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.
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.
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.
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....
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. Sranyoo Chanate
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.
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).