Leica V-Lux 3 Super Zoom Digital Camera With $150.00 Adorama Gift Card

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About Leica V-Lux 3

Leica V-LUX 3, an addition to Leicas impressive range of digital compact cameras.

With its focal length range of 25mm - 600 mm and its full HD video recording function, the new Leica V-LUX 3 expands Leica's range of digital compact cameras.

This innovative "All-in-One" camera combines classic photography functions with video quality that is on par with premium camcorders. Its comprehensive range of features combined with its compact designmake the V-LUX 3 one of the most attractive alternatives to an entry-level D-SLR camera.

Features of the Leica V- LUX 3
The Leica Vario-Elmarit 4.5-108mm f/2.8-5.2 ASPH. lens has an impressive focal length range, from 25mm super wide angle to 600mm (35mm equivalent), with 24x super telephoto zoom for photo and video modes, providing the perfect solution for almost any photographic situation. The newly developed 12.1 MP CMOS sensor delivers exceptional picture quality and a burst shooting speed of 12 frames per second at full resolution, making it one of the fastest in its class.

Adobe Photoshop Elements Premiere Elements is offered as free downloads, a complete software package for editing photos and videos. Customers can request this by registering in the "Customer Area" of Leica Camera's homepage.

The camera also delivers full HD quality videos with stereo sound and HDMI connectivity. The 3" tilting display can be rotated in almost every direction, making it easy to take worm's eye view or overhead shots. Compact in design, the camera is easy to transport, making it the ideal companion wherever one goes.

The Leica V-LUX 3 an "All-in-One" choice for photography and video recordings. It combines the features of an entry-level DSLR camera with all the benefits of a digital compact camera and a camcorder, making it an attractive and convenient alternative to a system camera. With 24x optical zoom and focal length of 25mm to 600mm, there is no need to change lens, as the available focal length range covers almost every conceivable photographic situation.

The Leica V-LUX 3 is a very attractive alternative for photography enthusiasts who are looking for a fully equipped All-in-One camera that does not require lens replacement to go alongside their SLR equipment. Thanks to the full HD video function, there is no need to carry an additional camcorder either.

The Leica V-LUX 3 is a complete solution for capturing videos and photos for the entire family. This target group is increasingly interested in technical features and demands a high level of flexibility, mobility and reliability. With its performance, technical specifications and high product availability, there is huge scope for tapping into new potential and building new customer relationships, in addition to the traditional customer base.

The Leica V-LUX 3 can also be used as a specialist camera for nature watching (especially birdwatching). In the high telephoto range, the integrated image stabilization function is a major benefit. It means that the camera can be considered a perfect supplement to high quality binoculars.

Key Features
The Leica V-LUX 3 can easily capture landscapes with a 25mm wide angle, bring the tiniest details to the fore with a 600mm super telephoto and shoot movies in optimum full HD quality. The V-LUX 3 is a tool without limits and opens up huge creative scope for its owner - ideal for discovering the unknown and giving free rein to your creativity. The V-LUX 3 is the right camera, no matter what the situation.

Huge focal length range
The undisputed highlight of the V-LUX 3 is its 24x super telephoto zoom, which allows the photographer to deal effortlessly with practically any situation. The Leica Vario-Elmarit 4.5-108mm f/2.8-5.2 ASPH. is a true masterpiece with a huge focal length range from 25mm wide angle right up to 600mm super telephoto. This takes the V-LUX 3 far beyond normal limits. On the one hand, the 25mm wide angle allows a strong emphasis on the perspective, while on the other hand the 600mm telephoto captures even very distant details with crystal clarity - handheld thanks to the effective Power OIS image stabilizer. Leica's typical outstanding lens performance - from macro to telephoto range - guarantees brilliant shots in all situations. Whether you want landscapes, travel shots, portraits, architecture or distant animals. With this lens, the V-LUX 3 is suitable for any subject - making it a genuine alternative to SLRs with interchangeable lenses.

Optimum picture quality
The newly developed 12.1 Megapixel MOS image sensor enables the Leica V-LUX 3 to achieve a previously unattainable picture quality, as its special design utilizes the incident light much more effectively than was possible in the past. The result is extremely low noise pictures, even in poor lighting conditions and at high speeds. However, the innovative sensor technology not only benefits the photographer in poor light, as its high contrast range, its natural and rich colors and its low picture noise means that the V-LUX 3 sets new standards in its class under all shooting conditions - for both photos and videos. The choice of picture format is also flexible with the V-LUX 3. The camera produces very high quality, space saving images either in JPEG format or RAW files, which can be optimized by individual processing on a computer.

Lightning fast
The V-LUX 3 operates at high speed. The autofocus responds within a tenth of a second, reliably capturing moving subjects. The incredible picture series speed of the V-LUX 3 is truly unmatched - it can shoot up to 12 frames per second with no problems at full resolution. Reducing the resolution to 3.5 Megapixels, a massive 60 frames per second can be sent to the memory card. These features mean that you will no longer miss any subject or critical moment, even in sporting photography or nature watching.

