Summary: The Leica V-LUX 20 12.1 MP is small and discrete, but packs powerful optics and a wide variety of features in its small body. The zoom lens is extremely sharp and its sensor produces images with all zones. This model has been compared with Panasonic DMCs but I own both and prefer the Leica. That little red dot matters. There was one tiny cosmetic blemish on the body but it is the image that matters.
Very overpriced Panasonic camera with mediocre picture quality
8 December 2011
Summary: The pictures taken with this camera are OK as long as you just look at them on the computer screen (zoomed out). This may be advertised as a 12 Megapixel camera, but the sensor is not capable of capturing that much detail. I compared this camera to a 5 year old Panasonic Lumix LX2 and the Leica was not significantly better when it comes to detail in the pictures.
Summary: My main camera is a Nikon D7000 SLR but it is a lot to take on frequent motorcycle trips so I got the Leica with the expectation that I would have to sacrifice some quality. I was surprised at the crisp well balanced and saturated pictures that the Leica produced. It is seriously better than my 14 megapixel Sony cybershot. After trying various settings I settled on fully automatic.
Summary: With two Ninkon D200's in our photobag and delighted with them it seemed to go against the grain to purchase a point and shoot. It was hopeful that the camera would produce reasonable results without having to carry TWO meat and potatoes SLR's on an extended vacation. We purchased a Leica "look alike" from a local dealer and returned it, ordering the Leica V-Lux 20 the next day. The performance was spectacular.
Summary: It is a bit pricey for a point and shoot, but I am 48 years old have been doing cameras for a better part of my life. This one is fantastic. I have a Fuji SLR and this little guy can run circles around this. I just have to mentally train my brain to accept the point and shoot. But this puppy is worth every penny.
Summary: I reviewed the features and ratings on the Canon G12, Nikon coolpix p7000 and the Leica V-Lux20 12.1. The Leica had the best mix of features I was looking for. Additionally the ratings and reputation of true Leica cameras made the decision easy. The photos exceed my expectation (a little sad I don't use my SLR as much). Absolutely worth every penny!!!
Summary: I've gotten some great photos from this camera! Very happy with ease of use, manual features and battery life (when GPS is turned off)! The camera has a solid feel and fits easily into my bag or jeans pocket. While the point/shoot setting works well, I find better results when I use the manual features. It's expensive but I find it performs pretty much on par with my older V-Lux 1. Highly recommended product.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast/accurate auto-focus, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Great Zoom, Nice Body Color, Small / Compact
Summary: I am writing on the Lecia model I bought which is Lecia V-Lux 2 14. mp not Lecia V-Lux 12.1 megapixal as the ebay review guide indicates. I have found the product a little less quality than I would expect from Lecia. For me,it is not as comfortable to use, or hold as Lecia usually thinks things through. It does create very impressive images, especially when using the widest lens settings. I am not at all happy with the quality produced in it's telephoto mode.