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Leica V-Lux 5 vs Panasonic FZ1000

Portability
55
Imaging
55
Features
80
Overall
65
Leica V-Lux 5 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 front
Portability
55
Imaging
51
Features
80
Overall
62

Leica V-Lux 5 vs Panasonic FZ1000 Key Specs

Leica V-Lux 5
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1" Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 80 - 12500 (Push to 25000)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 24-400mm (F2.8-4) lens
  • 812g - 137 x 97 x 132mm
  • Launched January 2020
  • Succeeded the Leica V-Lux 4
Panasonic FZ1000
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1" Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 125 - 12800 (Expand to 25600)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 25-400mm (F2.8-4.0) lens
  • 831g - 137 x 99 x 131mm
  • Revealed June 2014
  • Refreshed by Panasonic FZ2500
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Leica V-Lux 5 vs Panasonic FZ1000 Overview

Its time to look more closely at the Leica V-Lux 5 vs Panasonic FZ1000, both Large Sensor Superzoom digital cameras by competitors Leica and Panasonic. The image resolution of the V-Lux 5 (20MP) and the FZ1000 (20MP) is fairly well matched and both cameras offer the identical sensor size (1").

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The V-Lux 5 was brought out 5 years later than the FZ1000 and that is quite a significant gap as far as technology is concerned. Both of the cameras feature the same body design (SLR-like (bridge)).

Before getting into a thorough comparison, here is a concise introduction of how the V-Lux 5 scores against the FZ1000 with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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

 V-Lux 5 FZ1000 
RevealedJanuary 2020June 2014More recent by 69 months
Display resolution1240k921kCrisper display (+319k dot)
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

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

 FZ1000 V-Lux 5 

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

 V-Lux 5 FZ1000 
Manual focus Dial accurate focusing
Display typeFully ArticulatedFully ArticulatedFully Articulated display
Display size3"3"Same display size
Selfie screen Both are selfie friendly

Leica V-Lux 5 vs Panasonic FZ1000 Physical Comparison

When you are going to lug around your camera regularly, you will have to consider its weight and volume. The Leica V-Lux 5 features external measurements of 137mm x 97mm x 132mm (5.4" x 3.8" x 5.2") accompanied by a weight of 812 grams (1.79 lbs) while the Panasonic FZ1000 has sizing of 137mm x 99mm x 131mm (5.4" x 3.9" x 5.2") and a weight of 831 grams (1.83 lbs).

Compare the Leica V-Lux 5 vs Panasonic FZ1000 in the latest Camera with Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Keep in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change based on the lens you have chosen during that time. The following is a front view size comparison of the V-Lux 5 compared to the FZ1000.

Leica V-Lux 5 vs Panasonic FZ1000 size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the V-Lux 5 and FZ1000 is 55 and 55 respectively.

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

Leica V-Lux 5 vs Panasonic FZ1000 Sensor Comparison

More often than not, it is difficult to envision the contrast between sensor measurements simply by reading through a spec sheet. The visual here will help provide you a greater sense of the sensor measurements in the V-Lux 5 and FZ1000.

Clearly, the 2 cameras feature the identical sensor size and the identical resolution so you should expect similar quality of images however you may want to factor the release date of the products into consideration. The newer V-Lux 5 is going to have an advantage when it comes to sensor technology.

Leica V-Lux 5 vs Panasonic FZ1000 sensor size comparison

Leica V-Lux 5 vs Panasonic FZ1000 Screen and ViewFinder

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

Portrait Comparison

Leica V-Lux 5 Portrait photography advice
Panasonic FZ1000 Portrait photography advice
73
you can focus manually
good resolution (20MP)
good sensor size (1")
comes with face detection autofocus
exports RAW files
70
manual focus
megapixel count decent (20 megapixels)
decent sensor size (1")
offers face detection focusing
exports RAW files
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Street Comparison

