The Leica V-Lux 1 is targeted
to serious amateur photographers with 10.1 megapixels
resolution and 12x optical zoom that is image
stabilized. Leica dubs it the "All-in-One"
: The compact digital camera with the power of
a single-lens reflex.
Marketed as "a real alternative
to digital SLR cameras," Leica stresses the
"Leica Vario lens, the optical image stabilizer,
the fast and accurate autofocus and the high-speed
image signal processing."
The Leica V-Lux 1 features a first-class
LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens that offers a slight
wide focal length range of 35420 mm. A 2.0
LCD monitor can be swivelled horizontally and
vertically through 180°, thus allowing flexibility
in shooting angles.
The V-LUX 1 offers fast, simple
and intuitive operation, and photographers will
enjoy the speed and accuracy of the manual focusing
and zoom rings on the lens. The manual focus ring
lets you manually adjust the focus from 30cm (0.98
feet) to infinity. To the advanced photographers,
it can save images in RAW file format, displays
a real-time histogram, and accepts an external
The V-Lux 1 is also equipped with a shutter
speed command dial (back of camera) and aperture
command dial (front of camera) for faster manual
It has full flexible exposure control, scene
modes, program shift, shutter speed range from
60 sec to 1/2,000 sec. (in Manual mode), and an
AF Assist Lamp to aid focusing in low-light situations.
Leica has developed its own profile for colour
matching, contrast and picture definition. This
is oriented to the picture characteristics that
are well known to Leica System Camera customers
from their use in combination with professional
film materials and specialist development laboratories.
The Leica V-Lux 1 will appeal
to the serious and advanced photographer desiring
an ultra-zoom digital camera with image stabilization
and full exposure flexibility.
CCD sensor with 10.4 million total pixels
and 10.1 million effective pixels.
In 4:3 format choice
between 3648 x 2736 pixels, 2560 x 1920 pixels,
2048 x 1536 pixels or 1600 x 1200 pixels;
In Leica 3:2 format choice between 3600 x
2400 pixels, 3248 x 2160 pixels, 2560 x 1712
pixels or 2048 x 1360 pixels;
In 16:9 format choice between 3584 x 2016
pixels, 3072 x 1728 pixels or 1920 x 1080
pixels (corresponds to HDTV standard).
4:3 format choice between 848 x 480 pixels
30 B/s, 10 B/s, 640 x 480 pixels 30 B/s, 10
B/s or 320 x 240 pixels 30 B/s, 10 B/s Limited
only by memory card capacity, recording with
File formats Still
: RAW, JPEG (Fine/Standard), Movie : QuickTime
memory card (also SDHC cards) and multimedia
card (64 MB SD card included in scope of supply).
automatic or manual ISO 80, ISO 100, ISO 200,
ISO 400, ISO 800, ISO 1600, ISO 3200 (in high-sensitivity
between automatic for daylight, cloudy skies,
shadow, halogen light, flash as well as 2
manual settings, white balance fine tuning
from -1500 to +1500 K in 150 K steps (also
available with automatic setting).
LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT
(equivalent to 35420 millimeters for
35 mm format)
12x, focal length
adjustment via zoom ring on lens
Two operating modes
: either only for picture-taking or for both
monitor and picture-taking.
normal : 0.5 m (W) / 2 m (T) to infinity,
or macro : 0.05 m (W) / 0.3 m (T) to infinity.
Choice between AutoFocus (either entire
focusing area or for macro), or Manual Focus,
setting can be saved.
AF operating modes / measuring field: Choice
between 9 areas (entire picture field),
fast AF with 3 areas (middle transverse)
or with 1 middle area,
1 area, or spot.
between multiple field measurement, emphasis
on middle integral measurement, spot measurement,
setting can be saved
+/-2 EV in stages, settings from 1.3 EV.
program automatic, aperture automatic, automatic
mode (time) and
: 1 s 1/2000 s;
Program Auto : 1 s 1/2000 s;
Aperture and Auto mode (time) : 8 s 1/2000
Manual setting : 60 s 1/2000 s.
Flash modes Choice between automatic
ON with or without preflash (red-eye reduction),
manual ON (fill-in flash) with or without
preflash, SLOW sync for longer shutter speeds
(with preflash), flash OFF ; Range wide (sensitivity to Auto)
: 0.3 . 7 m (with WW), 0.3 . 5.3 m (with
tele). Flash shoe for external flash units
; Flash output adjustment +/- 2 EV
in stages, settings from 1.3 EV.
2.0" TFT color display with 207,000 pixels,
electronic viewfinder with 235,000 pixels.
Either 2 s or 10
2.0 full speed, DC in (power supply) and AV
saturation, sharpness and noise reduction
battery (710 mAh ; 7.2 V) or optional power
512 MB SD card
Charger, Lithium-ion rechargeable battery
A/V cable, USB cable
Extensive software package (Adobe Photoshop
Elements 4.0 (PC)/3.0 (Mac),Quicktime Movie
x H x D)
141 mm x 85 mm x 142 mm (5.5 x 3.3 x 5.6
668 g/734 g (23.6/25.9
oz) without/with battery, memory card and
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