Leica C Compact Digital Camera, 12.1MP, with Wi-Fi & NFC, Fast DC Vario-Summicron lens, Manual lens ring control, Full HD movie recording - Light Gold

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About the Leica X Vario

The Leica C, a new concept within the Leica compact camera portfolio - combining stylish design with impressive technical features. With the support of the Audi Design Team, the slim, elegant and sophisticated design of the Leica C was achieved. The Leica C is easy to use and delivers outstanding images under any light conditions, making it ideal to tote to any event.

The Leica C which is available in two finishes, light gold or dark red features an integrated Wi-Fi and Near Field Communication (NFC), a first for Leica compact cameras plus a high performance zoom lens and a larger sensor .

The Leica C is the first Leica to feature an integrated Wi-Fi and NFC module. These features allow the user to remotely control the Leica C through a smartphone or tablet while viewing the image on the smartphone or tablet. This allows for better self-portraits (yes, the selfie!) and group pictures without excluding anyone using the remote release and/or self-timer. To enable this function, a user only needs to download the Leica C Image Shuttle app from the App Store (for IOS support) or Google play (for Android support) and install it on their IOS or Android end device. . Easier and better self-portraits and group portraits with the Wi-Fi and NFC

The Leica C Image Shuttle app allows the user to control the various functions of the camera via their smartphones or tablets. The user can control the zoom, shutter release, record video, access the quick menu, adjust aperture and shutter speed (based on the mode of the camera), exposure compensation, continuous shooting/self-timer and autofocus mode which allows you to change the focus point by touching the image on the screen.

With this app and a Wi-Fi connection, the user can download images directly to their smartphone or tablet and then connect to any social media such as Facebook, Instagram, etc. The Leica C allows the user to send images while recording and to send images stored in the camera.

The Leica C benefited from the design expertise of the Audi Design Team. The slim and stylish form of the Leica C, makes it a perfect fashion accessory that is easy to carry around either in a pocket or purse. Despite its extremely compact form, it features an excellent zoom lens that makes it perfect for capturing spontaneous situations while offering unlimited opportunities for creative expressions. The 7x zoom lens is equally outstanding for capturing intimate portraits, expansive interiors, and fascinating landscapes. A freely programmable focusing ring for personalized settings offers even more creative options. Available either in light-gold or dark-red, the color options attest to the simple and stylish elegance and of the Leica C.

The unusually large sensor for a camera as compact as the Leica C combined with its precise optics, guarantees sharp images with brilliant, natural colors and outstanding contrast. The Leica C captures everything including tiny details because of its extremely fast autofocus and ability to shoot up to ten frames per second in continuous shooting mode.

The Leica C records video with sharp resolution of even the finest details in full-HD quality. The photographer is always in control of recording with the large monitor screen and electronic viewfinder which is effective when shooting in bright light. In addition, a selection of creative modes offers numerous options for creative ideas even after recording. The Leica C offers creative post processing of both still pictures and video. In addition, the professional Adobe Photoshop Lightroom software that can be downloaded from the Leica homepage gives the same creative post processing options.

Leica X Vario Includes

  • Leica C Digital Camera
  • Battery (BP-DC14)
  • Battery Charger
  • USB Cable
  • Lens Cap
  • User Manual
  • Leica Warranty

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Compact (7) , Easy to use (7) , Great resolution (7) , Large clear LCD (7) , Zoom range/performance (6) , Fast shutter speed (5) , Good in low light (5)
Best Uses:
Family photos (8) , Travel (7) , Wildlife (6) , Low light (5) , Macro photography (3) , Weddings (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (6) , Pro photographer (2) , Casual photographer (1)

Leica X Vario Features

  • Slim, elegant and sophisticated design achieved with the support of the Audi Design Team
  • Easy to use under any light conditions
  • Unique yet fashionable accessories designed in collaboration with the Audi Design Team
  • Wi-Fi & NFC in the Leica C affords remote access from a smartphone/tablet allowing the user to see a live image
  • Allows pictures to be transferred to your smartphone/tablet while shooting
  • Extremely versatile and ideal for any type of photography
  • Electronic View Finder for easy viewing under any lighting conditions
  • Fast Leica DC Vario-Summicron lens
  • Larger sensor 1/1.7" with an effective resolution of 12.1 Megapixels
  • Manual lens ring control which allows for flexibility
  • High-resolution display with 920, 000 pixels
  • Full HD movie recording

Leica X Vario Specifications

Image Sensor 1/1.7" MOS sensor, total pixel number, 12,800,000, primary color filter
Effective Pixels 12,100,000
Minimum illuminance approx. 6lx. With camera modeal 18485 & 18489 when i-low light and 1/30s shutter speed is used.
Lens Lens Leica DC Vario-Summicron f/2-5.9 (at maximum wide angle and telephoto settings) 6-42.8 mmmm ASPH 35 mm equivalent: 28-200mm
Zoom: Optical: 7x / Digital: 4x
Focus range P/A/S/M: 50 cm / 80 cm (at maximum wideangle / telephoto settings) to infinity
P/A/S/M Macro / Snapshots Modes / Video rec.: 3 cm / 80 cm (at maximum wideangle / telephoto settings) to infinity
Digital Zoom max. 4x
Stabilization Optical
Shutter system Electronically and mechanically controlled
Shutter speed 250s-1/4000s (Starry Sky) Mode: 15 seconds, 30 seconds, 60 seconds
Exposure Modes Program (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter priority (S), Manual setting (M), Exposure compensation (increments: 1/3 EV Steps, range ±2EV)
Metering modes Multiple / Center-weighted / Spot
Flash Built-in
Flash modes AUTO, AUTO w. Red-eye reduction, Slow sync w. Red-eye reduction, ON, OFF
Flash range (with ISO AUTO) approx. 0.6m-7m (with maximum wide angle setting) approx. 0.8m-2.3m (with maximum telephoto setting)
Monitor TFT LCD (approx. 921,600 dots), aspect ratio 3:2, shows approx 100% of the captured frame
Viewfinder color LCD (approx. 200,000 dots), with diopter correction facility ±4 diopters
Microphone Stereo
Speaker Monaural
Recording Media Internal Memory (approx. 87 MB), SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory cards
Recording File Format RAW / JPEG (based on Exif 2.3 standard) / DPOF compatible / MPO
AVCHD with Dolby ® Digital (2ch) / MP 4 with AAC (2ch)
Operating temperature / humidity 0-40ºC / 32º - 104º F / 10 - 80 %
Interface Interface With camera models 18-485 & 18-489: NTSC Composite, Audio line socket (monoaural)
Terminals HDMI: for HDMI micro cable (type D) AV OUT / DIGITAL: Dedicated jack (8 pin)
Wi-Fi IEEE 802.1lb/g/n (standard wireless LAN protocol)
2412-2462 MHz (1-11ch)
Wi-Fi compatible WPA / WPA 2
Infrastructure mode
NFC Compliance standard ISO / IEC 18092 NFC-F (passive mode)
Dimensions (WxHxD; lens retracted) approx. 103 x 63 x 28 mm
Weight (with/without card & battery) approx. 195 g / 6.0 oz /173 g / 6.1 oz
Battery BP-DC14 E/U
Battery charger ACA-DC11
Input / Output AC 110-240V 50/60 Hz, 0.2A / DC 5V 800mA
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