Summary: I bought a V Lux 40 camera in 2012. Few months ago it started to presente a System Error (Zoom) message at the screen. I sent it to Leica US customer service and the answer was: " our camera has been evaluated by our technician and found to require a new lens assembly. It is with great regret that I inform you that we no longer have that part available to repair the camera. The camera cannot be repaired.
Deception with authorized local technical assistance charging a lot to manage the camera repair during guarantee in Brazil.
Marcos Gouvea de Souza, Amazon
19 March 2013
Summary: I bought the camera last December and last week stopped working and the local Leica authorized technical assistance, in Brazil, asked equivalent to US$ 195, to manage to send the camera to the USA and to repair, forecasting something around 30-60 days to get it back. Why is necessary a local authorized technical assistance that is not able to repair here ? Why a camera like this stop working after 3 months ?
Summary: Buyer beware!!! Do NOT buy this product! Leica's are wonderful cameras--but this one does NOT come with a charger. You cannot charge the battery. When it says, body only, it means you will have to find a source for a battery charger. It is not included. I have used 2 digital Leica camera's in the past. Both were wonderful cameras. Find a different source for this camera.
Summary: Leica 18176 V-LUX 40 14.1MP Compact System Camera with 3.0-Inch TFT LCD, Body Only (Black) Do not get me wrong by the star provided, this is a great camera, excellent lens, focus, pictures, resolution, portability. Unfortunately Leica did not fulfill my expectations to stand behind their product and provide good service and warranty. I purchased this back in June (3 months ago)..