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. I know that the Leica carries a higher price tag but I managed to get one in very nice condition for not much more than the going rate for the L1.
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: Recently purchased my first Leica. As I am a great Nikon fan, this is quite a change, but this time I wanted something different.
The Leica deliver excellence. It is easy to use, and deliver fantastic picture quality right out of the box. As I'm used to manual photography, I also like the "oldfashioned" but very effecient way of using the Leica just as an old SLR. A bit pricy, but the kit lens is probably the best normal zoom you can get anywhere.
Summary: I bought the Leica version of this camera after getting Leica's offer of a $[...] rebate, making it closer in price to the Panasonic version. I use Leica rangefinders and will perhaps benefit from the JPG tweaks that are special the the Leica version. Most of my remarks would probably apply to the Panasonic edition, though.
This camera and lens replaced a Canon 20D kit with a similar IS zoom lens.
Summary: Leica has again proved that their long history in making fine cameras gives them an advantage. Perfect photos worthy the name Leica, very good handling (lika a good old analog camera), well thought-trough features. The anti-shake mechanism gives astonishing good results (my first camera with that feature, I am surprised it really works). A little bit on the heavy side, but on the other hand its real metal not plastic.
Summary: I bought the Leica version of this camera after getting Leica's offer of a $[...] rebate, making it closer in price to the Panasonic version. I use Leica rangefinders and will perhaps benefit from the JPG tweaks that are special the the Leica version. Most of my remarks would probably apply to the Panasonic edition, though. This camera and lens replaced a Canon 20D kit with a similar IS zoom lens.
The definition of a quality digital SLR - built & lens - A1
M. Sallai, Amazon
26 May 2007
Summary: German Design/engineering & Japanese Manufacturing what more could you ask for? Totally different photographic experience,especially tactile experience (aperature ring on lens). The camera has a solid built & mechanics/switches not like these other plastic cameras. Lens is a solid perfomer (no distortions) and plenty of detail captured and no visible noise up to ISO 400. ISO 800 also usable.
Impressive, But Expensive, Leica Entry in Four Thirds Digital SLR Photography
John Kwok, Amazon
26 May 2007
Summary: Recently I read a most impressive review of this digital SLR camera and its zoom lens in the pages of Popular Photography. But this isn't the sole reason why I would consider purchasing one. I've been fortunate to handle the camera and lens a few times lately, and have been quite impressed with how well this camera handles.