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Old May 10, 2005, 6:05 PM   #1
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I am having a hard time deciding on which one.I think the electronics are made by Panasonic in both cameras and they both have Leica lenses.Is the lag time between shots the same with both,all things being equal?I have never seen a Digilux1.How is the built quality?Which camera will take the better picture for normal use?The Leica has the name and the Panasonic has the 12x.javascript:emoticon(':?:', 'images/emoticons/confused-smiley-017.gif')
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Old May 10, 2005, 7:35 PM   #2
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The first pic of the digilux 1 - http://www.dcviews.com/_leica/d1.htm

I can;t comment on the digilux 1 other than it should be a very good camera indeed. Do take into account that it was superseeded by the Digilux2/LC1 and that it is substantially more expensive than the FZ20 - min $900. There's two very different beasts - if you want the reach 12X zoom, etc then the FZ20 will be the way to go.

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Old May 10, 2005, 8:49 PM   #3
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The Lica is a 4mp camera and the FZ20 is a 5mp.

The lica has a 3x optical zoom and the FZ20 has a 12x.

The lica costs $800 and the FZ20 cost $470.

The Lica looks like a Lica and the FZ20 has some style.

They are both great cameras, but for me the choice would be easy.
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Old May 10, 2005, 9:01 PM   #4
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I sold a Digilux 1 to buy my FZ20. The FZ20 is a much better camera.
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Old May 10, 2005, 11:11 PM   #5
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ricci, you are very wrong

check this:
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/comp...cfz20&show=all

and here, a VERY GOOD review of the digilux:
http://www.photo.net/equipment/leica/digilux2/
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Old May 11, 2005, 3:37 AM   #6
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ricci, you are very wrong

check this:
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/comp...cfz20&show=all

and here, a VERY GOOD review of the digilux:
http://www.photo.net/equipment/leica/digilux2/
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The original post was comparing the digilux1 and not the digilux2/LC1 which are better cam's than our FZ's. I think the FZ20 would be a better cam than the digilux1 although I haven;t found a review of teh digilux1.

The LC1/D2 is a 5MP with 2/3CCD, 256k LCD and EVF (but again no gain up), a high qulaity Leica Summircon 3x optical (this lens on its own sells for £1000+), manual aperature and zoom rings etc. I've seen some test shots comparing the Digilux2/LC1 and the FZ10 both at 3x zoom, same ISO,shutter and aperture and the difference in quality+detail when cropping an image between the two was stricking. Digilux2/LC1 was way better - the images were tack sharp even after severe cropping of the image. I'll try and find the link (the photographer uses the digilux2/LC1 as his main cam, and has an FZ10 for long zoom work).

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