Thursday, August 21, 2008

Leica C-LUX 2

The new Leica C-LUX 2 is the equivalent of Panasonic's Lumix DMC-FX30 digital camera, a compact seven megapixel model with image stabilized 3.6x optical zoom lens. Changes between the two models are mostly in terms of the product bundle, where Leica's variant ships with a 64MB Secure Digital card while Panasonic does not include a card, and Leica includes Adobe's Photoshop Elements 5.0 software in place of the ArcSoft bundle provided by Panasonic. The camera body is essentially identical other than product logos, and the absence of the oval trim piece on the front of the Panasonic which serves to provide a grip for your fingers.