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New Leica V-Lux 40 Travel Zoom Announced

New Leica V-Lux 40 Travel Zoom Announced - Leica has announced the new Leica V-Lux 40 Travel Zoom with 20x optical zoom lens and GPS built in.

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Product : Leica V-Lux 40
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V-Lux 40

Leica has announced the premium Leica V-Lux 40, based on the Panasonic Lumix TZ30, it features a 20x optical zoom lens equivalent to 24-480mm, GPS, 1/2.33" CMOS image sensor and full HD video recording with stereo sound.


The Leica V-Lux 40 is so versatile that every step you take without it can mean one adventure less.


Its compact size makes it ideal for spontaneously capturing moments in time and its creative modes, with effects like miniature and retro, are a perfect invitation to get creative. Its enormous range of focal lengths (24 to 480 mm) offers the versatility you need for almost every situation. Its autofocus speed of 0.1 seconds guarantees fast focusing and it can shoot up to 60 frames per second in high-speed mode. In addition, its 3" LCD touch screen makes its handling even more simple and intuitive.

LEICA. MY LIFE

‘I never give up. That applies to photography, too. I try things out until I capture the mood of the moment I'm looking for. With my V-Lux 40, I'm always ready to capture that special moment.'

Iskander Abdulkarim is a development engineer at Leica Camera AG. He takes his Leica V-Lux 40 with him wherever he goes.

EXTENSIVE RANGE OF FOCAL LENGTHS

As with all Leica lenses, the V-Lux 40's new Leica DC Vario-Elmar 4.3-86 mm f/3.3-6.4 ASPH. (24-480 mm equivalent) is a true masterpiece. The enormous range of focal lengths of this 20× optical zoom lens, for both still and video capture, spans a 24 mm super-wide angle to a 480 mm super-telephoto. High-precision aspherical lenses in combination with its new, 1/2.33" CMOS image sensor guarantee outstanding results.

VIDEO IN FULL-HD QUALITY

The impressive Full-HD videos captured by the V-Lux 40 deliver a perfect rendition of the details of even the fastest-moving subjects. This is made possible by recording in AVCHD format with 1920 × 1080 pixels at 50 full frames per second. New: Videos can now also be saved in Internet-friendly MP4 format and can be uploaded directly to social media or mobile devices, for example, without the need for conversion. Outstanding audio quality is ensured, thanks to an integrated stereo microphone with built-in wind-noise filter.

INTEGRATED GPS FUNCTION

Its integrated GPS module also makes the V-Lux 40 the ideal camera for travelling. It not only records the location and time in the Exif data of each image file, but also displays any interesting sights to be seen in the surrounding area. The DVD included in the package contains maps of important cities and regions. These can be transferred to an SD card and uploaded to the camera to assist with directions in unfamiliar locations. Thumbnail images can also be stored within these maps.

Leica V-Lux 40 Specifications

ManufacturerLeica
Lens
Max Aperturef/3.3 - f/6.4
35mm equivalent24mm - 480mm
Optical Zoom20x
Image Sensor
CCD pixels14.1Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)4320
Pixels (H)3240
Sensor TypeCMOS
Sensor Size1/2.33 inch
Sensor Size (width)No Data
Sensor Size (height)No Data
Aspect Ratio
  • 4:3
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
  • 1:1
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor3in
Screen resolution460,000 dots
Touch ScreenYes
Focusing
Min Focus3cm
Focusing modes
  • Spot
  • Face Detection
  • AF Tracking
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/2000sec
Shutter speeds longest15sec
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
Metering
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
ISO sensitivity100 - 6400
White balance
  • Auto
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Shade
Exposure Comp+/-2
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting10fps
Video
Movie modeYes
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080
  • 1280x720 720p
  • 640x480 VGA
  • 320x240 QVGA
Video FPS25
Stereo SoundYes
Optical Zoom with VideoYes
Other Features
Image StabilisationYes
Interface
HDMIYes
USBUSB 2
Wi-FiNo Data
Storage
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
File Type
    Power Source
    Battery TypeLi-ion Battery Pack (3.6V, Minimum: 895mAh)
    CIPA Rating260
    Box Contents
    Box ContentsBattery Pack, AC adaptor, USB Cable, Hand Strap, DVD (Map Included)
    Dimensions
    Weight184g
    Width104.9mm
    Height58.9mm
    Depth28.2mm

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