Summary: Only two of the accessoires were present: a batterycharger (US-standards, not European) and a little bag (both not original). No wires, no memory card... At first, the camera did not work at all. This was due to the battery (non original). A shopkeeper in Brussels discovered that it was broken. When I put in a new battery, everything was fine and I decided to keep the camera and not to return it.
Summary: I found this gorgeous little camera at a thrift shop completely broken and priced by someone who obviously had no clue what it was. I sent it to the Leica shop to get it fixed which cost several hundred dollars. For $260 (which is what I ended up paying for it total), it was completely worth it. It's stylish, it takes great photos, it's tiny; basically it's perfect. But honestly, there's no way it's worth the full price new.
Summary: I bought this camera with full faith in Leica products despite the high price tag Five months after light use (about 300 photos in all), the camera was not working. Leica repaired but refused to replace bad product with same or equivalent model. Customer service was completely insensitive to my troubles with their product and my request for replacing it. If I have problems with it again, I will have to pay for repairs since the warranty expires soon.
Summary: I will be surprised if the Leica D-Lux 2 does not prove to be a successful product for both Leica, and the camera's manufacturer, Panasonic; this is without question the best compact digital camera to result from this successful partnership. I had the privilege of using one that was available for usage at the Leica display booth at the annual Photo Plus East trade show which was held here in New York City last month.
Summary: The camera is a fine small camera but with two big problems. There is no view finder, a real problem if you want to take photos outside in sunlight. Second, the screen that you use to frame the picture becomes almost invisible in sunlight, impossible to see and frame the shot. The manufacturers have made an effort to correct this by including means to brighten the screen, but it is not enough. The quality of the shots is good, some noise with the 400 speed setting.
Summary: I bought this product right before traveling overseas. It was a great camera for traveling. it has a good lens. My only gripe with it is the lack of a lens finder. Battery lasted almost two days, taking about 40 pictures a day. Overnight charging, so it was ready the next morning. Seeing as I bought this used, it was a good camera for the price. I was able to get some really beautiful shots with it.
Summary: I currently use a Canon 20D, Canon 5D, and Canon Elan7ne with a variety of lenses. I wanted a very good - small "point & shoot" digital camera and the Leica D-Lux 2 not only fit that need it exceeded all of my expectations. I'll admit to having some reluctance in buying this camera after reading all the negative internet reviews on it before it even hit the market. I'm so glad I ignored the nay-sayers.
Summary: I've had several digital cameras. However none have ever satisfied me. I use to be deep into photography preferring 2 ¼ format. Then, for ease of use and carry around I slowly moved to 35mm, trying to stick to Kodachrome 25, this gave good results. As I got into digital cameras I've had several. However none have ever satisfied me. I went to Sony Cyber-shot cameras, because of the good Carl Zeiss lens. This gave ok results, but it looked like I was using 400 speed film.
Summary: I am *extremely* impressed by this little Leica.
This will be a rather short review since this camera model is already, like, 300 years old in dog years.
I was able to pick a new one up for less than [...] on the internets from someone who clearly didn't know what they were parting with. When I inquired into why the party was selling she only told me that her husband needed something newer.
Summary: I am *extremely* impressed by this little Leica. This will be a rather short review since this camera model is already, like, 300 years old in dog years. I was able to pick a new one up for less than [...] on the internets from someone who clearly didn't know what they were parting with. When I inquired into why the party was selling she only told me that her husband needed something newer.