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Leica V-LUX 20 Digital Camera

Leica V-LUX 20 Digital Camera

Leica V-LUX 20 Digital Camera

B&H # LEVL20 MFR # 18391
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Product Highlights

  • 12.1 Megapixels
  • 12x Wide-Angle Zoom Lens (25-300mm)
  • 3" Color LCD Display
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • Optional Manual Settings
  • GPS Module
  • HD Video w/ 12x Zoom
  • Choose f/ 3 Different Aspect Ratios
  • Supports SD, SDHC & SXDC Memory Cards
  • Includes Adobe Photoshop Elements 8
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Overview
  • 1Description

The high-performance Leica V-LUX 20 Digital Camera features a Leica DC Vario-Elmar 4.1-49.2mm f/3.3 - 4.9 ASPH lens. This is a high-performance super-zoom with a 35mm equivalent of 25-300mm. This 12x zoom allows you to go from wide-angle to super telephoto without adding an accessory lens. This along with the optical image stabilization will give you crisp and sharp photos even in low light. The 12.1 megapixel CCD sensor produces high quality files that you can use to make large photographic prints. You can even choose between 3 different aspect ratios; 4:3, 3:2 or 16:9.

The camera has many automatic settings, and scene modes for the beginning photographer, but it also has manual settings for the image maker who wants total control. All of your composing and playback takes place on the bright 3" LCD display, and images can be stored on SD, SDHC or SXCD memory cards. For image editing, Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 is included.

When shooting HD video, you can use the 12x zoom lens and all the other camera features, including the GPS feature. 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. When traveling, the camera 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.

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, straight forward operation in any situation. At the same time, manual setting options for apertures and shutter speeds provide greater creative scope for more demanding users.
High-Performance Super-Zoom Lens
The lens of the Leica V-LUX 20 enables the user to use the enormous range of 25 to 300mm 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.
Optical Image Stabilizer
The legendary Leica image quality is enhanced even further with the optical image stabilizer (O.I.S.) that effectively compensates for camera shake to ensure razor-sharp pictures at all times, even in the telephoto range, in low light conditions and when you take quick snapshots.
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 does not function in China, its neighboring regions and any place where satellite signal reception is unavailable.
Aspect Ratios
The camera allows you to choose between 3 different aspect ratios; 4:3, 3:2 or 16:9.
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. The LEICA V-LUX 20 integrates all the essential functions such as face recognition, automatic scene mode selection, and smart exposure when shooting in movie mode. The user can also zoom across the 12x zoom range while shooting movies.
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.
Direct Print Capable
Print directly to any PictBridge Capable Printer without a computer; the on-camera image editing features assure that you are able to create just the right image easily and quickly.
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.
In the Box
Leica V-LUX 20 Digital Camera
  • BP-DC7E Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery
  • Battery Charger
  • Battery Case
  • USB Cable
  • A/V Cable
  • Wrist Strap
  • Software-DVD, CD including Adobe Photoshop Elements 8
  • User Manual
  • 2-Year Manufacturer's Limited Warranty
  • Table of Contents
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    Specifications
    Imaging
    Pixels Actual: 14.5 Megapixel
    Effective: 12.1 Megapixel
    Sensor 1/2.33" CCD
    File Formats Still Images: JPEG
    Movies: MJPEG
    Max Resolution 12 MP: 4000 x 3000
    Aspect Ratio 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
    Image Stabilization Optical
    Optics
    Lens Leica DC Vario-Elmar, 10 elements in 8 groups
    3 Aspherical
    EFL: 4.1-49.2mm (35 mm equivalent: 25-300mm)
    Aperture: f/3.3 (W) - 4.9 (T)
    Zoom Optical: 12x
    Digital: 4x
    Focus Range Wide: 19.69" (50 cm) - Infinity
    Telephoto: 6.56' (2 m) - Infinity
    Wide Macro: 1.18" (3 cm) - Infinity
    Tele Macro: 39.37' (12.00 m) - Infinity
    Exposure Control
    ISO Sensitivity Auto, 80-1600
    Shutter 8 - 1/2000 seconds
    15 - 60 seconds in  Starry Sky Mode
    Exposure Metering Center-weighted, Multi, Spot
    Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
    Compensation: -2 EV to +2 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
    White Balance Modes Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten, Manual
    Burst Rate Up to 2.3 fps
    Up to 6 fps
    Up to 10 fps
    Self Timer 2 Seconds, 10 Seconds
    Interval Recording Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Remote Control Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Flash
    Flash Modes Auto
    Auto/Red-eye Reduction
    Flash On
    Off
    Slow Sync
    Maximum Effective Flash Range 1.97 - 17.39' (0.6 - 5.3 m)
    External Flash Connection None
    Memory
    Built-in Memory 15 MB
    Memory Card Type SD
    SDHC
    SDXC
    Recording
    Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
    Video
    Video Clip Length Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Audio Recording With Still Images & Video, Stereo
    Viewfinder/Display
    Viewfinder Type None
    Screen 3.0" LCD (460,800 pixels)
    Connectivity/System Requirements
    Connectivity Audio Out
    HDMI A (Full Size)
    Audio Out
    Environmental
    Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
    32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
    Humidity: 10 - 80%
    Power
    Battery BP-DC7-U Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
    Physical
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.1 x 2.4 x 1.3" / 103.0 x 62.0 x 33.0 mm
    Weight 7.69 oz / 218 g (With battery and memory card)

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