Leica V-Lux 40 14.1 Megapixel Compact Digital Camera with 20x Optical Zoom, 24-480mm Leica DC Vario-Elmar Lens, 3" Touch Screen

SKU: ILCVL40 MFR: 18176

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About Leica V-Lux 40

Leica Camera AG presents the V-Lux 40, a new addition to Leica's digital compact camera portfolio. Incorporating numerous new features in comparison with its predecessor, the Leica V-Lux 30, this latest model offers greater performance of its 15.3-megapixel (effective 14.1 MP), 1/2.33" CMOS sensor and a Leica DC Vario-Elmar 4.3 86 mm f/3.3 6.4 ASPH. lens with a zoom range now extended to 20×.

As a result of the broadened range of focal lengths, now equivalent to 24 to 480 mm in 35-mm format, the Leica V-Lux 40 is a much more versatile camera. In addition, the LCD touch screen ensures the fast and simple handling of the camera. Its compact design, comprehensive functions and additional features, such as an integrated GPS module or video recording in full HD quality, make the V-Lux 40 the ideal companion for capturing lasting memories whether traveling the world or enjoying time with family at home.

Leica V-Lux 40 Features

  • 15.3-megapixel: The Leica V-Lux 40's new 15.3-megapixel (effective 14.1 MP), 1/2.33" CMOS image sensor guarantees outstanding picture quality in all situations. It enables a higher dynamic range as well as particularly low-noise images at sensitivities up to ISO 3200.
  • Improves on predecessor: In comparison to its predecessor, the Leica V-Lux 40 now offers significantly improved image quality, even in low light. Additionally, an autofocus speed of 0.1 seconds enables even faster focusing on moving subjects.
  • Range of focal lengths: The enormous range of focal lengths covered by the V-Lux 40's Leica DC Vario-Elmar 4.3-86 mm f/3.3-6.4 ASPH. zoom lens (equivalent to 24 to 480 millimeters in 35-mm format) makes it ideal for almost all photographic situations.
  • Detailed macro: For expansive landscapes, finely detailed macro studies at short distances or for shots of distant objects with its super-telephoto setting, this Leica lens with high-precision aspherical lenses and an image stabilizer delivers outstanding results for all still images and video recordings.
  • Extensive camera functions: The Leica V-Lux 40 offers a comprehensive range of camera functions. Users can choose from a diverse selection of options, from a continuous shooting rate of ten frames per second at full resolution and 60 frames per second in high-speed mode, to creative modes with effects like miniature, panorama and retro.
  • Stereo mic: Ideal for capturing video, the Leica V-Lux 40's entire 20× zoom range is available during recording. In addition, an integrated stereo microphone with an electronic wind noise filter guarantees a crystal-clear soundtrack.
  • MP4 file support: Videos can now also be saved in Internet-friendly MP4 format and uploaded directly to social media or mobile devices, for example, without any need for conversion.
  • Integrated GPS module: An integrated GPS module completes the list of features and functions offered by the V-Lux 40, allowing users to save the geographical coordinates and local time of every shot captured in the Exif data of the image files. In addition, the camera can display the sightseeing highlights of the immediate neighborhood.
  • GPS mapping DVD: A DVD included in the package contains maps of important cities and regions. After transfer to an SD memory card, these can be uploaded to the camera and used for orientation in unfamiliar places. Photos can be stored in the maps as thumbnail images.
  • Classic chrome design: The new design of the Leica V-Lux 40 is dominated by classic black. Chromed elements set contrasting accents and complement the camera's refined and timelessly elegant look.
  • Oversized screen: Particularly easy handling is ensured by a large, 3-inch LCD touch screen that allows users to select or set numerous functions in capture and review mode simply by touching controls displayed on the monitor screen.
  • High res screen: This oversized screen has a diagonal of 7.5 centimeters and its resolution of 460,000 pixels displays images with outstanding brilliance. As a result, the Leica V-Lux 40 is an ideal tool for reliable and precise assessment of images both during composition and after capture.
  • Software bundle: The camera is supplied with an extensive software package comprised of Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 for still-image processing and Adobe Premiere® Elements 10, designed especially for video processing. A strong and resilient leather case is also available as an optional extra.

