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1. Leica 'Digilux 2' 5MP Digital
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2. Leica Digilux 1 3.9MP Digital
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3. LEICA CAMERA Digilux 2 Digital
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4. Leica Digilux 4.3 2.4MP Digital
5. Leica Digilux 5MP Digital Camera

1. Leica 'Digilux 2' 5MP Digital Camera with 3.2x Optical Zoom
by Leica
list price: $2,100.00
our price: $1,850.00
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Asin: B000182FHW
Catlog: Photography
Manufacturer: Leica
Sales Rank: 726
Average Customer Review: 4.38 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • 5.0 megapixel sensor captures enough detail to create photo-quality prints up to 11 x 17
  • 3.2x optical zoom and 3x digital zoom (9.6x total)
  • Classic SLR setting ring controls on lens and shutter speed dial; 2.5-inch LCD
  • Compatible with Secure Digital (SD) and MultiMedia (MMC) memory cards; 64 MB SD card included
  • Powered by rechargeable lithium-ion battery; connects to PCs and Macs via USB 2.0

Reviews (8)

5-0 out of 5 stars A Strong Reason For Going Digital
as a 'dyed-in-the-wool' traditional film camera enthusiast (and having owned and used nikon, leica, canon and olympus slrs and view finders), i strongly resisted for the longest time 'going digital'...that is to say, until the leica digilux2 came along...

i am now a confirmed digital convert, and can say that the quality of images rendered from the digilux2, when compared to the photos rendered from my film cameras and in the absence of investing in my own film processing studio, will make the new leica a preferred choice for many years to come, and notwithstanding the 5 megapixel sensoring....

5-0 out of 5 stars I love this camera
Sure, the Nikon 5400 is capable of similar pictures, at least in ideal situations, if you have the time to fight your way through its menus. But what makes the Leica d-2 the best camera currently available is its ease of use, the brilliant design of every knob and lever. Whatever you want to do, this camera can do it, simply, logically, and quickly. Bottom line: if you're rich, this is the best camera available. If you're poor, other digital cameras offer similar performance for a third the price if you're willing to deal with their confused, convoluted, time-consuming menus and controls.

5-0 out of 5 stars Luddites go home . . .
To the person that mentioned the Leica Digilux 2 will be obsolete in 2 years, I'm sure many luddites don't like digital photography. Get used to it as it's here to stay. The Leica Digilux 2, and its sister Panasonic Lumix DMC LC-1, are the best digital rangefinder cameras, I think. I like the fact that it has both a fully automatic position or an immediate manual setting. As for price, buy the Panasonic considering it's identical (Leica Digilux 2 was developed in conjunction with Panasonic). I've seen the Panasonic as low as $1200. Either way, both are fantastic!

4-0 out of 5 stars Traditional Design in the Digital Age
AESTHETICS: The Leica Digilux 2 can be described as a modern "retro" design. The body style is a direct descendant of the M6 and those before it. The body looks huge. It is about 33% larger than an M6, but this isn't readily apparent until you set it next to any Leica M chassis. There is a gaudy overabundance of faux chrome in the back. This is the least appealing part of the camera, because of the chrome finish that surrounds and accentuates the presence of the LCD monitor. I would have preferred a more predominant use of either a black finish or the faux leather. The rubber around the eyepiece is bulbous, but acceptable. Overall, it is a handsome camera.

ERGONOMICS: What sold me are the traditional manual adjustments: The focusing ring, the aperture ring, zoom adjustment, and shutter speed dial are so much more workable in the field. You do not have to take your eye away from the viewfinder like you would with touch pads and four-way rocker switches. Leave that for reviewing the recorded images. The box construction has the familiar feel of an M body, but weighs less. The "grippy" black rubber finish is handsome and remotely resembles leather. The flash has two positions: press halfway and it will set up for bounce flash. Press all the way down, and it will point directly towards the subject.

