Leica D-Lux 5 Titanium (Limited Edition) with Dedicated Leather Case - Bundle - - with 16 GB SD Memory Card, USB 2.0 SD Card Reader

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About Leica 5

Up-to-date features, meet classic old-school Leica design: the Leica D-LUX 5 Digital Camera is a compact 10.1MP digital camera with a very fast f/2-3.3 DC Vario-Summicron 24-90mm (35mm equivalent) lens that is Leica inside and out.

The D-LUX 5 delivers a range of features designed to give you brilliant image quality in a compact (4 1/3 x 2 2/3 x 1 5/7"), lightweight (9.5 oz) camera - with sensitivity up to 12800 ISO, a bright, high resolution 3" LCD display with 460,000 dots, a large 1/1.6.3" CCD sensor, O.I.S. image stabilization, program and manual exposure modes, free professional software (Adobe Lightroom) for processing RAW files (for the highest quality images possible) and dazzling 720p HD video.

It also has all the modern conveniences, like face detection and autofocus tracking metering modes, scene modes (Portrait, Scenery, Panorama Assist, Sports, Night Portrait, Food, Party, Candlelight, Sunset, Baby 1 and 2, Pet, Beach, Snow, Color modes--you know the drill), 4:3, 3:2, 16:9 and 1:1 formats, a built-in flash plus a hot-shoe for an optional Leica flash and a macro function that focuses down to 0.39" (1 cm).

Summary of Customer Reviews

(7)
Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Compact (7),Easy to use (6),Good in low light (5),Large clear LCD (5),Fast shutter speed (4),Image stabilization (4),Good battery life (3),Great resolution (3)
Best Uses:
Family photos (3),Travel (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (4),Semi-pro photographer (3)

Leica 5 Features

  • Super-fast lens: The newly developed, fast, Leica DC Vario-Summicron 1:2-3.3/5.1-19.2 mm ASPH. zoom lens offers an extremely practical range of focal lengths (24-90 mm-equivalent in 35mm format)
  • Brilliant image quality: The D-Lux 5 features a newly designed 1/1.63"-CCD image sensor that is particularly large for a compact camera. Even at the standard resolution of 10.1 megapixels, this contributes to a significant increase in image quality
  • Creative freedom: Photography with a Leica camera must be one thing above all - a sheer pleasure. And that is precisely what the Leica D-Lux 5 offers with its amazingly simple and intuitive handling and clearly laid out functions
  • Classic design: Classical elegance meets premium quality materials: This characterizes the design philosophy of Leica D-Lux cameras. A design concept that the D-Lux 5 carries forth brilliantly and effortlessly
  • Professional image processing: The Leica D-Lux 5 is supplied complete with a free copy of the professional image processing software Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
  • Video in HD-Quality: Its additional the D Lux 5 features a 1280 x 720pixel HD-Video function in memory-saving AVCHD-Lite format which is started simply by pressing a dedicated button on the top of the camera. Autofocus and the entire 3.8x zoom range remain available during recording
  • Titanium anodized finish, classical, ergonomic and compact

