I saw the Digilux 2 just before X-mas at a Leica Day in a local shop.
The camera resembles an M series both in size, and appearance.
The lens is a zoom, and there is an obvious attempt to attract Leica users. The camera can be used in auto mode (like most digicams), or in manual mode for focussing, aperture, and speed adjustments. I liked that mixture of digital + manual settings.
The focussing can also be manual. As described in an earlier post, it provides an enlarged central area which makes manual focussing easy. However, I found that it really only works for me when the lens is zoomed to a telephoto position. When in wide angle position, there is little to no difference when focussing. This is probably due to the very short focal length of the lens, and the greater depth of field. This was only a minor inconvenience as zooming back to wide angle is very fast and convenient. BTW the focal length markings on the lens are the 35 mm equivalent. A nice touch.
However the U.S. price is $1850, way to high for me!
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