Nearly all Leica Digital Cameras (C-LUX, D-LUX and V-LUX series) are fundamentally the same models manufactured under the Panasonic brand, although the Leica versions cost more
Leica has consistently concentrated on the primary idea of
opinion, building upon a collection of ground-breaking tools that offer an
exceptional visual experience and enhance the capacity for complete image expression.
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The Leica name is nothing short of legendary. Leica's history is closely interwoven with the history of the camera itself. Favored by top photographers all around the world, Leica cameras have captured some of the most memorable, emotionally rich photos ever recorded.
In order to
stay competitive in the consumer market, Leica switched to digital. Not
wanting to start from square one, Leica entered into an agreement with a
Japanese company, called Matsushita. They market their digital cameras with the
Panasonic trade name. Leica and Panasonic produce the Lumix brand name with the lenses
also bearing the Leica trademark, including a new technology called "image stabilizer."
As an innovative camera company they make cameras that serve a niche market,
mostly owing to their high prices. Its Digilux series is for all intents and purposes the same as Panasonics SLR series. Leicas most
costly and distinctive digital camera, the Leica M8 is $5,500 and 10 megapixels,
and one of a small number of digital rangefinder cameras to be had with a small, but very
devoted following of photographers.
Here are the current Leica Digital Cameras are listed alphabetically by