CrunchGear’s John Biggs reviews the D-Lux 4, a $700 point-and-shoot camera from Leica. That company’s “stranglehold on the the hearts and minds of photographers everywhere” notwithstanding, it’s nice.
The D-LUX 4 is a gateway drug and anyone who has used an M8 will attest that when you use Leica glass on a Leica body you get some amazing shots. That said, the D-LUX 4 is an excellent second point-and-shoot and is great for grabbing hard to frame shots that other point-and-shoots would completely destroy.
As he points out, if you just want a really good point and shoot, the practically identical and cheaper LX3K is a better bet. Both models are built by Panasonic; Leica adds custom firmware and a nice red dot.
Review: Leica D-LUX 4 [CrunchGear]