Excerpt: The Leica C-LUX 1 is essentially a rebadged version of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX01. The ultra compact C-LUX 1 features a 28mm wide angle Leica DC zoom lens and a high sensitivity setting of up to ISO 1600. It also incorporates built-in optical image stabilization and is available in black and silver finishes. Aside from minor styling and bundle differences it is exactly the same camera as the Panasonic model.
Pros: Excellent image quality, Good usability/controls, Built well, very well, Highly versatile 28-102mm zoom range - smallest 28mm camera in the world, It's fast, Image stabilization works well, Good battery life, Easy to use
Excerpt: It's a little Leica! Leica, in partnership with Panasonic, has rolled out a new, $495 (list) ultra-compact digital camera. Featuring a 3.6X Leica DC Vario-Elmarit f/2/8-5.6/4.6-16.8 ASPH Triple zoom lens (28-102 35mm equivalent), a 2.5" TFT LCD, and a brushed silver chrome or black finish, the Leica C-Lux 1 should make Leica fans happy. The overall fit and finish of the camera are quite nice, the only exception being the battery/SD card cover, which lacks heft.
Summary: An attractive-looking, pocketable digicam with some useful features for family photographers and an excellent software bundle.The Leica C-Lux 1 has so much in common with Panasonic's DMC-FX01 model that we suspect both cameras came from the same factory - readers may wish to check the review of the FX01 on this site to see how they compare. Both cameras have the same minimalist styling, with much of the rear panel covered by a 2.5-inch LCD, which doubles as a viewfinder.
Excerpt: Quali le potenzialità di Leica C-LUX 1 ? La tecnologia di stabilizzazione ottica dell’immagine MEGA O.I.S. e l’elevata sensibilità fino a 1600 ISO permettono di ottenere immagini perfette anche in situazioni di illuminazione critica, persino senza il flash, evitando il possibile effetto mosso. L’ampio e brillante display da 2.5” (207.000 pixel) consente di scegliere tra le modalità di visualizzazione panoramica 16:9, 4:3 o classica a 3:2.