Originally Posted by rover67
I think that panasonic is basically this leica for less $$. I may be off here, but that was the dinner table conversation we had about it a few months ago.
My folks got the leica this winter and I got the chance to use it a lot over the christmas break. I liked it a lot. The panasonic you posted is what I was thinking about getting.
Same camera, half the price. Plus, on the Lumix version you don't have to buy the hand grip
The forums say that Leica processes the images slightly better on the version with their name on it, but it sounds like a negligible difference.