Update: B&H has them in stock as well.
Leica V-Lux 2 is now shipping in the US and should reach stores in the next few days. Amazon already has some in stock:
I’ll probably end up buying one of these eventually, but could someone please explain why it is $350 more than its identical Panasonic twin???
i guess you must be new to Leica.
It’s the red circle, silly!
As I understand it, Leica provides a more complete software package and there ‘may’ be a few body tweaks. But they say the software is the main thing.
The optics are the same, etc…. I seem to recall that in certain past Pana-Leicas there may have been other differences but what they were and what models, I’m not sure.
Everything is exactly the same in all pannyleica, the differences are located in the firmware which a bit different, ONLY useful if you shoot jpegs, but if you shoot RAW, you won’t see any difference between all panny rebadged leica
but if you like leica, minimalistic design with a great collector vintage leather case, then get the leica
I thought that they said smaller sensors just cannot deliver the image quality leica was looking for? What a crock…
Donate your $300 to the poor
Leica embarrassing themselves again.
I got the chance to play briefly with the V-Lux 2. Will upload few pictures/videos later on.