Leica 5 Specifications

Lens
Leica DC Vario-Summicron 5.1-19.2 mm f/2-3.3 ASPH. (wide-angle f2-f8/telephoto f3.3-f8 )/corresponds to 24-90 mm, 35 mm equivalent focal length.
Zoom
Optical: 3.8 x
Digital: 4 x
Focusing Modes
Normal/Macro, Continuous focusing (on/off)
Metering modes
Face detection, AF tracking, 23 field, 1 field (flexible/scalable)
Focusing range P/A/S/M
50 cm
Macro/intelligent/ auto/movie
1 cm (wide-angle/30 cm (tele)
Sensor
1/1.63"-CCD with 11.3 MP (effective 10.1 MP)
Resolution: Still pictures 1
4:3 format: 3648 x 2736 pixels (10 MP), 3072 x 2304 pixels (7 MP), 2560 x 1920 pixels (5 MP), 2048 x 1536 pixels
(3 MP), 1600 x 1200 pixels (2 MP), 640 x 480 pixels (0.3 MP).
3:2 format: 3776 x 2520 pixels (9.5 MP), 3168 x 2112 pixels (6.5 MP), 2656 x 1768 pixels (4.5 MP), 2112 x 1408 pixels
(3 MP), 2048 x 1360 pixels (2.5 MP), 640 x 424 pixels (0.3 MP)
Resolution: Still pictures 2
16:9 format: 3968 x 2232 pixels (9 MP), 3328 x 1872 pixels (6 MP), 2784 x 1568 pixels (4.5 MP), 2208 x 1248 pixels
(2.5 MP), 1920 x 1080 pixels (2 MP), 640 x 360 pixels (0.2MP).
1:1 format: 2736 x 2736 pixels (7.5 MP), 2304 x 2304 pixels (5.5 MP), 1920 x 1920 pixels (3.5 MP), 1536 x 1536 pixels (2.5 MP), 480 x 480 pixels (0.2MP).
Resolution: 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: WVGA: 848 x 480 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG).
Resolution: HD video
1280 x 720 pixels, 60i (AVCHD Lite, CCD output is 30p), 1280 x 720 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG).
Recording file format: Still pictures
RAW/JPEG (based on Exif 2.3 standard)/DPOF-compatible.
Recording file format:Still pics w/sound
RAW/JPEG (based on Exif 2.3 standard) + QuickTime.
Recording file format: Video
AVCHD Lite/Motion JPEG.
Recording file format: Video recording
Max. 29 min. (only E version).
Exposure modes
Program mode (P), Aperture priority (A), Speed priority (S), Manual setting (M), Snapshot.
Exposure compensation
Increments: 1/3 EV steps, setting range: ±3 EV.
Scene modes
Portrait, Soft Skin, Self-portrait, Scenery, Panorama Assist, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Food, Party,
Candlelight, Baby 1, Baby 2, Pet, Sunset, High Sens., High-Speed Burst, Flash Burst, Starry Sky, Fireworks, Beach, Snow, Aerial Photo, Color modes.
White balance
Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shadow, Tungsten, Manual setting, Manual measurement.
Sensitivity
Auto/i.ISO, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400*/12800*(* by pixel mixed readout).
Shutter speeds
60 s-1/4000 s (Starry Sky mode: 15 s, 30 s, 60 s).
Continuous shooting mode
2.5 fps.
Mechanical shutter
2.5 fps: 5 (Standard mode)/3 (Fine Mode)/High-Speed Burst mode: approx. 6 frames/(image priority), approx. 10 frames/(speed priority), (recorded in 3 MP for 4:3, 2.5 MP for 3:2, 2 MP for 16:9)
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.
Range (w/ISO AUTO and max WA setting)
Approx. 80 cm-7.2 m.
Selftimer
2/10 s delay.
Monitor
3.0" TFT LCD, approx. 460,000 pixels, field of view: approx. 100%, automatic brightness adjustment.
Microphone/speaker
Mono.
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 CVBS (switchable in menu), audio line-out (mono). Dedicated jack (8-pin).
Printer compatibility
PictBridge.
Software
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 Free Download
Operating temperature/humidity
0-40 deg.C/10-80%
Battery: Voltage/capacity
3.6 V/1250 mAh (400 pictures according to CIPA standards)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
110 x 66 x 43 mm / 4.33 x 2.67 x 1.71in
Weight
270g / 9.5oz with memory card and battery

Leica 5 Reviews

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4.6

(based on 7 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Reviewed by 7 customers

 
4.0

Good camera, but not quite a Leica

By

from Raleigh, NC  -  Semi-pro Photographer

The D Lux 5 is a fine small sensor camera - lots of features, good image quality, small enough to be an always with you camera. I use it as such, a camera to always be with me. It is very adjustable and can be tailored to produce most any kind of image you want. But....a Leica? Sort of, since it is common knowledge that it is in reality a rebadged Panasonic. It goes against the Leica philosophy of simplicity, and as near as I can tell The main Leica features are the lens and a slightly different tone curve. It can be tuned to your liking and it can be made to replicate the "Leica look" pretty closely (I own and use a Leica X2 as well as the D Lux5). It really has no glaring faults. I have printed files from it up to 11 x 14 and have been very satisfied. My main complaint is that the RAW files are Panasonic instead of the usual Leica DNG ones that can be imported directly into Photoshop.

