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.
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 have been taking digital pictures for quite some time. When they started about 5 ago, camaras were very basic. We were just glad that we didnt have to purchase film and pay to develop them and be able to take many pictures instead of 12 or 24. As time passed by, more and more features starting to show up in basic digital camaras but never to be compare with what one can accomplish with a SLR.
Summary: This is just a wonderful little camera. High quality, superb build, legendary Leica quality. I love having that little red dot that speaks luxury and quality to all those that see it. Nice quality photos with excellent contrast and color rendition. The image processor in the Leica is different than in the Panasonic sibling to this camera and produces better looking photos. They are just gorgeous ! The GPS is so handy.
Summary: I own several digital and film Leicas, but no matter what I am taking to a shoot, I always bring my V-Lux 20 with me as a backup. Luscious color rendition, lots of programs to select from Macro Zoom to full manual to film grain. I bought mine used from a camera shop, but I've never had a problem with the V-Lux 20. Like an Old West gunslinger, I always have my V-Lux 20 ready to shoot.
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.
Own Both the Leica V-Lux 20 and Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7, And............
Todd Krieger, Amazon
25 August 2010
Summary: ......I do notice several things the V-Lux 20 does better than the DMC-ZS7....... The color rendering seems to be more true on the V-Lux 20 (the ZS7 has a slight "cyan" cast), fewer blown highlights (maybe the biggest drawback of the ZS7), and most-importantly- superior noise reduction. The Leica's internal NR is in my opinion comparable to the very best post-process noise-reduction products out there, including Topaz DeNoise 4.