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Leica V-LUX 3 CMOS Camera with 12.1MP and 24x Super Telephoto Zoom

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4.2 out of 5 stars 32 customer reviews
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The ideal camera for every situation
With a Leica V-Lux 3, your creative freedom is boundless. Its 24× super-telephoto zoom makes capturing sweeping landscapes just as easy as bringing even the smallest details into the foreground. Thanks to its newly developed 12.1-megapixel CMOS image sensor, the camera captures images in exceptional quality. At the same time, the video capability of the V-Lux 3 allows the recording of moving pictures in full-HD quality.

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  • Product Dimensions: 4.9 x 3.7 x 3.2 inches ; 1.2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B006JP2UXA
  • Item model number: VLUX 3
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,024 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: December 8, 2011

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Picked up a Leica V-Lux 30 for my wife who wanted to get back into photography. She is doing close up / macro nature pics and this camera WILL focus down to 1cm away from the subject. Incredible. 12.1mb is adequate for our needs and the Leica lens is OUTSTANDING. We have had super-zoom single lens SLR's in the past and then got rid of them because they did everything mediocre, not this camera, it does everything well. The next step up would be a professional multi-thousand dollar camera and for under $1000 this Leica performs right up to the top of the line cameras.
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So far, I love this camera! First, it fits my hand so comfy and balanced. Not sure a man's hand will like tho. Controls are easy to see and function. Movable screen is a delight! Auto focus with stableizers excellent support exceeds my dreams. Now the final proof can only be seen in the quality of 24X enlarged printed pictures? I'll update when that is done with enough shots to evaluate. For now, thank you Leica, for the camera of my dreams!!!!!
ps. Wish the flash was included and the correct card so I'd be ready to shoot out of the box and have no doubt what card to buy. Hard enough to wait to charge the battery!
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I purchased a Panasonic FZ150K, took a few pictures, and loaded them into my computer. The pictures looked not up to par.
Then I bought the Leica V-Lux 3 and the pictures were stunning. I compared the two cameras, and there is no comparison. The image processing in the Leica is superior. 'Nuf said.
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Leica V-LUX3 a "CLONE" of a Panasonic DMC-FZ150K ?????????

I found from looking on the Leica Website and various on-line reviews that the Japanese made Leica lenses take 40 minutes for each element to be individually ground, polished and tested then the 1 to 4 coatings are added, (this camera has 14 lens elements) on Leica made imported machines, whereas the Panasonic models use mass production techniques on their own machines to a (minimum) Leica spec but with their own coatings including the own brand Panasonic Black Box Nano surface coating.
Picture processing firmware (Panny uses its own Venus engine) for both have large differences as do the CCD qualities and manufacturing tolerances. The CCD's are made by different manufacturers, the ones for the Leica brand are all tested but the Panny ones are only spot checked, differences in lens quality and coatings and firmware make for better colours and fewer aberrations at wide apertures.
The V-LUX3 is 22 grams heavier again due to the noticeable extra build quality of all metal and electro-mechanical parts that's why Leica give a full unlimited 2 year guarantee against the 1 year Panny.
The Leica comes with Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 and Adobe Premiere Elements 10 that would cost £150.
Then finally resale value (average second hand)
Panasonic DMC-FZ150K £205
Leica V-LUX3 £350

So there you have it identical apart from a "red badge" !!!! and street cred!

You can always tell a Leica, by the way it takes pictures - and by the pictures it takes
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This Leica is a great camera. The zoom is incredible, the basic operations are simple (most of them -- I'll get to that in a moment), the photos are wonderful, the battery holds a charge for a long time.

But...

... unlike EVERY other digital camera I have ever owned, the process of setting up the mode for the built-in flash is completely nonintuitive. I have looked at the manual a dozen times, played around with the on-screen menus repeatedly... and I STILL cannot figure out how to get to the flash mode settings. It's simply ridiculous on a camera this expensive.
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Leica is very protective of their name and reputation. I am confident that Lecia is not taking a Panasonic camera (albeit a very good camera) and just putting their name on it.

I got this camera for travel when I don't want to carry my Nikon DSLR. Photo's are as good or better than my DSLR.
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I have had this now for about 8 months, and have to say it is really a great deal. The price/quality relationship is the best I have experienced with any camera. I was a little concerned about the 12.1 MP and doing prints, but this morning did some prints at 8 x 10 and they are truly spectacular. It isn't until you start working with the output of this camera in this way that you realize the quality of it. I have a family member who has several thousand dollar Nikon cameras and this has matched the photo quality in many (not all...let's be honest) cases. The camera really shines in close up work, and, oddly, the quality of photos taken in full telephoto mode are also outstanding. Absolutely nothing to not love about this camera.
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Not one to gush over cameras but this one fit my needs to a T.Build is great,controls are excellent and IQ is outstanding.If you need a take along light weight camera,try this.
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