 
5.0

Everything I had hoped for!

By

from New York  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I was a little reluctant to buy a used Leica but wasn't able to afford a new one. This product is exactly as it was described. The Leica is everything I had hoped for and more! I am happy that I was able to afford a used one and to experience the beauty of this camera...

 
5.0

VERY NICE LITTLE CAMERA

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from Houston, Tx  -  Photo Enthusiast

Bought this camera for my wife. Took some test shots, wow IQ is just sooooooo incredibly good , couldn't beleive it. I'm very happy with this camera. You buy this camera for your wife, she will loves it. This little camera will never can out perform my Canon 5d mk2, but it's good enough to carry it around every where you go and takes some nice pictures. Build quality is top notch.It's a Leica, shooting with a style.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

excellent w/warts (hdmi cable spec)

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from connecticut  -  Photo Enthusiast

hdmi cable not included with camera package. hdmi spec not shown in user manual. not easy to find correct hdmi cable. Its a not a standard hdmi nor a mini hdmi. No indication of correct hdmi to buy in Leica User Manual.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

IT TOOK A YEAR..., BUT FINALLY!!!

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from Princeton, NJ  -  Photo Enthusiast

This is the camera I use for everything. I purchased it in October 2010, just after it was released Before it I had a Leica D-Lux 3 that was astounding for its IQ. A year ago I bought the 5 from Ado and it was defective--bad resolution and lots of halo--so they replaced it immediately and without question. I used the replacement hopefully, but after a few months, it was the same as the first one. I returned it to Leica and they fixed it--replaced the lens assembly--but, after another 6 months, the same problem. I called Leica repair a week and a half ago to explain, and they replaced it within a week. Last weekend I took a hundred pictures. THIS IS THE CAMERA I WAS HOPING TO GET. IT IS WONDERFUL.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent camera

By

from WA  -  Photo Enthusiast

I bought the D-Lux 5 because I developed hand tremors and didn't want to always carry my Nikon D200. Using other point and shoot cameras I was down to 1 in 5 photos. The Leica has exceeded my expectations, in fact I'm almost blown away by the image quality in a camera this small. I've tested it up to iso 3200 (definitely "grainy" but still usable. Have found that the combination of iso 400 and f3.5 works very well if my hand shakes, esp. if I shoot a burst. Depth of field at f3.5 is exceptional. The wide angle + 16:9 format is great and the full telephoto is good for people shooting. In short, I think I've gained another 5 years of photography with this purchase, when I was just about to give it up. Very pleased with the camera and the service from Adorama. FYI, I purchased the Panasonic viewfinder which works fine and helped me achieve a steadier shooting platform, and just purchased the grip accessory for the same purpose. Finally, the bundled lightroom software is excellent and work the $$$.

(24 of 31 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

GREAT...But I'm worried...

By

from Princeton, NJ  -  Semi-Pro Photographer

RECOMMENDATION WITH RESERVATION. I use this for EVERYTHING. For the past three years I have used a D-Lux 3 for everything and have been enchanted (understanding its inherent limitation--i.e. small processor) and have gotten astounding results, including large exhibition prints. After reading a professional review, I decided that the 5 sounded great. It is, in every respect, EXCEPT..., I am worried that mine is defective because the images do not seem as sharp. I hope it can be fixed. So my recommendation is without reservation..., unless it cannot be fixed. If that's the case..., I don't know what I'll do. So this is a cautionary. I wish I could file a follow-up report later.

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David M  So is the body on this camera model made of titanium or is it just a titanium finish look on a plastic(?) body?
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