Summary: I been using this camera for a several years now. This camera has all the features I need. The days of big heavy cumbersome cameras are gone for me. This camera will do more than what the average person would do with a big 35mm camera.
Summary: the lens and the light this camera get are awesome... the zoom is a little useless and lose focus easily... but is only matter if you are super obsess with the perfect picture. i really love this camera
Summary: I don't claim to be a technical expert on the internal workings of a camera - I just love to make art. All I am interested in is a well-built, sturdy product that will capture my vision as I see it, and I cannot always carry around my bulky DSLR, and do not always want too, either.
Summary: I wanted this little point and shoot camera to be amazing. I had SUCH high hopes for it. But it is super slow, you take a picture and then it take almost 45 seconds for the camera to be ready to take another. It also isn't very reliable when it comes to focusing correctly.
I've taken superb photos, printed 13x19, a great RAW portable camera.
16 June 2012
Summary: Yes, Leica is expensive. However, for the size and the year this camera was made, the quality of the camera, the features and the quality of the images are all superb. Note that there are newer models of this same camera, the D-Lux 4 and 5, each incrementally better. First, the images.
Summary: I'm writing about my Leica D-Lux 3 camera--whoops, I mean my Leica D-Lux 3 paperweight (if one is careful, it also might be usable as a coaster). The camera was purchased in 2007 and worked fine until late 2011 when the LCD screen went black except for icons that were still visible.