Leica has unveiled its new V-Lux 4 with a 24x zoom lens (25-600mm equivalent) and a 12.1MP CMOS sensor. The V-Lux 4 captures 1080p HD video and includes a 3-inch articulating LCD, as well as a 1.3MP EVF.
The Leica V-Lux 4 is essentially a rebranded Panasonic FZ200, which is about $300 or so cheaper without the Leica nameplate.
Lecia V-Lux 4 Key Features
- 12.1MP CMOS Sensor
- Leica DC Vario-Elmarit f/2.8 Lens
- 25-600mm Equivalent, 24x Zoom Lens
- 3.0″ Tilt and Rotate LCD
- EVF with 1.3 Million Pixels
- Full HD 1080p AVCHD and MP4 Video
- Less than 1 Second Start-up Time
- Fast Auto-focus and High Speed Burst
- Panorama Feature
- Lightroom 4 Download Included
The Leica V-Lux 4 should be available in November for $899. You can get the V-Lux 4 here at B&H Photo
The Panasonic FZ200 is the first superzoom camera that sports a f/2.8 constant aperture throughout its 25-600mm equivalent zoom range. The FZ200 features a 12.1MP image sensor and can capture full res images at 12fps.
The FZ200 also features HD video capture at 1080/60p, as well as HD video (presumably 720p) at 120fps and VGA-res video at 240fps.
The FZ200 retails for $599 and is currently available for pre-order here at B&H Photo.
Panasonic FZ200 Key Features
- 12.1 MP MOS Sensor
- LSI Venus Engine Image Processor
- 25-600mm f/2.8 Leica Optical Zoom Lens
- 3.0″ Free Angle 460K-dot LCD Display
- 0.2″ Electronic View Finder w/ 100% FOV
- 12 fps Continuous Shooting
- RAW and RAW+JPEG Recording Option
- Full HD 60p Video Recording
- Improved Ergonomics
- Hot-shoe and Accessory Mount
More details in the press release below. [click to continue…]