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Leica Digilux 1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 58 reviews of Leica Digilux 1. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and image quality. The portability and usability also get good feedback. The storage and zoom get less positive opinions, while comments about the flash and shutter are mixed.

performance, usability, portability, image quality, design

price, viewfinder, zoom, storage

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Leica Digilux 1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Alan Stafford (digitalartsonline.co.uk)

Digilux 1

 

The Digilux 1 is impressive, and its brand may justify the price. But a few more options - such as an exposure lock and a focusing aid would be welcomed

Expert review by : Carla Thornton (pcworld.com)

Leica Digilux 1 3.9 Megapixel 3X Optical/2xdigital Zoom Advanced Point-and-shoot Digital Camera Camera

 

The Leica Digilux's spare German design recalls a more elegant era when simple, black, and boxy was the favored look for cameras. Aiming for this higher artistic plane, the 1-pound Digilux 1's smoothly finished magnesium case sports a mode dial and a...

The Digilux 1 did its best work in a well-lit room with no flash; viewed on a monitor, these shots' colors were slightly off, but printed photos looked well exposed and realistic. Unfortunately, the Digilux 1 doesn't include an exposure lock, so...

Sep, 2002

Expert review by : Carla Thornton (pcworld.com)

Leica Digilux 1

 

The Digilux 1 has a retro design and a fast multiburst mode, but our test photos looked too dark.

Sep, 2002

Expert review by : Carla Thornton (pcworld.com)

Leica Digilux 1 3.9 Megapixel 3x Optical/2xDigital Zoom Advanced Point-and-shoot Digital Camera (Leica-18211)

 

The Digilux 1''s retro looks will appeal to some and put off others. Its fast shooting may interest action photographers, but our tests suggest some exposure accuracy problems.

Sep, 2002

Expert review by : Josh Root (photo.net)

Leica Digilux 1 Review

 

The Leica Digilux 1 is the most recent offering from that very traditional-minded camera company. It is a joint offering from Leica and Panasonic, with Panasonic dealing with the digital insides, and Leica providing the lens design, lens coating, and...

Jul, 2002

Expert review by : Shutterbug (shutterbug.com)

Leica Digilux 1

 

Produced in cooperation with Panasonic, Leica's 4-megapixel Digilux 1 digital camera has a die-cast magnesium body and a form factor that echoes their traditional rangefinder cameras. When I first heard the Leica Digilux 1 would take styling cues...

Sep, 2001

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Great but QUIRKY Camera...Not for Everyone Though

 

I recently bought this camera used because of the magical Leica name even though this 4 MP Model is almost five years old. I’m thinking that 10 MP with one of the small sensors that comes with these new automatic cameras is a cruel marketing joke. ...

Natural Light Pictures,Macros,Build Quality,LCD,Focusing Speed & Accuracy,Cool Looks.

Handling Artificial Light,Few Modes,Noise,No RAW,Backlighting Problems.

Mar, 2007

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Great but QUIRKY Camera...Not for Everyone Though

 

Natural Light Pictures,Macros,Build Quality,LCD,Focusing Speed & Accuracy,Cool Looks.

Handling Artificial Light,Few Modes,Noise,No RAW,Backlighting Problems.

Mar, 2007

Consumer review (epinions.com)

The one to come home to . . .

 

It might seem odd to be writing a review of a digital camera that is 3+ years old now. Technology has moved on, pixel concentration seems to double every 6 months . . . The Leica Digilux 1 uses a 4 megapixel sensor; these days even inexpensive compact ...

Build quality, lens quality, ease of use

No information in optical viewfinder ; only f/8 minimum

Jul, 2005

Consumer review (epinions.com)

panasonic electronics need work.

 

Bought it because, of course, it's a Leica. So obviously expectations are EXTREMELY high, especially what you pay for a 4M digital camera. The great thing about it is the enormous LCD screen. It's super-clear. But things I expected in a Leica ...

status and prestige of pushing Leica in everyone's face. 2.5" LCDscreen, mostly manual controls.

huge, bulky, image noise obvious. inadequate manual focusing. no flash-sync port.

Jul, 2004

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