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Leica V-LUX 3 CMOS Camera with 12.1MP and 24x Super Telephoto Zoom
|Price:||$881.17 + $1.22 shipping|
|You Save:||$67.83 (7%)|
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- Extreme range of focal lengths
- Video in full-HD quality
- Sensationally fast
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|Auto Focus Technology|
|Battery Average Life||410 Photos|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||12 fps|
|Display Fixture Type||Fully-articulated|
|Display Resolution Maximum||461,000|
|Effective Still Resolution||12.1 MP|
|External Memory Included||Yes|
|Flash Memory Installed Size||70|
|Flash Memory Type||SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal|
|Flash Type||Built-in Flash, Hot-shoe|
|Focus Description||Contrast Detection|
|Focus Type||Autofocus & Manual|
|Form Factor||SLR-like (bridge)|
|ISO Range||Auto, Hi Auto (1600-6400), 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200|
|Image Aspect Ratio||1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9|
|Item Dimensions||3.19 x 3.74 x 4.88 inches|
|Item Weight||1.19 pounds|
|Macro Focus Range||1 cm|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F2.8 - F5.2|
|Maximum Focal Length||600 mm|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/2000 of a second|
|Maximum horizontal resolution||4,000|
|Metering||Multi, Center-weighted, Spot|
|Minimum Focal Length||25 mm|
|Minimum Shutter Speed||30 seconds|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||12.1 MP|
|Optical Sensor Technology||CMOS|
|Photo Sensor Technology||CMOS|
|Remote Control Description||Optional DMWRSL1|
|Sensor Cleaning Method||No|
|Shipping Weight||2.4 pounds|
|Supported Battery Types||Lithium-Ion BP-DC 9 rechargeable battery & charger|
|Video Capture Format||MPEG-4, AVCHD, Motion JPEG|
|Video Capture Resolution||1920 x 1080 (60, 30 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (220 fps)|
With a Leica V-Lux 3, your creative freedom is boundless. Its 24× super-telephoto zoom makes capturing sweeping landscapes just as easy as bringing even the smallest details into the foreground. Thanks to its newly developed 12.1-megapixel CMOS image sensor, the camera captures images in exceptional quality. At the same time, the video capability of the V-Lux 3 allows the recording of moving pictures in full-HD quality.
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Top Customer Reviews
ps. Wish the flash was included and the correct card so I'd be ready to shoot out of the box and have no doubt what card to buy. Hard enough to wait to charge the battery!
Then I bought the Leica V-Lux 3 and the pictures were stunning. I compared the two cameras, and there is no comparison. The image processing in the Leica is superior. 'Nuf said.
I found from looking on the Leica Website and various on-line reviews that the Japanese made Leica lenses take 40 minutes for each element to be individually ground, polished and tested then the 1 to 4 coatings are added, (this camera has 14 lens elements) on Leica made imported machines, whereas the Panasonic models use mass production techniques on their own machines to a (minimum) Leica spec but with their own coatings including the own brand Panasonic Black Box Nano surface coating.
Picture processing firmware (Panny uses its own Venus engine) for both have large differences as do the CCD qualities and manufacturing tolerances. The CCD's are made by different manufacturers, the ones for the Leica brand are all tested but the Panny ones are only spot checked, differences in lens quality and coatings and firmware make for better colours and fewer aberrations at wide apertures.
The V-LUX3 is 22 grams heavier again due to the noticeable extra build quality of all metal and electro-mechanical parts that's why Leica give a full unlimited 2 year guarantee against the 1 year Panny.
The Leica comes with Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 and Adobe Premiere Elements 10 that would cost £150.
Then finally resale value (average second hand)
Panasonic DMC-FZ150K £205
Leica V-LUX3 £350
So there you have it identical apart from a "red badge" !!!! and street cred!
You can always tell a Leica, by the way it takes pictures - and by the pictures it takes
... unlike EVERY other digital camera I have ever owned, the process of setting up the mode for the built-in flash is completely nonintuitive. I have looked at the manual a dozen times, played around with the on-screen menus repeatedly... and I STILL cannot figure out how to get to the flash mode settings. It's simply ridiculous on a camera this expensive.
I got this camera for travel when I don't want to carry my Nikon DSLR. Photo's are as good or better than my DSLR.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great Price for a Great Camera. This is my third V-Lux. This camera is small. It will fit well in the palm of your hand when shooting. Hold from the bottom of the super zoom body. Read morePublished 9 months ago by AsianEntertainment.org
My favorite camera of all time.....and I have had many. I wanted something that would come close photo quality and options of an SLR without the hassle of lens changing and... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Mary Ann Braun
I really like using this camera especially in situations where I can't or don't want to use my DSLR. Lightweight and a very good compact comaera.Published 20 months ago by Stephanie Calcavecchio
I am finding this camera very satisfying and the built in zoom capabilities are very convenient. Still learning it's complexities but even this is enjoyable, though without good... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Trip
i purchased the camera because i wanted to start photographing my two and a half year old. when it arrived, it felt light, cheap, and was small. Read morePublished on October 28, 2013 by jir
I've known Leitz optics since my student days, some 50 years ago. The same excellence applies to V-Lux 3 camera, which I bought for my daily outings, in order to avoid weight of... Read morePublished on October 15, 2013 by Rusty Runner
Color...White-balance...focus accuracy and image quality of this Leica can in amny instances go toe to toe with a fullframe Nikon D-600. Read morePublished on August 27, 2013 by Lido
Leica have been making excellent products. This camera is still holding true to Leica's reputation. Great camera for all condition. Read morePublished on August 1, 2013 by A. Tse