Summary: I bought this camera for Christmas in 2010 and didn't use it until February 2011. By the time I got around to taking it on the Queen Mary 2 and on a car tour of Germany in July, 2012 it started to produce pictures with black spot in them. There was also a smear which was visible only in certain bright lights. It gave out totally before I reached home. Even the lens wouldn't work. I had it professionally cleaned, but I still can detect the smear.
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.