Excerpt: Elegant camera with excellent finish and built quality. LCD display is bright and the controls are intuitive and easy to use. The 28-102 mm zoom lens is quite versatile and photos are sharp, especially outdoor shots. The OIS image stabilizer also works well. Very pleased with this camera.
Excerpt: I have a lot of experiences with most of Canon compact cameras from Pro S1, A620, S400, 450,500, 550, 700IS, and 800IS. Then I decided to go with Leica because of its legacy on film and tried it with its first line compact digital camera. I have no regret for it at all.
Summary: 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.
Summary: 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.
Summary: 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.
Summary: The Digilux is a real value and wonderful camera for both the digital novice to the seasoned camera buff. In my opinion the most important thing in any camera is the lens, and in the Digilux has the legendary Summicron.
Summary: First point worth mentioning: If you're looking for a pocket camera, look elsewhere. Check the dimensions on this, and then check your pockets. On the other hand, if you don't mind carrying the camera around with you, it will reward you IMMENSELY for the effort.
Oh, they shouldn't let novices like myself have such joy.
4 January 2003
Summary: I am very new to digital cameras (and photography) so my review will focus on ease-of-learning the camera and the way it handles. I've now had the camera for about a month and have used it almost daily and am extremely pleased overall.
Summary: The Leica Digilux 1 one may resemble a souped-up version of the old American 35mm Argus rangefinder camera, but appearances are certainly quite deceiving; it's images are far superior to any made by the old Argus.
Summary: Simple, direct, point and shoot. When I first handled this camera, I was struck by the boxy Retro shape. How unlike the rest of the digital camera field. The technical instrumentation is straight forward, the view area of 2.5 inches, the largest available was a selling point for this myoptic...