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Leica C-LUX 3 Digital Camera (Black)

Leica C-LUX 3 Digital Camera (Black)

Leica C-LUX 3 Digital Camera (Black)

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Leica C-LUX 3 Digital Camera (Black)

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Product Highlights

  • 10.1 Megapixel
  • 5x Wide-angle Zoom Lens (25-125mm)
  • 2.5" LCD Display
  • MEGA O.I.S. Image Stabilization
  • High Sensitivity (ISO 1600)
  • Face Recognition AF/AE
  • HD Video Recording
  • 50MB Built-in Memory
  • Stunning Ultra-slim Design
  • 3-Year Warranty
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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.
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 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.
In the Box
Leica C-LUX 3 Digital Camera (Black)
  • BP-DC6 Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery
  • Battery Charger
  • USB Cable
  • A/V Cable
  • Wrist Strap
  • User Guide
  • 3-Year Limited Warranty
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    Specifications
    Camera Type Ultra Compact Wide-Angle Point-and-shoot Digital Camera with Optical Image Stabilization
    Image Quality
    Image Sensor 1/2.33" 10.7 Megapixel CCD (4:3 format)
    Effective Resolution 10.1 million pixels
    Color Depth 24-Bit RGB
    Color Modes Standard, Dynamic, Natural, Soft, Sepia, Black & White
    Image File Formats JPEG (Fine, Standard)
    Recorded Resolution 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)

    Video Recording 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
    Audio Recording Yes
    Optics
    Lens Type LeicaDC Vario-Elmarit Lens (7 elements in 6 groups with 4 aspherical elements/6 aspherical surfaces)
    Optical Zoom 5x
    Lens Focal Length 4.4-22.0mm (25-125mm equivalent)
    Digital Zoom 4x
    Minimum Focus Distance 2" (5cm)
    Maximum Aperture f/2.8-5.9
    Optical Image Stabilization Yes
    Accessory Lens/Filter Mount No
    Focus Control
    Focus Type TTL Autofocus
    Focus Modes Face recognition AF, AF tracking, 11-field, 1-field-high-speed, 1-field, 1-spot
    Focus Range Normal: 19.7" (50cm) - infinity
    Macro: 2" (5cm) - infinity wide
    Exposure Control
    Sensitivity Auto ISO
    Intelligent ISO
    Selectable ISO (100, 200, 400, 800, 1600)
    High-sensitivity Mode (ISO 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/2.8-5.9 & f/8.0
    Exposure Metering Variable multi-field metering
    Exposure Modes Automatic, Program Exposure Compensation (±2 EV in 1/3 EV steps), Automatic Bracketing (3 exposures with &%177;1/3 to 1 EV steps)
    White Balance Modes Auto, Sun, Overcast sky, Shade, Halogen, White Set (±1500 K in 150K steps)
    Scene Modes Snapshot, Portrait, Soft skin, Self-portrait, Landscape, Sport, Night portrait, Night landscape, Food, Party, Candlelight, Baby1, Baby 2, Sunset, High-sensitivity, Starry sky, Fireworks, Beach, Snow, Aerial photo, High-speed series, Transform, Flash series, Film grain, Pinhole camera
    Flash
    Built-in Flash Yes (Auto, Anti-red-eye, Long-time Synchro, Flash always, Flash off, 1st/2nd Shutter Curtain)
    Effective Flash Range 1' (0.3 m) - 18.7' (5.7 m)
    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 2.5fps up to 5 frames (JPEG, Standard)
    Self Timer 10 seconds or 2 seconds
    Interval Recording No
    Date & Time Stamp Yes
    Memory & Power
    Built-in Memory 50MB
    Compatible Memory Cards Secure Digital (SD/SDHC) Card
    MultiMediaCard (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)
    HD out available with optional CV1 Component Cable
    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" TFT color LCD (230,000 pixels) with wide-angle viewing and live histogram
    Language Options English, Japanese
    Playback Options 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
    Physical
    Dimensions 2.0 x 3.7 x 0.9" (52 x 96 x 22mm)
    Weight 4.5 oz (126g) without battery

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