Summary: The Leica V-Lux 30 is based on the cheaper Panasonic TZ20 and cost a small fortune for a point and shoot. This camera never claimed to be a great value for money pocket zoom. However, if you stomach the outlay, the comprehensively featured and sophisticatedly styled V-Lux 30 is the ultimate in travel zooms The Leica V-LUX 30 price isn't the only thing that's got us wanting this digital camera
Pros: Build and features, Pick up and shoot usability, Up-to-the-minute tech, Build and features, Pick up and shoot usability, Up-to-the-minute tech
Cons: Price tag, Expensive for point and shoot, Modest light sensitivity, Price tag, Expensive for point and shoot, Modest light sensitivity
Conclusion: As a photographic brand Leica is synonymous with quality, the best of the best. That means its products inevitably cost just a little bit more. When what’s being sold is a standalone entity that nobody else does quite as well, it’s a little easier to justify than something that largely appears to be your standard Panasonic camera with subtle tweaks and Leica branding.
Pros: Very broad focal range from a camera that will still readily slip into a trouser pocket, sturdy feel “built to last” construction, intuitive to use, 16x optical zoom can be used when recording Full HD stereo video, 3D mode, built-in GPS
Cons: Costs as much as step-up DSLR with standard lens combo, maximum selectable ISO only ISO 1600
Excerpt: Like it or not, being a Leica owner costs. And to paraphrase 80s show Fame, right here is where you start paying… in the case of the V-LUX 30 compact snapshot the princely sum of £550 or thereabouts. Those of you already spitting out a mouthful of coffee will be aware that's a cool £200+ more than the comparable Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20 'travel zoom', which likewise marries a 14.1 megapixel resolution from a 1/2.33 CMOS sensor to a 16x optical reach, and yet slides...
Excerpt: Tykkelsen på Leica V-Lux 30 er blot 3,3 cm, men alligevel er der blevet plads til 16x optisk zoom i Leicas bud på det oplagte rejsekamera. Zoomområdet svarer til 24-384 mm, så man er dækket fint ind til stort set alle slags motiver. Det er også imponerende, at V-Lux 30 kan skyde ti billeder i sekundet i højeste opløsning på 14,1 mio. pixels.
Excerpt: Inbyggd gps, 16x optisk zoom, utmärkt videoinspelning och en suverän tryckkänslig skärm på 3,0tum tillhör HÖJDPUNKTERNA I DENNA LÄCKRA RESEKAMERA. På en punkt sviker Leica dock sina stora ambitioner.