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Leica C-LUX 2, 7.2 Megapixel, 3.6x Optical/4x Digital Zoom, Digital Camera (Black)

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Leica C-LUX 2 Digital Camera (Black)

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The Leica C-LUX 2 Digital Camera features a classic slim-line design that is unmistakably Leica. Although the camera is small enough to fit in the smallest pocket, it incorporates a beautifully sharp and large 2.5" color LCD display. The display also provides wide-angle viewing to easily share your images and a live histogram feature to confirm exposure while shooting.

The 7.2 megapixel CCD sensor enables you to produce superlative prints - even up to poster size. The fully retractable Leica DC Vario-Elmarit Aspherical lens provides a wide focal length range of 28mm - 100mm in 35mm format. An integrated image stabilizer (O.I.S), the C-LUX 2, effectively prevents blurred photos no matter what the photographic situation is, by consistently compensating for small hand movements. This combined with the high-sensitivity mode (up to ISO 3200) ensures that pictures are always sharply defined - whether shooting during twilight, indoors, under candlelight or in situations where using a flash is not possible.

The C-LUX 2 offers very short shutter lag, and a generous selection of shooting modes including a number of very useful scene modes to suit different photographic situations. This gives the photographer flexibility, which he will find necessary to take successful pictures, regardless of the subject, lighting or other shooting conditions.

