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Leica V-Lux 5 vs Panasonic FZ1000 II

Portability
55
Imaging
55
Features
80
Overall
65
Leica V-Lux 5 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ1000 II front
Portability
55
Imaging
55
Features
82
Overall
65

Leica V-Lux 5 vs Panasonic FZ1000 II Key Specs

Leica V-Lux 5
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1" Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 80 - 12500 (Bump to 25000)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 24-400mm (F2.8-4) lens
  • 812g - 137 x 97 x 132mm
  • Revealed January 2020
  • Previous Model is Leica V-Lux 4
Panasonic FZ1000 II
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1" Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 125 - 12800 (Expand to 25600)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 25-400mm (F2.8-4.0) lens
  • 808g - 136 x 97 x 132mm
  • Introduced February 2019
  • Earlier Model is Panasonic FZ1000
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Leica V-Lux 5 vs Panasonic FZ1000 II Overview

Its time to take a closer look at the Leica V-Lux 5 versus Panasonic FZ1000 II, both Large Sensor Superzoom cameras by manufacturers Leica and Panasonic. The resolution of the V-Lux 5 (20MP) and the FZ1000 II (20MP) is relatively close and both cameras posses the identical sensor dimensions (1").

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The V-Lux 5 was unveiled 12 months later than the FZ1000 II and they are both of a similar age. The two cameras feature the same body design (SLR-like (bridge)).

Before we go straight to a in-depth comparison, here is a concise summary of how the V-Lux 5 grades vs the FZ1000 II for portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Leica V-Lux 5 over the Panasonic FZ1000 II

 V-Lux 5 FZ1000 II 
IntroducedJanuary 2020February 2019More recent by 12 months

Reasons to pick Panasonic FZ1000 II over the Leica V-Lux 5

 FZ1000 II V-Lux 5 

Common features in the Leica V-Lux 5 and Panasonic FZ1000 II

 V-Lux 5 FZ1000 II 
Manual focus Dial precise focus
Screen typeFully ArticulatedFully ArticulatedFully Articulated screen
Screen size3"3"Same screen sizing
Screen resolution1240k1240kEqual screen resolution
Selfie screen Both are selfie friendly
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Leica V-Lux 5 vs Panasonic FZ1000 II Physical Comparison

When you are aiming to lug around your camera, you'll need to factor in its weight and volume. The Leica V-Lux 5 has got physical dimensions of 137mm x 97mm x 132mm (5.4" x 3.8" x 5.2") having a weight of 812 grams (1.79 lbs) whilst the Panasonic FZ1000 II has sizing of 136mm x 97mm x 132mm (5.4" x 3.8" x 5.2") along with a weight of 808 grams (1.78 lbs).

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Take into account, the weight of an ILC will change dependant on the lens you have at the time. Below is a front view scale comparison of the V-Lux 5 and the FZ1000 II.

Leica V-Lux 5 vs Panasonic FZ1000 II size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the V-Lux 5 and FZ1000 II is 55 and 55 respectively.

Leica V-Lux 5 vs Panasonic FZ1000 II top view buttons comparison

Leica V-Lux 5 vs Panasonic FZ1000 II Sensor Comparison

Typically, it is tough to see the difference in sensor measurements only by looking through a spec sheet. The graphic here should provide you a stronger sense of the sensor dimensions in the V-Lux 5 and FZ1000 II.

As you can see, the two cameras feature the identical sensor size and the same MP and you can expect comparable quality of images although you might want to consider the age of the cameras into account. The younger V-Lux 5 will have a benefit with regard to sensor technology.

Leica V-Lux 5 vs Panasonic FZ1000 II sensor size comparison

Leica V-Lux 5 vs Panasonic FZ1000 II Screen and ViewFinder

Leica V-Lux 5 vs Panasonic FZ1000 II Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Leica V-Lux 5 Portrait photography factors
Panasonic FZ1000 II Portrait photography factors
73
focusing manually
MP count good (20 megapixels)
good sensor size (1")
features face detection focusing
supports RAW files
73
you can focus manually
MP count good (20 megapixels)
good sensor size (1")
features face detection autofocus
saves RAW files
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Leica V-Lux 5
Street photography with Panasonic FZ1000 II
71
screen can move to multiple angles
image stabilization (Optical)
good sensor size (1")
supports RAW files
includes focus by touch
71
screen can move to multiple angles
has image stabilization (Optical)
good sensor size (1")
saves RAW files
has touch focus
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Sports Comparison

