Leica V-LUX 20 Compact Digital Camera, 14.5MP, with 12x, 25-300mm LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMICRON Zoom Lens,

SKU: ILCVL20 MFR: 18391
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Lens: Leica DC-Vario Elmar 1:3.3 4.9 / 1 49.2 mm ASPH (25 300mm)
The lens of the LEICA V-LUX 20 enables the user to use the enormous range of 25 to 300 mm for both still and movie photography. For macro photography, extremely wide-angle views or zooming in on distant subjects this camera captures amazingly sharp images across the entire wide-angle to telephoto range.

When shooting with longer focal lenghts (telephoto) or in poor light, optical image stabilization effectively prevents blurred and shaky pictures. The camera features a 14.5 megapixel sensor. Flexbile use of the sensor format guarantees full exploitation of the entire zoom range (35 mm equivalent: 25 300 mm) in all possible image aspect ratios, no matter whether set for 4:3, 3:2 or 16:9. The maximum resolution of 12.1 megapixels is available for images shot with an aspect ratio of 4:3

Simple, Intuitive Handling
Leica cameras set the standards for the best possible handling. With the LEICA V-LUX 20, the ergonomically positioned and logically arranged control elements of the camera ensure intuitive handling of the camera even by less experienced photographers. A wide range of automated functions ensures simple, straightforward operations in any situation. At the same time, manual setting options for apertures and shutter speeds provide greater creative scope for more demanding users. The modeselection dial on the camera's top plate allows fast and simple switching between the various atuomatic modes and manual operations.

GPS Global Positioning System
The LEICA V-LUX 20 has an integrated Global Positioning System for tagging purposes. This innovative feature records the geographical coordinates of the location and the local time of every picture shot and stores the information in the EXIF data of the image files.

The GPS also provides a variety of fascinating options and benefits. For instance, when travelling, the VLUX 20 displays all the sights in the immediate neighborhood. The V-LUX 20 has access to a total of 500,000 such points of interest in 73 countries. The GPS feature is also useful when archiving pictures.

The GPS does not function in China, its neighboring regions and any place where satellite signal reception is unavailable.

Movies in HD-Quality
The LEICA V-LUX 20 has the 720 p HD movie function . Movies are recorded in MJPEG HD format and tagged with GPS data. To record a HD movie, all one needs to do is touch a button at the back of the camera. Once this button is pressed, the user can concentrate on the subject of the scene as the intelligent automatic systems of the LEICA V-LUX 20 integrates all the essential functions such as face recognition, automatic scene mode selection , and smart exposure for still and movie capture. The user can also zoom across the 12 x zoom range while shooting movies.

Adobe Photoshop Elements 8
The LEICA V-LUX 20 comes with a copy of Adobe Photoshop Elements 8.0. This software package is easy to use while providing the complete image-processing solution. It provides fast and convenient media management and intuitive post-processing of photos and movies. Other features include the practical Media Manager function and the Before and After feature to compare post production results with the original image.

What's Included With This Item

  • Camera, Battery charger, Battery, Battery Case, Wrist Strap, AV Cable, USB Cable, Software-DVD, CD with long instr. Adobe Photoshop Elements 8, 2-year warranty

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Compact (4) , Easy to use (4) , Good in low light (4) , Large clear LCD (4) , Zoom range/performance (4)
Best Uses:
Travel (4) , Family photos (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (3) , Semi-pro photographer (3)

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Key Features

  • 12x Leica DC-Vario-Elmar 1:3.3 4.9 / 4.1 49.2 mm ASPH (25-300 mm) zoom lens for focal lengths from super-wide to extreme telephoto
  • 14.5 megapixel sensor
  • Compact, simple and intuitive handling with optical image stabilization
  • Optional manual settings available
  • GPS module for the registration of geographical data of the location of every shot
  • 720 p HD movie function with 12x zoom range
  • Use with SD/SDHC cards and the next generation SXDC cards

