Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) and V-LUX (Typ 114) Compact Cameras Announced
Leica today introduces the two new compact cameras called the Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) and Leica V-LUX (Typ 114) for Photokina 2014 event.
The Leica V-Lux (Typ 114) is a new compact camera for travel, wildlife and sports photography. The new Leica V-LUX is a 1-inch sensor compact camera comes with a Leica DC Vario-Elmarit 9.1–146 mm f/2.8–4 ASPH. super-zoom lens and records 4K video.
The Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) compact camera features a 16MP Four Thirds sensor and a fast Leica DC Vario-Summilux 10.9–34 mm f/1.7–2.8 ASPH. zoom lens with a very fast initial aperture and an extremely practical zoom range equivalent to 24 to 75 mm in 35 mm format.
The Leica D-Lux Typ 109 price is $1,195 and the Leica V-Lux Typ 114 price is $1,350.
Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) and V-LUX (Typ 114) Compact Cameras Announced
Leica D-LUX (Typ 109) Specifications
- FourThirds CMOS sensor (16 MP / 12.8 MP effective)
- Leica DC Vario-Summilux 10,9–34mm f/1.7–2.8/ (24–75mm eq. 35mm)
- Shutter speed 1/16,000 s
- Burst shooting 11 fps in full resolution
- Integrated electronic viewfinder with 2.8 MP resolution
- Fast hybrid contrast AF
- 4K and Full-HD video
New: LEICA D-LUX – fast lens meets elegant camera design
Leica Camera AG, Wetzlar, presents a new model in the Leica D-Lux line. The high-performance Leica D-Lux compact camera features a fast Leica DC Vario-Summilux 10.9–34 mm f/1.7–2.8 ASPH. zoom lens with a very fast initial aperture and an extremely practical zoom range equivalent to 24 to 75 mm in 35 mm format. In comparison to the previous model, it offers a larger Four Thirds sensor that, in combination with its lens ensures superior picture quality in all shooting situations. The familiar, extensive package of features, with automatic mode, manual setting options and improved video capability, now includes an integrated electronic viewfinder with 2.8 MP resolution and a Wi-Fi module. Together with its intuitive handling concept, the Leica D-Lux in classically elegant camera design is an ideal companion for capturing unique moments in pictures of impressive quality with a high level of creative freedom.
The Leica DC Vario-Summilux 10.9–34 mm f/1.7–2.8 ASPH. zoom lens of the Leica D-Lux is perfectly matched to the camera’s large sensor. With an impressive maximum ISO sensitivity of 25600, the D-Lux guarantees pictures with natural colours and exceptional quality above all when used for available-light photography. In addition to this, its versatile zoom lens makes it an ideal camera for almost all genres of photography – from portraits to landscapes, architecture to macro, and reportage photography, the classical domain of Leica cameras.
The camera’s video capability adds even greater versatility and allows the recording of moving pictures in 4K, the high-definition, digital video format with four times higher resolution than full HD.
The Leica D-Lux is also the first camera of the D-Lux line to offer an integrated Wi-Fi module that allows remote control of the camera from a smartphone or tablet – a particularly useful feature, for example, for shots with the self-timer function. The Leica Image Shuttle app required for this function can be downloaded free of charge and installed on iOS or Android devices. The camera can also transfer still pictures and videos via a WLAN connection. An integrated NFC (Near Field Communication) module quickly and easily sets up a Wi-Fi connection with an NFC-compatible smartphone when the phone is held close to the camera.
The Leica D-Lux is distinguished by classically elegant, timelessly beautiful design with particular attention to simple and intuitive handling. As the prime consideration is always the picture, and distractions must be kept to a minimum, the change between automatic and manual modes is also particularly simple. The sharp, high-contrast image in the camera’s integrated electronic viewfinder displays the same exposure settings as shown on the monitor screen and ensures that the ideal composition of every subject is quickly found. Pictures can be viewed directly and reliably assessed on the high-resolution 3″ LCD monitor screen – even in bright sunlight.
An extensive range of technical equipment and premium bags and cases is also available for the Leica D-Lux: for example, a leather case, a leather protector and the Leica Twist D-Lux (visit http://www.leica-camera.com for more information).
The Leica D-Lux will be available from authorised Leica dealers from November 2014, £825.00 RRP. The camera comes complete with a Leica CF D flash unit. The camera package also includes Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom®, the professional workflow solution for still picture and video processing, available as a free download after product registration.
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114) Specifications
- Big 1″ sensor (4x bigger than V-LUX4)
- 20 MP resolution (V-LUX4: 12 MP)
- Fast super zoom lens f/2.8–4
- Zoom range 25 to 400 mm (35 mm eq.)
- Closest focusing distance: 3 cm
- Shutter speed 1/16,000 sec
- Burst shooting 12 fps
- 2.4 MP OLED viewfinder
- WiFi and NFC capability
- 4k Video
New: LEICA V-LUX The universal compact camera for travel, wildlife and sports photography
With the Leica V-Lux, Leica Camera AG, Wetzlar, presents the next generation model of the Leica V-Lux product line. The new digital compact camera combines a high-performance lens, superior imaging qualities and high speed in a compact and handy form. Its Leica DC Vario-Elmarit 9.1–146 mm f/2.8–4 ASPH. super-zoom lens offers an enormously broad spectrum of capabilities from macro to extreme telephoto photography and, in combination with its versatile package of features, makes it the ideal all-round camera to take along wherever you go.
For travelling, sports or other outdoor activities, the Leica V-Lux is simply the ideal camera for every situation. Thanks to its zoom range of 25 to 400 mm (equivalent in 35 mm format), time-consuming lens changes and the weight of additional equipment are now a thing of the past. It covers every photographic situation from wide-angle, standard and telephoto photography to macro close-ups down to a distance of only 3 cm from the subject. With initial apertures of f/2.8 (wide angle) and f/4 (telephoto), its Leica DC Vario-Elmarit 9.1–146 mm f/2.8–4 ASPH. lens enables sharp and finely detailed exposures, even of distant subjects. Also in unfavourable light and at high ISO settings, the large 1″ sensor of the Leica V-Lux guarantees exceptionally bright and clear pictures and this, in combination with the high speed of the lens, considerably expands the creative scope offered by the camera.
Its fast autofocus system provides even greater versatility, responds immediately to changes within the image frame and makes it possible to reliably capture fast-moving subjects – for example, the action at sporting events. Users also benefit from this when shooting continuous sequences, as the V-Lux can capture up to 12 frames per second at full resolution.
The performance package also includes a new video function for moving pictures in 4K high-definition digital format, with a resolution four times higher than full HD.
The design of the Leica V-Lux is characterised by compact size and extremely easy handling. Its integrated handgrip keeps it steady in your hand, and its light weight even lets you shoot using only one hand. All of its controls are clearly laid out and simple to use. This leaves photographers more time to concentrate on the picture that, thanks to the multi-axis rotate-and-tilt function of its 3″ LCD monitor screen, can also be captured with ease from almost any angle. All camera settings are displayed in the integrated, 2.4 megapixel, OLED electronic viewfinder and on the monitor screen.
The Leica V-Lux has an integrated Wi-Fi module that allows remote control from a smartphone or tablet and wireless transfer of still picture and video data via a WLAN connection. The Leica Image Shuttle app required for this function can be downloaded free of charge and installed on iOS or Android devices.
An extensive range of technical equipment, bags and cases is also available for the Leica V-Lux (visit http://www.leica-camera.com for more information).
The Leica V-Lux will be available from authorised Leica dealers from October 2014. The camera comes complete with Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom®, the professional workflow solution for still picture and video processing, available as a free download after product registration.