A number of Leica V- owners wrote in their reviews that the product was compact. Dale Thorn said “I purchased the Leica X1 compact camera in early 2010” and gave the product a score of 99 out of 100. Expert website Layersmagazine.com rated the product 4 stars and mentioned “Point-and-Shoot with 24x Telephoto Lens Bordering the world of DSLRs—and sharing many of the same sophisticated features—is a breed of high-end, compact, point-and-shoot cameras” in their review of this digital cameras. Photographyblog.com said on expert website PhotographyBlog.com “The V-Lux 40 is Leica's premium travel-zoom compact camera, featuring a 20x 24-480mm lens, 14.1 megapixel high sensitivity MOS sensor, 1080p Full HD movies at 50/60fps, 3 inch touch-sensitive LCD screen”.
Some Leica V- reviewers mentioned that the product was a good body shape. Expert review site Techradar.com wrote in their review “The new Leica V-LUX 20's expensive-looking, minimalist-styled metal body houses an impressive set of specifications, its 12x optical zoom being the biggest boast”. Six years ago expert website T3.com gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and said in their review of this digital cameras “The Leica V-Lux 20’s simple yet attractive metal body screams ‘serious photographer’”.
One Leica V- reviewer who reviewed this digital cameras reckoned that it was good physically. Liveatpc.com mentioned in September last year “Physical controls could be better”. One customer said in their reviews that the Leica V- was good structurally. Howtospendit.ft.com wrote in their Leica V- review “Solid construction”.
One customer considered that it was thick. Ephotozine.com said on Ephotozine “The 16x optical zoom lens with optical image stabilisation is very useful, with a wide angle view”.