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.


Digilux 2[]

  • 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
  • Phil Askey's review at
  • John Thawley discusses the Leica Digilux 2 [1] at

In French:


  • Wai-Shan Lam's preview at Luminous Landscape
  • John Thawley compares the Panasonic DMC-LC1 and Leica Digilux 2 side by side [2] at


  • Random Digilux 2 images at
  • Random LC-1 images at
  • Sample Gallery [3] at