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Leica V-Lux (Typ 114) Hands-On Preview

Leica has released the Leica V-Lux (Typ 114), a large camera with a 1inch sensor and bright 16x optical zoom lens.

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Leica V-Lux (Typ 114) Hands-On Preview: Leica V Lux (1)

The Leica V-Lux (Typ 114) is based on the Panasonic Lumix FZ1000. The Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 was the World's first compact digital camera with 4k video recording, and both cameras features a 20.1 megapixel 1inch sensor along with a bright Leica 16x optical zoom lens, with a relatively bright aperture of f/2.8 to f/4.0. The Leica V-Lux (Typ 114) is priced at £925 and comes with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.

Key Features

  • 20.1 megapixel Live MOS 1inch sensor
  • 16x optical zoom Leica lens, equivalent to 25-400mm, f/2.8-4.0
  • 3inch, 921k dot tilting-screen
  • 2,359k dot OLED electronic viewfinder (EVF)
  • 12fps continuous shooting
  • 4K video recording, 5-axis image stabilisation
  • 1/4000s mechanical shutter / 1/16000s electronic shutter
  • Auto focus down to -4EV, 49 focus points
  • Dual-axis electronic level
  • Time-lapse video creation
  • Stop motion animation
  • Wi-Fi, NFC, QR Code - Photo collage in smartphone app

Leica V-Lux (Typ 114) Hands-On Preview: Leica V Lux (2)

The Leica V-Lux (Typ 114) has a slightly altered design compared to the Panasonic Lumix FZ1000, with a different (and smaller) rubber grip on the front and rear of the camera, as well as redesigned strap loops. For more details on the Leica V-Lux (Typ 114) read our Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 review.

Leica V-Lux (Typ 114) Hands-On Preview: Leica V Lux (5)

Leica V-Lux (Typ 114) Hands-On Photos of Equipment

Leica V-Lux (Typ 114) Specifications

Max Aperturef/2.8 - f/4
35mm equivalent25mm - 400mm
Optical Zoom16x
Image Sensor
Pixels20.1Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)5472
Pixels (H)3648
Sensor TypeLive MOS Sensor
Sensor Size1inch
Sensor Size (width)13.2mm
Sensor Size (height)8.8mm
Aspect Ratio
  • 4:3
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
  • 1:1
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor3in
Screen resolution921k
Touch ScreenNo
Min FocusNo Data
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Manual
  • Spot
  • Face Detection
  • AF Tracking
  • Multi
  • Centre
  • Zoom macro
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/16000sec
Shutter speeds longest60sec
Bulb modeYes
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
  • Program Variable
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
ISO sensitivity80 - 25600
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Shade
  • Flash
Exposure Comp+/-5
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting12fps
Movie modeYes
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080 FullHD
  • 4K
Video FPS100fps, 50p, 25p, 24p
Stereo SoundYes
Optical Zoom with VideoYes
Other Features
Image StabilisationYes
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
File Type
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
Power Source
Battery TypeLi-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1200mAh, 8.7 Wh)
Battery Life (CIPA rating)360shots
Box Contents
Box ContentsBattery Charger, Battery Pack, USB Cable, AC Cable, Lens Hood, Lens Cap, Hot Shoe Cover, DVD

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sasan Avatar
sasan 10 36 England
24 Sep 2014 10:42PM
Another FZ1000 ??
dannyr Avatar
dannyr 14 49 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2014 10:19AM
It does look a bit nicer than the Pani version. I have heard that Leica very slightly change the image quality, if so any chance to compare shots from both?
themak Avatar
themak 10 1.1k Scotland
25 Sep 2014 1:21PM
Seems like a surprisingly small price premium to get the Leica logo on a really good camera.
mikesavage Avatar
mikesavage 21 299 2 England
26 Sep 2014 12:43AM
I always thought that the main difference between the Panasonic & Leica models of these 'badged' cameras was that the Leica models had some better PP software in the box.

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