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Leica D-LUX 3, 10.0 Megapixel, 4x Optical/4x Digital Zoom, Digital Camera (Black)

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Leica D-LUX 3, 10.0 Megapixel, 4x Optical/4x Digital Zoom, Digital Camera (Black)
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Leica D-LUX 3 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Stylish Design
  • 34x Wide Angle Zoom Lens
  • 4Optical Image Stabilizer
  • 5Widescreen Image Format
  • 6Records RAW File Format
  • 7Automatic and Manual Functions
  • 8Very Large Display
  • 9Direct Print Capable
  • 10Optional Televid Scope Adapter

The high-performance Leica D-LUX 3 Digital Camera incorporates a DC Vario-Elmarit lens with a focal length from 28 to 112mm, allowing creative scope in picture composition from wide-angle through to the telephoto range; while the 10 Megapixel resolution ensures superb image detail. The integral picture stabilizer gives the user additional protection against camera shake in all photography situations, even under difficult lighting conditions. A total of three picture formats (16:9, 3:2 and 4:3) in different resolutions are available, and the 2.8" LCD display provides full coverage for a picture to be displayed in 16:9 format. The image signal processor has also been improved in comparison to its predecessor model, delivering even faster image processing within the camera. This allows the D-LUX 3 to be used quickly, reliably and spontaneously at any moment.

Stylish Design
The clean minimalist design of the D- LUX 3 is totally in keeping with Leica tradition: pure, discreet, timeless - in a housing of high-quality aluminum. The D-Lux 3 is so light, compact and unobtrusive that there's no reason why you should leave it at home.
4x Wide Angle Zoom Lens
The high-quality Leica DC Vario-Elmarit lens with 4x optical zoom is composed of lens elements made of complex optical glass and it features an ideal range of focal lengths that extends from 28mm - 112 mm (35mm equivalent). That enables you to cover practically everything from the wide-angle to the 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.
Widescreen Image Format
The 16:9 picture format with the full resolution of over 10 megapixels produces fantastic images for frame-filling viewing on HDTV equipment. The more traditional 4:3 and 3:2 formats are also selectable.
Records RAW File Format
The D-LUX 3 records images as common JPEG files, or in a professional RAW format - which is rarely offered in this class of camera - to ensure optimum image quality for further processing to obtain professional photographic results.
Automatic and Manual Functions
The Manual setting options give you full freedom when creating your own pictures. But motif programs and automatic functions for every application also provide you with optimum picture results quickly and easily. Alone 16 scene modes are selectable.
Very Large Display
The brilliant 2.8" display with 207,000 pixels renders a brilliant image for sure evaluation of your composition and reproduction, and also has the aspect ratio 16:9 for frame-filling presentation.
Direct Print Capable
Print Directly to any PictBridge Capable Printer without a computer - the on camera image editing features assure that you be able to make just the right picture easily and quickly.
Optional Televid Scope Adapter
The Digital Adapter 2 makes the camera ready for digiscoping - fantastic nature photographs through a spotting scope.

Leica D-LUX 3 Specs

Camera Type
Ultra Compact Point-and-shoot Digital Camera
Image Quality
Image Sensor
1/1.65" 10.2 Megapixel CCD
Effective Resolution
10.0 million pixels
Color Depth
24-Bit RGB
Color Modes
Normal, Cool, Warm, B&W, Sepia
Image File Formats
JPEG (Fine/Standard)
Recorded Resolution
4:3 format
3168 x 2376
2880 x 2160
2304 x 1728
2048 x 1536
1600 x 1200
1280 x 960

3:2 format
3568 x 2376
3248 x 2160
2560 x 1712
2048 x 1360

16:9 format
4224 x 2376
3840 x 2160
3072 x 1728
1920 x 1080

Video Recording
QuickTime Motion JPEG with sound
4:3 format
640 x 480 @ 30 fps
640 x 480 @ 10 fps
320 x 240 @ 30 fps
320 x 240 @ 10 fps
16:9 format
1280 x 720 @ 15 fps
848 x 480 @ 30 fps
848 x 480 @ 10 fps
Clip length limited only by available memory
Audio Recording
Lens Type
Leica DC Vario-Elmarit Aspherical Zoom lens
Optical Zoom
Lens Focal Length
6.3mm - 25.2mm (28mm - 112mm equivalent)
Digital Zoom
Minimum Focus Distance
2.4" (5cm)
Maximum Aperture
Optical Image Stabilization
Accessory Lens/Filter Mount
Focus Control
Focus Type
9 area AF (entire picture field), Fast AF with 3 areas (middle transverse), Fast AF with 1 area, spot AF
Focus Modes
Autofocus, Manual (using joystick)
Focus Range
Normal: 19.2" (50cm) - infinity
Macro: 2.4" (5cm) - infinity wide
Exposure Control
Automatic ISO
Manual ISO (100, 200, 400, 800, 1600)
Shutter Type
Not Specified
Shutter Speed
Full auto: 1/4 - 1/2000 seconds
Program auto: 1 - 1/2000 seconds
Aperture and time auto: 8 - 1/2000 seconds
Manual setting: 60 - 1/2000 seconds
Aperture Range
f/2.8-4.9 - f/8.0
Exposure Metering
TTL-AE (multiple field measurement, middle integral measurement, spot measurement)
Exposure Modes
Program Automatic, Aperture Automatic, Time Automatic, Manual, Exposure compensation ±2 EV in 1/2 EV steps)
White Balance Modes
Automatic, Daylight, Cloudy skies, Shadow, Halogen light, Flash, 2 manual settings, White balance fine tuning (-1500 to +1500 K in 150 K steps)
Scene Modes
Portraits, Sport, Night scenes, Night portraits, Fireworks, Parties, Snow, Self-portraits, Food, High-sensitivity mode, Baby 1, Baby 2, Soft skin, Candlelight, Starry skies, Landscapes, Print
Built-in Flash
Yes (automatic ON, Red-eye reduction, Manual ON (fill-in flash), Slow sync, Flash OFF, Flash Compensation)
Effective Flash Range
2.0' (0.6m) - 13.5' (4.1m)
External Flash Connection
External Flash Control
Not Applicable
Start-Up Time
Not Specified
Shutter Lag
Not Specified
Time Between Shots
Not Specified
Burst Capability
1 fps continuous
Self Timer
2 seconds or 10 seconds
Interval Recording
Date & Time Stamp
Memory & Power
Built-in Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Secure Digital (SD) Card
MultiMediaCard (MMC)
Recording Capacity
Not Specified
Battery Type
BP-DC4 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
Power Adapter
ACA-DC4 Power Adapter
Computer Interface
USB 2.0
Direct Print Capable
Yes (PictBridge)
Remote Control
Video Output
Yes (NTSC & PAL)
Web-Cam Capable
System & Software Requirements
Windows 2000, XP; Mac OS X (10.2.8 - 10.3.x)
LCD Display
2.8" TFT color LCD display in 16:9 format (207,000 pixels)
Language Options
English, Spanish, French, German, Italian
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)
2.3 x 4.2 x 1.0" (59 x 106 x 26 mm)
6.5 oz (185g) without battery

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