Leica V-Lux 4 Camera with f/2.8 Zoom

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Leica V-Lux 4 Superzoom Digital Camera Leica V-Lux 4 superzoom with F2.8 lens an advanced point & -shoot camera featuring a newly engineered CMOS image sensor along with a fast 24x f/2.8 optical zoom lens throughout the entire zoom range. It brings high resolution, quick and dependable performance to the table along with the quality behind the Leica name. The Leica V-LUX 4 features a newly created Leica Vario-Elmarit DC lens featuring a 24x optical zoom able lens allowing it to navigate focal length ranges from 25-600mm equivalent to a 35mm film format. This huge focal length reach takes you from authentic wide angle through ultra telephoto and can include just about any kind of image you can dream up.

Its aperture is a fast f/2.8 opening throughout the zoom reach equals any professional interchangeable zoom. You can confidently photograph in poor light and when using long focal lengths with the knowledge that quicker shutter speeds will continue to give you crisp images. While the integrated image stabilizer will reduce blur and any camera shake effects when shooting telephoto and poor-light images.

An extraordinary lens such as the f/2.8 25-600mm Leica merits an image sensor to complement and the Leica V-LUX 4 does just that. A new 12.1 megapixel CMOS image sensor provides outstanding picture quality and quick AF. An increased ISO up to 6400 sensitivity range delivers low-noise images in restricted light while you can count on saturated colors and sharp details and when capturing fast moving subjects using telephoto lengths.

High image eminence is also true of movie recording as is still photography plus the Leica V-LUX 4 can shoot HD Full 1080 AVCHD movies as fast as 60 fps. Fast moving action, like sporting events, can be acquired in crisp detail using the complete range of it's 24x zoom may be used while shooting. Also, a dedicated single touch button allows you to switch from movies to stills and instantly back again. Added expediency comes in the manner of MP4 video capability as a substitute to the better quality AVCHD. By saving your videos to MP4 you'll able to upload them directly to the internet with no need for conversion.

A stereo microphone featuring a wind filter which is built-in provides for audio quality to match your movies. For composing images the Leica V-LUX 4 offers a pair of options, a 3.0 inch LCD screen and a built-in high resolution (1.3MP) electronic view finder. The view finder provides a 100% image view along with ultra crisp details for detailed focusing, it can also display all the capture options and menu settings . The LCD, which delivers superb playback, will rotate and tilt for composing using low-angles, from high overhead or using a more discreet manner than raising the camera up to your eye. Fast execution is also a portion of the Leica V-LUX 4 arrangement.

The camera will start up in under one second and will autofocus in under one tenth of a second. The burst rate can be as quick as 12 fps using full resolution at the time you require getting that single perfect shot amongst a flood of activity. And the Leica V-LUX 4 also saves images in both RAW and JPG giving you further options for creative post processing control. - Sep 17, 2012 - See Panasonic FZ-200 ✓

Body type SLR-like (bridge)  
Max resolution 4000 x 3000  
Other resolutions 4000 x 3000, 4000 x 2672, 4000 x 2248, 2992 x 2992, 2816 x 2112, 2816 x 1880, 2816 x 1584, 2112 x 2112, 2048 x 1536, 2048 x 1360, 1920 x 1080, 1600 x 1200, 1600 x 1064, 1600 x 904, 1504 x 1504  
Image ratio w:h 1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9  
Effective pixels 12.1 megapixels  
Sensor photo detectors 12.8 megapixels  
Sensor size 1/2.33" (6.08 x 4.56 mm)  
Sensor type CMOS  
ISO Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, (6400 with boost)  
White balance presets 5  
Custom white balance Yes (2)  
Image stabilization Optical  
Uncompressed format RAW  
JPEG quality levels Fine, Standard  
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.) 25 600 mm  
Optical zoom 24  
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
Digital zoom Yes (4x)  
Manual focus Yes  
Normal focus range 30 cm (11.81")  
Macro focus range 1 cm (.39")  
Number of focus points 23  
Lens mount None  
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fully articulated  
Screen size 3"  
Screen dots 460,000  
Touch screen No  
Screen type Free-Angle TFT Screen LCD Display  
Live view Yes  
Viewfinder type Electronic  
Viewfinder coverage 100 %  
Viewfinder resolution 1,312,000  
Photography features
Maximum aperture F2.8  
Minimum shutter speed 60 sec  
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 sec  
Aperture priority Yes  
Shutter priority Yes  
Manual exposure mode Yes  
Subject / scene modes Yes  
Built-in flash Yes (Pop-up)  
Flash range 13.5 m  
External flash Yes (Hot-shoe)  
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync  
Continuous drive Yes (12,5.5,2 fps)  
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 secs)  
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation 3 EV (at 1/3 EV steps)  
AE Bracketing (3 frames )  
WB Bracketing Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)  
Videography features
  • MPEG-4
Microphone Stereo  
Speaker Mono  
Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 1280 x 720p (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 25 fps)  
Videography notes 1920 x 1080 pixels, 60p, 50p (PSH: 28Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor Output is 60, 50fps) ; 1920 x 1080 pixels, 60i, 50i (FSH: 17Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor Output is 60, 50fps) 1280 x 720 pixels, 60p, 50p (SH: 17Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor Output is 60, 50fps); 1920 x 1080 pixels, 25 fps (FHD: 20Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 25fps) 1280 x 720 pixels, 30, 25 fps (HD: 10Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 30, 25fps)  
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal  
Storage included 70 MB internal  
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)  
HDMI Yes (mini )  
Remote control Yes (Optional)  
Environmentally sealed No  
Battery Battery Pack  
Battery description Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery & charger  
Battery Life (CIPA) 540  
Weight (inc. batteries) 588 g (1.30 lb / 20.74 oz)  
Dimensions 125 x 87 x 110 mm (4.92 x 3.43 x 4.33")  
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes  
Timelapse recording No  
GPS None


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Leica V-Lux 4 superzoom with F2.8 lens Reviewed by Gene Wright on . Rating: 4.5