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Leica V-Lux 40
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Leica V-Lux 40 Digital Camera

14.1MP 20x CMOS Mar 2014
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
The Leica V-Lux 40 is so versatile that every step you take without it can mean one adventure less. Its compact size makes it ideal for spontaneously capturing moments in time and its creative... More
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21 Reasons For

Leica Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

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

Has a GPS

has a GPS

The V-Lux 40 has a GPS. Most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the V-Lux 40 do not have a GPS.

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3D Compatible

Unlike most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as the V-Lux 40 which are not 3D compatible, the V-Lux 40 is 3D compatible.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to 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 40 supports Full HD video, which is unusual. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the V-Lux 40 do not support Full HD video.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of cameras of this age and type range from 2.7x to 63x, and the average optical zoom is 9.6x. The V-Lux 40 has a quite big optical zoom (20 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as the V-Lux 40.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec, the V-Lux 40 has an image stabiliser.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Leica V-Lux 40 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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Fairly Large Maximum Memory Card Size

The smallest maximum memory card size of digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the V-Lux 40 is 1GB and the largest is 130GB. At 64 gigabytes, the V-Lux 40 has a quite large maximum memory card size compared to most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the V-Lux 40.

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Has Two Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the V-Lux 40 is more than most cameras of this type and age. This Leica camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on digital cameras of this type and age. The photo effect "Sepia" is also found on this camera.

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4320 X 3240 Still Image Resolution

The V-Lux 40 has a higher still image resolution than most similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This digital camera has a 4320 x 3240 still image resolution, whereas most digital cameras of this age and spec have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. This camera also have still image resolutions of 4320 x 2432, 3648 x 2056, 3072 x 1728, 2560 x 1440, 1920 x 1080, 640 x 360, 4320 x 2880, 3648 x 2432, 3072 x 2048, 2560 x 1712, 2048 x 1360, 640 x 424, 3648 x 2736, 3072 x 2304, 2560 x 1920, 2048 x 1536, 3232 x 3232, 2736 x 2736, 2304 x 2304, 1920 x 1920 and 1536 x 1536 and 480 x 4. The still image resolution of all similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years ranges from 384 x 480 to 5152 x 3864.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length

The V-Lux 40 has one of the longer maximum focal lengths (480 millimeters) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. The shortest maximum focal length of digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the V-Lux 40 is 0.28mm and the longest is 1,800mm.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many cameras of a similar age and type to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the V-Lux 40 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best video resolution across all digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

Across similar types of camera the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The V-Lux 40 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the V-Lux 40. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this Leica camera supports a video resolution of 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution is actually the best supported video resolution across all compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the V-Lux 40.

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

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Has Four Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the V-Lux 40 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Leica digital camera has an Auto light exposure mode, which is the most commonly found light exposure mode found on compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE", "Manual" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this camera.

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Features Six Auto Focus

The V-Lux 40 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This camera features a Face detection auto focus, which is the most frequently featured auto focus featured on similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago. The auto focus "Multi Point Auto Focus", "Selective Auto Focus", "Single Auto Focus", "Spot Auto Focus" and "Tracking Auto Focus" are also featured on this Leica camera.

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Fairly High Display Resolution

At 460,800 pixels, the V-Lux 40 has a quite high display resolution compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age. The display resolutions of similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the V-Lux 40 range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 400,000 pixels.

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Features Three Light Metering Modes

The number of light metering modes featured on the Leica V-Lux 40 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This camera features a Centre-weighted light metering mode, which is the most commonly featured light metering mode featured on cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the V-Lux 40. The light metering modes "Evaluative (Multi-pattern)" and "Spot" are also featured on this Leica digital camera.

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TFT Display

The Leica V-Lux 40 has a TFT display which is better than most digital cameras of this spec and age. Most comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it have an LCD display. 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 compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the best display is OLED and the worst is LCD.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

At only 24 millimeters, the V-Lux 40 has a quite short minimum focal length compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the V-Lux 40. Across all the cameras of a comparable age and type to the V-Lux 40 the minimum focal lengths range from 5mm to 120mm, and the average minimum focal length is 26mm.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Recording

The Leica V-Lux 40 does not support video recording. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec do support video recording.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the V-Lux 40, the V-Lux 40 does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other cameras that have been around for more than two years, the V-Lux 40 is not waterproof.

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Heavy

The average weight of similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the V-Lux 40 is 170g. The V-Lux 40 is quite heavy (210 grams) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the V-Lux 40.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the V-Lux 40 has one of the smaller digital zooms amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. Compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the V-Lux 40 have digital zooms of between 1x and 810x, and the average digital zoom is 12x.

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the V-Lux 40 is more than most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. This Leica 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 Leica digital camera.

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Only Has Seven Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the V-Lux 40 is more than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This Leica camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most frequently found shooting mode found on similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the V-Lux 40. The shooting modes "Aperture priority", "Manual", "Movie", "Program", "Scene" and "Shutter priority" are also found on this camera.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of cameras of a comparable age and spec to the V-Lux 40 is 1MB and the biggest is 8.2GB. The Leica V-Lux 40 has a quite small internal memory (only 12 megabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the V-Lux 40 is more than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. This Leica camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the V-Lux 40. The image format "MPO" is also supported by this camera.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Leica V-Lux 40

Released Over Two Years Ago

This compact camera camera has been on the market for over two years.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 3 inches, the V-Lux 40 has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the V-Lux 40.

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Average Megapixel Count

The V-Lux 40 has a relatively typical megapixel count (14.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Leica V-Lux 40 has a MOS sensor type which is better than most digital cameras of this age and type. Most similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a CCD sensor type.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Aspheric Element
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range
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
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Pre-Flash
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI Port
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
3D Compatible
GPS
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Size
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Operating System/software
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Included Cable
Included Battery Charger
Hand Strap
Quick Start Guide
Technical Details
Built-In Speaker
Networking
Certificates
Other Features
Built-In Flash
Special Features

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