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Digilux 2: "analog" digital Leica

It´s been a year and a half since Leica and Panasonic announced their Digilux 1. Yesterday the company introduced a newer model, Digilux 2, calling it an "analog" digital camera. Of course, there are no analog components in both Digilux 1 and 2, but the controls are stylized as in a rangefinder film camera: exposure and acutance are set by lens ring and body switch. Another important difference of Digilux 2 from Digilux 1 is the 5Mp CCD instead of the 4Mp.

It seems Digilux 2 is designed for those photographers who can´t forget their "good old" film cameras. Or maybe it´s just a tribute to nostalgia and an effort to attract attention to company´s products.

Digilux 2 brief specs:

  • Lens: LEICA DC VARIO SUMMICRON, 7-22.5mm (28-90mm in 35mm equiv.), f/2 f/2.4
  • CCD: 2/3", 5Mp
  • LCD: TFT 2.5", 211,000 pixels
  • EVF: 235,000 pixels, 100% of the frame
  • Media: SD/MMC (64MB bundled)
  • Timer: during PC connection
  • Interfaces: USB2.0, PAL/NTSC

Source: DC Views

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