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Leica V-LUX 2


$1,100.00 Released October, 2010

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Takes good daytime nature shots where no one subject needs to be hilighted. Light weight for the size makes it easy to bring on hikes.

The Cons:Zooming goes very slowly, takes some time to get to maximum length. Auto-focus struggles when zooming. Body is small, made of light weight plastics, feels flimsy and awkward.

The Leica V-LUX 2 is a compact digital camera described by critics as a re-badged Panasonic FZ100. They both look familiar and share similar components like a high-performance LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT 4.5-108mm f/2.8/5.2 ASPH zoom lens, a 14.1MP CMOS sensor, a 3” (460k) swivel screen, and the same chassis—though the buttons have clearly been rearranged.

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Regardless of the similarities, there are some worthwhile features to consider, such as an 11fps burst mode, 1080i video capture, a 24x superzoom capability, and a 7.2V, 895mAh proprietary lithium-ion battery. However the big concern is over why the price is so high, when it’s nearly the exact same thing as the $499.99 FX100.

Features

  • Compact/Lightweight Digital Camera
  • 14.1MP CMOS Image Sensor
  • LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT 4.5-108mm 4/2.8-5.2 ASPH Zens
  • 25-600mm in 35mm Format (Focal Lengths)
  • 24x Superzoom Capability
  • Rotating 3” LCD Display
  • 1080i-AVCHD Full HD Video
  • Integrated Microphone w/Wind Noise Filter
  • High-Speed Burst Mode @11fps (14.1MP)
  • High-Speed Burst Mode @60fps (2.8MP)
  • Integrated Handgrip
  • Adobe Photoshop Element 8

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    takes good daytime nature shots where no one subject needs to be hilighted

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    light weight for the size makes it easy to bring on hikes

Cons
  • 1

    zooming goes very slowly, takes some time to get to maximum length

  • 1

    auto-focus struggles when zooming

  • 1

    body is small, made of light weight plastics, feels flimsy and awkward

  • 1

    rear dial turns roughly, difficult to get it to the right setting without having to rotate back and forth

  • 0

    lens doesn't focus light well, results in grainy photos

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