Leica V-Lux 40 Specifications

Leica DC Vario-Elmar 4.3-86 mm f/3.3-6.4 ASPH. (equivalent to 24-480 mm in 35-mm format), 12 elements in 10 groups (3 elements with 6 aspherical surfaces)
Optical Image Stabilization
Zoom Factor
20x/4x (optical/digital)
Operating modes: Normal/macro
AF focusing modes: Face detection, AF tracking, multi-point, single point, spot, touch field
Focusing Ranges
In P/A/S/M modes: 50 cm (wide-angle)/2 m (telephoto)-infinity Macro/Intelligent

Auto/Video: 3 cm (wide-angle)/1 m (telephoto)-infinity
1/2.33" CMOS image sensor with 15.3 MP (effective 14.1 MP)Resolution
Still images 16:9 format
4320 × 2432 pixels, 3648 × 2056 pixels, 3072 × 1728 pixels, 2560 × 1440 pixels, 1920 × 1080 pixels, 640 × 360 pixels
Still images 3:2 format
4320 × 2880 pixels, 3648 × 2432 pixels, 3072 × 2048 pixels, 2560 × 1712 pixels, 2048 × 1360 pixels, 640 × 424 pixels
Still images 4:3 format
4320 × 3240 pixels, 3648 × 2736 pixels, 3072 × 2304 pixels, 2560 × 1920 pixels, 2048 × 1536 pixels, 640 × 480 pixels
Still images 1:1 format
3232 × 3232 pixels, 2736 × 2736 pixels, 2304 × 2304 pixels, 1920 × 1920 pixels, 1536 × 1536 pixels, 480 × 480 pixels
Video 16:9
1080p: 1920 × 1080 (E-version: max 29 min./recording),1080i: 1920 × 1080 (E-version: max 29 min./recording), 720p: 1280 × 720 (E-version: max 29 min./recording)
Video MP4
16:9 format: 1920 × 1080 pixels (E-Version max 29 min./recording), 1280 × 720 pixels (max 29 min./recording)
Video 4:3 format
640 × 480 (E-version: max 29 min./recording) Quick Time
3D photo function
16:9 format: 1920 × 1080 (MPO format)
Exposure modes: Program (P), aperture priority (A),shutter priority (S), manual (M)

Exposure compensation: Increments: 1/3 EV increments, range: ±2 EV
Scene modes
Portrait, soft skin, scenery, panorama-assist, sports, night portrait, night scenery, handheld night, HDR, food, baby mode 1, baby mode 2, pet, sunset, high sensitivity, through glass, high-speed video
Creative control modes
Still-picture modes: Expressive, retro, high key, low key, sepia, mono, high dynamic range, toy effect, miniature effect, soft focus
Review modes: Expressive, retro, high key, low key, mono, toy effect, soft focus, off
Metering modes: Multi-segment, center-weighted, spot
White balance: Auto, daylight, cloudy, shade, halogen, manual
ISO sensitivity: Auto, ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Shutter speeds: 15 s-1/2000 s
Continuous shooting
2 fps: max. number 100/14 MP max. resolution
5 fps: max. number 100/14 MP max. resolution
10 fps: max. number 10/14 MP max. resolution
40 fps: max. number 50/5 MP max. resolution
60 fps: max. number 60/3.5 MP max. resolution
Flash modes
AUTO, AUTO with pre-flash (red-eye prevention), AUTO with longer shutter speeds and pre-flash, on, forced off
Effective flash range
60 cm-6.4 m [Wide/ISO Auto], 1.0 m-3.3 m [Tele/ISO Auto]
2/10 s delay
3.0" TFT LCD, approx. 460,800 pixels, touch screen monitor
Built-in memory
Approx. 12 MB
Supported memory cards
SD: 8 MB-2 GB
SDHC: 4 GB-32 GB
SDXC: 48 GB-64 GB
Mini-HDMI (Type C)
USB 2.0 (high speed)
Analog video/audio signals: NTSC/PAL FBAS (menu setting option), audio line-out (mono)
Geographic coordinate system: WGS84
1 million points of interest
BP-DC 7 rechargeable lithium-ion
Operating temp
32 - 104deg F / 0 - 40deg C
Operating humiidity
3.6 V/895 mAh (260 images, CIPA standard)
Dimensions LxHxD
4.13 x 2.32 x 1.10" / 105 x 59 x 28mm
7.41 oz / 210g with memory card and battery
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Shopper  Waterproof?
CHIP B  No, the new Leica V-Lux 40 is NOT waterproof. It is however an AWESOME compact camera!
Gene N  Why no flash?
SANFORD S  It does have an embedded flash with selectable modes as Auto, Always On, Red-Eye, etc. A GREAT camera well worth the price! Sandy S
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CHIP B  I like it quite a lot. Small size and great performance!
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