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Leica V-Lux 5 Compact Camera Officially Announced, Price $1,250

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Leica has officially announced the new compact camera V-Lux 5. With the Leica V-Lux 5, you get a large 20MP CMOS sensor, Leica  DC Vario-Elmarit lens with 16x zoom (25-400mm) and an autofocus speed of 90 milliseconds. ISOs up to 12800 are available, Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) is built in along with an f/2.8-4 aperture range.

The V-Lux 5 is now the first in its range to be compatible with the Leica FOTOS App via WiFi and Bluetooth. Remotely control your V-Lux directly from your phone and upload your images straight to social media and email. The App also allows you to upload GPS data from the smartphone directly to the camera.

The US price for Leica V-Lux 5 is $1,250, now available for pre-order at B&H Photo Video/Adorama.

Leica V-Lux 5 Features:

  • 20 MP 1inch CMOS Sensor
  • DC Vario-Elmarit 25-400 mm f/2.8-4.0 lens
  • High-resolution OLED display with 0,74x and eye sensor
  • Burst mode up to 12fps
  • 4K video and 4K photo burst mode
  • Bluetooth and WiFi for FOTOS App
  • USB charging
  • 3″ touch display at 1.24 MP
  • JPEG and RAW files
  • Autofocus speed of approx. 90 milliseconds
  • Focus stacking and Post Focus

Mixing a long zoom with apt imaging capabilities, the Leica V-Lux 5 is a versatile camera characterized by its ergonomic design and travel-friendly feature-set. Revolving around a large 20.1MP 1″ CMOS sensor, high-resolution stills shooting and UHD 4K video recording is possible with a wide sensitivity range to suit working in a variety of lighting conditions. The sensor and processing technologies also enable fast autofocus performance along with continuous full-resolution shooting at 12 fps and 4K Photo shooting at 30 fps.

Balancing the photo and video capabilities, the V-Lux 5 is also distinguished by its impressive DC Vario-Elmarit ASPH. zoom lens, which covers a wide-angle to super-telephoto 25-400mm equivalent focal length range. Also notable is the camera’s ergonomic design, which resembles an SLR camera, and incorporates both a 2.36m-dot OLED electronic viewfinder and 3.0″ 1.24m-dot articulating touchscreen LCD. Additionally, built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth allow you to wirelessly share imagery or remotely control the camera from a linked smartphone or tablet via the Leica FOTOS app.

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