Leica Digilux 3……Believe it or not, this is my main camera. As far as I know, this is one of most rear Leica camera……at least in digital.
When Panasonic developed their first SLR, They did not have enough experience on that field. So, They got components supplied from Olympus and shared 4/3 system.
They also developed together with Leica especially on Lens and tuning of the image sensor because they did not have enough experience on still photos.
The Panasonic version was called L1 and the Leica version was Digilux 3.
They shear most of the components…..but the software is different.
When British Magazine tested both Panasonic and Leica together, they could find quite a bit difference between.
It has been nearly 5 years since I bought it in New Zealand, 5 years in digital world is long long time……But it is still working good.
This is not the all rounder……but when I am in right lighting, right location, It still makes amazing photos and that is the reason I am still using it.
I guess, it will be good to use under mild autumn lighting in Europe….not under direct sun in California……