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The 2004 Leica Digilux 2 and Panasonic DMC-LC1 were developed in collaboration between Leica and Panasonic K.K. The Digilux 2 and DMC-LC1 are effectively the same high quality fixed-lens compact digital camera, featuring:
- Magnesium alloy chassis with metal body covers, in chrome for the Digilux 2 and black for the DMC-LC1;
- Full user control, with Aperture Priority auto exposure, Shutter Priority auto exposure, Program auto exposure and manual exposure modes;
- Shutter speeds from 8sec to 1/2000sec, with 1/4000sec available in auto exposure modes;
- 5.24MP 2560 x 1920 2/3" type (6.6mm x 8.8mm) Sony CCD sensor, with ISO sensitivity limited from 100 to 400;
- 28-90mm (35mm equivalent) / f2.0-f2.4 Leica DC Vario-Summicron lens, built by Panasonic, with auto focusing in normal and close-up modes;
in addition to features usually found in a digital camera.
The Panasonic DMW-LW69 0.82 accessory lens allowed wide angle 23mm (35mm equivalent)effective focal length.
Some production were affected by sensor failure, with sensor replacement available under warranty through the manufacturer or Leica.
|image by John Thawley|
- Sean Reid's review at Luminous Landscape (Part 1 and Part 2)
- Ben Lifson's review at Luminous Landscape
- Michael Reichmann's review at Luminous Landscape (including DXO optic tests)
- Andy Piper's review at photo.net
- Phil Askey's review at dpreview.com
- John Thawley discusses the Leica Digilux 2  at johnthawley.com
- Leica Digilux 2 at summilux.net
- A 3D photo of a Leica Digilux II can be found at http://www.whoami.dk/3d/digilux2_vers2/
- Wai-Shan Lam's preview at Luminous Landscape
- John Thawley compares the Panasonic DMC-LC1 and Leica Digilux 2 side by side  at johnthawley.com