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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Own Both the Leica V-Lux 20 and Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7, And............
Todd Krieger, Amazon
27 June 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.
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.