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Leica V-LUX 4 Digital Camera, 12.1MP, 1/2.3" CMOS Sensor, 24x Optical & 4x Digital Zoom, DC Vario-Elmarit f/2.8 Lens

SKU: ILCVL4 MFR: 18191
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About the Leica V-LUX 4

The Leica V-LUX 4 Digital Camera is an advanced point-and-shoot camera with a newly developed CMOS sensor and a fast 24x optical zoom lens with f/2.8 aperture throughout the zoom range. It brings to the table high resolution, fast and reliable performance and the quality guarantee of the Leica name.

First and foremost, the V-LUX 4 boasts a newly designed Leica DC Vario-Elmarit lens with a 24x optical zoom which allows it to traverse the range of focal lengths from 25-600mm in the 35mm format. That huge range of focal lengths takes you from true wide angle to ultra telephoto and incorporates almost any type of shot you can imagine. More so, its fast aperture of f/2.8 throughout the zoom is equal to that of any professional grade interchangeable zoom lens. You can confidently shoot in low light and with long focal lengths knowing that faster shutter speeds will keep your images sharp. And the integrated optical image stabilizer will further reduce blur and the effects of camera shake on telephoto and low-light shots.

The autofocus of the Leica V-Lux 4 reacts to changes within the image frame in less than a tenth of a second and makes it possible to reliably capture fast-moving subjects, making it ideal for sport photography and for shooting continuous sequences.

A great lens like the Leica 25-600mm f/2.8 deserves a great sensor and the V-LUX 4 abides. A new 12.1MP CMOS sensor delivers exceptional image quality and fast autofocus. An increased ISO sensitivity range up to 6400 provides low-noise imagery in limited light and you can expect sharp details and saturated colors when shooting fast moving subjects in telephoto lengths.

High image quality is true of video as well as still photography and the V-LUX 4 shoots Full HD 1080 AVCHD video at up to 60 frames per second. Fast moving action, such as sporting events, is captured in crisp detail and the full range of 24x zoom is available while shooting. Also, a one-touch dedicated button can switch you from video to photo and back again in an instant. Added convenience comes in the form of MP4 video capture as an alternative to the higher quality AVCHD. Save your videos in MP4 and you're able to directly upload them to the internet without conversion. A built-in stereo microphone with wind filter allows for quality audio to match your video.

For image composition the V-LUX 4 provides two options, an integrated high resolution (1.3 million pixels) electronic view finder and a 3.0" LCD screen. The view finder offers 100% image view and ultra sharp details for fine focusing, it also displays all the menu settings and capture options. The LCD, which provides superb playback, can tilt and rotate for composing from low-angles, from overhead or in a manner more discreet than bringing the camera to your eye.

Fast performance is also part of the V-LUX 4 package. It starts up in less than one second and can autofocus in less than a tenth of a second. Its burst rate is as fast as 12 frames per second in full resolution when you need to capture that one perfect shot amidst a flurry of activity. And the V-LUX 4 saves its images in both JPG and RAW so that you have more options for creative control in post processing.

The Leica V-LUX 4 is commonly used for Travel and more.

Leica V-LUX 4 Includes

  • Leica V-LUX 4 Digital Camera
  • Lens Cap
  • Battery Charger
  • Battery
  • Lens Hood
  • Carrying Strap
  • AV Cable
  • USB Cable
  • CD with Detailed Instructions
  • Leica Warranty

Summary of Customer Reviews

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Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Zoom range/performance (3)
Best Uses:
Travel (4) , Low light (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Semi-pro photographer (3) , Photo enthusiast (1)

Leica V-LUX 4 Features

  • Enormous Range of Focal Lengths: The newly designed high-performance 24x super-tele-zoom lens of the Leica V-Lux 4 has an enormous range of focal lengths ranging from 25 to 600 mm (35 mm equivalent)
  • New High-Resolution Viewfinder: Thanks to a new electronic viewfinder, photographers can now perfectly assess image framing and exposure settings, even in brightly lit situations
  • Video in Full-HD Quality: The V-Lux 4 captures full-HD video in AVCHD format with 1920 x 1080 pixels and 60 full frames per second. Thanks to the new sensor and its ability to capture faster frame rates, even fast-moving subjects are captured and reproduced in outstanding detail
  • Sensationally fast: Speed is the utmost priority in the V-Lux 4: the autofocus system reacts in less than a tenth of a second and reliably captures fast-moving subjects