Leica V-Lux 5 Sports photography info
Panasonic FZ1000 II Sports photography info
70
amazing zoom range (24-400mm 16.7 x zoom)
quiet shooting (1/16,000 seconds)
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (20 megapixels)
good sensor size (1")
features tracking autofocus
doesn't have phase detect AF
70
long zoom range (25-400mm 16.0 x zoom)
quiet mode (1/16,000s)
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (20 megapixels)
good sensor size (1")
features tracking autofocus
lack of phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Leica V-Lux 5
Travel photography with Panasonic FZ1000 II
64
connects via bluetooth
includes focus by touch
MP count good (20 megapixels)
built-in flash
selfie friendly screen
decently wide (24mm)
great zoom (400mm)
does not have Time Lapse function
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
68
has bluetooth
has touch focus
MP count good (20 megapixels)
flash built-in
selfie friendly screen
relatively wide (25mm)
great zoom (400mm)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Leica V-Lux 5 Landscape photography factors
Panasonic FZ1000 II Landscape photography factors
62
focusing manually
decently wide (24mm)
screen is a good size (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (20 megapixels)
good sensor size (1")
supports RAW files
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
does not have Time Lapse function
66
you can focus manually
relatively wide (25mm)
nice screen size (3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (20MP)
good sensor size (1")
saves RAW files
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
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Vlogging Comparison

Leica V-Lux 5 Vlogging features
Panasonic FZ1000 II Vlogging features
68
decently wide (24mm)
selfie friendly screen
touchscreen enabled
image stabilization (Optical)
features face detection focusing
good video quality (3840 x 2160 pxls)
has external mic port
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
68
relatively wide (25mm)
selfie friendly screen
built-in touchscreen
has image stabilization (Optical)
features face detection autofocus
high video quality (3840 x 2160 resolution)
has external microphone socket
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
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Leica V-Lux 5 vs Panasonic FZ1000 II Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Leica V-Lux 5 and Panasonic FZ1000 II
 Leica V-Lux 5Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ1000 II
General Information
Brand Leica Panasonic
Model Leica V-Lux 5 Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ1000 II
Class Large Sensor Superzoom Large Sensor Superzoom
Revealed 2020-01-17 2019-02-18
Physical type SLR-like (bridge) SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Chip - Venus Engine
Sensor type BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1" 1"
Sensor measurements 13.2 x 8.8mm 13.2 x 8.8mm
Sensor surface area 116.2mm² 116.2mm²
Sensor resolution 20 megapixels 20 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 5472 x 3648 5472 x 3648
Highest native ISO 12500 12800
Highest boosted ISO 25000 25600
Lowest native ISO 80 125
RAW support
Lowest 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 focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Number of focus points 49 49
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-400mm (16.7x) 25-400mm (16.0x)
Maximum aperture f/2.8-4 f/2.8-4.0
Macro focus range 3cm 3cm
Focal length multiplier 2.7 2.7
Screen
Type of display Fully Articulated Fully Articulated
Display sizing 3" 3"
Resolution of display 1,240k dots 1,240k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 2,360k dots 2,360k dots
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification - 0.74x
Features
Slowest shutter speed 60 seconds 60 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Maximum quiet shutter speed 1/16000 seconds 1/16000 seconds
Continuous shooting rate 12.0fps 12.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 13.50 m (with Auto ISO) 13.50 m (with Auto ISO)
Flash modes Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, auto w/slow sync and redeye reduction, on, off Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off, 1st / 2nd Slow Sync.
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 28 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 20 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC 3840x2160 (30p), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 30p, 24p) 1280x720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Highest video resolution 3840x2160 3840x2160
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB Yes USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 812 gr (1.79 pounds) 808 gr (1.78 pounds)
Physical dimensions 137 x 97 x 132mm (5.4" x 3.8" x 5.2") 136 x 97 x 132mm (5.4" x 3.8" x 5.2")
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 360 pictures 350 pictures
Battery type Built-in Battery Pack
Battery model - DMW-BLC12PP
Self timer Yes Yes
Time lapse feature
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC card SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I supported)
Card slots Single Single
Retail cost $1,550 $898