PRACTICALITIES: At the average price of about $1850 U.S. dollars, one would have to factor in the name. But also figure in the build quality. There is the magnesium body, real metal hinges on the doors (which are designed beautifully), traditional aperture ring, manual & auto focusing, shutter speed dial, superior image processing (for markedly lower noise levels than the competition), aspherical Summicron lens, larger than average lcd monitor; and a few more, but the general impression is that it's built well. The baseplate is bare, but there are three 1/8" diameter round rubber feet, and one round plastic foot that is molded out of the battery door itself. Attention to small details are what I like about the Leica. For example, the camera strap also comes with two leatherette scuff protectors that fit around the camera strap eyelets. And not only is a lens cap included, but a lens cap for the lens shade.

THE BOTTOM LINE: The photographs are the bottom line. The images and image quality are on par with the pro-level dslr's. There is a real Summicron aboard this camera, and of it, I rest assured. There are and will be cameras with higher pixel counts, but I've come to realize that if most of my photographs will be printed smaller than 11" x 14," then I am not lacking with the five megapixels. I've compared images side by side with images from my Olympus C8080, and the Digilux 2's images can almost qualify as 8 megapixel images!! This is not a point-and-shoot, as most would regard it as such. It can be set up for that if you wish, but the manual focusing, aperture and shutter adjustments make the D2 a capable tool for anybody who pursues photography seriously.

1-0 out of 5 stars Buy a real M series please.
How long will this two grand camera last or be obsolete? 2 years tops. Buy an M6, M7 or MP for your two grand and you'll have something that lasts a lifetime. ... Read more


2. Leica Digilux 1 3.9MP Digital Camera w/ 3x Optical Zoom
by Leica
list price: $950.99
our price: $799.95
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Asin: B00006FRJK
Catlog: Photography
Manufacturer: Leica
Sales Rank: 2127
Average Customer Review: 4.71 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

With classic elements of design, operating convenience, and technical advancements, the Leica Digilux 1 digital camera shares the outstanding optical quality, speed, and mobility of the original Leica 1 film camera from 1925. The Digilux 1 is made for the 21st century, with a 4-megapixel CCD sensor, high-speed aspherical Leica lens with 3x optical zoom, and a large 2.5-inch LCD for reviewing your photos.

Optics and Resolution
Because outstanding image quality can only be achieved through the optimal interplay of all components, the lens was tailored specifically to the 4-megapixel sensor in order to make full use of the optical and electronic capabilities. The Digilux 1 features a Leica DC Vario-Summicron 3x aspherical zoom lens with a range of focal lengths from 7-21mm, corresponding to a zoom range of 33-100mm on analog 35mm cameras. The speed of the lens is f2 to f2.5.

The Digilux 1 offers five alternatives for exposure control: fully automatic mode, programmed automatic mode, aperture priority, speed priority, and a setting for manual mode. It's also equipped with a ring for manual focusing so that you can get the best results from close-ups.

Camera Display
The 2.5-inch LCD screen on the back of the Digilux 1 is 50 to 90 percent larger than those on comparable cameras. Its size is ideal for meticulous picture evaluation and its 205,000 resolution makes manual focusing much easier. The attachable monitor hood makes good picture evaluation possible even in daylight. The Digilux 1 also features an optical viewfinder with diopter compensation.

Camera Speed
On many digital cameras, there are delays between the switching on of the camera and its readiness to shoot, as well as between the activation of the shutter release and the actual exposure. The Digilux 1 has been optimized for speed, enabling you to photograph spontaneously and be ready to shoot continuously. You can also make exposure sequences of up to eight pictures at a rate of approximately four exposures per second.

Movie Mode
Video sequences are recorded in the Apple QuickTime format in a size of 320 x 240 pixels. The length of the video recordings is limited only by the capacity of the memory card. With the 64 MB Secure Digital card that is supplied with the camera, the video recording time lasts for approximately six minutes.

Storage and Transfer
The 64 MB SD card can store 32 images with the highest resolution and lowest compression or up to 484 pictures with low resolution at the highest compression.

Power
The Digilux 1 features a powerful rechargeable lithium-ion battery. The included AC adapter/battery charger can charge the Digilux 1 in about two hours. With the monitor display switched on, the Digilux 1 can be operated for approximately two hours, or for approximately three hours with the monitor display turned off.

Size
The Digilux 1 measures 5 by 2.25 by 2.6 inches and weighs 16 ounces with battery.

