Leica Digilux 3
Released January, 2006
The Pros:Successfully reproduces the appearance of analog Leica photos in JPG format. Comes with 1GB of memory - actually useful, and enough for a day's worth of photos. Battery life - Good for 450 pictures.
The Cons:Not a true Leica-assembled product - manufactured by Panasonic. Very similar to the less expensive DMC-L1 by Panasonic - some might be paying for features they don't need.
The Leica Digilux 3 is one of Leica's professional digital cameras, released back in 2006. Since it isn't one of the newest on the market, its optical zoom and resolution are not the best on the market, despite the high price of the camera.
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The camera does come with some good features, such as an integral picture stabilizer that protects against camera shake even in harder lighting conditions. One of the nicest features of the Leica Digilux 3 is that it uses traditional operating controls, making it a great camera for consumers who like the setup of 35 mm cameras but want to transition to the picture quality and precision of an expensive digital camera. The camera uses a purely digital Leica mirror reflex system and has exchangeable lenses, something not normally found in digital cameras.
- 4/3 type MOS ('Live MOS sensor'), NMOS type
- 7.5 million effective pixels
- 5.6 x 5.6 µm pixel pitch
- Optimal with Leica/Panasonic 4/3 lens with aperture ring
- 3-point TTL Phase Difference Detection
- Automatic or manual point selection
- EV 0 to 19 (ISO 100) detection range
- Dedicated AF assist lamp
- 49-zone multi-pattern (viewfinder mode)
- 256-zone multi-pattern (live view mode)
- Range (viewfinder mode): 0 to 20 EV (50 mm F2, ISO 100)
- Range (live view mode): 0 to 16 EV (50 mm F2, ISO 100)
User Reviews (2)
successfully reproduces the appearance of analog Leica photos in JPG format
comes with 1GB of memory - actually useful, and enough for a day's worth of photos
battery life - Good for 450 pictures
comes with a great 14-50mm lens - produces very sharp photos
well designed body - has all the controls a pro photographer needs, including programmable buttons
great warranty - the lens is guaranteed for six months against accidents, 3 years otherwise
not a true Leica-assembled product - manufactured by Panasonic
very similar to the less expensive DMC-L1 by Panasonic - some might be paying for features they don't need
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