Summering: I've been using this camera for almost 5 months now and have taken more than 2000 snaps - This simply keeps surprising me with the quality of images. I was looking for a point and shoot which would be a back-up for a D-SLR and this perfectly fits the role. When I started using this camera initially, I had problems with the auto focus - I was just not able to get specific items focused in my frame.
Summering: Leicas should not be disposable. This one is made of plastic. I've had two case screws fall out on my DLUX already. The wheel that normally has debossed marking for the settings is essentially a silkscreened label. It's just not up to much. After a year or so of fairly minor use, it's essentially looking a bit tired - and that's with the $140 leather case. I'm getting a Canon for my next little point and shoot, or may even possibly rely on my iPhone.
Summering: This is my second Leica Dlux-5 and it is near perfect. It is crisp, great in low light, and has great color straight out of the camera without processing. It also looks and feels great. It is incremental from the Dlux 4, but the refinements to the functions and improvements to video make a huge difference. The downside, you pay a numbing penalty for the Leica look and branding when the Panasonic would do just as well.
Fördelar: This camera really idiot proof and produce good quality pictures. Awesome.....
Nackdelar: In less light places, the quality and color depth still best for compact camera. But the brightness of the picture not so bright, i think need improvement and adding built in HDR. Its really troublesome if we still need to edit from light room.
Summering: So there I was, in the market for a high end compact. I had narrowed it down between the Fujifilm X100 and the Leica D-Lux 5. They both have pros and cons and of course no camera can do everything. I decided on the Leica, and I am glad I did. I would have to say that I was initially very impressed with all the features and options. The feel is good as well. When I received it, it still had firmware 1.0 and after updating it to firmware 2.0, it had even more options.
Summering: I considered using my points collected through a credit card for a more expensive Leica product, but thought that I should start with this cheaper Leica, just to see what the hype is all about. Glad I did this, because it is all hype. Worst product I ever acquired in relation to the money paid for it. Definitely will never consider paying for another Leica product again. Wish I could get my money back.
Summering: I bought this with the EVF1 Viewfinder. This camera makes clear & sharp images and I like the RAW + Fine Jpeg setting. Working with the RAW files in Photoshop CS5 helps. I had a Canon EOS 5d Mark II and that was a great camera but I just got tired of carrying that theft and the extra lenses. With this Leica D-Lux 5 I like the easily changeable aspect ratios, especially the 16:9 & the various COLOR options...
Summering: I have always wanted a Leica because I have looked at sample images taken from Leica cameras and I have fallen in love with the way they appear. It is a tough obstacle to jump across having the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 as an option as it is roughly half the cost of the Leica. Both cameras are comprised of the same inner parts, however the body on the Leica is very refined and simple and reflects a elegant style.