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'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.
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.
Summary: This Leica is a great camera. The zoom is incredible, the basic operations are simple (most of them -- I'll get to that in a moment), the photos are wonderful, the battery holds a charge for a long time. But... ... unlike EVERY other digital camera I have ever owned, the process of setting up the mode for the built-in flash is completely nonintuitive. I have looked at the manual a dozen times, played around with the on-screen menus repeatedly...
Summary: Ich bin ein Leica Fan und obgleich "fast" die gleiche Kamera von Lumix (FZ150) angeboten wird, war ich mit den Ergebnissen von der Leica V-Lux 1 mehr als zufrieden, deswegen habe ich ein Leica V-LUX 3 gekauft. Die Eigenschaften der beiden Kameras werden in Intenet verglichen: [...] Der Zoomberich ist super (entspricht 25mm - 600mm Kleinbild) und die Fotos gestochen scharf. Der Bildstabilisator funktioniert einwandfrei.