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, ÒÂ PAL/NTSC
Source: DC Views
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