It takes portraits very well, but not well enough to warrant the $1800 price tag. It does not distort features whatsoever. If you want a camera that will out-perform this Leica for 1/3rd of the price, look into the Olympus E-PL5. It's better in every respect and with the money you'll save, you can buy some additional lenses.
By Silesian on October 3, 2013
I don't think it matters. This is quite an old design The processing time is rather slow so anything faster than 45mb/s is probably wasted but I've not tried. The full manual is available as a download on the Leica Site.
By barclay on May 14, 2014