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Leica V-Lux 2 Above 10 Megapixel
The V-Lux 2 features 14.1-megapixels, a Leica DC Vario-Elmarit 4.5-108 mm f/2.8-5.2 ASPH 24-fold super-zoom lens (25–600mm in 35-mm format), a 3-inch rotating LCD, Full HD 1080i-AVCHD video recording, an integrated stereo microphone with an electronic wind noise filter for video recording, 11 fps high-speed burst mode, and plenty of scene modes including, Panorama Assist, Party, Candle Light, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, High Sensitivity, Flash Burst, Panning, Starry Sky, Fireworks, Beach, Snow, Aerial Photo, Photo Frame, and High Speed Movie.
Submitted by Heinz Brast a Intermediate
Date Reviewed: December 31, 2010
Strengths: 24 times zoom if you use mostly a Tripod
Weaknesses: Too many to list
I liked to use my Leica M3 and R4 before I changed to digital photography. Here I owned and used a D-lux 3 and a V-Lux 1 and was very pleased with both of them. Then I changed to the V-Lux 20 and the V-Lux 2. The V-Lux 20 produces
very nice quality- pictures and is very versatile. I hate to admit it, but I have never taken photographs with a camera that has that many shortcomings as the V-Lux 2.
Unfortunately I have big hands and whenever I try to take a picture, something has changed. Either it has changed to " Play-back" or shows some other features on the LCD. Everything on this Camera is far too small designed or in the wrong
place.In the software-section, there are too many confusing modes (Color-modes etc,etc., which most people will never use. Compared to the V-Lux 1 the camera
is very flimsy and looks only good and DSLR -like on pictures. Picture- quality
is only average, the 600mm zoom is not easy to handle, that means without a
tripod forget the second 12-times zoom.Before somebody is interested in
buying it, try it out first, it is defintely not "Red Dot" worthy. The V-Lux 20 is..!!!
Duration Product Used: 21+ years
Price Paid: $850.00
Type of photography: Outdoor
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