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. The lens is Leica. The lens has some chromatic aberrations, or color fringing on the edges of highlights. However, the amount is much less than other cameras of the same age and size.
Summary: I purchased this camera D-Lux3 almost 4 years ago in 2008. My wife complained about the slower response time compared to Canon powershots. Yes a little bit slower than any other Point and Shoot cameras, however, because of that if the moment is right this camera takes fantastic pictures. Manual setting is very fun to do tricks. Probably Lumix version is smiler but that doesn't lower this camera's ratings.
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: I mostly shoot Nikons, at the moment a D80, D300s, and a full frame D700. This little Leica does a super job. It has all the features anyone needs in a point and shoot and then some. Raw pictures look super and so do JPGs. A little slow saving the 20 mp raw pictures. Will do aperture priority or shutter priority or fully programmed; plus lots of weird stuff like baby photos, portraits, and landscapes. Built in flash. Sharpness and resolution are truly amazing.
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.