Leica V-LUX 4 Specifications

Lens Leica DC Vario-Elmar 4.5 - 108 mm f/2.8 ASPH (equivalent to 25 - 600 mm in 35 mm format), 14elements in 11 groups (5 aspherical lenses, 9 aspherical surfaces)
Optical image stabilizer Yes
Zoom optical/digital 24x/4x
Focusing: Modes Normal/Macro
Focusing: Metering modes Face recognition, AF tracking, 23-field, 1-field
P/A/S/M 30 cm (wide-angle) / 2 m (telephoto)
Macro/Intelligent/Auto/Video 1 cm (wide-angle) / 1 m (telephoto)
Sensor 1/2.3" CMOS with 12.8 MP (effective 12.1 MP)
AVCHD Progressive Resolution 1920 x 1080/60p
Resolution: Still image 16:9 format: 4000 x 2248 pixels, 3264 x 1840 pixels,
2560 x 1440 pixels, 1920 x 1080 pixels, 640 x 360 pixels
3:2 format: 4000 x 2672 pixels, 3264 x 2176 pixels, 2560 x 1712 pixels, 2048 x 1360 pixels, 640 x 424 pixels
4:3 format: 4000 x 3000 pixels, 3264 x 2448 pixels, 2560 x 1920 pixels, 2048 x 1536 pixels, 1600 x 1200 pixels, 640 x 480 pixels
1:1 format: 2992 x 2992 pixels, 2448 x 2448 pixels,1920 x 1920 pixels, 1536 x 1536 pixels, 480 x 480 pixels
Resolution: Video 16:9 format:
60p: 1920 x 1080 pixels (max. 29 min per clip)
60i: 1920 x 1080 pixels (max. 29 min per clip)
60p: 1280 x 720 pixels (max. 29 min per clip)
MP4:
16:9 format: 1920 x 1080 pixels (max. 29 min per clip)
1280 x 720 pixels (max. 29 min per clip)
4:3 format: 640 x 480 pixels (max. 29 min per clip)
Resolution: 3D 16:9 format: 1920 x 1080 (MPO format)
Exposure modes Automatic programme (P), automatic aperture priority (A), automatic shutter priority (S), manual setting (M)
Exposure compensation Increments: 1/3 EV increments, range: ±3 EV
Scene modes Portrait, Soft skin, Self-portrait, Scenery, Panorama assist, Sports, Night portrait, Night scenery, HDR, Food, Baby 1, Baby 2, Pet, Sunset, 3D Photo
Exposure control: Metering modes Multi-segment, centre-weighted, spot
White balance Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Incandescent, Manual setting
Sensitivity Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800,1600, 3200, 6400
Shutter speeds 60 s-1/4000 s
Continuous shooting/burst rate (Max. number of pictures/max. resolution)
2 fps: 100/12 MP
5.5 fps: 100/12 MP
12 fps: 12/12 MP
40 fps: 40/5 MP
60 fps: 60/2.5 MP
Flash modes AUTO, AUTO with pre-flash (red-eye reduction), AUTO with slow sync and pre-flash, on, off
Working range 30 cm - 13.5 m [Wide/ISO Auto],
1.0 m - 13.5 m [Tele/ISO Auto]
Self-timer 2/10 sec. delay
Monitor 3.0"-TFT-LCD, 460,000 pixels, field of view: approx.
100%, automatic brightness adjustment
Microphone/speaker Stereo/mono
Internal memory Approx. 70 MB
Memory cards SD: 8 MB - 2 GB,
SDHC: 4 GB - 32 GB,
SDXC: 48 GB-64 GB
Interfaces Digital: USB, Mini-HDMI cable (Type C), AV-out: (PAL), charger socket, microphone
Operating temperature/humidity 0-40deg.C/10-80%
Printer compatibility PictBridge
Voltage/capacity 7.2V/1250 mAh (540 images, CIPA standard)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 125.2 x 86.6 x 110.2 mm / 4.9 x 3.40 x 4.33"
Weight 589.5 g / 20.79 oz (with memory card and battery)
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