Summary: I am not as enamored as others about owning a Leica although I know they are famous for their cameras and lenses but this is a german camera manufactured in Japan. There is no real difference between this camera and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 (same lens, hardware etc) with a $400 price difference and the LX5 has better ergonomics. Stephen Huff's review uses the LX5 to review the D-Lux 5 in regards to the photos/video etc.
Summary: I purchased this camera a few weeks ago to try it out after hearing much about it. Quite frankly I'm not sure what the hoopla is all about -- other than it has a red dot on it. First of all I AM a photogapher. I shoot with a Nikon D700, d300, a bevy of Nikon glass, as well as medium format Mamiya film and digital. So yes, I do know what I'm talking about and this is not a casual review. The Leica is an incredible piece of metal. I love the heft, and the feel of it.
Summary: La cámara tiene una buena calidad y el objetivo una maravilla. Personalmente me parece tener una mala ergonomía, así como la tapa del objetivo es dificil de manipular. Ahora bien, estoy descontento por el hecho de que debamos aceptar para beneficio de la marca que si debemos consultar el manual, lo debamos hacer por medio de un CD y a traves de un ordenador.