Contents
This package comprises the Digilux 1 digital camera, a 64 MB Secure Digital card, a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, a hood for the LCD, AV and USB cables, a carrying strap, Adobe Photoshop Elements 1.0, and USB drivers for Windows and Mac. ... Read more

Features

  • 3.9-megapixel sensor captures enough detail to create prints up to 11 x 14 and beyond to poster size
  • 3x optical zoom with autofocus
  • Stores photos on 64 MB Secure Digital card--up to 32 images at high resolution
  • Connects to PCs via USB port
  • Powered by rechargeable lithium-ion battery

Reviews (14)

5-0 out of 5 stars I Leic it!
This camera has exceeded my expectations of what any digital camera should be. I was fearful during the purchasing process because I read "pro" reviews for this camera that were not favorable. They complained about severe noise at ISO 200 & 400. Luckily, I do not use these settings very often, I use a tripod and long exposures for low-light situations if I have to.

The real test occured when I held this camera for the first time--wonderful! My favorite physical qualities of this piece of art are the well-placed levers (yes I said levers, much like a Leica M), manual focus/settings and magnesium housing. The large display is very useful. I've gotten many + comments about the camera's superb design.

More important than physical prowess though, OPTICS. This is what sets the Digilux apart from its competitors. Fast and clear, enough said.

One last note, I bought the optional Filter Adapter at a local camera shop... Ohhh, what I'm willing to pay for Leica quality. With the adapter screwed on, the lense cap does not fit. This is a minor detail because filters offer protection and you can get an aftermarket cap that fits. Soon I will add accessories (wide-angle lense, more filters) to increase the camera's photo possibilities.

It's truly first class.

5-0 out of 5 stars After a year of use ...
OK, I admit that I am a sucker for the Leica name, but hey, it has meant quality and incredible optics for a very long time, so I had little difficulty choosing this camera last year when I decided to finally go digital. After one year of use, I have nothing but praise for this camera. Although I pine a bit for the Digilux 2, I am not ready to trade my Digilux 1 in and pay the premium. As a digital rangefinder, with excellent automatic and manual aspects, I have been able to satisfy both sides of my hobby: the snapshot photographer and the advanced hobbiest artist. The pictures I produce using this camera are stunning; the colors dense and true, and their ability to be manipulated in Photoshop a breeze. I highly recommend this camera to anyone considering it ... at this price, you're getting a bargain!

4-0 out of 5 stars Love isn't all
I love my Leica. It is rock solid and it takes nice pictures. It is true that there are some noise problems in iso 200 and 400, but hey then I just use iso 100 for indoor shots. That requires longer opening times and can give blurry pictures, but usually I just set it to take 4 or 8 pictures at a time and then at least one of them is usually ok. Should I buy again I would probably go for Canon Digital Rebel which is almost in the same pricerange.

5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Pictures are the reason.
The true measure of this camera is the quality of the pictures it produces. Here's my take on the reasons this camera takes such stunning shots (and is worth the cost):

1. Button speed. You will actually capture the moment you are looking for with this camera. Most digital cameras take bland pictures because, well, what they are taking a picture of is not interesting and the moment has passed. With this camera your eye will tell you when the picture is right, and blam! You'll have it captured.

2. Lens quality. The blacks are blacker, the whites are whiter, the colors are richer. Things are sharper. Nobody can deny Leica produces top-quality lenses.

3. Feel good controls. The camera body is Magnesium and feels fantastic. With it in your hands, it has a tendancy to outclass it's wearer, like a suit that's a bit too expensive for the occasion. An interesting thing happens, you will try to take better pictures. Don't underestimate this effect. Due to the excellent simplicity of the controls, when you do try to become an expert, you actualy can because the camera doesn't get in the way or make you squint endlessly at onscreen menus to change settings.

These are three very simple things that combine to make a very unique camera. I don't believe you'll find all of these things combined in any other digital camera.

Some have said there's a strange pattern or pixelation when zoomed WAY in on images on screen. Two responses:

1. You aren't going to spend any time zoomed in on pictures on your computer when looking at them in a normal manner. At display resolutions, these pictures are as clear or clearer than any from Canon, or Sony comparable models.

