Excerpt: For the past few years Leica has been wading into the point-and-shoot mass-market, where competition is vicious and where the company demands a pricey premium owing to its unparalleled brand. Is the good-looking, tiny C-Lux 3 worth it? Probably not: At $350 it would be superb.
Pros: Sharp, accurate colors. Great white balance. Excellent pictures in bright light. Dead-simple interface and controls. Three aspect ratios (4:3, 3:2, and 16:9). 3-year warranty.
Cons: Pricey as hell. No panoramic mode. Limited manual mode only allows exposure control. Decent but not great shots in low light (Our Canon G10 does it better). Did we mention price?
Excerpt: Few brands in photography enjoy a reputation as strong as Leica’s, but the C-Lux 3 is a far cry from the company’s traditional fare. So how does this compact point-and-shoot fare? Find out after the jump…
Pros: A compact worthy of the name, the C-Lux 3 is tiny enough to slip into your jeans pocket – but you may want to use the uber-swanky white leather case instead, just for show-off purposes. In fact, this camera looks utterly gorgeous, with a glossy white lacquer finish that helps justify the price ta...
Cons: The C-Lux 3 lacks any kind of manual controls, so it can’t match the flexibility of the Canon G10, Nikon P6000 or Panasonic DMC-LX3. Its small size also makes it slightly harder to hold steady than these bulkier cameras.
Summary: The Leica C-LUX 3 is a deluxe compact camera steeped in style and elegance. Unfortunately, its premium price tag is slightly beyond reason, especially given the existence of Panasonic's similar Lumix DMC-FX38. As such, its appeal will be limited to cashed-up members of the glitterati.
Pros: Excellent picture quality, loads of automatic features, HD video recording, eminently stylish
Cons: Prohibitive price tag, it's a bit too (s)wanky
Leica C-Lux 3: 10-Megapixel-Kompakt-Digitalkamera im Test
25 November 2008
Summary: Die Leica-Kamera wartet mit einem hauseignen Objektiv vom Typ DC Vario Elmarit auf, das im Weitwinkel eine Anfangslichtstärke von f2,8 bietet. Seine Brennweite deckt den Bereich 25 bis 125 Millimeter ab.
Excerpt: La Leica C-LUX 3 è una fotocamera digitale elegante e raffinata, nonché dotata di prestazioni elevatissime, che va ad arricchire la serie C-Lux, dopo la Leica C-lux 2 . Caratterizzata da un design essenziale con linee pulite, disponibile nelle colorazioni nero e bianco, questa fotocamera monta un...