Professional quality videos
The V-LUX 3 is a camera for both making movies and photos. If required, it records "progressive" videos in full HD, at 1920 x 1080 pixels, and 60 frames per second in AVHCD format. This "1080p60" format not only provides perfect reproduction of rapid movements with ultrafine detailing, it can also be converted flexibly and without losses to other resolutions and image refresh rates. Alternatively, the V-LUX 3 can record films directly in MP4 format, which can be used directly on mobile devices and on the web conveniently and without conversion. The integrated stereo microphone with electronic wind noise filter ensures optimum sound when shooting a film. Film editing can start on the camera itself by deleting individual sequences during playback.

Perfect handling
The V-LUX 3 houses its superb range of equipment in a light and compact housing, which fits perfectly in the hand thanks to its integrated handle and can even be used for single-handed photography. The 3" LCD monitor with 460,000 pixel rotates and tilts in all directions and allows pictures to be composed from unusual perspectives, including overhead shots. However, the photographer can switch to the electronic viewfinder at any time at the push of a button. It can be read perfectly even in extremely bright sunshine and allows a more stable camera position supported on the head for telephoto shots. The integrated HDMI interface allows movies and photos to be viewed on any standard HD television.

Flexible adaptation
The V-LUX 3 adapts flexibly to any requirements. If you wish, the camera will set the aperture, exposure time, focus, sensitivity and much more automatically for you, or you can choose from the painstakingly coordinated range of themes - including a 3D mode for three-dimensional shots in MPO format. If exceptional situations demand, or greater control is required, all picture parameters can of course be set conveniently by hand. The ergonomically positioned controls ensure a secure grip of the V-LUX 3 at all times. The additional zoom lever on the side of the lens contributes to this, and allows uniform, smooth zooming without removing the finger from the shutter release, particularly for filming.

Versatile software for free download
V-LUX 3 owners can download the Adobe® Photoshop® Elements image editing software and the Adobe® Premiere® Elements video editing tool free of charge. Combining the two programs from the Adobe family opens up almost unlimited possibilities when it comes to picture and video composition. It has never been so easy to create distinctive pictures and videos for printing, the web and for mobile devices.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Good in low light (5),Easy to use (4),Large clear LCD (4),Zoom range/performance (4),Fast shutter speed (3),Great resolution (3),Image stabilization (3)
Best Uses:
Family photos (4),Travel (4),Low light (3),Wildlife (3)

Leica V-Lux 3 Features

  • Focal range of 25mm - 600mm, with a 24x super telephoto zoom for photo and videomodes
  • 12.1 MP CMOS sensor and a burst shooting speed of 12 frames per second at full resolution
  • Full HD video recording function with stereo sound
  • Electronic viewfinder and 3 inch tilting display
  • Compact design but packed with features of an entry-level DSLR camera
  • Packaged with Adobe Photoshop Elements and Adobe Premier Elements
  • 2-year warranty

Leica V-Lux 3 Specifications

Lens
Leica DC Vario-Elmarit 4.5 - 108 mm f/2.8 - 5.2 ASPH., equivalent to 25 600 mm in 35 mm format
Zoom
24 x/4 x
Focusing Modes
Normal/Macro, continuous autofocus (on/off), AF tracking
Metering modes
Face detection, AF tracking, 23 field, 1 field, Spot (flexible/scalable)
Focusing range P/A/S/M
30 cm (1ft) (wide angle)/2 m (7 . ft) (telephoto) to infinity
Macro/intelligent/ auto/movie
1 cm (wide angle)/1 m (telephoto) to infinity
Sensor
1/2.33" CMOS with 12.8 MP (effective 12.1 MP)
Resolution: Still pictures
JPG: 4:3 format: max. 4000 × 3000 pixels (12 MP), 3:2 format: max. 4000 × 2672 pixels (10.5 MP), 16:9 format: max. 4000 × 2248 pixels (9 MP), 1:1 format: max. 2992 × 2992 pixels (9 MP) RAW: 4:3 format: max. 4000 × 3000 pixels (12 MP), 3:2 format: max. 4000 × 2672 pixels (10.5 MP), 16:9 format: max. 4000 × 2248 pixels (9 MP), 1:1 format: max. 2992 × 2992 pixels (9 MP)
Resolution: Movies
AVCHD: 1920 × 1080 (60p)/1280 × 720 (60p)
MP4/30 fps: 1920 × 1080/1280 × 720/640 × 480
High speed: 320 × 240 pixels, 220 fps (motion JPEG)
File format/compression rate
Still image: RAW/JPEG (based on Exif 2.3 standard)/DPOF-compatible
Video: AVCHD/MP4/QuickTime Motion JPEG
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.
White balance
Auto, daylight, cloudy, shade, halogen, custom
Sensitivity
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Shutter speeds
60 s-1/2000 s, (Starry Sky mode: 15 s, 30 s, 60 s).
Continuous shooting/burst rate:
With central shutter: 2 fps: 100/12 MP, 5.5 fps: 100/12 MP, 12 fps: 15/12 MP
Flash Modes
AUTO, AUTO with pre-flash (red-eye reduction), AUTO with slow sync and pre-flash, on, off
Range (w/ISO AUTO and max WA setting)
Approx. 30 cm-9.5 m. (approx. 1 ft. - 12.5 ft.)
Self-timer
2/10 s delay.
Monitor
3.0" TFT LCD, approx. 461,000 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.
Internal memory
Approx. 70 MB.
Memory cards
SD, SDHC, SDXC.
Interface
Digital: USB 2.0 (high speed), data from PCs cannot be transferred to the camera with the USB cable, mini HDMI cable (Type C). Analogue video/audio signals: NTSC/PAL FBAS (menu setting option), audio line-out (mono), dedicated jack (8-pin). MIC/REMOTE: 2.5 mm jack
Printer compatibility
PictBridge.
Software
Adobe® Photoshop® Elements®, Adobe® Premiere® Elements®
Operating temperature/humidity
0-40 deg.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 × 81 × 95 mm (approx. 5 x 3.25 x 3.75 inches
Weight
540 g (approx. 1 1/4 lbs.) (including memory card and battery)

