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Leica C-Lux compact announced with 20MP 1″ sensor

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Leica Camera has announced the Leica C-Lux compact camera that features a 24-360mm F3.3-6.4 zoom lens and a 20MP 1” BSI-CMOS sensor.

This is a re-branded Panasonic ZS200 and the camera offers 4K video and it has a viewfinder with a 2.33 million-dot resolution.

Featuring a Leica DC Vario-Elmar 8.8–132 mm f/3.3–6.4 ASPH. lens and a high-performance, 20-megapixel sensor for continuous shooting at a rate of up to 10 frames per second. The Leica C-Lux provides 15x optical zoom with focal lengths from 24 to 360mm (35mm equivalent) offers enormous creative scope that is further expanded by 4K video recording capability.

Available in the two colours, Light Gold and Midnight Blue, the Leica C-Lux will go on sale from mid-July priced $1,050 / £875, and a range of accessories, including straps, jackets and pouches will follow. For more information see the Leica Camera website.

Leica C-Lux compact announced with 20MP 1" sensor

Leica C-Lux Key Features

  • 20.1MP 1″ MOS Sensor
  • Leica DC Vario-Elmar 15x Zoom Lens
  • 24-360mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • 0.21″ 2.33m-Dot Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3.0″ 1.24m-Dot Touchscreen LCD Monitor
  • UHD 4K Video at 30 and 24 fps
  • ISO 25600 and 10 fps Continuous Shooting
  • 5-Axis Optical Image Stabilization
  • Built-In Wi-Fi and Bluetooth LE
  • 4K Stills Recording at 30 fps

From the lens to the 1-inch image sensor, all components of the Leica C-Lux are precisely matched to one another and deliver brilliant pictures in RAW or JPEG format in a quality that remains equally impressive in large-format prints. With an impressive maximum ISO sensitivity of 25600, the C-Lux guarantees pictures with natural colours.

Using a combination of electronic and mechanical shutter mechanisms a maximum exposure time of 120 seconds can be achieved via the camera’s T setting, and a longest timed shutter opening of 60 seconds will be available via mechanical operation. The electronic shutter will run from 1 second to 1/16,000 sec.

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