Summary Leica D-LUX 5

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Mel the bell (1:46 AM, February 24, 2012)
I have had the D lux 5 for about a year. I own the nikon D 80 with several lenses and also the Canon G11. I am still discovering new things about the Leica and find it a magnificent piece of equipment. The lens is extremely sharp and the wide angle is superb. I agree that it is not for the person who would use it simply as a point and shoot, but for someone who is willing to put some time in learning the amount of resources built into this gem, the rewards would be enormous. 
Cphotog (3:15 AM, January 31, 2012)
I sold my LX5 to upgrade to the Red Dot— now to discover that the LX5 firmware has been upgraded to extend the ISO to 1600 [clean] in low light. If I knew for certain that the color rendering is better the the LX5 I'd still consider it, but the price is still off the charts and I already have the Lightroom software... this is tough call.
Avatar for go4java go4java (8:28 AM, May 09, 2011)
I like this small red dot and think many other buyers like this too. A Lightroom license is worth about EUR 260,- and the camera looks massively built. Pana ist not bad, for sure, but LEICA is LEICA.
maxima (1:14 AM, May 06, 2011)
Now the price point is the same between the Leica and the Panasonic
$300 difference and the lighroom at $299, add the Leica waranty, resale price, better jpeg, this becomes a no brainer
skellyrocker (4:47 PM, February 04, 2011)
Well this comment wrps it up for me. I'll be selling my Nikon D80 and 3 lenses and getting myself a Leica. I know that many people believe there is only a price differnce between the Pana LX5 and the D- Lux 5 but to be honest they are forgetting the emotional aspects imbued by that little red dot.
Wvuphipsi1970 (4:37 PM, February 03, 2011)
I can't seem to understand the ratings for the Leica D-Lux 5 on this site. I can say that the lowlight while not rated in this site, is exceptional for a P&S. I spent a hard 3 months on extensive research for a replacement for my Nikon DSLR, as I grew weary of lugging all of my equipment during travel. I purchased the Leica and have been extremely impressed with the phot quality, quality of build and all aspects of this camera. I am a retired serviceman and in no way wealthy and so I was price conscious. While the Pana LX5 is similar, I believed the photo (jpeg) quality to not be as good, plus the addition of LR leveled the playing field. This is a superb P&S, with outstanding quality.
Dilly (4:40 PM, January 24, 2011)
Do not forget the copy of Lightroom 3 that is included in the price. This decreases your "2x price" statistic considerably.
Dilly (0:34 PM, January 21, 2011)
Don't forget the aded value of Lightroom 3.3 you receive with the Leica for no additional cost.
Kevin (8:08 AM, December 19, 2010)
The size is incorrectly reported. Because the lens is not interchangeable, the true width of the d-lux5 is 42mm.

Also this is "arguably" the same camera as the Panasonic LX5. I don't see the logic in paying 2x the price. Even if the dLux5 software is better than the LX5, it is not $400 better. That's just poor value for money. If you must spend an additional $400, spend it on a better camera.