New cameras come alive at PhotoPlus Expo

Craving a new camera for the holiday season? The hottest new cameras, camcorders, and accessories of the year were all on display at the 2010 PDN PhotoPlus Expo in New York City.

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Leica’s High-End Point-and-Shoots



When you look at the specs, Leica’s compact D-Lux 5 (right) and GPS-enabled V-Lux 20 (left) are identical to Panasonic’s Lumix LX5 and Lumix ZS7, respectively. That’s a great foundation, as those two Lumixes are among the best cameras released in 2010. However, there are a few notable differences between these Leica cameras and their Panasonic-branded cousins. Leica has revamped the cameras’ menu systems to allow faster access to key in-camera settings, and both cameras come with high-end imaging software in the box. The Leica D-Lux 5 is bundled with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom to help handle RAW image processing, and the V-Lux 20 comes with Adobe Photoshop Elements 8. Leica is also touting the cameras’ two-year service warranty as a notable value-booster. Both cameras are available now: the Leica D-Lux 5 is priced at US$800, while the V-Lux 20 sells for $700.

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