dpreview test: Leica Digilux 2 blows away Canon G5

Discussion in 'Canon' started by ThomasH, May 12, 2004.

  1. ThomasH

    ThomasH Guest

    I just saw the recent test of the Digilux 2 (alias Panasonic
    DMC LC-1...) of dpreview. I think that the optical results
    show clearly how much can be improved in the "point and
    shot" digital cameras! Even the acclaimed Powershot G5 is
    not a match to the Leica/Panasonic.

    Of course probably only a narrow spectrum of users will be
    willing to pay $1800 for such camera, but I am sure that
    Leica aficionados are not disappointed! You are really
    getting some value for the money!

    The most surprising fact to me is that this color fidelity
    and low noise have been achieved with the same tiny 2/3"
    sensor! Somehow I though that this sensor is bigger...
    Leicas announcement was "The 2/3-inch image sensor is
    extremely large". Hm... whatever they mean by that,
    considering its properties, it is sure not the commonly
    used Sony sensor...

    ThomasH, May 12, 2004
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  2. ThomasH

    Bowzre Guest

    I always thought the G5 was very noisy, and didn't produce as smooth or nice
    an image as the G3.
    Bowzre, May 12, 2004
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  3. ThomasH

    ThomasH Guest

    Absolutely, it is a simple measure, cheap to make actually.
    I wonder why such feature is not present in *all* prosumer
    cameras. They are all quite expensive actually, why not to
    add a few parts to provide such indirect flash projection...

    ThomasH, May 13, 2004
  4. ThomasH

    ThomasH Guest

    I would suggest to look at the images and measures and draw
    your own conclusion. Mine is that this Leica wins high, very
    high. Thus I clearly disagree with Phils conclusion.

    Of course the old argument with price difference does not
    count if it comes to a Leica. They have their specific
    type of customers and as long the optics and everything
    else will be impeccable, they will attract high level
    professionals and people of high society. Than the
    "enormous price" is suddenly worth just one night in a
    hotel of a "proper class." Or a new blouse or a pair of
    shoes on Rodeo Drive.

    Frankly, even for me $1800 appears as a bargain! I know
    of a resale value of a Leica and I see that they did it
    again: Regardless what the cost is they achieve impeccable
    result compared to competition, which must target lower
    price range.

    ThomasH, May 14, 2004
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