Need help. Leica V-Lux 5 or Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 II? Sony RX100VII?

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Need help. Leica V-Lux 5 or Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 II? Sony RX100VII?


My 75 year old neighbor (non photog type with mobility issues) asks me for a suggestion what camera to buy for ocean and European river cruises, family, and general photography. Not interested in carrying a bunch of camera gear.👎

FWIW, I am partial to Leica rangefinder cameras. Hence my posting in Leica forum . But, I do not know much about Long Zoom Bridge cameras. My thinking is an all purpose Long Zoom Bridge camera would be best for my neighbor’s purpose.

Is there any difference in Leica V-Lux 5 and Panasonic LUMIX FZ1000 II other than the Red Dot and price? Also I thought about recommending Sony RX100VII because of compact size and excellent reviews. They are within my neighbor’s budget.

Which camera, V-Lux 5 or Lumix FZ1000 II, do you suggest I recommend to my non-photog neighbor? 🤔 Or Sony RX100VII ?

Thanks in advance.

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Leica V-Lux (Typ 114) Panasonic FZ1000
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