Leica V-Lux 30
We check out legendary German imaging master Leica's V-Lux 30 travel zoom, and find something just a little too familiar...
Juha Saarinen | Friday, January 13 2012 | 4 Comments
Product type: Digital compact camera
RRP incl GST: $1,099
- Long 14X zoom and 12.1Megapixel sensor
- Good image quality, up to ISO 1,250
- Full 1080p/24 HD video
Does everything the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20 does but for almost twice the money.
Leica makes the lenses and cameras that many photographers dream of, like the M9. The legendary German imaging master also provides Panasonic in Japan with lenses and expertise, as evident from the latter’s Lumix range of cameras.
However, we’re not sure why Leica would take a Panasonic DMC-TZ20, stick its own logo on it and remove the Lumix branding at the front. That’s all the difference between the two.
Actually, that’s not true: the V-Lux 30 costs almost twice more than the Panasonic TZ20 and comes with the old version 1.0 firmware with no upgrade listed by Leica. We’ll pass on this one.
Leica is a lovely brand, but go for the TZ20 instead of the V-Lux 30 and save some money.
Posted by GeoMac at 22:40:36 on January 22, 2012
the sensor set up and firmware make a difference between good image and lousy image in the case of the tz20
Posted by George at 12:27:22 on January 19, 2012
Posted by Roger at 12:20:28 on January 14, 2012
Posted by Harley Ogier, PCW at 11:14:01 on January 16, 2012
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