Good, but outdated, camera. Panasonic L1 is identical for less money
11 February 2013
Summary: The camera is definitely obsolete by now, but it still takes really good pictures, and is a joy to use. Note, despite what one other reviewer stated, this camera is identical to the Panasonic DMC-L1, with the exception to a SLIGHT variation in firmware.
Summary: I've owned one of these for 6 years. In addition to the Elamarit zoom - a lovely lens - I have a Zuiko telephoto zoom and a pancake 25 (50 equivalent). The camera is a joy to handle and use - although large.
Summary: I like the concern. Because I like the brand Leica and I have the lens R. I could used with Leica Digi 3. I dislike the R I could not shut yet not function. I will call Leica United States in New Jersey.
Summary: I have looked at htis camera nd the Panasonic L1 since they were made at the end of 2006. I have found myself coming back to reviews and checking prices since that time. My first SLR was a Canon AE1 and I enjoyed using it but moved to digital in 1999.
Summary: It is a nice camera, but does not justify the price even for the low price you pay on e-bay, My newer sony which I bought cheaper brand new takes better pictures in the low light. Leica is definitely better in day light use.
Summary: This is the king of toy camera. I bought used one. But it's like new. Many people buy expensive and big DSLRs with rapid decision. But most of them regret buying them because they are not convenient to carry anywhere. I recommend this.
Summary: Hmmm, ' AMAZON, I dont get it. How can a Leica digital camera, ( the Digilux 3) that I bought a year ago go from $1,200 go to $3999.????? It has good ratings, but not great. It is not a collectors item.