Leica V-Lux 20 to be discontinued soon

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The Leica V-Lux 20 was announced on April 20th, 2010 and is expected to be discontinued in the next few weeks. This will open a hole in the low end of Leica's product line.

Panasonic announced several new point and shoot cameras in January of 2011 and by looking at the different models, I think the next Leica compact camera will be based on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10 model:

Because of the disaster in Japan, Panasonic has temporarily suspended the production of Lumix cameras (source).

Currently there is a mail-in rebate for a free leather case and SD card holder when you purchase the Leica V-Lux 20.

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  • AM*shoots*SF

    This camera is a waste of time for leica. A cheap P & S with a red dot for plus $200?? Why don’t they try to answer fujis x100 challenge. I tell ya, the x100 is going to eat their lunch in the mid price prosumer market. I have one on order and will shitcan my dlux3 afterwards.

    • Nobody Special

      I can’t disagree – but there are many that think this is the way new users get into the Leica ‘system’ of cameras. I wonder if it will be replaced with the new ‘products’ for 2011…..oh well, I think the fact that only two have responded to the news of it’s demise says a lot about it’s demand.

      Leica has had plenty of chances to move forward – at the moment they seem to be contented moving sideways. Time tells all tales.

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