Leica Announces D-LUX 5 and V-LUX 2 Digital Cameras

Today, Leica announced the latest update to their point-and-shoot line of cameras with the D-LUX 5 and V-LUX 2. The former replaces the highly praised D-LUX 4 camera that we loved here on the blog.

All specs pulled from the press releases in bits and pieces.

D-LUX 5

– LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMICRON 5.1 – 19.2 mm f/2 – 3.3 ASPH

– Its 720-pixel HD-video function in memory-saving AVCHD-Lite format and optional accessories, open up a whole range of additional photographic opportunities for discerning photographers.

– 10 .1MP 1/1.63″CCD

– The D-LUX 5 delivers images in 4:3, 3:2, 16:9 formats as well as 1:1, a particularly interesting format for creative composition, in both capture and review mode. The camera monitor has a wide viewing angle and a resolution of 460,000 pixels, displaying images in superb quality.

– Comes bundled with Lightroom.

– The LEICA D-LUX 5’s offerings are expanded by a range of optional accessories. The LEICA EVF1 electronic viewfinder is particularly useful when shooting under extreme lighting conditions. Mounted on the accessory shoe of the camera, it enables Live-View, a function that lets the photographer view the subject through the lens and assess the precise composition of an image just like when using a real system camera. The LEICA CF 22 accessory flash unit provides photographers with additional options for flash exposure and fill-in flash. A handgrip helps to ensure steady and safe handling of the camera. The optional accessories  also include a choice of bags and cases – ranging from an elegant leather case with shoulder strap, an ever-ready camera case with to a stylish, soft leather pouch.

– Available in October.

V-LUX 2

– 14.1 MP sensor

– 24x optical zoom

– RAW/JPEG

– LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT 4.5 – 108 mm f/2.8 – 5.2 ASPH. lens, a 3’’ rotating LCD display and a wide variety of video functions in 1080i-AVCHD Full HD (60i) 720p 30p is also available in AVCHD/Quicktime Motion JPEG.

– 406,000 pixel display

– LEICA V-LUX 2 features high-speed burst shooting capability: bursts of 11 frames per second at the full resolution of 14.1 MP, or 60 frames per second with a resolution of 2.8 MP.

– Adobe Photoshop Elements is packaged with it.

– Available in October.

Chris Gampat

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