"System Error (Zoom)" failure in two cameras within a couple years
Dan Gale, Amazon
15 September 2014
Summary: We purchased two of these cameras at work and within of a couple years of fairly light use, both are exhibiting the "System Error (Zoom)" message when turned on and no longer work. Based on other reviews here and on the net this is a fairly common and unrepairable problem ,so buyer beware that is is...
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.
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.
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.
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.