Excerpt: I am using it for 5 years every thing run grate it is better than most of DSLR such as NIKON,CANON new versions ,It is still compatible with new DSLR as it is real camera for real photographers. I do not see any problem .
Excerpt: Best color and texture like film negative ,strong body, only pro photographers undrestand this grate camera with 7.4 megapixels compits with 12 megapixel DSLR cameras but with more details and sharper. Problems: cant buy to many fix lens for it
Excerpt: I have owned this camera for over three years and I still love it and use it fairly regularly. It is built like a tank. The kit lens is tack sharp and it's OIS works great. Problems: I wish it was higher res than 7.5MP. Don't bother with ISO 1600, the noise is brutal.
Excerpt: This is a great camera! I love it. It's true, once you get it set up, it's the creative photographer's dream machine. Problems: I have one problem. The problem isn't with the camera, but the posts of anti-Leica snobs so prevalent in these forums.
Excerpt: I have Digilux 3 almost one year now.Still sataisfied with it. Just play with Manual focus lens "R" from leica and "OM" from Olympus. Better result than Digilux 3 lens kit. Problems: High ISO not give a good result.
Excerpt: I can't say enough about how I'm enjoying owning this camera. For me, using this camera as my "walk around" makes taking pictures like when it was a hobby. FUN! The feel is great. The analog position of the controls add to the experience of making a photograph, while the digital menus and operation...
Summary: First things first, Leica and Panasonic have been a team in the digital camera world in terms of Leica lens know-how coupled with Panasonic technology (just like Carl Zeiss lens is with Sony as well as Schneider Optics is with Samsung).
Summary: After using & loving my Leica Digilux 1 for years, the Digilux 3 seemed like the perfect step-up to the DSLR world. The lens is fantastic & has been winning rave reviews, & I'm a big fan of the camera's analog controls & the retro body styling.
Summary: Digilux 3 has almost every function that I want. Live view, Dust Reduction, Image Stabilization(Lens), Classical Design, 16:9 aspect, Flash Bounce, etc. However, its noise in ISO1600 is worse than I thought and Focusing Speed is a little bit slow (Especially in Live View mode, there's a delay).