Leica D-Lux 2 or Digilux 2

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Jesus, Mar 7, 2006.


Which should I buy??

  1. D-Lux 2

    3 vote(s)
  2. Digilux 2

    4 vote(s)
  1. Jesus macrumors 6502

    I couldn't find a thread about these cameras in any great detail on these boards, bit if this has already been covered, I'm sorry.

    All my life I have wanted a Leica and I find digital photography much easier than film, and Leica has two digital cameras for me to chose from:

    D-Lux 2: 8MP, suffers from alot of noise above ISO 200 in the blue spectrum, but ther than that, a great camera.

    D-Lux 2

    Digilux 2: Looks nicer, in my opinion. 5MP only, and has a smaller zoom than the D-Lux 2, and more expensive, but looks like a proper Leica.

    Digilux 2

    Please vote to help me end my dilemma
  2. homerjward macrumors 68030


    May 11, 2004
    fig tree
    the only REAL leica digital is the R9 slr+digital modul r. 10mp, 1.33x crop, can use the full line of r lenses. the downside: it costs more than a 1dsmkII.
    those are just rebadged panasonics--you really should save some money and buy the panasonic versions--they're cheaper and, except for the red dot, identical.

    all of this is just my opinion, of course, and i'm certainly no leica expert, but of those two i'd choose the d-lux 2.

    panasonic version of digilux 2
    panasonic version of d-lux 2
  3. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

    Chip NoVaMac

    Dec 25, 2003
    Northern Virginia
    I have the Panasonic LX-1 (D-Lux 2 clone).

    Based on my recent trip to Reykjavik and London, the out of camera experience shooting RAW+JPEG with that camera and and Nikon D50 printing on an Epson Picturemate - the Nikon won hands sown (using the basic settings on the Picturemate

    I did find myself doing much more with the Panasonic than I did with my Nikon, on this trip.

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