Leica V-Lux 1 8 to 10 Megapixel

Leica V-Lux 1 8 to 10 Megapixel 

DESCRIPTION

An all-purpose digital camera that combines great features with Leica 's renowned image quality. Equipped with the 12x optical zoom and optical image stabilization, there is hardly any photographic situation you won't be able to master with your V-Lux 1.

USER REVIEWS

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[Jan 19, 2010]
psyopwak
Intermediate

Strength:

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

Weakness:

digital zoom
not a DSLR so cannot change lenses

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 zoom is not great, but I did not expect it to be. The camera is as versatile
with functions as a dslr, it just cannot allow changing lenses.

The auto will give you very accurate exposures, and the 3 shot bracketing feature is just as good as me canon dslr. I have taken very nice pics with this camera.



Similar Products Used:

Canon XTI
Nikon D60
Nikon D90
Nikon D9000

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Oct 05, 2009]
alistair252
Intermediate

Strength:

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

Weakness:

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.

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 the settings a bit - turn down the noise reduction, for example.
I guess it's a high-quality compact that feels a bit like a dslr to handle - which suits me fine.
I can't help imagining what a v-lux 2 might have been like - exactly the same but with a large sensor! That would be perfect.
When shopping for a camera, don't overlook these 'old' classics - we all get a bit over-hyped with the constant barrage of new gadgets ;-) This camera is a real pleasure to use.

Similar Products Used:

Canon G-series

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Apr 04, 2009]
leicabuff
Expert

Strength:

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 compact camera. From 35mm to 420, one can cover just about anything.

3. Images are ULTRA SHARP, especially when a tripod is used.

4. Battery life is good for about 200 pictures, which is excellent.

5. Macro - THE BEST that I have come across. Add E55 Leica Elpro lenses and one can get much closer. All zooming happens internally on this camera.

Weakness:

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

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 sharp images in any mode. 10 MP - Plenty of resolution.

It is at its best on a tripod and with bounce flash indoors.

Use tripod at Tele settings and the photographer is guaranteed to receive lively images, unmatched by any other camera.

A sealed lens, which is unlikely to gather any dust on the sensor.

Customer Service

Non Required on the VLux 1.

Similar Products Used:

Leica Digilux 3 - Images are cool - Lens extends for zooming.
Panasonic L1 - Same view as for Digilux 3.

Digilux 2 - Best Camera in the business - Macro NOT as good as V Lux 1.
Panasonic LC1 - Same viewpopint as per Digilux 2.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Apr 26, 2007]
jordegcam
Intermediate

Strength:

Light weight, great range of zoom, from 25 to 400 mm, great quality of pictures even in low light. Leica quality. An impressive camera in a small package.

Weakness:

Wouldn't count this as a true weakness, but would have liked the angle to go down to 12 to 18 mm. But one can purchase a screw on wide angle for this purpose.

Great overall camera. The 25 to 400 mm SLR equivalent on a small light camera, with Leica optics is simply wonderful. It is a great camera to take along on a trip when you don't want to carry around a lot of lenses. Has features comparable to an SLR Digital Camera, in fact, I compared it head to head with my Nikon D 100, and an impressive collection of lenses, and the Leica holds its own favorably. It is easy to use, and one can easily learn it's functions. I am very happy with this purchase, but would not recomment buying it from the Internet store I purchased it from, for other reasons.

Customer Service

Have not had to avail of this. But I would not purchase it from the Internet store I bought it from.

Similar Products Used:

Sony DSC N 100
Nikon D 100

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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