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Leica C-LUX 2 7.2MP Digital Camera with 3.6x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom (Black)

by Leica

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  • 7.2-megapixel CCD captures enough detail for photo-quality 15 x 20-inch prints
  • 3.6x optical zoom; 2.5-inch LCD display
  • High-speed wide-angle lens allows for creative framing
  • Classic, ultra-compact metal body measures 3.5 x 2 x .9 inches
  • Powered by lithium-ion battery (battery and charger included); stores images on SD memory cards (64MB memory card included)
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Product Description

Color: Black

Product Description

If you value style but not weight when you're out looking for great images, you'll love the ultra compact LEICA C-LUX 2 ! Sporting a classic black or silver metal body and measuring just 3 1/2 x 2 in, it fits into even the smallest pocket. The elegant exterior design is unmistakably Leica and is matched by an immaculate standard of optics and digital technology inside. The high-speed wide-angle 28 mm zoom lens takes stunning, space-grabbing shots. The optical image stabilizer and the intelligent exposure control prevent camera shake and ensure optimum definition. The 7.2 megapixel CCD sensor enables superlative prints up to poster size. The extra large 2.5-inch display, the image stabilization and short shutter delay of the LEICA C-LUX 2 all guarantee carefree photography with high-quality results. Fast, discreet snapshots captured on the fly, or pictureperfect compositions at twilight or in other tricky conditions - everything is possible with the LEICA C-LUX 2. The VARIO-ELMARIT zoom lens retracts entirely into the camera body at the flick of the 'off' switch. Whether you're a partygoer, beachcomber, city stroller or nature lover, the LEICA C-LUX 2 is always a dependable companion - any time, any place, you'll never miss another photo op.

From the Manufacturer

If you value style but not weight when you're out looking for great images, consider the ultra-compact Leica C-LUX 2. Sporting a classic black metal body and measuring just 3.5 x 2 x .9 inches, it fits into even the smallest pocket. (The Leica C-LUX 2 is also available in silver.) The elegant exterior design is unmistakably Leica and is matched by an immaculate standard of optics and digital technology inside.

The high-speed wide-angle 28mm zoom lens takes stunning, space-grabbing shots. The optical image stabilizer and the intelligent exposure control prevent camera shake and ensure optimum definition. The 7.2-megapixel CCD sensor enables superlative prints up to poster size.

The extra large 2.5-inch display, the image stabilization, and short shutter delay of the Leica C-LUX 2 all guarantee carefree photography with high-quality results. Fast, discreet snapshots captured on the fly, or picture-perfect compositions at twilight or in other tricky conditions--everything is possible with the Leica C-LUX 2. The Vario-Elmarit zoom lens retracts entirely into the camera body at the flick of the 'off' switch. Whether you're a partygoer, beachcomber, city stroller, or nature lover, the Leica C-LUX 2 is always a dependable companion--any time, any place, you'll never miss another photo op.

What's in the box
Leica C-Lux 2 digital camera, battery charger, battery, 64MB SD memory card, AV cable, USB cable, AC cable, wrist strap, CD-ROM with software (Adobe Photoshop Elements 3/4/5, QuickTime Movieplayer)


Product Details

Color: Black
  • Product Dimensions: 3.7 x 0.9 x 2 inches ; 5.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000OCEKDM
  • Item model number: 18321
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,221 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 2, 2001

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Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

It is lightweight and fits easily in a pocket or purse.
Mary Ellison
All in all, a bit more pricey than most all other compact digital cameras, but a cut above the rest.
E. Bernardino
The design is flawless and all controls are easy to access.
M. Bahl

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

28 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Jonathan M. Derda on October 20, 2008
Color Name: Black
I was hoping to find something different. Something better than the rest. Sometimes you just don't feel like the usual selection is good enough. I already had a Canon, everyone and their brother had a Nikon.
I was thinking about the slim line Casio, but who wants to buy a Casio?
So one late night / early morning I found this Leica. It looked different than the Canon/Nikon/Casio/Olympus and plus it had that little red badge on the front. I had to have it.
I found a local dealer on the Leica website and the next day I bought it for the same price as Amazon.
BTW, I knew there was a Panasonic version for half the price. I bought into the cosmetic of the Leica, the story, and that little red badge.
Supposedly this model has different firmware than the Panasonic which gives your JPEG files a color palette similar to classic Leica cameras.
It does not shoot in RAW.