Leica V-Lux 3 Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.8

(based on 475 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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    (36)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Made Easy

Loved how I could print each label differently as required without downloading a template. The ink color on the label was more of a gray and I may have preferred it darker. As others have mentioned, the label is more of a milky color and not totally clear.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

'Clear' does not mean CLEAR

I ordered these 'Clear' full sheet labels (#8665) to use on a specific project. I have and have used other clear labels (return address labels, circle labels etc) and the other labels are truly clear while the full sheet labels are transparent but not CLEAR. This effect ruins the look of the project I had intended them for. I don't understand why labels that are cut/scored to smaller shapes can be clear but a full sheet label is not. I have located a product from another manufacturer that I w...

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I ordered these 'Clear' full sheet labels (#8665) to use on a specific project. I have and have used other clear labels (return address labels, circle labels etc) and the other labels are truly clear while the full sheet labels are transparent but not CLEAR. This effect ruins the look of the project I had intended them for. I don't understand why labels that are cut/scored to smaller shapes can be clear but a full sheet label is not. I have located a product from another manufacturer that I will try.

Reviewed by 475 customers

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

terrible product

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from Boston, MA

As other reviewers have noted, this address label sheet DOES NOT LINE UP with the printer. Very frustrating and wasteful.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Made Easy

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from Evans, GA

Loved how I could print each label differently as required without downloading a template. The ink color on the label was more of a gray and I may have preferred it darker. As others have mentioned, the label is more of a milky color and not totally clear.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

'Clear' does not mean CLEAR

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from Undisclosed

I ordered these 'Clear' full sheet labels (#8665) to use on a specific project. I have and have used other clear labels (return address labels, circle labels etc) and the other labels are truly clear while the full sheet labels are transparent but not CLEAR. This effect ruins the look of the project I had intended them for. I don't understand why labels that are cut/scored to smaller shapes can be clear but a full sheet label is not. I have located a product from another manufacturer that I will try.

 
5.0

Great, EZ to Use Product

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from Undisclosed

Have always used Avery labels in the business world, and they continue to be a quality product. Was always hesitant, however, to use their templates, which were attractive but had to be downloaded to your computer for use. After purchasing these labels for Christmas card addressing, decided to revisit the Avery website. That's when I found Avery's Design Center made creating, saving, and printing labels so much easier! It still has a nice variety of designs, but no more downloading required! So much simpler and quicker to create/print labels on the fly! Thank you, Avery!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic for Christmas

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from Undisclosed

I have used these the last 3 years.. I never have a problem... never gum up or hang in my printer. I like the clear very much setup address's and then add a Christmas Scene... I always get questions or complainments from my relatives... Thanks Avery ....

 
5.0

I use these large labels ...

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from Undisclosed

I use these large labels for a variety of projects. I've used them for large mailing labels, sticky name tags, shape stickers, accents for scrapbooking, miscellaneous odd shaped labels, etc. It is a versatile product with many uses. The label takes color good. It works much like Avery #3383.

 
5.0

Marketing made easy

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from Undisclosed

The full sheet clear labels makes it so easy to design folders with our logo. Everyone gets a customized folder for a meeting. Years later I have still seen people carrying these customized folders. Couldn't be easier.

 
4.0

Love the labels

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from Undisclosed

I love the labels. The clear label disappears on every color envelop. Instead of seeing a white label on a blue, red, etc. envelop you see crisp, clear information without distractions. The only reason I didn't give a full five stars is the "easy peel" feature. I don't find them easier to peel than the original labels. I have had numerous instances where the paper backing sticks to the easy peel edge of the sticker and I have to scratch the 1/8" of backing from the sticker.

 
5.0

The Best

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from Undisclosed

I've been using these labels for 5 years and they always come out looking so professional. I love these labels and hope to continue using them for as long as I can.

 
5.0

Great labels

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from Undisclosed

I love these labels. They are easy to use and make your envelopes look great. Most ink colors look nice on these.

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