CAMERA NEWS: April 9, 2014You don't have to look around at digital cameras very long before you realize that Panasonic and Leica have an interesting partnership. They each produce cameras under their respective brands that look physically identical. Not only do they look identical, but the Panasonic versions use Leica lenses with the Leica brand etched into the rim. And when you go to compare the spec sheets...there is no difference. The only difference seems to be the brand logo and the huge price difference.
For example, at this writing the superzoom Panasonic FZ200 can be acquired new for $499. The Leica V-LUX 4, which is the Leica version of the FZ200, is $899. They look the same and the specs are identical... Read more
Best Cameras of 2015
Smaller and lighter than DSLRs cameras but with interchangeable lenses:
Best low-priced DSLR cameras for beginning and intermediate photographers:
Best top of the line DSLR cameras for professionals and serious photographers:
- Canon 5D Mark III $2,499
The longest zoom ranges on the market, for great wide angle shots and close ups:
Best zoom ranges in a compact camera. Carry up to 24x zoom in your pocket:
Waterproof cameras for pool, beach, snorkeling. Dust and shock resistant for tough use:
- Nikon S33 $97
For best picture quality in a compact camera with an inbuilt lens:
Cheap and popular pocket cameras that take great pictures for the money:
- Nikon S4200 $249
New Cameras of 2015The latest cameras to be announced in 2015:
Points of Interest
- Best Cameras of 2012
- We did some hands on testing in 2012 and picked these cameras as the best.
- Hands-On Shoot-Outs
- Some of our past shoout-outs between some of the most popular cameras in the market.
- Use the PhotoScope tool to compare photographs of our test scene taken by any two cameras of your choosing at different ISO levels.
- Compare Camera Specs
- Use this tool to compare camera specs side-by-side.