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Leica C-Lux 1


Leica C-Lux 1

Category: Point-and-Shoot

The Leica C-Lux 1 is a rebranding of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX01. It has 6.0MP resolution in an ultra-compact and elegantly designed black and silver -- or all silver -- body -- minus the add-on clip that serves as a handgrip on the Panasonic FX01. It features a 3.6x optical zoom with a 28 to 102mm wide-angle capability (35mm equivalent) that should allow capturing more of a scene (or group shot) than standard 35mm lens is capable of.

The Leica C-Lux 1 has a 8-1/2,000 sec. shutter speed range (depending on exposure modes), Scene Modes to automate exposure setting in various situations, an extra large 2.5 in. high resolution (207K pixels) LCD monitor, and of course image stabilization that all Panasonic digital cameras have popularized. Macro focus is at 5 cm (2 in.) at wide-angle.

Extra accessories include:

- Case:
real leather case with micro-velour lining.
Colors: Cognac-brown, black or red

- Direct mains connector:
ACA-DC4 with mains cable (replacement)

- Lithium-Ion-Battery:
LEICA BP-DC4 (replacement)

- Digital Adapter:
Digital Adapter 2 for all Leica Televid

The Leica C-Lux 1 is targeted to point-and-shoot photographers desiring an exquisitely finished ultra-compact digital camera, a wide-angle lens, fast operations, and image stabilization.

Want the Panasonic version: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX01

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Leica C-Lux 1
QuickFact™ Sheet
  Leica C-Lux 1  
  Image type and format (Image Sensor) 1/2.5" CCD sensor with 6.37 million pixels (6 m pixels effective in 4:3 format)  
  Resolution In 4:3 format: either 2816 x 2112, 2048 x 1536, 1280 x 960 or 640 x 480 pixels, 2816 x 2112 , 2048 x 1536 , 1600 x 1200 pixels
In Leica 3:2 format: either 2816 x 1880 or 2048 x 1360 pixels.
In 16:9 format: either 2816 x 1584 or 1920 x 1080 pixels (corresponds to HDTV standard)
  Video sequences In 16:9 format with 848 x 480, in 4:3 format with 640 x 480 or in 4:3 format with 320 x 240 pixels at either 30 fps or 10 fps, duration of recording only limited by the capacity of the memory card Recordings with sound  
  Data recording Data formats: Still pictures: JPEG (Fine/Standard) Video: QuickTime Motion JPEG  
  Storage media SD Memory Card and MultiMedia card (a 64 MB-SD card is supplied with the camera)  
  Sensitivity setting Either automatic or manual ISO 80, ISO 100, ISO 200 or ISO 400 (in high sensitivity mode 800 - 1600)  
  White balance Either automatic, for daylight, overcast sky, halogen light, two manual settings, fine adjustment of white balance in a range of –1500 to +1500K in 150K steps (not available for automatic setting)  
  Lens LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT f/2.8-5.6/4.6-16.8 ASPH. (corresponds to 28 -102 mm in 35 mm format), 3.6x optical zoom. Change of focal length by conveniently located zoom lever  
  Zoom 3.6x  
  Optical Image Stabilizer 2 modes: either for exposure only or for exposure and monitor  
  Focusing range Normal: 50cm – infinity Macro/Simple/Motion Picture: wide-angle 5cm/telephoto 30cm infinity  
  Focusing Methods Autofocus, either normal or macro Autofocus modes / measurement range: either 5 fields (full image area), faster autofocus with 3 fields (across the center) or with 1 central field, 1 field, or spot.  
  Exposure Exposure modes: either simple mode, normal image or macro Exposure metering: Multi-field measurement exposure bracketing: +/- 2 EV in 1/3 EV steps  
  Series exposures Either 3 fps or 2 fps at full resolution, max. 8 pictures with JPEG standard, max 6 pictures with JPEG fine  
  Shutter speed range In fully automatic mode: 8-1/2000 sec. Starry sky mode: 15, 30, 60 sec.  
  Flash Flash modes: either automatic flash on with or without pre-flash (to combat red-eye), manual flash on (fill-in flash) with or without pre-flash, SLOW for slower shutter speeds (with pre-flash), flash off. Flash range (ISO set at Auto): 0.6–4.0 m (wide-angle), 0.3–2.0 m (telephoto), in high-sensitivity mode: 0.8 – 5.7m (wide-angle), 0.8 - 2.8m (telephoto), flash exposure bracketing: ±2 EV in 1/3 EV steps  
  Scene modes Portrait, soft skin, landscape, sport, night portrait, night landscape, self-portrait, food, party, candlelight, fireworks, starry sky, snow, baby1, baby2, high sensitivity  
  Toning effects Blueish, reddish, black and white or sepia  
  LCD Monitor 2.5" polycrystalline TFT color display with 207,000 pixels. Field of view: almost 100% Power LCD mode, wide-angle viewing mode  
  Selftimer Either 2s or 10s countdown  
  Ports USB 2.0 (Full speed), DC in (power supply) and AV out.  
  Printer compatibility PictBridge  
  Power supply Lithium ion battery, 3.7 V, 1150 mAH or optional mains unit;
Battery capacity: 320 pictures (CIPA Standard)
  Scope of delivery Battery charger, battery, 64 MB SD memory card AV cable, USB cable, AC cable, wrist strap, CD ROM with software
(Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0, Quicktime Movieplayer)
  Dimensions (W x H x D) approx. 94.1 x 51.1 x 24.2 mm  
  Weight (camera body only) approx. 132g without battery and memory card; approx. 160g with battery and SD memory card  
  MSRP US $495  

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