Leica C Compact Digital Camera, 12.1MP, with Wi-Fi & NFC, Fast DC Vario-Summicron lens, Manual Lens Ring Control, Full HD movie recording - Dark Red

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About Leica Leica C

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 .

INTEGRATED WI-FI/NFC AND LEICA C IMAGE SHUTTLE APP (FOR IOS & ANDROID)
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.

COMPACT, VERSATILE AND STYLISH
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.

SUPERIOR PICTURES WITH THE FINEST DETAILS
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.

FULL HD VIDEO
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.

The Leica Leica C is commonly used for Family photos, Low light, Travel, Wildlife and more.The Leica Leica C is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast among others.The Leica Leica C is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Leica Leica C: Compact, Easy to use, Fast shutter speed, Good in low light, Great resolution, Large clear LCD and Zoom range/performance

Summary of Customer Reviews

(6)
Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Compact (6),Easy to use (5),Fast shutter speed (5),Good in low light (5),Great resolution (5),Large clear LCD (4),Zoom range/performance (4)
Best Uses:
Family photos (6),Low light (5),Travel (5),Wildlife (5)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (4)

Leica Leica C 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 Leica C 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
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

Leica Leica C Reviews

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4.3

(based on 6 reviews)

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Leica C Type 112

This camera is very similar to Canon S110 - size, ergonomics. Its is made in Japan, my guess is that Canon was involved. Plus It has EVF - very big plus for me Longer zoom Fast It slightly thinner than Canon S110 Control rings have much better feel that Canon has. My Canon has slightly lose central control ring around the lens. Cons Canon has better interface Adobe Lightroom came as the download from Leica website. I had some issues with this download/or website I didn't check video abilities...

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This camera is very similar to Canon S110 - size, ergonomics. Its is made in Japan, my guess is that Canon was involved. Plus It has EVF - very big plus for me Longer zoom Fast It slightly thinner than Canon S110 Control rings have much better feel that Canon has. My Canon has slightly lose central control ring around the lens. Cons Canon has better interface Adobe Lightroom came as the download from Leica website. I had some issues with this download/or website I didn't check video abilities and wi-fi. So far I like it. Forgot to mention that the supplied software doesn't work on XP and Vista. You need windows 7 & higher, Mac. And there is a Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1 12 MP Digital Camera, which is a copy of Leica C or vise versa. I don't have Lumix so can't provide any opinions. However the look between Canon S110 and the rest of the field is obvious. Took several night photos yesterday 10/15/13. ISO 1600, F 4.5. AF very fast, Canon results are slightly better. I guess nobody is going to do proff. job with this camera. So if you want to have Leica camera with red label in your pocket while traveling or whatever for the extra $250 you'll have Japan made Leica with German lens at your disposal.

Reviewed by 6 customers

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great camera

By

from Bismarck ND  -  Photo Enthusiast

This is a great little unit. Super fast lens and wonderful pics. Just got it a week ago, so still learning all it can do. The wifi instructions are complicated, and I still cannot figure out how to get my camera pics to my smart phone camera roll. Frustrating. The jury is still out on the battery life. Seemed to drain pretty quickly, but I was spending a lot of time on wifi set-up. Perhaps this function uses more juice. . . Otherwise, I am very pleased with this camera. Love the small size and weight compared to my DSLR and lenses. Thanks Adorama.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Amazing Camera

By

from Bismarck ND  -  Photo Enthusiast

Although I have had this for only a few days, it is amazing. Super fast lens and incredible pics. The instruction manual isn't as bad as some say, except the wifi instructions are more complicated than needed. I'll be using NFC more anyway. The viewfinder is as many have said. It's small and serves the purpose, but it's not outstanding. I am looking forward to learning all that this camera can do. The lens is what this Leica is all about. Love this lightweight camera compared to my D5100. Thanks Adorama. Great price and service, as always.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

EXCELLENT COMPACT

By

from Beaver County, PA  -  Photo Enthusiast

This little camera is great. It is however very pricey but you get what you pay for.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Love it!

By

from Orlando, FL  -  Pro Photographer

First; I LOVE not carrying 30 pounds of glass on my back. The picture quality is excellent and it is quite easy to use. My only complaint is that the instructions are a little dificult to interpret and I have not been able to figure out how to wirelessly transfer pictures to my tablet as advertised.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

This is it!

By

from New York City  -  Casual Photographer

I use the product mainly to expand my creativity through photography. The handy functions to handle any kind of situation is phenomenal.

(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Leica C Type 112

By

from Brooklyn, NY  -  Photo Enthusiast

This camera is very similar to Canon S110 - size, ergonomics. Its is made in Japan, my guess is that Canon was involved. Plus It has EVF - very big plus for me Longer zoom Fast It slightly thinner than Canon S110 Control rings have much better feel that Canon has. My Canon has slightly lose central control ring around the lens. Cons Canon has better interface Adobe Lightroom came as the download from Leica website. I had some issues with this download/or website I didn't check video abilities and wi-fi. So far I like it. Forgot to mention that the supplied software doesn't work on XP and Vista. You need windows 7 & higher, Mac. And there is a Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1 12 MP Digital Camera, which is a copy of Leica C or vise versa. I don't have Lumix so can't provide any opinions. However the look between Canon S110 and the rest of the field is obvious. Took several night photos yesterday 10/15/13. ISO 1600, F 4.5. AF very fast, Canon results are slightly better. I guess nobody is going to do proff. job with this camera. So if you want to have Leica camera with red label in your pocket while traveling or whatever for the extra $250 you'll have Japan made Leica with German lens at your disposal.

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Shopper  Many websites listing the specs for this camera indicate that a hand strap is included, yet in your ad a strap is not listed. Is there one included from Leica in the box with this camera?
JULIUS G  Yes. Hand strap. You can't hang it on your neck
Shopper  Does this come with Lightroom from Adorama?
ANTHONY P  Yes - It is a full version. As it is the latest version, the caveat, however, is that it will require the latest MAC or PC operation system. It will not work with previous versions.
Vicki C  Does the camera have art filters or comparable features?
CHARLES C  Ignore this. I thought Adorama was asking a bunch of questions about the CoolPix S6500, but in fact, it was for a mixture of different cameras.
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