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Leica have announced the release of the V-Lux 30 which features a new 14.1 megapixel sensor, 16x optical zoom, GPS recording and 3 inch LCD touch-screen. Despite a large lens, the camera is just 33mm deep and weighs in at 220g. The camera even has a special 3D mode as well as 1080i full HD video recording.
For both image and video editing, the V-Lux 30 comes with Adobe Photoshop Elements 9. There is also a choice of leather cases: Tan leather case with shoulder strap - £80 and Soft brown leather pouch - £63.
The Leica V-Lux 30, with a two-year warranty and one-year Leica UK Passport, will be available in June 2011 with an SRP of £550.
- 16x optical zoom lens (Leica DC Vario-Elmar 4.3 - 68.8mm, f/3.3-5.9 ASPH, equivalent to 24 - 384mm in 35mm format)
- 14.1 megapixel sensor
- Touch screen display
- Automatic settings for point-and-shoot photography, or manual options for more ambitious users
- Speedy continuous shooting mode for fast-moving subjects such as sports or wildlife
- 3D photo feature for creative photography
- Full HD video in 1080i-AVCHD format
- GPS tagging for recording the current location and date in each photo
- Comprehensive, user-friendly software included for photo and video editing and production
- Choice of two optional smart leather cases