In this review, we will be comparing V-Lux 5 and FZ1000, two Large Sensor Superzoom cameras from Leica and Panasonic. Leica V-Lux 5 was introduced to market in January 2020 and Panasonic FZ1000 was launched in June 2014. As you can see, FZ1000 is 6 years older than V-Lux 5. Let's see if this age difference between two cameras makes a big difference.
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 is ranked #4
with an overall score of 71.
Here is a brief look at the main features of Leica V-Lux 5 and Panasonic FZ1000 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 compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.