Leica compact makes it a perfect ten

Some people will always buy a Peugeot 107 over a Citreon C1, even if they are built in the same Czech factory from the same car parts. And so it is wi

Some people will always buy a Peugeot 107 over a Citreon C1, even if they are built in the same Czech factory from the same car parts. And so it is with cameras. Why buy a Panasonic LX2 when you can have a Leica D-Lux 3?So what if the Leics costs a bit more – there's a badge at stake here, and a brown leather case, oh and some 'tweaking' that we're promised gives the pictures the 'Leica look'.Inside it's the same 10megapixel sensor with unique widescreen 16:9 pictures. On the front is an identical 4x optical zoom Leica lens and round the back there's not a hair's breadth between the cameras' 2.8in 16:9 displays. Could you tell the difference between snaps taken by this and ones taken by the Panny? Probably not, but when was substance anything to do with style?

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