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 Post subject: Leica-V-LUX-1 Vs. Fz50
PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 3:28 am 
Are they the same camera?


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 4:42 am 
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Im not sure but they appear to be, i am interseted to find out. Some companies like samsung re-brand cameras, in samsung's case they re-brand pentax. But, i know Panasonic uses Lecia lenses in their SZ's and Lecia makes 4/3 slr's as does panasonic. So they obviously have somewhat of a partnership although i am not sure.

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Hi folks,

From what I understand the answer is a qualified Yes. I've linked below to a frame from Swedish store Cyberphoto that has been mangled into English by Google. It contains some side by side "clickable" test shots:
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 Post subject: Leica?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 5:42 pm 
I have the FZ50 and I've owned the Leica M4, M6, and R3. The FZ50 build quality IMO is *better* than the Leica M6. If you get a FZ50 made somewhere besides Japan, that may not hold true. Some of the BIOS of the Leica VLUX is Leica's own, but the body, lens, and CCD etc. s/b the same as the FZ50.


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