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Leica Digilux 2


Category: Advanced Amateur - Prosumer

Leica Digilux 2 - Front view

With the Digilux 2, Leica takes a step back to its roots at the same time as it steps into the digital future. From the front, the Leica Digilux 2 has a magnesium metal body with clean lines reminiscent of its legendary M-Series 35mm rangefinder cameras; but a quick glance at the back confirms it is solidly a digital camera, with a large 2.5 in. LCD (211K pixels).

Leica Digilux 2 - Back view

Operation is "analog" with aperture setting and focus on the lens ring, and a shutter speed dial on top. No rangefinder though, but a 235K pixels resolution electronic viewfinder (EVF) with 100% coverage and magnified center for ease of focusing. The lens is a Leica DC Vario-Summicron with large F2.0 aperture at wide-angle and F2.4 at full telephoto. Inside, a 2/3 in. image sensor provides 5 effective megapixels resolution. Images can be saved as RAW. The LEICA name is proudly spelled out up front and we can only hope that the image quality will stand up to the proud heritage behind the name.

Leica Digilux 2 - Top view

The Leica Digilux 2 effectively brings together the best of both worlds and, if it delivers on its promises, may well catapult Leica to the front of the pack with a digital camera that shakes the current conventional wisdom. The Digilux 2 will appeal mostly to advanced amateur photographers.

Leica Digilux 2
QuickFact™ Sheet
  The Leica Digilux 2 Home Page  
  Image Sensor 5.0 effective megapixels
2/3 in. CCD
  Lens Leica DC Vario-Summicron  
  Focal Length 7-22.5mm (28-90mm, 35 mm equivalent)  
  Maximum Aperture F2.0(W)-F2.4(T)  
  Optical Zoom 3x  
  Macro 30 cm, 12 in.  
  Auto Focus Manual focus ring  
  Shutter Speed 8-1/4000 sec. (in M and T: 8-1/2000 sec.)  
  Exposure Control Pogram (P) with Program Shift, Aperture-priority (A), Shutter-priority (T), Manual exposure setting (M).  
  Other Functions

Video recording (max. 6 min on a 64 MB memory card); sound recording for every picture (possible during and after shot); Flip animation; Continuous shooting 2.7 or 1.0 images/second with max. 3-137 images; connectivity for cable remote release, camera can be controlled via USB connection with Leica USB Remote Control Software (included); focus magnifier for easy manual focus operation; Black&White-Mode; Self-timer with 2s or 10s delay

  Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV in 1/3 EV steps  
  Light Metering Multi-Field, Center-Weighted, Spot  
  White Balance Automatic, Manual, Pre-Set (Daylight, Overcast, Incandescent, Flash) with fine adjustment possibility (+- 1500K max.)  
  Viewfinder Electronic viewfinder with 235,000 pixels and diopter compensation
(-4D...+4D); suitable for eyeglass wearers; 100% coverage
  LCD 2.5 in. Color transreflective TFT-LCD (211K pixels)  
  ISO Sensitivity ISO 100, 200, 400  
  Storage Media SD memory card (64 MB included) or MultiMediaCard  
  Battery Li-Ion Rechargeable Battery with Battery Charger  
  Included Accessories
64MB SD Memory Card
Li-Ion Battery, Battery Charger
A/V Cable, USB 2.0 Cable
Lens Hood
Strap (Carrying)
Software CD-ROMs (Adobe Photoshop Elements 2, ACDSee, Leica USB Remote Control)
  Dimensions (W x H x D)

135 x 82 x103 mm /
5 5/16 x 3 1/4 x 4 1/16 in.

  Weight (Camera body only) 630 g without/705 g with battery  
  MSRP US$2,299.99  

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Leica Digilux 2






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