Summary: Love this camera. Best point and shoot I've ever used. Took it on a recent vacation in Italy and got some amazing shots ... and I only used the automatic focus. As I continue to explore other features of the Leica D-Lux 6 I know I'll be able to take even more incredible photographs. This camera costs more than others but I feel the quality is worth the price.
Summary: I wanted to have a camera that I can always carry without having to carry a lot of cargo but that would yet provide me with good quality images. This leica really does the job, and I am still not done with exploring all the possibilities it offers. The one feature I probably like most is the ability to change of capture format ratio: 1:1, 4:3, 16:9 and more. The pictures are crisp and always well exposed.
Summary: For a pocket camera, there is no finer light capture device on the market. Very bright wide lens with a good zoom range. The menus are intuitive and you can bounce around them quickly. I had the Sony first and it is a good machine. The Sony build felt more solid and it seemed to focus faster (a little less lag, maybe), but the Leica is simply better at photography. That is the goal! Ignore the megapixel count and pony up for the Leica.
Excerpt: I am not a camera expert. So! Im not going to comment on the many wonderful functions this D-LUX 6 Edition by G-Star Raw Digital Camera by Leica has to offer….... I think this is a great camera! Point and Shoot, with a lot of extras. Like the leather on the camera body, not just for looks, it gives you some grip. The leather neck strap is a good length and the leather it self, will soften in time. The Leather Camera case is a retro 40's design, Fun!
Excerpt: The lens on this camera is stellar--as the specs and the Leica name suggest. (Can you imagine what a crop-sensor lens like this would cost purchased separately?) But I also have been impressed by the camera it is attached to--incredible color rendition, useful in-camera shooting/editing modes, 41 auto focus points, fast and quiet (in this example--more later) zoom, bright, detailed LCD monitor, precise, mechanical contacts with every push of a button.
Pros: Easy to Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Battery Life, Good in Low Light, Great Resolution, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact
Excerpt: I normally use a full-frame DSLR (Nikon D600) but I've always wanted something small but excellent for those ocasssions when I don't want to carry a heavy camera bag. The Leica D-Lux 6 is a fantastic capable small camera. Its easy to use and I'm trilled with the results even in low light situations. I've used this camera for portraits of my pets and at parties in restaurants. Based on reading other reviews, I also purchased the optional grip and use it consistently.
Pros: Easy to Use, Good Battery Life, Good in Low Light, Small / Compact
Summary: The camera arrived earlier than promised and (there are 2, one for my wife and myself) it is the "go-to" everyday camera. Great for our on-going 365 project. Love it and how efficiently it arrived.
Summary: I ordered a second Leica and it seems to work fine. However, the first Leica that I ordered was missing the latch that shuts the open/close mechanism. Furthermore, an inner metalic latch arrived loose and hard to place. I am not sure how to acquire the missing mechanism.
Excerpt: The good - <br />Small form factor.<br />Excellent picture quality. <br />Easy navigation and well laid out menu<br />Excellent for Landscape and Marco work.<br /><br />The bad -<br />Very slippery finish. <br />Adding an external grip covers the SD card compartment which is annoying if you have a SD card reader.<br />Because of the tiny sensor its really hard to control DOF so the dedicated aperture ring was not very useful.
Pros: Easy to Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Battery Life, Good in Low Light, Small / Compact