Leica C-Lux 2

Last Update: Review & Sample Photos @ PopPhoto (added on 10 July’07)

The Leica C-Lux 2 is a 7.2 million effective pixel digital point-and-shoot camera equipped with 3.6x optical zoom (28 – 100mm) Leica DC zoom lens wit integrated optical stabilizer, high-sensitivity ISO mode of 3200, and 2.5″ LCD screen. The camera is measuring in at 94.9 x 51.9 x 22 mm (3.7 x 2 x 9 inches), weighing 154 g (5.4 oz) and it’s running on Lithium-ion battery (capacity: 300 shots)

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Price Info

>> REVIEWS (last updated: 10.07.07)

PopPhoto reviews the Leica C-Lux 2 and writes;
“The camera body is slim and very attractive with its sleek black or silver finish. The C-LUX 2 is heavy enough to feel solid and durable but light enough to feel comfortable in your hand or even shirt pocket…For the die-hard Leica fan, the C-LUX 2 offers a good feature set in a very attractive design, but unless you’re dead-set on your next pocket digicam bearing the famous red dot, it may be difficult to justify the steep price when there’s a Panasonic version for half the price.
Rating: N/A

PhotoReview reviews the Leica C-Lux 2 and writes;
“Pictures from the test camera were sharp, with natural-looking colours and a wider than average dynamic range. Unlike the Panasonic FX07 camera we reviewed last year, the C-Lux 2 did not produce colour shifts with high ISO settings in dim lighting or with flash. Image noise was, however, visible at ISO 400 and above, although it wasn’t particularly obvious until the top (ISO 1250) setting… Close-ups taken with the Macro scene mode contained plenty of detail and rich, attractive colours… Movie clips were similar to those produced by the FX07 and recordings captured at 30 fps looked smooth in both the 4:3 and 16:9 formats.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

PhotoPressUK has a preview of the Leica C-Lux 2;
“Rather than opt for the almost crazy defacto 10 megapixels, Leica has only gone for 7 megapixels and the results benefit from that. The images we took were on the standard auto “best shot” setting did suffer from being incredibly out of focus to start with to only slightly out of focus by the end (see images). We think this might have been due to our surprise at the speed the camera took the images and the far from ideal lighting conditions of the setting (bright lights in an exhibition hall). However what we’ve seen so far looks appealing, certainly from a design and functionality point of view. The camera was easy to use and the menus. Buttons are left to a minimum and all the relevant information is displayed on screen.”

>> SAMPLE PHOTOS (last updated: 10.07.07)

- Leica C-Lux 2 Sample Photos @ PopPhoto
- Leica C-Lux 2 Sample Photos: 123 @ LeicaUS


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- Download Leica C-Lux 2 Performance Proofs

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