The Leica C-LUX 3 Digital Camera features a classic slim-line design that is unmistakably Leica, and although the camera is small enough to fit in even the smallest pocket, it incorporates a beautifully sharp and large 2.5" color LCD display that provides wide-angle viewing to easily share your images and a live histogram feature to confirm exposure while shooting. The 10.1 megapixel resolution enables superlative prints - even up to poster size, and the fully retractable Leica DC Vario-Elmarit Aspherical lens provides a wide focal length range of 25-125mm in 35mm format.
With an integrated image stabilizer (O.I.S.), the C-LUX 3, effectively prevents blurred photos whatever the photographic situation by consistently compensating for small hand movements. This combined with the high-sensitivity mode (emulates up to ISO 3200) ensure 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 3 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, thereby giving the photographer the flexibility to take successful pictures, regardless of the subject, lighting or other shooting conditions.
10.1 Megapixel Resolution
With a resolution of 10.1 Megapixels, you'll be able to produce high resolution images that can yield photo quality 30 x 40" prints. Together with the advanced electronics and in-camera software the C-LUX 3 produces images with natural color rendering, excellent definition and high brilliance.
Leica Wide-angle 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 25 to 125mm in 35mm format, the C-LUX 3 is well suited to shooting all kinds of subjects such as interior shots or group photos.
Optical Image Stabilizer
The C-LUX 3 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 equivalent to ISO 3200.
Face Recognition System
The automatic face recognition system automatically adjusts focus and exposure to the faces in the scene, making it easy to get perfect portraits and group photos.
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 over 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 ready for viewing on an HDTV Display.
Extensive Scene Modes
The C-LUX 3 has all of the automatic scene modes one would expect from a top notch digital camera including Portrait, Landscape, Fireworks, Beach and more. Plus it includes some unique and creative modes such as the Baby Modes, Film Grain settings, and even a Pinhole setting to emulate the classic look of a pinhole camera.
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 3 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 intuitive camera to use that is also comfortable to handle.
2.5" Color LCD Display
The 2.5" High resolution LCD display features a resolution of 230,000 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.
Record and Play in HD
Record video clips in HD Video format and record images in the 16:9 ratio for use in HD slide shows. Users can purchase an optional HD component cable, so photos and films can be played in HD quality directly from the C-LUX 3 on HD Display screens, projectors, or other HD devices.
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.
Standard, Dynamic, Natural, Soft, Sepia, Black & White
Image File Formats
JPEG (Fine, Standard)
4:3 Format 3648 x 2736 3072 x 2304 2560 x 1920 2048 x 1536 1600 x 1200 640 x 480
3:2 Format 3648 x 2432 3072 x 2048 2560 x 1712 2048 x 1360
16:9 Format 3648 x 2056 3072 x 1728 1920 x 1080 (HDTV standard)
QuickTime Motion JPEG with sound 16:9 Aspect Ratio HD (1280 x 720 @ 30fps)VGA-Wide (848 x 480 @ 30fps) 4:3 Aspect Ratio VGA (640 x 480 @ 30fps) QVGA (320 x 240 @ 30 or 10fps Clip length limited only by available memory
2.5" TFT color LCD (230,000 pixels) with wide-angle viewing and live histogram
Single Image, Single Image with sound playback, Index (12 or 30 images), Zoom, Favorites, Categories, Slide show, Picture rotation, Alteration of resolution, Cropping, Deletion protection, Photo from video, Horizon correction, Video Playback, Delete & Protect Functions, Print Order (DPOF) Settings