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Leica Digilux 2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 94 reviews of Leica Digilux 2. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and design. The lens and usability also get good feedback. Views about the viewfinder and size are different. There are some negative views about the memory and sensor.

performance, usability, lens, design, image quality

price, storage, sensor, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Leica Digilux 2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Leica Digilux 2


alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Leica Digilux 2 from The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on People are impressed by the durability and design. The lens and performance also get good feedback, whereas many are critical about the shutter and price. Views about the sensor and viewfinder are mixed.

usability, performance, lens, design, durability

price, shutter

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2020

Expert review by : Eamon Hickey (

Leica Digilux 2 review


Leica Digilux 2 Remember these relics: shutter-speed dials; metering-mode switches; and mechanical rings for aperture, zoom, and focus control? Stone Age technology, sure, but here's an amusing factoid: they work a whole lot better than the motorized,...

Beautiful mechanical focus, zoom, aperture, and shutter-speed controls; high-quality magnesium body; fast lens with sensible zoom range; ingenious tiltable flash; excellent manual focus system.

Relatively low resolution for an enthusiast model; big and heavy; long raw-format shot-to-shot time; electronic viewfinder isn't the best available; high-res continuous shooting limited to three frames.

This well-made advanced shooter's camera features several unique and very efficient analog controls, but it may have trouble luring buyers away from cheaper digital SLR systems.

Mar, 2005

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Daniel Grotta, Sally Wiener Grotta (

Leica Digilux 2


The Leica Digilux 2's image quality is superb, recycle time is good, focus and zoom are fast, selecting settings on the fly is a breeze, and the built-in bounce flash is a wonderful bonus.

Sure, $1,850 is a little rich for most buyers. But those who appreciate the finest—and don't mind paying for it—will understand.

Jun, 2004

Expert review by : Phil Askey (

Leica Digilux 2 Review


On 1st December 2003 Leica announced the all new Digilux 2 digital camera. The five megapixel Digilux 2 has a unique 'retro' design and style with an all metal case and rubber coating which look more like an analogue film camera of the 1970's. The...

Good resolution, clean images with few processing artifacts Contrasty tone balance (black is almost always black) Natural yet appealing color balance Noise reduction works fairly well at higher ISO's although should be user controllable Superb build...

Poor macro performance No ISO 50, could have delivered silky smooth images with this option EVF leaves a lot to be desired, purists will expect a quality finder Camera locked while writing RAW images Poor supplied RAW conversion software Metering mode...

When you first handle the Digilux 2 you can't help but be impressed by its build quality and logical control layout. I'm quite comfortable stating that the Digilux 2 has the easiest to use manual controls of any current digital camera. This allows for...

May, 2004

Expert review by : Alan Stafford (

Leica Digilux 2


Photograph: Rick Rizner

Apr, 2004

Expert review by : The Digital Journalist (

Expert Review


irck's favorite new camera introduced at the recentPMA trade show in Las Vegas was the Leitz Digilux 2.Here's a quote from his show report.

Jul, 2005

Expert review by : The Luminous Landscape (

Expert Review


The one thing that was missing was a DxO optical test report. Finally in mid-May 2004 a Panasonic LC1 came my way and I have now both put it to test and also, at the end of this report, provide my own observations from the field.

Jul, 2005

Expert review by : George Schaub (

Leica Digilux 2; A Super Smooth Operator


The Leica Digilux 2 delivers rich colors and sharp images right out of the camera.

At first glance the Digilux 2 is sort of like a Leica M series camera (albeit with a thicker frame). But this Leica is a 5-megapixel digital camera that uses the tiny SD on MMC memory cards and yields its own raw file and various JPEG image format...

Sep, 2004

Expert review by : Photo-John (

Leica Digilux 2 Digital Camera Pro Review


Modern digital technology and the proven concepts of traditional analog photography are joined in a harmonious combination: Decisive photographic para

Aug, 2004


Expert review by : Michael Gazzola (

Leica Digilux 2 Digital Camera Review


Today, we completed our review on the latest digital camera from Leica - the Digilux 2. The review covers everything from packaging to lens clarity and also provides a list of features the camera has to offer.

It's the little things, like the way the lens cap has material inside the rim to slide onto the lens smoothly every time, or the extra lens hood with its own lens cap that make this camera complete. The packaging the camera arrives in is not cheap...

Mar, 2004

Expert review by : Andy Piper (

Leica Digilux 2 Review


The Leica Digilux 2, and its Panasonic twin, the DMC-LC1, are an interesting exercise in digital camera design and ergonomics - in essence, a throwback to the shape and handling and analog controls of mechanical 35mm cameras from the last half of the...

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