Design

The look of this camera is gorgeous. It is very understated but an instant classic design. The build quality is also very good. It doesn't attract unwanted attention but once you put your hands on it you know it is a well built product.

Ease Of Use

The button layout is nice. It is simple and clean with access to shortcuts for flash, exposure, self timer, and review.
Choosing auto settings or manual mode is easy and the icons make sense.
I wish there were shortcuts for shutter speed and ISO settings. To access those you have to get into the menu which is time consuming and cumbersome. PS most cameras are like that though.

Ergonomics

It is so small and thin that it is kind of hard to hold steadily. Definitely use the wrist strap because it has slipped out of my hands a few times.
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64 of 72 people found the following review helpful By M. Bahl on May 12, 2007
Color Name: Black
I won't go into technical details here because those can be found on the Leica site etc. I really wanted to love this camera but...for the price I expected better. Here is a short and simple synopsis of what I found:

PROS:The material and workmanship of the product are supurb. The design is flawless and all controls are easy to access. You don't have to go deep into the menu to change basic important features. The "self protrait" feature works very well. Color and low light capture are superior.

CONS:The macro feature is only OK. The landscape pictures I took were poor. I tried all the different settings, took about 50 pictures and only a handful were acceptable to me. The video capture is OK with somewhat poor sound quality. You can't zoom while filming.

Overall, this is an interesting little camera. But for the price there are better alternatives like the Sony T-100. It is incredible both for pictures and video.
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29 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Boulder Vasil on June 29, 2007
Color Name: Black
I have had the Leica C-Lux 2 for a few months now, and am happy to report that it is a fantastic camera. I appreciate the small size and light-weight and the fantastic image quality. I upgraded from an older Canon Powershot that was only 4.2MPs and over twice the size. Needless to say, I could not be happier! I really like the fact that, although small and compact, the camera still feels solid. That is, there are some other ultra-small cameras I looked at that which felt flimsy (plastic-y and not durable), but the Leica (despite its super small size) does not have this quality. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a quality piece of electronics!
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful By R. K. Williams on June 26, 2007
Color Name: Black
Yes, its expensive, and you pay for the name. However, there are some Leica tweaks to the system, and this cam takes absolutely beautiful pics. The look is much cleaner and classier than it's panasonic companion.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful By E. Bernardino on October 31, 2007
Color Name: Black
I've just had this camera a mere few days, but I am enjoying it immensely! A great little device for the small purse or pocket, with satisfactory wide angle and telephoto capabilities; all contained in a package comparable to the size of my Motorola Razr!

Offering easy to employ features, this camera provides razor-sharp digital images and reprints follow suit. I was in awe at how spectacular finished enlargements appear, while maintaining their artistic integrity. The flash is more than satisfactory even in low-light environments.

All in all, a bit more pricey than most all other compact digital cameras, but a cut above the rest.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Jae W. Hwang on January 21, 2008
Color Name: Black
It is Leica, and a excellent camera. I compared it with my old Canon camera. Definately it has more feature and control. Lens doesn't seem to be sharp as I expected. Probably a little sharper than Canon. Generally, I am happy but I still think it is a little overpriced.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Carl D. Antone on October 31, 2008
Color Name: Black
I am *extremely* impressed by this little Leica.

This will be a rather short review since this camera model is already, like, 300 years old in dog years.

I was able to pick a new one up for less than [...] on the internets from someone who clearly didn't know what they were parting with. When I inquired into why the party was selling she only told me that her husband needed something newer.

I have owned and used dozens of cameras (Leica, Nikon, Canon, Rollie, Mamiya) in my career.

The C-LUX 2 is an amazing unit in terms of color authenticity, image quality, zoom quality, sensitivity, precision, workmanship, and most of all: usability and convenience.

I cannot stress how perfect the menu system is on this camera. It's perfect and the controls are precise, accurate, and delightful to use.

Convenience means that having this camera in your pocket you will never miss a great shot no matter where you are. Yes it really is that good. With controls from scene mode to nearly manual you have precise control of your pictures. There is no reason you cannot achieve a National Geo picture with this camera.

When the C-LUX 2 debuted at [.........] it was really a Euro-jet-setting no-show. Now that you can find this gem below [....] it is a must have.

5 stars based on current market conditions and availability in late 2008. Good luck finding a mint unit. If you are indefatigable you will find no better camera in the same class at any price.
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