As of today, Photographer’s Guide to the Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) is available for purchase through this site in a bundle of three downloadable versions: PDF, ePub (for iPad and other compatible readers), and mobi (for Kindle). The book, which is 242 pages long in its print edition, is a complete guide to the operation, features, menus, and controls of the Leica D-Lux Typ 109 camera. This bundle of three ebook files can be purchased for $9.95.
The paperback version of the D-Lux book is expected to be available for purchase through Amazon.com and other online sellers by late March, with a list price of $29.95. The Kindle version will also be sold through Amazon, and the ePub version will be sold through the Apple iBookStore, as well as the Barnes & Noble Nook store, the Kobo site, and elsewhere.
For more information, or to purchase the bundle of three electronic editions of the D-Lux book, please see the book’s main information page at this site.
Given that you have written about this camera and the Panasonic, you may be the true expert on whether the two cameras are really the same.
Some people argue that the JPEG processing of the cameras is different, resulting in different “looks” for their images. I didn’t try to investigate that issue; I just wanted to lay out the objective, uncontroversial differences.
Having owned the LX100 for a while before giving it as a gift to my father, I can assure you there are tonal changes between that and my Typ 109 particularly and noticeably around orange tones (also affecting skin tones) where I’d suggest the LX100 produces more accurate colours even though I still prefer the tones from the 109 (after dealing with the orange channel in photoshop). The Leica white balance also leans towards the warmer side (although this is not necessarily a ‘colour processing’ issue per se.
Thanks. That’s useful information to have.