Summary: I bought this camera a few months ago as a backup to have with me for that chance photo opportunity. I read all reviews I could find, most raved about this camera, even advanced amatuers and at least one pro. I am an advanced amatuer. The lens is not even Leica's usual lens. The camera did not come with computer program for RAW processing. Quality of pictures with any degree of zoom is appalling.
Pros: It takes good video
Cons: No optical view finder, Poor Operation in Low Light
Summary: Leica D-LUX 3 10MP Digital Camera with 4x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom (Black) I bought this camera on Amazon. I had tried to purchase the camera through various camera stores, but was told it was only available online. Ten months after buying it, the lens no longer extends out. Although a prompt told me to remove the lens cap, the lens cap was already off. So I went online and sent an email to Leica Customer Service.
Summary: Leica is a name brand in the world. However, the product and the service are very bad. I bought a Leica D-LUX 3 on March. Only one shot and nothing has shown on the lcd screen. I sent it back under the instruction which was provided by the customer service department from Leica. I did not receive any messege from Leica at all. I tried to call them many times and left my cell number to them, no body called me. They did not concern the small account.
Summary: Very large case for such a small camera. Has a pocket for an extra SD card or two, but nowhere to put an extra battery. Strap is very wide and uncomfortable. Very well made, very impractical. I returned mine.