In this review, we will be comparing V-Lux 5 and FZ1000 II, two Large Sensor Superzoom cameras from Leica and Panasonic. Leica V-Lux 5 was introduced to market in January 2020 and Panasonic FZ1000 II was launched in February 2019. There is only 11 months difference between V-Lux 5 and FZ1000 II so we are expecting this to be a fair comparison regarding age and technology level.
We can expect this to be a close match up because both models are ranked amongst the best in Large Sensor Superzoom cameras. Out of 10 cameras in this class, Leica V-Lux 5 is ranked #9
with an overall score of 62 and Panasonic FZ1000 II is ranked #3
with an overall score of 72.
Here is a brief look at the main features of Leica V-Lux 5 and Panasonic FZ1000 II before getting into our more detailed comparison.
Let's read on the following sections in order to better understand in detail how Leica V-Lux 5 and Panasonic FZ1000 II compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.