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Leica V-LUX 2 Super-Zoom Compact Digital Camera



Leica V-LUX 2 Super-Zoom Compact Digital Camera
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The Leica V-Lux 2 is the perfect super-zoom compact for travel, nature photography, adventurers, and nature-lovers who want to discover more of the world

Thanks to its powerful 24x optical super-zoom lens with an enormous equivalent focal-length range of 25 to 600 mm, it is extremely flexible. The 3" LCD display can be twisted and turned in almost any direction and makes it easy for photographers to compose pictures from even the most unusual angles. It captures images of outstanding quality and features full-HD-video function plus an amazingly fast 11 images per second in continuous shooting mode. The V-Lux 2 is the ideal tool for globetrotters with a passion for exploring the parts of world that are still off the beaten track.

Ultra-wide focal-length range
Just like every other Leica lens, the Leica DC Vario-Elmarit 1:2.8-5.2/4.5-108 mm ASPH. on the V-Lux 2 is a true optical masterpiece. The equivalent focal lengths of this 24x super zoom for photo and video range from a super wide-angle 25 mm to an extreme telephoto of 600 mm in 35mm format . This makes the Leica V-Lux 2 a true all-round genius - and the perfect camera for any situation. Its super zoom lens ensures pin-sharp pictures from finely detailed macro close-ups and breathtaking wide-angle vistas to super telephoto shots - and ideal camera, particularly for travel and nature photography.

Thanks to its enormous zoom range, the V-Lux 2 opens up almost infinite photographic opportunities without any need to change a lens, and makes it an interesting alternative to comparable SLR systems with interchangeable lenses. In addition to its enormous range of focal lengths, another compelling feature of the compact V-Lux 2 is its newly developed high-performance, 14.1 megapixel, CMOS image sensor.

Continuous shooting at high speed
The ultra-fast consecutive burst capability of the Leica V-Lux 2 is more than impressive - with 11 frames per second at the full resolution of 14.1 MP or 60 frames per second with a resolution of 2.8 MP, the Leica V-Lux 2 is one of the world's fastest consecutive shooting cameras. This means that you just won't miss the decisive moment - even when shooting the fastest-moving subjects in the worlds of sport and nature. What's more, the V-Lux 2 can even reveal the details of motion sequences otherwise invisible to the human eye.

Fold-out LCD display

The V-Lux 2 offers entirely new viewing perspectives when shooting. The reason is its 3'' LCD screen that can be twisted and turned in almost any direction making it easy to compose pictures taken from the most unusual or challenging angles. When shooting stills or video from over their head or down close to the ground - photographers using the V-Lux 2 are in full control. And its high-resolution display with 460,000 pixel resolution guarantees a finely detailed and brilliant viewing image.

Videos in Full-HD-Quality
Another highlight of the V-Lux 2 is its ability to shoot videos in 1080i-AVCHD Full HD. This feature is often found only in high-quality digital camcorders and, in contrast to the usual M-JPEG format it uses about 50 % less memory - without any compromise in terms of brilliant image quality. The entire 24x zoom range is available during video recording, and an integrated stereo microphone with an electronic wind-noise filter guarantees a crystal-clear soundtrack. What's more, the V-Lux 2 also features an option for shooting still pictures in video capture mode.

Compact design
Characterised by a compact design and extremely simple handling, the V-Lux 2's integrated handgrip and light weight allow photgraphers to shoot one-handed with ease. The camera controls are clearly laid out , ensuring fast and simple operation. For instance, video recording can be started quickly and easily at the touch of a button on the top deck of the camera.

Comprehensive software options: Two image processing software packages from Adobe
The V-Lux 2 is supplied with a comprehensive suite of software. Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 8, provides users with a comprehensive and versatile image editing solution that offers viewing, organisation, administration and a wide range of processing options for still images and video recordings. Also included is Adobe® Premiere® Elements 8 , an easy-to-use package offering video processing for movies recorded by the V-Lux 2 in AVCHD-Format and also enables the creation of professional audio and video effects.


