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: Being a dedicated DSLR user I wasn't all that enthused about smaller "want to be" cameras until I came across this Leica V Lux 3. I picked this one up last spring while on a trip to visit friends in Louisville. After grabbing a sandwich I noticed a camera store a few doors down. Once I got a good hands on feel for this camera I left the store to give it some serious thought. The reduced price was also a big factor. The next day I came back and the rest is history.
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.
Summary: The lens on this camera is amazing. For a light, quick flexible camera, this is the one. Years ago I was a professional photographer in NYC. Today I am a serious amateur still using Nikon equipment. This camera, however, is getting used more and more. At my grand daughter's soccer game I was able to get closeups from one goal to the other. Easy to learn but with seemingly endless variations in how it can be used.