2. This *may* actually be intentional on Leica's part. If you print out a picture from this camera, it is always stunning, even at full size or larger. Some liken this to a stochastic (look it up) printing process. Whatever the case, find a print sample your self from this camera, there's no denying the overall effect more artistic and is a cut above simiar competitive brands.

I have had zero issues with this camera since ordering it from Amazon 8 months ago. My only complaint is that the Digilux 2 is even better...

3-0 out of 5 stars YOU MAY HAVE BETTER OPTIONS FOR LESSER..
..if you aren't obstinately attached to the brand. Aesthetics apart ('big', 'boxy' come to mind) this is NOT the camera you should go for if you want anything beyond an ISO of about a 100 -- and this is not coming from a point-and-click amateur. Yes, the manual controls are charming but if alternative brands offer me a better device (primarily, better pics, i.e.) with a lighter price tag, I begin to question.

WHAT'S GOOD ABOUT THE DIGILUX:

(1) Very, very fast response times in its class. This alone could be a dream criterion for some of you.
(2) A spacious monitor on the cam, bigger than matching Olympus, Canon or Nikon offerings.
(3) The much vaunted manual controls, no need for reflex cams.
(4) The Summicron lens, which leads to good pictures if the only alternative you have owned is a Sony entry-level point and shoot. If you have ever worked with a Nikon D100 or a Canon G3 (or above) then the quality difference is minimally incremental.

WHAT'S NOT:

(1) The price tag. For me, just the name doesn't cut it.
(2) Sub-par battery life.
(3) .mov format for the movies? Why?
(4) Think about where you'll be getting your tech support. It's not very easy.
(5) The reference guide is a pain to comprehend.
(6) A lean 2x optiocal zoom, which is also a bit deceiving - the imaging chip is so small, you can almost NEVER achieve background blur for portraits, or any other form of professional photography.
(7) Where's the noise reduction that is so COMMON with other competitors?
(8) A hood for the lens would've been nice.
(9) WB when using a flash is too bluish green.
(10) Ugly body (ok, this is subjective) -- almost seems tailor made for big German hands.
(11) Where's RAW?

SUMMARY:

I know a Leica when I see one. If you're looking for a digi version of the M6, this isn't it. I wonder why other reviewers would rate a product based on the halo of its overall brand. I'd wait for a revised version of this offering from Leica, their lens is worth the wait. Meanwhile, consider Nikon D100s (or even 5700) or Canon's EOS (or G5 etc) if you are in the market for a digital. ... Read more


3. LEICA CAMERA Digilux 2 Digital Camera

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Asin: B00097AHPM
Catlog: Photography
Manufacturer: Leica Camera
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Features

  • Fast 7 - 22.5 mm LEICA DC VARIO SUMMICRON f/2 - f/2.4 aspherical zoom lens
  • 2X Optical - 3X Digital zoom
  • 2/3 CCD sensor with 5.0 million pixels
  • Image sizes to 2560 x 1920
  • Brilliant transfer-reflexive 211K pixel 2.5 display

4. Leica Digilux 4.3 2.4MP Digital Camera w/ 3x Optical Zoom
by Leica
list price: $899.99
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Asin: B00004Z4ZB
Catlog: Photography
Manufacturer: Leica
Sales Rank: 8380
Average Customer Review: 4.43 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The Leica Digilux zoom combines high technical performance with elegant, ergonomic design. A 0.37-inch, 2.4-megapixel Fujifilm super CCD captures images that are saved at resolutions of up to 4.3 megapixels.Photographs are consistently well exposed and sharp with the camera's programmed automatic exposure control, contrast-based autofocus, and integrated automatic flash. The bright, 2-inch color LCD monitor provides a display on which photographs or movies up to 80 seconds in length can be framed and reviewed. The lens is always safe, thanks to an automatic metal lens cover.The Digilux comes complete with a 32 MB SmartMedia card. Pictures can be quickly downloaded to your PC or Macintosh via the USB port or viewed immediately on a TV set through a NTSC video connection. This package includes Adobe Photoshop 5.0 LE software, two AA rechargeable batteries, and an AC adapter. ... Read more

