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Leica D-LUX 2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 reviews of Leica D-LUX 2. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Comments about the size and performance are generally positive. The image quality and usability also get good feedback. There are some negative reviews about the low light performance and reliability, while comments about the zoom and price are different.

portability, usability, image quality, performance, size

shutter, viewfinder, screen, reliability, low-light

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Leica D-LUX 2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Leica D-LUX 2 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Reviewers really like the lens and image quality. The size and usability are also appreciated. There are some mixed views about the shutter. Many are less positive about the viewfinder.

portability, usability, size, image quality, lens


100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2019

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Leica announces firmware update 2.0 for Leica D-Lux


Leica Camera AG has announced the release of a new firmware update (version 2.0) for the Leica D-Lux 5.

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : What Digital Camera Magazine (

Review of the Leica D-Lux 2 - Digital SLR Reviews


The Leica D-Lux 2 has traditional looks and offers widescreen 16:9 format. Furthermore the famous red badge is sure to appeal to gentlemen of a certain age......

Expert review by : Laurence Chen (

Leica D-Lux 2 Pro Review


For someone seeking SLR-like functionality in a compact digital camera, point-and-shoot cameras are almost by definition major compromises in design and usability. I suppose it's just as well, since different photographers value different features in...

Rapid access to critical settings via joystick, Lens is outstandingly sharp, 16:9 aspect ratio, 28-112mm (equivalent) focal length zoom, Color quality, Auto white balance, Auto exposure accuracy, Physical design and build quality, RAW shooting...

Noise, especially ISO 200 and ISO 400, Maximum ISO only 400 (limits subject flexibility), Max. aperture f4.9 at 112mm (equivalent) zoom, Screen does not have a wide viewing angle, Screen must be viewed straight-on for proper color/contrast judgements,...

The D-LUX 2 is for photographers who value creative control and confidence in their camera. I was tempted to call it a "pocket-M6," but the digital noise and speed issues keep the D-LUX 2 from fully measuring up to the famous 35mm rangefinder. Unless...

May, 2006

Expert review by : Joe Farace (

Leica’s D-Lux 2; It’s The Perfect Vacation Camera—And It's A Leica


Let me begin with a confession. When testing Leica's D-Lux 2 I did something I advise Shutterbug's readers never do: I received the camera on Friday and on Sunday stuck it and the user's guide in my pocket to read on the four-hour flight from Denver to...

The D-Lux 2 has an aluminum body and is bundled with a 64MB Secure Digital card, a charger, a battery, and a software package that includes Adobe's Photoshop Elements 3.0, QuickTime Movie Player, and USB driver. That 64MB card holds few TIFF, raw, or...

May, 2006

Expert review by : Paul Watson (

Leica D-Lux 2 Camera Introduction


The Leica D-Lux 2 is a high-quality pocketable camera designed for enthusiasts and professionals. It is essentially a re-branded Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX1. I am not normally a re-branding fan but the Leica/Panasonic collaboration creates distinctive...

Oct, 2005

Expert review by : Darren (digital photography blog)

Leica D-Lux 2


The Leica D-Lux 2 is an 8.4 megapixel digital camera which features a stylish aluminium casing and 4x Optical Zoom leica DC Vario-Elmarit lens. It features image stabilization, three different picture formats (16:9 (8 MP); 3:2 (7 MP); 4:3 (6 MP)),...

This could well become a classic digital camera

Sep, 2005

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I received this camera as a gift from my father when my Nikon Coolpix prematurely died. He had used it very little since he takes few still pictures anymore. After reading through the well written manual, I was quickly able to use the camera in ...

Lens quality, aluminum casing and easy to understand controls

Lacks a viewfinder. High price

Jul, 2008

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I love this camera!


This is my first digital camera. My first camera was (is) a Leica M3. I did a lot of research before buying this camera. I wanted at least 6 megapixels and lots of manual control. I almost bought the new Panasonic with the same lens as this. Spoke to ...

image quality ; ease of use ; manual control ; size and weight

noise in low light/ high ISO ; shutter lag ; LCD useless in bright light

Mar, 2006

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Leica D-LUX 2


Great camera ... disregard critics about noise--it just isn't processed out like it is on other cameras to the detriment of image quality. These images allow the photographer to control the processing. If no post processing is what you are looking for,...

Heavy buid quality, superb glass, unique aspect ratios, raw file format, anti-shake

price ($200 more for rebadged Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX1)

Mar, 2006

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Stunning Image Quality


I purchased the camera as soon as it was released to the public (late 2005) based on the companies reputation as a top end producer of cameras. To date my photo counter says I have taken over 500 photos with it and I continue to be blown away by the ...

Stunning Image Quality, compact and easy to take along


Dec, 2005

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