Leica V-Lux 5 as a Street photography camera
Panasonic FZ1000 as a Street photography camera
71
screen articulates fully
has image stabilization (Optical)
good sensor size (1")
exports RAW files
offers touch to focus
70
screen articulates fully
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor size (1")
exports RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Leica V-Lux 5 as a Sports photography camera
Panasonic FZ1000 as a Sports photography camera
70
amazing zoom range (24-400mm 16.7 x zoom)
quiet shutter (1/16,000s)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (20 megapixels)
good sensor size (1")
comes with tracking autofocus
lacks phase detect autofocus
67
long zoom range (25-400mm 16.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (20 megapixels)
decent sensor size (1")
offers tracking autofocus
has no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Leica V-Lux 5 Travel photography details
Panasonic FZ1000 Travel photography details
64
has bluetooth
offers touch to focus
good resolution (20 megapixels)
has built in flash
display is selfie friendly
relatively wide (24mm)
great zoom (400mm)
lack of Timelapse mode
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
65
megapixel count decent (20MP)
has built in flash
selfie friendly display
really wide (25mm)
long zoom (400mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Leica V-Lux 5 Landscape photography features
Panasonic FZ1000 Landscape photography features
62
you can focus manually
relatively wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (20MP)
good sensor size (1")
exports RAW files
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
lack of Timelapse mode
64
manual focus
really wide (25mm)
screen is a decent size (3")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (20 megapixels)
decent sensor size (1")
exports RAW files
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Leica V-Lux 5
Vlogging with Panasonic FZ1000
68
relatively wide (24mm)
display is selfie friendly
has touchscreen
has image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detection autofocus
video res high (3840 x 2160 pxls)
includes external microphone socket
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
66
really wide (25mm)
selfie friendly display
built in image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detection focusing
video resolution high (3840 x 2160 pixels)
comes with external microphone jack
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
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Leica V-Lux 5 vs Panasonic FZ1000 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Leica V-Lux 5 and Panasonic FZ1000
 Leica V-Lux 5Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
General Information
Company Leica Panasonic
Model Leica V-Lux 5 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
Category Large Sensor Superzoom Large Sensor Superzoom
Launched 2020-01-17 2014-06-12
Body design SLR-like (bridge) SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Powered by - Venus Engine
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CMOS
Sensor size 1" 1"
Sensor measurements 13.2 x 8.8mm 13.2 x 8.8mm
Sensor area 116.2mm² 116.2mm²
Sensor resolution 20MP 20MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 5472 x 3648 5472 x 3648
Maximum native ISO 12500 12800
Maximum boosted ISO 25000 25600
Min native ISO 80 125
RAW support
Min boosted ISO - 80
Autofocusing
Manual focus
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Number of focus points 49 49
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-400mm (16.7x) 25-400mm (16.0x)
Maximal aperture f/2.8-4 f/2.8-4.0
Macro focus range 3cm 3cm
Crop factor 2.7 2.7
Screen
Screen type Fully Articulated Fully Articulated
Screen size 3 inch 3 inch
Resolution of screen 1,240k dot 921k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 2,360k dot 2,359k dot
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification - 0.7x
Features
Lowest shutter speed 60s 60s
Highest shutter speed 1/4000s 1/4000s
Highest silent shutter speed 1/16000s -
Continuous shooting speed 12.0 frames/s 12.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 13.50 m (with Auto ISO) 13.50 m (at Auto ISO)
Flash options 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
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
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)
Maximum video resolution 3840x2160 3840x2160
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB Yes USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 812 grams (1.79 lbs) 831 grams (1.83 lbs)
Physical dimensions 137 x 97 x 132mm (5.4" x 3.8" x 5.2") 137 x 99 x 131mm (5.4" x 3.9" x 5.2")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested 64
DXO Color Depth score not tested 22.1
DXO Dynamic range score not tested 11.7
DXO Low light score not tested 517
Other
Battery life 360 photographs 360 photographs
Style of battery Built-in Battery Pack
Battery model - DMW-BLC12PP
Self timer Yes Yes
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC card -
Storage slots 1 1
Launch price $1,550 $800