Summary: I have always favored compact cameras than slugging the DSLR, lenses and accessories when travelling. I like to travel light and have something unobtrusive to capture those wonderful places and memorable experiences. The Leica D-Lux4 was a dream come true. I really enjoyed using this camera.
Summary: i absolutely love my DLUX 4....what a delightful small camera. easy to carry around. reasonable build quality for this price level. great images. i understand this is a duplicate of a certain panasonic. if so, get either, unless you care about the red logo...which i DO!!! i am a leica fan..
Summary: I owned the D-Lux 4 for about a year and a half. It was my primary camera for that entire period. In full disclosure, the camera that preceded it was the Nikon D90, and the camera that came after was the Canon T2i. In comparison to the D90, the D-Lux 4 was a happy replacement...At first.
Excerpt: From the incredible finish(limited edition titanium) to the heft, the silent action, the fabulous color, detail and wide perspective setting, this is a great great classic camera. Images have been blown up to beyond 20x30 and look great.
Summary: When the D Lux 4 first came out it looked so similar to the D Lux 3 I already had that I did not consider buying it, but then I read about two things that sold it to me: 1) the faster, wider lens and 2) availability of the external optical viewfinder.
Excerpt: This is the best compact digital camera I have used. Excelent IQ, with very good contrast and excelent colors. The "vivid" colors and the "Dynamic B&W" are really good. Easy to use and very good image up to 400ASA. Problems: This is not a problem, but it would be nice to have optical viewfinder.
Excerpt: I've been using this camera for about a year and a half now, and it is very much my camera of choice. I've been an SLR and DSLR user for longer than I care to remember, and still like the feel and solidity of an SLR (and the sound the shutter); but the reality is that I don't carry one of those...
Excerpt: I must say, that I am really dissapointed with this camera. I was looking for a handy compact as back-up for my dSLR. The IQ is generally good, but the noise is overwhelming. I tried to have some prints developed, and these look fine, though. Colours are great. Sharpness is also above average.