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Leica Digilux 2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 95 reviews of Leica Digilux 2. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the image quality and design. The lens and usability also get good opinions. The memory and sensor get less positive comments. Comments about the size and portability are different.

performance, usability, lens, design, image quality

price, viewfinder, storage, sensor, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Leica Digilux 2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Leica Digilux 2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Leica Digilux 2 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the durability and design. The lens and performance also get good views. There are some critical comments about the shutter and price, and there are some mixed opinions about the sensor and viewfinder.

usability, performance, lens, design, durability

price, shutter

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

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Expert review by : Cliff Smith (trustedreviews.com)

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Review of the Leica Digilux 2 - Digital SLR Reviews

 

The Leica Digilux 2 is the result of a collaboration with consumer electronics giant Panasonic and it looks just like an M-Series Leica rangefinder...

Expert review by : Eamon Hickey (cnet.com)

Leica Digilux 2 review

 

Leica Digilux 2 Remember these relics: shutter-speed dials; metering-mode switches; and mechanical rings for aperture, zoom, and focus control? Stone Age technology, sure, but here's an amusing factoid: they work a whole lot better than the motorized,...

Beautiful mechanical focus, zoom, aperture, and shutter-speed controls; high-quality magnesium body; fast lens with sensible zoom range; ingenious tiltable flash; excellent manual focus system.

Relatively low resolution for an enthusiast model; big and heavy; long raw-format shot-to-shot time; electronic viewfinder isn't the best available; high-res continuous shooting limited to three frames.

This well-made advanced shooter's camera features several unique and very efficient analog controls, but it may have trouble luring buyers away from cheaper digital SLR systems.

Mar, 2005

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Daniel Grotta, Sally Wiener Grotta (pcmag.com)

Leica Digilux 2

 

The Leica Digilux 2's image quality is superb, recycle time is good, focus and zoom are fast, selecting settings on the fly is a breeze, and the built-in bounce flash is a wonderful bonus.

Sure, $1,850 is a little rich for most buyers. But those who appreciate the finest—and don't mind paying for it—will understand.

Jun, 2004

Expert review by : Phil Askey (dpreview.com)

Leica Digilux 2 Review

 

On 1st December 2003 Leica announced the all new Digilux 2 digital camera. The five megapixel Digilux 2 has a unique 'retro' design and style with an all metal case and rubber coating which look more like an analogue film camera of the 1970's. The...

Good resolution, clean images with few processing artifacts Contrasty tone balance (black is almost always black) Natural yet appealing color balance Noise reduction works fairly well at higher ISO's although should be user controllable Superb build...

Poor macro performance No ISO 50, could have delivered silky smooth images with this option EVF leaves a lot to be desired, purists will expect a quality finder Camera locked while writing RAW images Poor supplied RAW conversion software Metering mode...

When you first handle the Digilux 2 you can't help but be impressed by its build quality and logical control layout. I'm quite comfortable stating that the Digilux 2 has the easiest to use manual controls of any current digital camera. This allows for...

May, 2004

Expert review by : Phil Askey (dpreview.com)

Leica Digilux 2

 

On 1st December 2003 Leica announced the all new Digilux2 digital camera. The five megapixel Digilux 2 has a unique 'retro' designand style with an all metal case and rubber coating which look more likean analogue film camera of the 1970's. The quality...

Good resolution, clean images with few processing artifacts ; Contrasty tone balance (black is almost always black) ; Natural yet appealing color balance ; Noise reduction works fairly well at higher ISO's although should be user controllable ; Superb...

Poor macro performance ; No ISO 50, could have delivered silky smooth images with this option ; EVF leaves a lot to be desired, purists will expect a quality finder ; Camera locked while writing RAW images ; Poor supplied RAW conversion software ;...

When you first handle the Digilux 2 you can't help but be impressed by its build quality and logical control layout. I'm quite comfortable stating that the Digilux 2 has the easiest to use manual controls of any current digital camera. This allows for...

May, 2004

Expert review by : Alan Stafford (pcworld.com)

Leica Digilux 2

 

Photograph: Rick Rizner

Apr, 2004

Expert review by : Eamon Hickey (cnet.com.au)

Leica Digilux 2

 

Its fluid operation and precise controls may be enough to lure enthusiasts away from a dSLR.

Beautiful mechanical focus, zoom, aperture, and shutter-speed controls ; High-quality magnesium body ; Fast lens with sensible zoom range ; Ingenious tiltable flash ; Excellent manual focus system

Relatively low resolution for an enthusiast model ; Big and heavy ; Long raw-format shot-to-shot time ; Electronic viewfinder isn't the best available ; High-res continuous shooting limited to three frames

Mar, 2005

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