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Leica Gets Ready for Photokina With Four New Digital Cameras
by Ben Stafford -  9/22/2006

Leica will be showing off four new digital cameras (and a few lenses) at the Photokina trade show that starts in just a couple days.  While three of the models are essentially the same as some Panasonic models, the fourth one, the Leica M8, is the first digital camera to use the Leica viewfinder system.

As a side note for the folks in the US, Leica cameras are not widely distributed in North America, so you can mostly just drool.  Some models are/will be available, but I don't have definite details about the new models.

Leica M8

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Leica DIGILUX 3

The Digilux 3 is essentially the same camera as the Panasonic DMC-L1 with some Leica changes to the image processing.

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Leica V-LUX 1

The V-LUX 1 is essentially the same camera as the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50 with some Leica changes to the image processing.

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Leica D-LUX 3

The V-LUX 1 is essentially the same camera as the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX2 with some Leica changes to the image processing.

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