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Leica V-Lux 3 Ultra Zoom Announced

Leica V-Lux 3 Ultra Zoom Announced - Leica has announced the new Leica V-Lux 3, a 24x optical zoom lens digital camera.

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Leica V-Lux 3 in Compact Cameras

V-Lux 3

Leica have announced the V-Lux 3, a versatile all-round compact camera with a 24x optical zoom lens, designed for photographers shooting landscapes, portraits, architecture or wildlife, as well as sports and fast-moving subjects.

Leica V-Lux 3
Leica V-Lux 3

Key features:

  • 24x optical Leica DC Vario-Elmarit 4.5-108mm f/2.8-5.2 ASPH super-telephoto zoom lens (35mm equiv: 25–600mm)
  • 12.1 megapixel CMOS sensor
  • High-speed continuous shooting function (12 fps at full resolution or 60 fps 3.5 megapixels
  • Full HD video in AVCHD format with 1920 × 1080 pixels and 60 full frames per second
  • Record footage directly in MP4 format, which can be used directly on mobile devices and on the web
  • 3 inch LCD display with 460,000 pixel resolution
  • Strong, black camera case as an optional accessory
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements and Adobe Premiere Elements supplied
  • Two-year warranty
  • One-year Leica UK Passport
The Leica V-Lux 3 is scheduled to be available in the UK from January 2012 from authorised Leica dealers including the Leica Store Mayfair. The suggested retail price of the Leica V-Lux 3 is £690 inc. VAT. The black outdoor case will be available at an SRP of £135 inc. VAT.

Leica V-Lux 3 Specifications

Max Aperturef/2.8 - f/5.2
35mm equivalent25mm - 600mm
Optical Zoom24x
Image Sensor
Pixels12.1Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)4000
Pixels (H)3000
Sensor TypeLive MOS Sensor
Sensor Size1/2.33 inch
Sensor Size (width)6.08mm
Sensor Size (height)4.56mm
Aspect Ratio
  • 4:3
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
  • 1:1
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor3in
Screen resolution460k dots
Touch ScreenNo
Min Focus1cm
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Manual
  • Spot
  • Face Detection
  • AF Tracking
  • Multi
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/2000sec
Shutter speeds longest30sec
Bulb modeNo Data
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
ISO sensitivity100 - 3200
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Shade
  • Flash
Exposure Comp+/-3
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting12fps
Movie modeYes
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080 FullHD
  • 640x480 VGA
  • 1280x720 HD 720p
Video FPS30
Stereo SoundYes
Optical Zoom with VideoYes
Other Features
Image StabilisationYes
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
File Type
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
Power Source
Battery TypeLithium Ion
Battery Life (CIPA rating)410shots
Box Contents
Box ContentsBattery Charger, Battery Pack, USB Connection Cable, AC Cable, Shoulder Strap, CD-ROM, Lens Hood, Lens Cap, Lens Cap String

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