Sunday, September 21, 2008

They are so similar...

Leica itself has come out with its new compact cam too, the D-Lux 4.
Retro look, I like~ haha.

But this Leica D-Lux 4 is so so similar to Panasonic Lumix LX 3 in terms of both design and specs. Look at Lumix LX 3 below:

Some identical areas of the two cameras which I've noticed:

- Sensor size of 1/1.63'' CCD
- 3" LCD monitor with a resolution of 460,000 pixels
- Able to take photos in 3 different formats (4:3/3:2/16:9)
- Aperture able to go as big as f2.0
- Megapixels 10.1m
- Can shoot raw
- The way the buttons are organized
- The way the flash pops out

Hmm... so are there any differences?? Perhaps it's the "own unique colour matching, contrast and picture definition profile which produces digital characteristics complimentary to Leica M film photography", as proclaimed by Leica, that is different ba... And that Leica looks more classy, haha.

I haven't check out the price of Leica D-Lux 4 yet, but I bet it will be more ex than Lumix... Will we just be buying for the brand if we choose Leica? tsk tsk... need to check out the real thing (yep, as in go to the shop, feel it, test it...) if you really want to know the difference...

*p/s: above are Ching's personal opinions after browsing through the reviews and news, haha.


Juha Haataja said...

What the Leica loses is the nice grip on the right hand side, making it much easier to drop the camera by accident. But of course the Leica version looks much more "stylish".

Yu Ching said...

U're absolutely right, that's why Leica is also selling the additional handgrip which can be attached to the camera.