Leica V-LUX 2 Digital Camera

Leica V-LUX 2 Digital Camera

Leica V-LUX 2 Digital Camera

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Product Highlights

  • 14.1 Megapixels CMOS Sensor
  • DC Vario-Elmarit 4.5-108mm fASPH
  • 24x Optical Zoom (25-600mm, 35mm Equiv.)
  • 3" Rotating LCD & Electronic Viewfinder
  • 1080i AVCHD Full HD Video Recording
  • 11fps at 14.1MP, 60fps at 2.8MP
  • ISO 80-1600
  • RAW & JPG Shooting Support
  • Free Download of Photoshop Software
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  • 1Description

The V-LUX 2 Digital Camera from Leica is an advanced digital camera with a 24x optical zoom lens. Its extremely versatile zoom range -- 25 to 600mm in 35mm terms -- makes the camera a great option for travel. It is capable of recording 14.1MP images in JPG or RAW format, and can also capture 1080i HD video in the AVCHD format.

You'll have the option of framing images via a 3" articulating LCD screen or at eye-level via an electronic viewfinder (EVF). The LCD features a 460,000 pixel resolution, and can be twisted and turned in almost any direction.

The camera can record images in 14.1MP resolution using its Leica DC Vario-Elmarit 4.5-108mm f/2.8-5.2 ASPH lens. Fast enough for low-light use at the wide end, the camera features a built-in flash for those times when some extra light is necessary to get your shot. The camera supports ISO ranges from 80 to 1600 and shutter speeds from 1 minute to 1/2000 of a second.

The V-LUX 2 is capable of shooting burst images at 11fps at full resolution. If that isn't fast enough for you, the capture can be set to capture 2.8MP images at a stunning 60fps. And, of course, it is also capable of 1080i AVCHD video capture, complete with sound.

Adobe's Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements software are available with the camera as a free online download for photo and video editing. You'll be able to use this software bundle to organize and retouch photos, and perform fine edits on video clips.

Leica DC Vario-Elmarit ASPH Lens
The camera's Leica lens features an impressive 25-600mm (35mm equivalent) zoom range at f/2.8-5.2. It uses an aspherical element for superior image quality over the entire zoom range of the lens. It works with the camera's 14.1MP CMOS image sensor to capture high-contrast images with natural color reproduction and excellent sharpness.
Burst Shooting & HD Video Recording
The camera is capable of shooting 11fps at its full 14.1MP resolution, helping you better capture images during fast action. If more speed is required, you can set the camera to shoot 2.8MP at 60fps! The V-LUX 2 is also fully capable of capturing 1080i HD video at 60fps, complete with audio.
EVF and Articulating LCD
You'll be able to compose images at eye-level using the camera's 202,000 pixel electronic viewfinder (EVF). If you'd prefer to use the camera's 3" LCD to compose images, you'll be happy to know that it is fully articulating -- making it easy to use at waist-level or over your head. The LCD boasts a 460,000 pixel resolution.
Adobe Software Bundle
Photoshop Elements is available as a free online download for image editing and organization, allowing you to retouch and keep track of your digital photos. Premiere Elements may also be downloaded for free, for video editing, making it easy to turn your HD video clips into edited movies!
In the Box
Leica V-LUX 2 Digital Camera
  • Rechargeable Battery (BP-DC9)
  • Battery Charger (Leica BC-DC9)
  • Lens Cap
  • Lens Hood
  • Carrying Strap
  • AV Cable
  • USB Cable
  • CD with Instructions
  • 2-Year International Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Pixels Actual: 15.1 Megapixel
    Effective: 14.1 Megapixel
    Sensor 1/2.33" CMOS
    Bit Depth Not Specified By Manufacturer
    File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
    Movies: MJPEG, MPEG-4 AVCHD
    Max Resolution 14 MP: 4320 x 3240
    Aspect Ratio 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
    Image Stabilization Optical
    Color Spaces Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Lens Leica DC Vario-Elmarit
    EFL: 4.5-108mm (35 mm equivalent: 25-600mm)
    Aperture: f/2.8 (W) - 5.2 (T)
    Zoom Optical: 24x
    Focus Range Wide: 11.81" (30 cm) - Infinity
    Telephoto: 6.56' (2 m) - Infinity
    Wide Macro: 11.81" (30 cm) - Infinity
    Tele Macro: 3.28' (1 m) - Infinity
    Exposure Control
    ISO Sensitivity Auto, 80-1600
    Shutter 60 - 1/2000 
    Exposure Metering Center-weighted, Multi, Spot
    Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
    Compensation: -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
    White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Manual, Shade, Tungsten
    Burst Rate Up to 11 fps at 14.1 MP for up to 15 frames
    Up to 60 fps at 2.8 MP
    Self Timer 2 Sec, 10 Sec
    Interval Recording No
    Remote Control None
    Flash Modes Auto
    Auto/Red-eye Reduction
    Flash On
    Forced On
    Maximum Effective Flash Range Wide: 0.98 - 31.17' (0.3 - 9.5 m)
    External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
    Built-in Memory 40 MB
    Memory Card Type SD
    Still Images per GB Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
    Video Clip Length Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Audio Recording With Still Images & Video, Stereo
    Viewfinder Type Electronic,
    Viewfinder Coverage 100%
    Screen 3" LCD Rear Screen (460,000 pixels)
    Connectivity/System Requirements
    Connectivity USB 2.0
    USB 2.0
    Software System Requirements Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
    32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
    Humidity: 10 - 80%
    Battery BP-CD9 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.2 VDC, 895 mAh
    AC Power Adapter Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.9 x 3.2 x 3.7" / 124.0 x 80.0 x 95.0 mm
    Weight 18.34 oz / 520 g

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