Leica V-Lux 4 Portrait photography advice
Nikon L110 Portrait photography advice
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you can focus manually
provides face detection focusing
exports RAW files
sensor resolution low (12MP)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
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manual focus not available
no manual control
external flash not possible
MP count low (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Leica V-Lux 4
Street photography with Nikon L110
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screen articulates fully
built in image stabilization (Optical)
exports RAW files
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
more heavy than average in class (588g)
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image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no articulating screen
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Leica V-Lux 4 as a Sports photography camera
Nikon L110 as a Sports photography camera
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incredible zoom range (25-600mm 24.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
provides tracking autofocus
good battery power (540 shots)
sensor resolution low (12MP)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect AF
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amazing zoom range (28-420mm 15.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lack of shutter priority mode
MP count low (12MP)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
has no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Leica V-Lux 4
Travel photography with Nikon L110
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good battery power (540 per charge)
has built in flash
screen is selfie friendly
quite wide (25mm)
very long zoom (600mm)
no Timelapse recording
more heavy than average in class (588g)
sensor resolution low (12MP)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
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flash built-in
pretty wide (28mm)
great reach (420mm)
doesn't have Timelapse recording
MP count low (12MP)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Leica V-Lux 4 Landscape photography factors
Nikon L110 Landscape photography factors
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you can focus manually
quite wide (25mm)
screen is a good size (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
exports RAW files
good battery power (540 per charge)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
no Timelapse recording
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pretty wide (28mm)
screen size is good (3")
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
no manual control
MP count low (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
doesn't have Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Leica V-Lux 4 Vlogging information
Nikon L110 Vlogging information
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quite wide (25mm)
screen is selfie friendly
built in image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detection focusing
good video quality (1920 x 1080 resolution)
has external microphone jack
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
more heavy than average in class (588 grams)
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pretty wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
video quality not great (1280 x 720 resolution)
doesn't have external microphone socket
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Leica V-Lux 4 vs Nikon L110 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Leica V-Lux 4 and Nikon L110
 Leica V-Lux 4Nikon Coolpix L110
General Information
Make Leica Nikon
Model type Leica V-Lux 4 Nikon Coolpix L110
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Announced 2012-09-17 2010-02-03
Physical type SLR-like (bridge) Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by - Expeed C2
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.08 x 4.56mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 27.7mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixel 12 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 4000 x 3000 4000 x 3000
Maximum native ISO 3200 1600
Maximum boosted ISO 6400 6400
Min native ISO 100 80
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
AF touch
AF continuous
AF single
Tracking AF
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Total focus points 23 -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 25-600mm (24.0x) 28-420mm (15.0x)
Max aperture f/2.8 f/3.5-5.4
Macro focusing range 1cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.9 5.8
Screen
Type of screen Fully Articulated Fixed Type
Screen size 3 inches 3 inches
Resolution of screen 460 thousand dots 460 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Screen tech Free-Angle TFT Screen LCD Display -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 1,312 thousand dots -
Viewfinder coverage 100% -
Features
Lowest shutter speed 60 seconds 8 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shooting rate 12.0 frames per sec 13.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 13.50 m -
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in, Slow Syncro
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 1280 x 720p (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 25 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video data format MPEG-4, AVCHD H.264
Microphone port
Headphone port
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 sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 588 grams (1.30 lbs) 406 grams (0.90 lbs)
Dimensions 125 x 87 x 110mm (4.9" x 3.4" x 4.3") 109 x 74 x 78mm (4.3" x 2.9" x 3.1")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 540 shots -
Battery type Battery Pack -
Battery ID - 4 x AA
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs) Yes (3 sec or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal SD/SDHC, Internal
Card slots Single Single
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