Technical Specs

Lens Leica DC Vario-Elmar 4.1-49.2 mm f/3.3 - 4.9 ASPH (corresponds to 25 - 300 mm format)
11 elements in 8 groups (3 aspherical surfaces)
Optical Zoom 12x
Digital Zoom 4X/23.4 X with extra optical zoom
Focusing Modes Normal/Macro, Macro Zoom, Pre-focusing, (On/Off), Continuous focusing (On/Off), AF-Tracking
Metering Modes Face detection,/AF tracking/11 field/1 field high speed/1field/Spot
Focusing Range P/A/S/M 50 cm/1' 7 11/16" (Wideangle) - 2 m/6' 6.75" (Tele)
Macro Intelligent Auto/Move 3 cm/1 3/16" (Wideangle) / 1 m/3' 3 3/8" (Tele) (5x - 8x corresponds to 2m/6' 6 3/4"-)
Scene Modes May differ from the ranges above
Sensor CCD with 14.5 MP (effective 12.1 MP)
Still Image Resolution 4:3 format (max. 12 MP): 4000 X 3000 pixels (12 MP) /3264 X 2448 pixels (8 MP)/2560 x 1920 pixels (5 MP)/2048 X 1536 pixels (3 MP)/640 x 480 pixels (0.3 MP)
3:2 format (max. 11.5 MP): 4176 X 2784 pixels (11.5 MP)/3392 X 2264 pixels (7.5 MP)/2656 X 1768 pixels (4.5MP)/2048 X 1360 pixels (2.5 MP)/640 X 424 pixels (0.3 MP)
16:9 format (max. 10.5 MP): 4320 X 2432 pixels (10.5 MP)/3552 X 2000 pixels (7MP)/2784 X 1568 pixels (4.5 MP)/1920 X 1080 pixels (2MP)/640x360 pixels (0.2MP)
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); HD-Aufnahme: 1280 x 720 pixels 60 fps (Quick Time Motion JPEG)
Recording File Format - Still Pictures JPEG (based on Exif 2.21 standard/DPOF compatible
Still pictures with sound JPEG (based on Exif 2.21 standard) + Quick Time
Movies Quick Time Motion JPEG
Exposure Control / Exposure Modes Program mode (P), Aperture priority (A), Speed priority (S), Manual setting (M)/Snapshot/Custom/Scene/Movie/Clipboard
Exposure Compensation Increments: 1/3 EV steps, setting range: ±2 EV
Scene Modes Portrait, Soft Skin, Transform, 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, Pin Hole, Film Grain, Snow, Aerial Photo, Pin Hole, Film Grain,
Metering Modes Multi-field/Center-weighted/Spot
White Balance Auto/Daylight/Cloudy/Shadow/ Tungsten/ Manual Setting
Sensitivity Auto/80/100/200/400/800/1600
Shutter Speed 60 s-1/2000 s (Starry Sky mode: 15 s/30 s/60 s)
Continuous Shooting Slow: Frequency 2.3 fps; Fast: approx. 10/6 fps (Release/Shutter Priority)
Flash Modes Auto, Auto with pre-flash (to reduce red eye effect), Auto with slower shutter speeds and pre-falsh, On, Off
Range (ISO AUTO and Maximum Wide Angle Approx. 60 cm/1' 11 5/8' - 5.3m/17' 4"
Self Timer 2/10 second delay
Monitor 3.0" TFT-LCD, approx. 460.800 pixels, field of view: approx. 100% automatic brightness adjustment
GPS Registration of geograhical data; Latitude and longitude of the taken pictures, display of country/region, State/Province/County, City/Town, Landmark, Reception frequency: 1575.42 MHz (C/A code), Geographical coordinate system:WGS84
Microphone/Speaker Stereo/mono
Internal Memory Approx. 15MB
Recording Media SD / SDHC / SDXC
Interfaces HDMI Mini HDMI cable (type C)
AV Out/Digital Dedicated Jack (14-pin) Digital:USB 2.0 (High Speed) Analog Video/Audio: NTSC/PAL FBAS (switchable in menu), Audio line out (Stereo)
Printer Compatibility PictBridge
Operating Temp/humidity 0-40 C/32-10 F/10-80%
Power BP-DC7 Li-Ion Battery Pack (3.6 V/895 mAh)
Battery Life (Approx.) 330 pictures (CIPA standard)
Dimensions W x H X D) Approx. 103 x 62 x 33 mm/ 4 1/16" x 2 7/16" x 1 9/32"
Weight Approx 218g/8 ounces (with Memory card and battery)
Warranty Leica 2 year warranty
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