Sharp focus, shoots in very low light, quality is outstanding
2 June 2013
Summary: This is a second Leica camera I buy. I have others but this one is particularly excellent to carry all the time. Definition and functions are handy, it weighs practically nothing and the Leica quality make it a very useful tool. I have top of the line other cameras, but this is just right for everyday photos and movies.
Summary: Did not perform in low light...terribly grainy. Facial features often blotchy. Menu completely user unfriendly....even my tech savvy adult kids could not help me. After one year without being dropped or mishandled, the camera suddenly gave me a system failure warning and shut down. I had taken out the memory card to empty it...when I reinserted the card the system failure message flashed. I sent it to Leica who said it would be too expensive to fix.
Summary: Great point-and-shoot camera from Leica, with all the quality one would expect from this top-notch manufacturer. Great lens, super zoom, built-in flash which is not harsh, and great video. No hot-shoe for external flash, but that is not a big problem for me. Downgraded to four stars on value because it is virtually the same camera as the Panasonic ZS-15, which costs less.
Summary: Unless that red dot is worth $500 to you. They are the same camera. While the Leica version might be a bit better for low light photos (slightly better firmware in the Leica holds the shutter open longer), the rest of the camera is the same.
Summary: This is my first "review" on Amazon, also, I've never reviewed a camera before so forgive me for lacking technical jargon as I am not a pro fotog either. I had a little C Lux Leica which I loved but the gf dropped it so here I am.... Technically this camera is waaay more advanced as far as the megapixels and the 1080 video (this also however comes at a price, the size. Its not the smallest camera out there)....
Excerpt: Now can not leave home without it. Now I do not just take pictures but do photocopy, take lectures, presentation with this camera. It really gives great picture that I do not have to sacrifice anything for it.
Retired and love photography. No comparison with my Nikon D90 with an 18-200mm lens.
25 July 2011
Summary: Initially I liked the Leica camera, a little pricey, loved the size, had a lot of features, even though the photos didn't compare with the picture quality of my Nikon. I wanted a smaller camera to take on shorter trips which had automatic continuous focusing for video, unlike the Nikon. The reason why I've given the camera a poor review is because the video would and then wouldn't review on the camera. Initially it did and then it didn't no matter what I tried.
Summary: I am an avid user of different digital cameras and I am truly impressed with the quality of the Leica V-Lux 30. I can use ISO up to 800 without to much noise level with great details for a camera this size and price (I compared it with M9 and EOS 5 MarkII). At the same time it is made easy to change settings around. Obviously the f stop range is very limited with is a clear shortcoming of compact cameras. HDMI filming is great even in low lighting.