Summary: This camera has a all internal zoom up to 420 without extending the lens body. This is something that the other v-lux cameras can't do. In Scene mode it can shoot at 3200. That's amazing. In sports mode it shoot indoors with a flash. The flash output can be adjusted by pressing the exposure compensation or backlight button three times. The zoom is manual, so you use no battery life when you zoom.
Summary: Its like new out of the box, thanks so much for handling it with such care and everything included, all parts working, nothing worn out, etc.....i took a risk buying, but i couldnt afford not to risk such a great deal on something used that lasts forever, hope you are enjoying your new one if you got one yet
Summary: This camera is still an excellent imaging device. Getting them used in near new condition isn't easy, but a lot cheaper than when they first came out. Compared to the Panasonic version- the improved exterior finish, Jpeg engine, aesthetics, and Leica service/warranty is worth the extra you'll pay for this camera today. Having a 35-420mm f/2.8-f3.7 internal zooming optic is unheard of in digital or analog imaging products (read again, the zoom is internal).
Summary: This camera was my first entry into the digital Leica world after several decades of being a Leica M film user. I was not disappointed with this camera in terms of picture quality and ease of use. It is not built like the Leica M cameras, but it doesn't need that extra weight and solid metal ruggedness. This is a camera you can take anywhere and not worry about what may happen to it. The Panasonic - Leica relationship is a good thing..
Summary: Bought it second-hand and took it to a trip immediately. Amazingly light-weight and easy to use. I like manual zoom more than electric zoom, for obvious reason. Photos were sharp and colour natural. The battery that came with the camera did not hold long, possibly too old, and extra batteries are required. Overall, a reliable camera with a brand name that guarantees quality.
Summary: I've used this camera for over 2 years now & it is everything I want in a camera I go hiking & didn't want a camera with lens interchangeability. The 35mm-420mm is everything I want & the photos that I've taken are razor sharp. AUDIO RECORDING - a MUST have feature: I especially like the 5 second audio recording capability; immediately AFTER pushing the shutter release, I can say "something" for 5 seconds - the direction I'm looking, names of people in the photo, etc.
I've had it for over two years and it's still going
Robert B. Hess, Amazon
28 August 2010
Summary: I bought this camera on Amazon and though pricey it was a good purchase. The camera takes such good pictures. I've used it for a lot of different situations and the pictures are always great. I've also got a Sony with the Zeiss lens and it's pictures are water colors compared to the ones the Leica put out. I've had the camera for over two years and haven't had any problems with it.
Summary: I just got this camera V lux-1 few days ago. As soon I received the package, I was very excited and used the camera right away. As of now, I am testing Auto mode with different type of scenes. I have tested indoor scenes using no flash and was very amazed with the quality of the natural colors and contrast of light. The light temperature was very good, just like real natural scenes. I found the focusing speed was fast enough to capture my young restless kids.