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. The Jpeg engine of this camera is ever so slightly tuned differently than the LC1, I'd sum up by saying it is more conservative in color saturation and yields slightly better detail. Other than that, they are the same.
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. Traded in my Contax G2 for this Digilux (with mixed feelings but the G2 had an unfaithful viewfinder) but knew it was a step in the right direction.
Summary: With this camera your able to say that the lens is 60% of your picture. Although being an old 5 Megapixels camera, it lens gives you so crisps and vivid colors that any low feature you may find to it simply is eclipsed by the lens. The angled flash also allow you to obtain wonderfull interior pictures, bouncing the light and giving natural color pictures.
Summary: I own several Sony Mavica CD cameras. I find them to be great cameras. The disc are becoming a little hard to find, but outside of that I have no problem with the cameras what so ever. I hope to keep using them for years to come. I certainly recommend the camera.
High quality, sharp lens, rich color picture, compact body, bright monitor.
3 July 2011
Summary: I like the digilux2 due to more high quality pictures in flickr gallery.I bought one from ebay and I enjoy it now.It can take sharp and rich color picture. I think Its picture is more 3D than others.The digilux2 is a excellent camera though its writing speed is too slow. I like digilux3 too and I bought one from ebay after I bought digilux2.However its zoom ring stick on the 25,then I returned it to the seller.
As good as it gets. Quality A+. Picture Quality A+ AMAZING CAMERA
1 July 2011
Summary: Simply the best 5MP camera available, picture quality rivals many newer and higher resolution cameras. I tend to erase pictures that later I regret so having them on discs, stops that. not to mention you have your originals, on safe format ready for anything. Quality cant be better, even though some of these units suffered from bad ccds. Camera is sturdy, solid and reliable. Size? its big and I love it, size gives this camera grip.
Summary: There are Vario-Summicrons and then there's the Digilix 2 Vario-Summicron. The Leica D2 let's you set up really great shots quickly with the easily accessible manual operation. Although not a true range finder, the EVP really works well and holds its own when the light goes down. Its sturdily built and hefty but surprisingly light. It's a classic armed with an impeccable 28-90mm Vario-Summicron on large glass, not the the tiny ones on the D-Lux series.
Summary: Great Camera. Love the easy program menu access. REALLY love the write-to-CD feature! Camera is light and loaded w/features. Too bad they didn't continue to make this line of cameras. REALLY too bad none of the other manufacturers have stepped in to make disc writing cameras this light, this feature rich & this affordable.