Summary: My favorite camera of all time.....and I have had many. I wanted something that would come close photo quality and options of an SLR without the hassle of lens changing and dragging a camera bag for extra lenses just to get the 'great' shot. This has done it for me. I also take high quality video with it. My Grandson plays hockey at a fairly high level (fast paced) and also for his High School Team.
Excerpt: I've owned this camera since it was first available. It sits by the door or in the car and offers a great all around shooting experience. Everyone in the family loves this camera and it's durability has more than proven itself. Quality build and exceptional ease of use has made this camera part of our daily lives. I haven't needed to update to a newer model, which speaks volumes, considering what's available. Yes its a Leica in every way.
Summary: I am finding this camera very satisfying and the built in zoom capabilities are very convenient. Still learning it's complexities but even this is enjoyable, though without good instructions included with the product, downloading (though very many pages!) and printing them out (I seem to need concrete paper to comprehend things) has proved very helpful.
Summary: I have had this now for about 8 months, and have to say it is really a great deal. The price/quality relationship is the best I have experienced with any camera. I was a little concerned about the 12.1 MP and doing prints, but this morning did some prints at 8 x 10 and they are truly spectacular. It isn't until you start working with the output of this camera in this way that you realize the quality of it.
Summary: i purchased the camera because i wanted to start photographing my two and a half year old. when it arrived, it felt light, cheap, and was small. but i did not judge "a book by its cover." When I learned the basics of the camera (enough to take pictures), I was blown away by the clarity, detail, and colors of the pictures on playback. Now that I am learning more about the camera (reading the manual in its entirety), I am realizing all the amazing features of it.
Summary: I've known Leitz optics since my student days, some 50 years ago. The same excellence applies to V-Lux 3 camera, which I bought for my daily outings, in order to avoid weight of heavy gear on my neck. I registered the camera by mail. No confirmation or response came my way. After 4 months the focusing became erratic. I had known their customer service as one of the worst in the industry.
I have a Nikon D600 Frame and this Leica can go toe to toe with it!
27 August 2013
Summary: Color...White-balance...focus accuracy and image quality of this Leica can in amny instances go toe to toe with a fullframe Nikon D-600. Quality control sets it way apart form Panasonic Lumix cameras.
Summary: Leica have been making excellent products. This camera is still holding true to Leica's reputation. Great camera for all condition. I think I will enjoy taking more photo with it in the near future.
Summary: Fantastic pro-sumer camera. Picture quality is exquisite. Good size - I don't find myself leaving it behind because it's "too much to carry". The zoom is ridiculously awesome for the size/price. Be careful with downloading your Adobe software. I clicked the download button twice because I thought nothing was happening, but sure enough, that used up both of my downloads and there isn't a THING that Adobe will do for you except allow you to pay for the most recent upgrade.