Leica DIGILUX 3 7.5MP Four Thirds Digital Camera

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Leica DIGILUX 3 7.5MP Four Thirds Digital Camera

Leica Digilux 3 7.5MP Four Thirds Digital Camera The Digilux 3 and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-L1 are identical cameras, using the Four Thirds standard lens mount and featuring a 7.5 Megapixels live view N-MOS sensor, but the Digilux 3 has improved firmware including DNG output. Both the Panasonic and Digilux 3 cameras come standard with the same interchangeable Leica Elmarit 1450 mm f/2.83.5 optically image-stabilized zoom lens. The Leica D system includes also the Leica Summilux 25 mm f/1.4 lens

The Leica D system gives ambitious amateurs and professional photographers a whole new range of possibilities. The Leica Digilux3 is the first Digilux camera with an interchangeable lens and therefore forms the basis for the Leica D system, a completely independent digital SLR system. The clear design of the camera housing and the operating concept of the Digilux are in keeping with the best Leica tradition. The shutter speed, focal length, aperture and focus can be set by hand on the camera and the lens--a fast, precise and creative solution in comparison with conventional SLR cameras. The interplay of Leica's legendary performance and the latest technology is almost revolutionary: the newly designed lens Leica D Vario-Elmarit f2.8-3.5/14-50 Asph combined with state-of-the-art optical image stabilization and a 7.5-megapixel LiveMos sensor result in a magnificent standard of imaging. High-quality materials and precision craftsmanship ensure that the Leica Digilux3 will work reliably for many years, even under the tough conditions of reportage photography. The Leica D system is a valuable companion made to last.

Features

Innovative system camera with classic design
Leica stands for photographic tools that concentrate on the essentials and encourage creative users to capture their own view of the world. The Leica Digilux3 is a fusion of the latest digital technology with the traditional values of superlative image quality, intuitive operation and a timelessly beautiful design. The intuitive operation of this system camera is partly the result of designing all the controls to suit photographers' needs. No nested menus, no complicated technology.

Razor-sharp images
A real premiere: For the first time, Leica has combined outstanding optical imaging performance with state-of-the-art image stabilization in a D lens. Whenever you want to avoid camera shake, just switch on the image stabilizer (O.I.S.). Integrated in the lens, it ensures sharply focused images in all situations--in twilight, for indoor exposures or in the zoom range. The image stabilizer is a reliable help for exposures taken without a tripod, too.

Excellent overview
You won't miss a thing with the Leica Digilux3--whether you look through the optical viewfinder or at the RealtimePreview, which enables real-time assessment of the entire subject and the exposure in the display. Thanks to the ultra fast and highly precise action of the autofocus and the image processing and storage, all important moments can be captured and assessed on the brilliant high-resolution 2.5-inch display.

All-round cover--inclusive
Accidents can happen--a careless moment, and your valuable camera equipment is ruined. This is no problem with the new Leica Digilux3: thanks to Leica's Additional Risk Warranty, any damage to the camera and your high-quality lens is insured for the first six months after the purchase date. We repair or replace your equipment with no questions asked. After that you benefit from the manufacturer's warranty which has been extended to three years. The extra guarantee is all part of Leica service. Where else can you find such a good deal?

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Specifications
Type Digital single-lens reflex
Sensor 17.3 13.0 mm Four Thirds System RGB Live MOS sensor
2 FOV crop
Maximum resolution 3136 2352 (7.4 effective Megapixels)
Lens type Interchangeable Four Thirds mount
Shutter Focal-plane shutter
Shutter speed range 1/400060 sec
Bulb mode (up to approx. 8 minutes)
1/160s X sync
Exposure metering TTL
Exposure modes Program automatic
Aperture automatic
Shutter automatic
Manual setting
Metering modes Intelligent Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot
49 zone metering (use viewfinder)
25 zones metering (EVF)
Focus areas 3-point TTL Phase Difference Detection System
Focus modes AFS / AFC / MF
Continuous shooting 2 or 3 fps up to 6 RAW images or ∞ JPEG
(depending on memory card size, battery power, picture size, and compression)
Viewfinder Optical 0.93 Porro prism
ASA/ISO range 1001600
Flash Built in Pop-up, Guide number 10m at ISO 100, SCA 3202 hotshoe
Custom WB auto, daylight, cloudy skies, shadow, halogen, flash, manual 1+2 &
color temperature setting (2500 K to 10000 K in 31 steps)
fine tuning: blue/amber bias; magenta/green bias
Rear LCD monitor 2.5" (63.5 mm) TFT LCD, 207,000 pixels
Storage Secure Digital, SDHC, MultiMediaCard
Battery Li-ion battery pack (7.2 V, 1,500 mAh)
Weight approx. 530 g (18.7 oz) (housing)


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