Summary: The Leica DLux is one of the best compact cameras I've used. It is not simply a relabeled Panasonic - which is also tremendous. Leica and Panasonic collaborate on many aspects of camera development, and this DLUX, is the best of both worlds. The Leica will give you a much higher resale value and some other goodies. I have owned the Leica X1, X2, and currently have the new X. I have also owned the Fuji X100 and X100s.
Excerpt: OK, I know this is Leica's version of the Panasonic DMC-LX100 (their user manuals are virtually identical), but if you're a Leica fan, this is a MUST HAVE camera. The particular blend of accessible controls (separate dials for F stop, Shutter speed and EV compensation), picture quality, video and special features (stop-motion animation, user-set time lapse, HDR, muliple aspect ratios, etc. ect.
Pros: Beautiful Bokeh, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Battery Life, Good in Low Light, Great Resolution, Great Video, Lots Of Control, Remarkable Features
Cons: Complicated Menu System, poorly written manual
Excerpt: Finally a camera that can be a comfortable and excellent replacement for my DSLR. The D Lux 109 is very capable and it lets the photographer be as basic or advanced as s/he is inclined to be. Love this camera!!!
Excerpt: I had it for about a week and half and took it to shoot some of my family events for instance Thanksgiving dinner and birthday party over the past weekend. I just felt in love with its colors and its image quality.
Pros: Easy to Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Battery Life, Good in Low Light, Great Resolution, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact
Excerpt: After owning D-Lux 3, 4 and 5, I was hoping, like many others, for D-Lux 6 to have a 1" sensor as it was being rumored so many times. But I was very disappointed when DL 6 was announced with the same small sensor; and, as I did not find much improvement from DL5, I did not upgrade to "6"! I was hoping for a portable with a bigger sensor and the MFT system started appearing to me more and more interesting, although not so "Portable"!
Excerpt: I have been with digilux line for ... even before it became digital! This latest compact "giant" is definitely putting a pause into this, as far as I am concerned. Most likely a phenomenal camera cannot go wrong with a Leica - BUT: No longer pocketable, especially with that protruding rangefinder. No flash on compact - are you serious? Any, even "substandard" flash is better than none on what you always carry around.