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Leica V-LUX 1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 81 reviews of Leica V-LUX 1. 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. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and usability. The zoom and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the sensor. Many are critical about the color and size.

performance, portability, zoom, usability, image quality

price, size, color

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Leica V-LUX 1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Leica V-LUX 1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Leica V-LUX 1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and lens. Many are less positive about the performance.

lens, reliability

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

Oct, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Leica V-LUX 1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of Leica V-LUX 1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the image quality and usability. The zoom and performance also get good opinions, but some have doubts about the size and price.

portability, performance, zoom, usability, image quality

price, size

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2019

Expert review by : Joshua Waller (ephotozine.com)

Leica V-Lux (Typ 114) Hands-On Preview

 

Leica has released the Leica V-Lux (Typ 114), a large camera with a 1inch sensor and bright 16x optical zoom lens.

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Phil Ryan (cnet.com)

Leica V-Lux 1 review

 

Intro Each year, Leica releases a handful of digital cameras with specs almost identical to a handful of models in Panasonic's line. Among this year's batch is the Leica V-Lux 1, which corresponds to Panasonic's Lumix DMC-FZ50 . If you're going to...

Fast, 12x optical, image-stabilized zoom lens; raw capture; sensitivity to as high as ISO 1,600.

Big camera body; auto white balance is bad with tungsten lighting; expensive.

Leica's version of Panasonic's DMC-FZ50 has slightly better JPEG compression, slightly slower performance, and a much higher price tag.

Dec, 2006

Expert review by : Philip Ryan (cnet.com.au)

Leica V-Lux 1

 

Leica's version of Panasonic's DMC-FZ50 has slightly better JPEG compression, slightly slower performance and a much higher price tag.

Fast, 12x optical, image-stabilised zoom lens ; RAW capture ; Sensitivity to as high as ISO 1,600

Big camera body ; Auto white balance is bad with tungsten lighting ; Expensive

Though it's much bigger and more expensive, the Leica V-Lux 1 offers serious competition to our current superzoom favorite, the Canon PowerShot S3 IS. Given the versatility offered by the Canon's small size and light weight, the V-Lux 1 won't take away...

Jan, 2007

Expert review by : Buy-n-Shoot.com (buy-n-shoot.com)

Leica V-Lux 1 Digital Camera Review

 

Let's cut straight to the chase with the Leica V-Lux 1: the quality of the workmanship and the sophisticated design of the camera are unquestionable. So too are the speed of the lens and its considerable 35-420mm focal range. But, at the end of the...

Oct, 2007

Expert review by (photoreview.com.au)

Leica V-Lux 1

 

A capable, but pricey, prestige long-zoom digicam with some worthwhile features for digital photographers.Essentially a Panasonic DMC-FZ50 in Leica livery, the V-Lux 1 has taken just over a year to reach us. In that time, Panasonic has added two new...

A capable, but pricey, prestige long-zoom digicam with some worthwhile features for digital photographers.Essentially a Panasonic DMC-FZ50 in Leica livery, the V-Lux 1 has taken just over a year to reach us. In that time, Panasonic has added two new...

Sep, 2007

Expert review by : Nic Rossmüller (photokina-show.com)

Leica V-Lux 1

 

Leica introduced the Leica V-Lux 1 at Photokina in Cologne. The Leica V-Lux 1 is a digital compact camera which combines high-performance optics and outstanding picture quality in a compact camera body. The camera offers 10 million pixels and a Leica...

Sep, 2006

Expert review by : Darren (digital photography blog)

Leica V-LUX 1

 

The Leica V-LUX 1 is another camera based upon a Panasonic model (the DMC-FZ50). It features 12x Optical Zoom which is equivalent to 35-420mm (image stabilized), 10 megapixel CCD sensor, 2.0 inch LCD screen (TFT and tilting) as well as a hot shoe for...

It features 12x Optical Zoom which is equivalent to 35-420mm (image stabilized), 10 megapixel CCD sensor, 2.0 inch LCD screen (TFT and tilting) as well as a hot shoe for flash and a wide array of manual controls

Sep, 2006

Consumer review (photographyreview.com)

Leica V-Lux 1

 

This camera has better optics and color than my canon xti dslr. I really like the range of the zoom, and it is sharp much of that range. The bokeh is great and the natural COLOR that come from the sensor are natual but neutral and vibrant. The digital...

Natural vibrant color Large zoom range clear images great lens afforable LEICA!

digital zoom not a DSLR so cannot change lenses

Jan, 2010

Consumer review (photographyreview.com)

Leica V-Lux 1

 

Just got one of these recently, used but in near mint condition. Thought I'd give it a try just for fun as an all-purpose carry-around camera. I'm loving it so far - feels great to handle, easy menus, very nice jpegs from camera. It's worth fine-tuning...

Beautiful lens. Manual control rings on lens [zoom and focus] Nice jpegs from camera raw OIS 55mm filter thread Program auto doesn't push higher than iso200

um - can't think of any so far. Like any small-sensor camera it has limitations, but that's all part of the fun. So long as you don't try anything silly [like try to use it at high ISO], you'll get lovely results.

Oct, 2009

Consumer review (photographyreview.com)

Leica V-Lux 1

 

A camera that delivers extremely sharp images and is easy to handle. Menus are well planned. Panasonic make this camera as FZ-50. Panasonic version is NOT as good as the Leica V Lux 1. One of the few cameras that has WARM & B&W modes. Camera produces...

1. For product photography, this is the very best one can buy. There is a warm mode and it works at P setting. This warm mode delivers the best pictures for products or for that matter of any other subject. 2. Zoom range is the best I have seen in any...

Plastic is not my favourite material, but we are now in the age of plastic. This camera is all plastic.

Apr, 2009
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