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Leica D-LUX 3
5.0 out of 10

Leica D-LUX 3

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Overall 6
6.0

Leica, Sometimes more expensive is NOT better.

pathnak, Ebay
6 September 2010
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Leica D-LUX 3 Digital Camera

JaimeLacayo, Rate it all!
3 September 2008
  • Summary: I purchased the camera expecting the best point and shoot around ( I shelled out $650 for it) and after having the camera for more than six months the pictures are average, not excellent. The images lack sharpness and the shutter is crazy slow, even in burst mode. Of course I wasn't expecting DSLR speed, but if this shutter where a car it would do 0-60 in 15 seconds. ALSO, why in the world is the camera now more than twice the price I paid for a few months ago?
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Overall 6
6.0

Get the Panasonic equivalent instead

Judge J Drhedd, Amazon
26 August 2008
  • Summary: The only thing that satisfies me on this purchase is the Leica dot... that I can say that Ive owned a Leica for once in my life. Otherwise, the picture quality is not worth the price (I bought mine Hong Kong two months ago for, equivalent to 780 USD). Try to tinker with white balance, try shade for example, and even with ample light, shots will exhibit noise and aberration. A simple sun reflecting on a calm beach, this camera will meter wrongly.
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Overall 6
6.0

Leica D-LUX 3 Digital Camera

ThomasH493, Rate it all!
12 February 2008
  • Summary: Leica D-Lux 3 is another offspring of the Panasonic-Leica cooperation, surely benefiting both partners. D-Lux 3 is a re-badged Lumix LX2. Main asset of both cameras is clearly the Leica VARIO-ELMARIT Lens, quite sharp on both ends. Fascinating is the 16:9 ratio wide panorama mode. 10Mpix is a good resolution, helping to get over the usual noise and noise correction smearing of details, which is visible even at ISO 100. If sampled down to approx.
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Overall 6
6.0

Nice package, but RAW mode has its flaws...

ThomasH, Amazon
12 February 2008
  • Summary: Leica D-Lux 3 is another offspring of the Panasonic-Leica cooperation, surely benefiting both partners. D-Lux 3 is a re-badged Lumix LX2. Main asset of both cameras is clearly the Leica VARIO-ELMARIT Lens, quite sharp on both ends. Fascinating is the 16:9 ratio wide panorama mode. 10Mpix is a good resolution, helping to get over the usual noise and noise correction smearing of details, which is visible even at ISO 100. If sampled down to approx.
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Overall 6
6.0

so so

Wisedove "wisedove", Amazon
14 November 2007
  • Summary: the camera is gorgeous. so is the leather case. but for a fancy camera with a lot of heritage, i found the dlux a bit of a let down. my canon ixus 5mp took even clearer photos.
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Overall 6
6.0

A good (not great) camera. Nice but not super-nice. Yet very chic & cool.

JD-monitor, ridicule, and judge "world's smartest idiot", Amazon
7 October 2007
  • Summary: First off, let me tell you I have been shooting with a Canon20D with 3 different lenses for the past four years, my basis for review IS biased, opinionated, and thus the Leica is being forced to compete with an SLR worth 2-3x the value of itself. Gyeah! It's sort of a Leica. The camera is metal and has a retro-feel to it. I do like the simplicity of the dials. But it's made in Japan and it wouldn't take a die-hard camera-guru to tell you it's a souped up Panasonic.
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Overall 6
6.0

so-so

S. R. Peyton "stevethereader", Amazon
24 September 2007
  • Summary: I like the camera's look and feel, but am disapointed with the picture quality reletive to the price of the camera. It may be that I still haven't figured out all of the manual options that set this camera apart, but the preset options (especially indoor pics) haven't wowed me yet.
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Overall 6
6.0

PLEASE CHECK THAT FOR ME

David Chow, Amazon
27 August 2007
  • Summary: ARE YOU SURE THIS ITEM IS NOT THE OTHER PEOPLE RETURN ITEM ? DEAR SIR: BECAUSE THE CAMERA COVER IS KIND THE MESS LIKE A SOME ONE USED BEFORE REAL I FEEL NOT TO GOOD FOR THAT.. COULD YOU PLEASE DOUBLE CHECK IT AGAIN ? IS THAT SOMEONE RETURN ITEM ?
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Overall 6
6.0

pointless waste of 200 bucks

A. Gardner, Amazon
4 June 2007
  • Summary: i have no problem with the actual camera --- only with the fact that the sister camera (panasonic lumix dmclx2) is LITERALLY exactly the same (except for the inclusion of photoshop 4 with the leica version) this camera is a panasonic with a leica lens no matter if you want to buy it for 400 from panasonic or 600 from leica......
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