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Leica V-Lux 30
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Leica V-Lux 30 Digital Camera

14.1MP 16x CMOS Jan 2012
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
The Leica V-Lux 30 is the perfect camera for everyone who travels the world with their eyes wide open to capture inspiration from their surroundings - such as the extreme sportsman Danny... More
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Leica Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Leica is one of the better rated camera brands according to average expert and user review score data that we have collected for all digital cameras.

Quite Large Screen Size

With a screen size of 3 inches, the V-Lux 30 has one of the larger screen sizes amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras of a similar type and age to the V-Lux 30 the screen sizes range from 1" to 4.8", and the average screen size is 2.8".

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Has a GPS

has a GPS

The Leica V-Lux 30 has a GPS. Most of the other digital cameras that came out more than two years ago do not have a GPS.

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3D Compatible

Unlike most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the V-Lux 30 which are not 3D compatible, the V-Lux 30 is 3D compatible.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The V-Lux 30 supports Full HD video, which is unusual. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years do not support Full HD video.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

At 16 times zoom factor, the V-Lux 30 has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the V-Lux 30. Digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the V-Lux 30 have optical zooms of between 2x and 50x, and the average optical zoom is 9.3x.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The V-Lux 30 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the V-Lux 30.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The V-Lux 30 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also have a built-in flash.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This digital camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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Very High Maximum Playback Zoom

The maximum playback zoom of the Leica V-Lux 30 of 16 times zoom factor is one of the highest amongst cameras of a comparable spec and age to the V-Lux 30. The maximum playback zooms of cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the V-Lux 30 range from 1x to 16x, and the average maximum playback zoom is 8.9x.

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Quite Large Maximum Memory Card Size

The average maximum memory card size of compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years is 30GB. The V-Lux 30 has a quite large maximum memory card size (64 gigabytes) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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Has Six White Balance Modes

The V-Lux 30 has a greater number of white balance modes than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the V-Lux 30. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Halogen", "Manual" and "Shade" are also found on this digital camera.

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4320 X 3240 Still Image Resolution

The V-Lux 30 has a higher still image resolution than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This digital camera has a 4320 x 3240 still image resolution, whereas most cameras of a comparable type and age to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. In addition, this camera have still image resolutions of 480 x 480, 640 x 360, 1536 x 1536, 1920 x 1080, 1920 x 1920, 2048 x 1360, 2048 x 1536, 2304 x 2304, 2560 x 1440, 2560 x 1712, 2560 x 1920, 2736 x 2736, 3072 x 1728, 3072 x 2048, 3072 x 2304, 3232 x 3232, 3648 x 2056, 3648 x 2432, 3648 x 2736 and 4320 x 2432 and 4320 x 2880. Similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the V-Lux 30 still image resolutions range from 640 x 360 to 5152 x 3864.

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Supports Five ISO Speeds

The V-Lux 30 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The most commonly supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this camera. The ISO speeds 100, 200, 400, 800 and 1600 are also supported by this digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Leica V-Lux 30 has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the best video resolution across all digital cameras of a similar type and age to the V-Lux 30.

A 320 x 240 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution across similar types of digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the V-Lux 30 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most common video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this digital camera). This Leica digital camera also support a video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution across all compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the V-Lux 30.

The worst supported video resolution across similar types of camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Fairly Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The V-Lux 30 has one of the longer maximum camera shutter speeds (15 seconds) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age. The average maximum camera shutter speed of cameras of this age and spec is 13s.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This digital camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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Features One Light Metering Mode

The number of light metering modes featured on the V-Lux 30 is more than most digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The most commonly featured light metering mode is Centre-weighted, but this light metering mode is not featured on this Leica camera. The light metering modes Spot are also featured on this camera.

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TFT Display

The V-Lux 30 has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. Across all digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years the best display is AMOLED and the worst is LCD.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto focus, which is typical of many cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Recording

The V-Lux 30 does not support video recording, unlike most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the V-Lux 30.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The V-Lux 30 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the V-Lux 30 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Not Waterproof

Most compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago are not waterproof. The V-Lux 30 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Heavy

Compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago have weights of between 20g and 710g. The V-Lux 30 is one of the heavier cameras that were released more than two years ago (219 grams) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The V-Lux 30 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras that were released around the same time as it. This Leica digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on cameras of this type and age. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on" and "Pre-flash" are also featured on this camera.

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Only Has One Shooting Mode

The number of shooting modes found on the V-Lux 30 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Speed

The V-Lux 30 has a quite low maximum ISO speed (only 1,600) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The maximum ISO speeds of similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the V-Lux 30 range from 3 to 52,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 4,500.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of cameras of this type and age is 8MB and the biggest is 8.2GB. With an internal memory of only 18 megabytes, the V-Lux 30 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Thick

The depths of cameras of a comparable age and type to the V-Lux 30 range from 13mm to 2,200mm, and the average depth is 38mm. The V-Lux 30 is fairly thick (33.4 millimeters) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the V-Lux 30.

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Heavy

At 0.219 kilograms, the V-Lux 30 is quite heavy compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age. Compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have weights of between 0.097kg and 180kg.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Leica V-Lux 30

Released Over Four Years Ago

This Leica digital camera was released over four years ago.

Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Leica V-Lux 30 has a relatively typical digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the V-Lux 30.

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Average Megapixel Count

The Leica V-Lux 30 has a fairly average megapixel count (14.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the V-Lux 30.

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MOS Sensor Type

The V-Lux 30 has a MOS sensor type which is better than most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. Most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it have a CCD sensor type.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Shutter Interval
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
Connection
AV Output
PC Connectivity
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Self-Timer
Maximum Playback Zoom
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Size
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Included Cable
Other Features
Weight
Dimension
Video Out Port
Cable
Aperture Range

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