Features

  • 2.4-megapixel CCD camera creates 2,400 x 1,800 images for prints at 8 by 10 inches and beyond
  • 3x optical plus 3.75x digital autofocus Fuji zoom lens
  • Includes 32 MB SmartMedia card holds 38 photos at default resolution
  • Uses 2 AA batteries--rechargeable batteries included

Reviews (7)

4-0 out of 5 stars macro power, mini size
This little camera delivers awesome high resolution pictures in three scaleable sizes and video. Although no longer available on open market it can be found on the web through camera dealers. With the 32MB smartmedia card one can take from 18 high resolution (1700KB)photographs to 500 basic (50KB) resolution photographs. Downloading is fast with USB and Exif Viewer.
I use it in school regularly, as a middle school geography- social studies teacher accuracy and efficiency are important to me and my students -- clarity of picture is fundamental. The Leica Digilux 4.3 produces clean, clear stills for all but the fastest action shots. If you need action, use the 90 second video feature. I've owned and used this camera for two trouble-free years. It is invaluable.

3-0 out of 5 stars Fuzzy Logic.
Regardless of what the numbers say, this camera is a (roughly) 2.1 megapixel system that uses a process similar to television "line doubling" to effect its claimed 4.3 megapixel resolution. While that is true, it also true that the pictures it takes are plenty sharp without "doctoring" and will easily enlarge to 5" x 7" without becoming grainy. This is in no small part a result of excellent optics. In addition, the true (optical) 3X zoom is excellent, and its ability to shoot rather long movies (80 secs with sound) is a nice plus. Having said all that in its favor, it is still (IMHO) *way* overpriced, mostly because it has the Leica name on it. You can buy the same camera with the Fuji name on it (model 4700) and save hundreds!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Camera and Good Attatchments
I asked for this camera for christmas a got it(horay)! The main reason was that I thought it had the highest resolution 4.3 megapix. In fact it does not and Fuji who made it have had to change their advertising which has been called misleading. It is like a 2.3 megapixal but used some funny formula to produce data files that have 4.3 megapizals, but the original picture does not. HOWEVER - it takes really great pictures and can do movies for up to 80 seconds (with included 32mb sancard) There are a wide range of settings - full automatic, manual, movie, night time, 'rapid fire' that takes 3 pictures one after another. The controls are easy to learn and can be manipulated with one hand. It is relatively small and fits in a pocket. I was pleased to find a macro attatchment for it (you also have to by a small base stand to attatch this to the camera). this allows you to take extreme close ups mainly of skin which is good for me as a Dermatologist! Although it does have difficulty with colors at extreme close ups, it has no problem that I can see without the macro. The pictures is produces are really great. I also have an Epsonn 875 color printer, when combind with good photographic paper to print on they really do look like amazing pictures. Now - I have not used digital cameras before so I can not really compare it, but I have seen other frineds camera and I really like my one. It is not as small as those Cannon Elfs. It only uses rechargeable batteries. Make sure you buy it online - it is at least... more expensive in most stores. Enjoy. Oh yea, it comes with easy to use software.

4-0 out of 5 stars A great camera under a different name
This is indeed a great camera to use, full of features and provides high quality images. If you are having problems finding this model it is also available as the Fuji Finepix 4700 Camera. Fuji designed, and manufactures this camera.

5-0 out of 5 stars compact powerful & versatile with advanced features
After only one week of using the Leica Digilux 4.3 I'm extremely pleased with the quality and features of this camera. After using a Kodak 260 for 2 years with great satisfaction, the Leica is a better overall camera at the same price. ... Read more


5. Leica Digilux 5MP Digital Camera
by Leica Camera

Asin: B0001Q25PG
Catlog: Photography
Manufacturer: Leica Camera
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Features

  • Fast 7 - 22.5 mm LEICA DC VARIO SUMMICRON f/2 - f/2.4 aspherical zoom lens
  • 2X Optical - 3X Digital zoom
  • 2/3 CCD sensor with 5.0 million pixels
  • Image sizes to 2560 x 1920
  • Brilliant transfer-reflexive 211K pixel 2.5 display

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