7.2 Megapixel Resolution
With a resolution of 7.2 Megapixels, you'll be able to produce high resolution images that can yield photo quality 16 x 20" prints. Together with the advanced electronics and in-camera software the C-LUX 2 produces images with natural color rendering, excellent definition and high brilliance.
Leica DC Vario-Elmarit Lens
The powerful Leica DC Vario-Elmarit Lens consists of seven elements (four of which are aspherical) in six groups. With a maximum aperture of f/2.8 and a wide focal length range of 28mm to 100mm in 35mm format, the C-LUX 2 is well suited to shooting all kinds of subjects such as interior shots or group photos.
Optical Image Stabilizer
The C-LUX 2 produces exquisitely sharp photos even when shooting under candlelight or when shooting moving objects thanks to the built-in optical image stabilizer and the high-sensitivity setting of up to ISO 3200.
Striking Compact Design
The striking design, and clearly arranged controls gives the camera the timeless elegance typical of a Leica camera, and makes operation simple and intuitive. Furthermore, the ultra compact dimensions of the C-LUX 2 means that it easily fits into any bag or pocket and is therefore the ideal companion for everyday use, leisure pursuits, travel or any other occasion.
Durable and Ergonomic Construction
The all metal body with slightly rounded sides along with great attention to small details ensures a reliable and robust camera that is comfortable to handle.
Superb Performance
Thanks to its extremely short shutter delay and precise autofocus, The C-LUX 2 can be relied upon to capture spur-of-the-moment snapshots; and the powerful battery provides power for up to 300 photos on a charge for carefree photography.
Three Picture Formats
Choose from three picture formats - 16:9, 3:2, or 4:3 - of which the 16:9 format is HDTV-ready for viewing.
2.5" Color LCD Display
The 2.5" High resolution LCD display features a resolution of 207,000 pixels, and gives a brilliant preview of the photograph, allowing accurate assessment before and after it is taken. The large monitor also enables several people to look at the image together, and the view of the display is just as good from just about any angle thanks to the wide-angle viewing capability of the display.
Optional Televid Scope Adapter
The optional Digital Adapter 2 makes the camera capable of producing fantastic nature photographs through a Leica Televid series spotting scope.
Direct Print Capable
Print directly to any PictBridge Capable Printer without a computer, and the on camera image editing features assure that you be able to make just the right picture easily and quickly.
Camera Type Ultra Compact Point-and-shoot Digital Camera
Image Quality
Image Sensor 1/2.5" 7.38 Megapixel CCD (4:3 format)
Effective Resolution 7.2 million pixels
Color Depth 24-Bit RGB
Color Modes Natural, Standard, Lively, Blueish, Reddish, Black & White, Ssepia
Image File Formats JPEG (Fine, Standard)
Recorded Resolution 4:3 Aspect Ratio
3072 x 2304
2560 x 1920
2048 x 1536
1600 x 1200
1280 x 960
640 x 480
3:2 Aspect Ratio
3072 x 2048
2048 x 1360
16:9 Aspect Ratio
3072 x 1728
1920 x 1080 (HDTV standard)
Video Recording QuickTime Motion JPEG with sound
16:9 Aspect Ratio
848 x 480 @ 30 or 10 fps
4:3 Aspect Ratio
640 x 480 @ 30 or 10 fps
320 x 240 @ 30 or 10 fps
Clip length limited only by available memory
Audio Recording Yes
Optics
Lens Type LeicaDC Vario-Elmarit Lens (7 elements in 6 groups with 5 aspherical elements/6 aspherical surfaces)
Optical Zoom 3.6x
Lens Focal Length 4.6mm - 16.4mm (28mm - 100mm equivalent)
Digital Zoom 4x
Minimum Focus Distance 2" (5cm)
Maximum Aperture f/2.8-5.6
Optical Image Stabilization Yes
Accessory Lens/Filter Mount Digital Adapter 2 for Leica TELEVID scopes (Optional)
Focus Control
Focus Type TTL Autofocus
Focus Modes 5 fields (full image area), 3 fields (across the center), 1 central field, 1 field, spot
Focus Range Normal: 19.7" (50cm) - infinity
Macro/Simple: 2" (5cm) - infinity wide
Exposure Control
Sensitivity Automatic
Intelligent ISO
Selectable ISO (100, ISO 200, 400, 800, 1250)
High-sensitivity Mode (ISO 800-3200)
Shutter Type Not Specified by Manufacturer
Shutter Speed 8 - 1/2000 second (15, 30, or 60 seconds in Starry sky mode)
Aperture Range f/2.8-4.6 - f/5.6-16.8
Exposure Metering Multi-field measurement
Exposure Modes Simple mode, Normal image, Exposure Compensation (±2 EV in 1/3 EV steps)
White Balance Modes Automatic, Daylight, Overcast sky, Halogen light, Manual, Fine Adjustment (±1500 K in 150 K steps)
Scene Modes Portrait, Soft skin, Landscape, Sport, Night portrait, Night landscape, Starry sky, Fireworks, Food, Party, Candlelight, Baby 1, Baby 2, Pets, Sunset, High sensitivity, Beach, Snow, Aerial, Underwater
Flash
Built-in Flash Yes (Automatic, Red-eye reduction, Flash on, Slow flash, flash off)
Effective Flash Range 1' (0.3m) - 18.7' (5.7m)
External Flash Connection No
External Flash Control Not Applicable
Performance
Start-Up Time Not Specified by Manufacturer
Shutter Lag Not Specified by Manufacturer
Time Between Shots Not Specified by Manufacturer
Burst Capability 3 fps or 2 fps up to 8 frames (JPEG, Standard)
Self Timer 10 seconds or 2 seconds
Interval Recording No
Date & Time Stamp Yes
Memory & Power
Built-in Memory No
Compatible Memory Cards Secure Digital (SD & SDHC) card
MultiMedia Card (MMC)
Recording Capacity Not Specified by Manufacturer
Battery Type BP-DC6 Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery (3.6 V, 1000 mAH)
Power Adapter ACA-DC4 AC Adapter (optional)
Input/Output
Computer Interface USB 2.0 (Full speed)
Direct Print Capable Yes (PictBridge)
Remote Control No
Video Output Yes (NTSC & PAL)
Web-Cam Capable No
System & Software Requirements Microsoft Windows 2000, XP, Vista
Apple Macintosh OS X (10.2.8 - 10.4.x)
Display
Viewfinder No
LCD Display 2.5" polycrystalline Silicon TFT color LCD (207,000 pixels) with wide-angle viewing and live histogram
Language Options English, Japanese
Playback Options Single Image, Single Image with sound playback, Index (9 images), Video Playback, Delete & Protect Functions, Print Order (DPOF) Settings, Image Adjust (Contrast, color saturation, sharpness, noise suppression)
Physical
Dimensions (HxWxD) 2.0 x 3.7 x 0.9" (52 x 95 x 22mm)
Weight 4.6 oz. (132g) without battery
Leica C-LUX 2, 7.2 Megapixel, 3.6x Optical/4x Digital Zoom, Digital Camera (Black)
  • 64MB Secure Digital card
  • BP-DC6 Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery
  • Battery Charger
  • USB Cable
  • A/V Cable
  • Wrist Strap
  • Software CD-ROM (Adobe Photoshop Elements, Quicktime Movieplayer)
  • User Guide
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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