Summary: I like the concern. Because I like the brand Leica and I have the lens R. I could used with Leica Digi 3. I dislike the R I could not shut yet not function. I will call Leica United States in New Jersey.
Summary: It is a nice camera, but does not justify the price even for the low price you pay on e-bay, My newer sony which I bought cheaper brand new takes better pictures in the low light. Leica is definitely better in day light use. Also the battery drains out so fast that you need to carry extra 1 or two with you, as without warning the low battery light starts blinking, especially if you are using the flash, even a little bit. You are paying for the name as I did.
Summary: This is the king of toy camera. I bought used one. But it's like new. Many people buy expensive and big DSLRs with rapid decision. But most of them regret buying them because they are not convenient to carry anywhere. I recommend this.
Excerpt: Purchased a C- LUX 3 back in Nov 09 have used it 6 or7 times, unsure about the black finish, shows every mark, image quality not great, build quality not great. Its a real shame because I wanted to be more positive about this camera.
Excerpt: Great Little Gem! Hooked to my belt during a 3 week business trip in Europe was always ready to shoot at a moments notice. I used mainly the program mode and the food mode and landscape mode all in natural light settings. Outstanding shots! See my page for samples. http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=202628196 Problems: I do not like the battery and SD door cover and latch.
Summary: Using the C-Lux 3 for personal and professional use. On a tripod, works well to take pictures of art work. Has adjustable parameters for film speed, shutter speed, white balance, etc., etc. Extremely versatile camera expecially for its size. Menu same as Panasonic - excellent, fast, user friendly. Does not shoot tif or raw but high res big file jpegs. The more you explore the camera the more you find that it will do. Hard to beat if you can stand the price.
Pros: Bracketing, Easy To Use, Great Optics, Great size, Strong Construction, White balance customizing
Summary: I purchased the camera for its compact size, great optics and high-quality image processing. Additionally, the camera is well constructed and offers flexible control options. Very pleased so far.