Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/05/19

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Subject: [Leica] Re: digital review
From: Allan Wafkowski <>
Date: Mon, 20 May 2002 01:00:33 -0400

It's difficult to understand how this happened. Granted, some of the 
testing procedures are extreme--really, how many people blow up their 
digital images 200 times? But Panasonic knew what its camera would be up 
against. How in the world could they have let the cameras leave the 
plant looking conspicuously less commanding then their peers?

I suspect Leica is waiting for improvements before releasing the camera 
under its name. It hard to ask for a premium price when lower priced 
cameras are out performing you.

Allan wrote:
> Well, that is too bad! This is the second poor review of the Panasonic 
> LC5
> equivalent of the Leica Digilux 1 that I have read. This time the 
> autofocus
> performed better than in Steve's Digicams Review but the picture 
> quality is
> still judged very poor. Digital Resource chalks the poor picture 
> quality up
> to firmware. Given that it is not an easy software fix this does not 
> bode
> well for the Leica version either but I hope somehow the Leica Digilux 
> 1 will
> not have this fatal flaw.
> Anyone have any news on the Panasonic LC5 recall in Canada or the 
> reason for
> the delayed Leica introduction of the Digilux 1?

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