Lens: Leica DC Vario-Elmarit 4.5-108 mm f/2.8-5.2 ASPH. (wide-angle f2.8-f8, telephoto f5.2-f8 ), corresponds to 25-600 mm, 35 mm equivalent focal lenght.
Zoom optical/digital: 24 x/4 x.
Focusing Modes: Normal/Macro, Macro zoom, Continuous focusing (on/off), AF tracking.
Metering modes: Face detection, AF tracking, 23 field, 1 field, Spot (flexible/scalable).
Focusing range: 30 cm (wide-angle)/2 m (tele) - 1 cm (wide-angle)/1 m (tele)
Sensor: 1/2.33" CMOS with 15.1 MP (effective 14.1 MP).
Resolution Still pictures: 4:3 format: 4320 x 3240 pixels (14 MP), 3648 x 2736 pixels (10 MP), 3072 x 2304 pixels (7 MP), 2560 x 1920 pixels
(5 MP), 2048 x 1536 pixels (3 MP), 640 x 480 pixels (0.3 MP).
Movies: 4:3 format VGA: 640 x 480 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG), QVGA: 320 x 240 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG).
16:9 format: 848 x 480 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG), 1280 x 720 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG).
Full HD: 1920 x 1080 pixels, 60i (AVCHD).
High speed: 320 x 240 pixels, 220 fps (Motion JPEG).
Recording file format - Still pictures: RAW/JPEG (based on Exif 2.3 standard)/DPOF-compatible.
Still pictures with sound: RAW/JPEG (based on Exif 2.3 standard) + QuickTime.
Movies: AVCHD/QuickTime Motion JPEG.
Video recording time: Max. 29 min. (only E version).
Exposure modes: Program mode (P), Aperture priority (A), Speed priority (S), Manual setting (M).
Exposure compensation - Increments: 1/3 EV steps, setting range: ±3 EV.
Scene modes: Portrait, Soft Skin, Transform, Self-Portrait, Scenery, Panorama Assist, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Food, Party, Candle Light, Baby 1, Baby 2, Pet, Sunset, High Sensitivity, High-Speed Movie, Flash Burst, Starry Sky, Fireworks, Beach, Snow, Aerial Photo, Pinhole, Film Grain, High Dynamic (Standard, Artistic, BW) Photo Frame.
My Color Mode: Expressive, Retro, Pure, Elegant, Monochrome, High Dynamic, Dynamic Art, Dynamic B&W, Silhouette, Pinhole, Film Grain, Custom, Happy (only in iA mode).
Metering modes: Multi-field, Center-weighted, Spot.
White balance: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shadow, Tungsten, Manual setting, Manual measurement.
Sensitivity: Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600.
Shutter speeds: 60 s-1/2000 s, (Starry Sky mode: 15 s, 30 s, 60 s).
Continuous: shooting mode (max. number of pictures/max. resolution)
Series frequency: 2 B/s: 100/14 MP, 5 B/s: 100/14 MP, 11 B/s: 15/14 MP.
Number of recordable pictures: 40 B/s: 50/5 MP, 60 B/s: 60/3.5 MP.
Video mode: 2/5/10 B/s: 40/3.5 MP.
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto with pre-flash (to reduce red-eye effect), Auto with slower shutter speeds and pre-flash, On, On with pre-flash, Off.
Flash Range (with ISO AUTO and maximum wide-angle setting): Approx. 30 cm-9.5 m.
Self-timer: 2/10 s delay.
Monitor: 3.0" TFT LCD, approx. 460,000 pixels, field of view: approx. 100%, automatic brightness adjustment.
View finder: Color LCD, approx. 202,000 pixels, field of view: approx. 100%, adjustable to ±4 diopter.
Microphone/speaker: Stereo/mono.
Recording media: Internal memory, Approx. 40 MB.
Memory cards: SD, SDHC, SDXC.
Interface - Digital: USB 2.0 (High speed), Data cannot be transferred from PC to the camera (only E version). Mini HDMI cable (type C).
Analog video/audio: NTSC/PAL FBAS (switchable in menu), audio line-out (mono). Dedicated jack (14-pin) MIC/REMOTE: 2.5 mm Ø jack.
Printer compatibility: PictBridge.
Operating temperature/humidity: 0-40°C/10-80%.
Battery (lithium-ion): Voltage/capacity
7.2 V/895 mAh (410 pictures according to CIPA standards).
Dimensions (W x H x D): 124 x 80 x 95 mm (45/6 x 31/6 x 35/7 in).
Weight: 520 g (18.34 oz) with memory card and battery.
Included Accessories: Camera with lens cap, battery charger (Leica BC-DC 9), battery (Leica BP-DC 9), lens hood, carrying strap,
AV cable, USB cable, CD with long instructions (PDF).
Software: Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 8, Adobe® Premiere® Elements 8.
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