Excerpt: As a long time DSLR user, I have quickly become accustomed to, and really like, the D-109's smaller size, considerably reduced heft and agility that comes with a smaller, lighter camera. Pictures are really sharp and close-up shots have a beautifully shallow depth of field.
Excerpt: This is a great walk around camera. Very good for street photography, and a very fine travel companion when size and weight is an issue. I use it as a secondary camera to my Nikon SLR (D7000). The IQ is top notch. Excellent low light performance! It has a Leica quality body made of metal.
Pros: 3 Year Warranty, 4k Video Still Shots, Easy to Use, Excellent in Low Light, Fast Shutter Speed, Free Adobe Lightroom, Good in Low Light, Great image quality, Great Resolution, Great Zoom, Made in Japan
Excerpt: Just began using the D-Lux 109 as my primary travel camera. Lightweight and perfectly sized to grip and easily operate all controls. The zoom lens operates really smoothly and the 35mm - 75mm zoom range adequate for most situations.
Pros: Easy to Use, Electronic Viewfinder, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Battery Life, Great Resolution, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact
Excerpt: I did not give this a 5 star as it is over priced for what you get. The fact that it may be built to last twenty years does not matter in an area where the technology changes so fast. I did not "need" this camera but bought it as a treat for myself.
Summary: Just wonderful camera with all amenities from professional cameras. I also have Canon 5d Mark III and Nikon D4S for a change. I guess these cameras will collect dust after purchasing of this Leica Type 109. As commented by others I'm not going to go through the technical staff.
Summary: After reading many reviews I looked closer at the Panasonic Lumix and the Leica D-Lux, finally deciding to purchase the Leica. The warranty and the Lightbox download made it worth the extra money (to me). I use Manual mode extensively to photograph the products I sell.
Summary: My best camera purchase ever. This little camera has it all, especially all important settings on the camera and not buried in the menu. It takes exceptional photographs and capabilities allow lots of experimentation! I think it's an artist's camera.
Excerpt: Reflecting on years of photography including SLRs and time in the darkroom, it's true: the best camera is the one you have with you.However, I don't I want a great photo limited to the quality or print size of a smart phone.
Pros: Good in Low Light, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact
Great little camera if you want to step up your photographic game
johnzero "johnzero", Amazon
5 March 2015
Summary: I have had the D-Lux for about a month now. If you search on this camera you will find plenty of reviews that list the technical data, so it doesn't add much value for me to simply repeat it. Instead, I'll report what it is like for me to use this camera.
Summary: I have and have had a number of the small Leica compact digital cameras over time, and this is by far the most professional-feeling and performing of them all. My earlier Leica compact cameras all worked well, but were lightweights by comparison to the new Leica D-Lux (I also have the original 2003...