Excerpt: My user report (review) on the Leica Digilux 2 from 2004 and onwards ... Thorsten Overgaard: Leica Digilux 2 for professional photojournalistic use Leica Digilux 2 user report by Thorsten Overgaard "The vintage digital camera"
Summary: I've copied my review below from the DMC-LC1 review I just published, since both cameras are extremely similar. The differences in aesthetics, grip, and minor button assignments are minimal, but give the interested party a clear choice.
Summary: Ahead of it's time, only to be replaced today by the Fujifilm X-E1. I purchased this silent camera new and had issues only at the beginning and end of ownership. My 5mp images could print 16x20 on an Epson 4000 and impress the room, and was willing to wait for each RAW image to process.
Summary: If you are someone who cut their teeth on film cameras and hate the layout, interface and operation of most modern digital cameras, this may be the camera for you. I bought a very lightly used Digilux 2 via Amazon for less than half of it's original selling price with the complete package right down...
Excerpt: If you can get your hands on a Digilux 2, do it. It seems that suddenly there are a wave of people that have decided they want a camera... not a computer. Granted, I still need rapid fire, big gun DSLRs for work... but my "Sunday driver" is the Digilux 2. It puts the joy back in photography.
Miguel Ali "Film Director & Political Pundit", Amazon
17 August 2005
Summary: Okay ----- many people have criticized me for buying a $1,400 digital camera, that is almost 2 years old and has only 5 megapixels they were wrong to criticize I ordered the camera about a week ago (early August, 2005) and just received it today ---- I have spent all day shooting with it, and I am...