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September 21, 2010

New Leica D-Lux 5 (aka Panasonic LX5) and Leica V-Lux 2 (aka Panasonic FZ100)

Leica revealed two new "Leicasonics" at Photokina, the new Leica D-Lux 5 which is derived from the Panasonic LX5, and the superzoom V-Lux 2 which is derived from the Panasonic FZ100 superzoom! Let's take a closer look at these two non-new new cameras!

Leica D-Lux 5
An infusion of midi-chlorians sets this camera apart from the competition, and as you ride the magic unicorn over Scotland, you point and click and take amazing photographs of Nessie sunbathing in the Loch, while chit-chatting with the BigFoot family having a picnic on the shore. Want it now? :)

Read all about it
+ full-size samples along with RAW vs JPEG ISO comparisons at
+ Photography Review says price is $800 with October release
+ Imaging Resource says Lightroom is included in the price!
+ Imaging Insider
+ Photoscala says European price is 700 euro
+ dpreview says UK price is 680 GBP, Lightroom is free for registered owners

Leica V-Lux 2
Just like the aforementioned D-Lux 5 is Leica manifestation of Panasonic LX5, the new V-Lux 2 is a Leica manifestation of the Panasonic FZ100 superzoom. Press release parade and real-world full-size samples follow...

Read all about it
+ full size samples at LensTip
+ Photoscala says European price is 750 euro
+ Photography Review says US price is $850
+ dpreview says UK price is 675 GBP
+ we do not know if Lightroom is included with this one

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