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Leica V-Lux Digital Camera

$1,150.00
Bridge Camera 20.1MP 16x Oct 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Not a good body shape
Does not have a good viewfinder
Screen not touch sensitive
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Reviews

Good Brand

We checked 751 owner and expert reviews (including 131 verified purchases) for Leica digital cameras and found that on average Leica has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Leica has good reviews specifically for its high megapixel cameras. 96% of those that bought a Leica camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Design

Excellent Image and Video Quality

Four customers concluded that it was good quality. Liveatpc.com mentioned in their Leica V-Lux review “Excellent image and video quality”. Liveatpc.com also wrote “Superior image quality at higher ISOs” in their review. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Outstanding Lens Quality”.

Screen Not Touch Sensitive

One person wrote in their reviews that the product did not have a touch sensitive screen. Liveatpc.com said in their review of the Leica V-Lux two years ago “Screen not touch sensitive”. One person who reviewed it thought it was not easy to use. Liveatpc.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera two years ago “4K video is cropped and requires manual exposure control” .

Not Sealed

One owner who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was not sealed. In April last year Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Not Weather Sealed” in their Leica V-Lux review.


Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Leica camera has been on the market since April 2017.


Light Exposure

Supports Nine ISO Sensitivities

The Leica V-Lux has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by high megapixel cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera. The ISO sensitivities "12500", "80", "200", "400", "800", "1600", "3200" and "6400" are also supported by this Leica camera.

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Viewfinder

Fairly High Magnification

With a magnification of 1.88 times zoom factor, the Leica V-Lux has one of the higher magnifications amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. The magnifications of high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this camera range from 0.17x to 20x.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The Leica V-Lux has a battery charger included, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Leica V-Lux has a batteries included, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Leica V-Lux features voice recording. Most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Leica V-Lux has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Display

Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Leica V-Lux has a vari-angle LCD display, as do most of the other cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Leica V-Lux has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 3" screen cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the EOS 60D ($799.99), and the EOS 6D ($1,219.99) both from Canon or the Sony SLT-A77 ($988.00) is also worth considering.

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Technical Details

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Leica V-Lux has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a Headphone Outputs

The Leica V-Lux has a headphone outputs. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also have a headphone outputs.

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Has a Microphone in

The Leica V-Lux has a microphone in, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera.

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Supports PictBridge

The Leica V-Lux supports PictBridge, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera.

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Has an HDMI

The Leica V-Lux has an HDMI, as do most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Support

Good Technical Guidance

Two customers said in their reviews that the product had good technical guidance. In April last year Bhphotovideo.com mentioned in their Leica V-Lux review “Brilliant Manual Focus”. Bhphotovideo.com also said “Full Manual Controls” in their review.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Leica V-Lux supports video recording. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also support video recording.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The Leica V-Lux supports a maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over sixteen times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 960 x 540 pixels. In addition, this camera support video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels and 1920 x 1080 pixels. A video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels is equivalent to 4K Ultra HD video. This has four times the detail of Full HD video. Digital cameras of this age and spec video resolutions range from 320 x 120 pixels (worst) to 4096 x 2160 pixels (best).

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Leica V-Lux has an image stabilizer. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera also have an image stabilizer.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including a cheaper digital camera such as the Sony DSC-RX10 ($799.99) or you might consider a higher rated digital camera such as the Canon EOS 6D ($1,219.99).

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Leica V-Lux supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also support Wi-Fi.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support Wi-Fi to this digital camera and we think the Canon EOS 6D ($1,219.99) which has better reviews; or the Sony DSC-RX10 ($799.99) which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Leica V-Lux supports Near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera also support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Leica V-Lux supports video capability, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera.

We compared all the other cameras which support video capability to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony SLT-A77 ($988.00), the Nikon D600 ($1,199.00), and the Canon EOS 60D ($799.99) is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Leica V-Lux has a built-in flash. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera also have a built-in flash.

Alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to look at include the Sony SLT-A77 ($988.00), or the Nikon D600 ($1,199.00) which has better reviews.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have a built-in flash to this camera and we think the Sigma SD1 Merrill ($1,948.70) is also worth considering.

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Price

It's Expensive

Two customers who reviewed it concluded that it was expensive. Liveatpc.com wrote in their Leica V-Lux review “More expensive than the Panasonic F 1000” . Liveatpc.com also wrote “It's expensive” in their review.


Weight & Dimensions

Bulky for a 1inch Sensor Camera

Two owners mentioned that it was heavy and bulky. Two years ago Liveatpc.com mentioned “Bulky for a 1inch sensor camera” in their review of this digital camera.

Not a Good Body Shape

Two owners mentioned that it was heavy and bulky. Two years ago Liveatpc.com mentioned “Bulky for a 1inch sensor camera” in their review of this digital camera. One owner concluded that the product was not a good body shape. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Plastic Body”.


Power

Good Battery Life

Two customers who reviewed it considered that it had a good battery life. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned in April last year “Good Battery Life”. #ilovemyleica gave the product a rating of 7 stars and mentioned “The battery life was much better on my old Nikon” in their review of this digital camera.


Good Exposure Control

One customer said in their reviews that it had good exposure controls. #ilovemyleica wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “I especially love the simple shutter-speed and aperture setting wheels by the right thumb”.

4K Video Capability

Two owners who reviewed it considered that it was good for video recording. Liveatpc.com wrote two years ago “4K video capability” in their Leica V-Lux review but despite that they only rated the product 1 stars.

16x Zoom Range

Four customers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good zoom. Liveatpc.com mentioned “Large maximum aperture and 16x zoom range” however they gave this digital camera a rating of 1 stars. Three owners who reviewed the product agreed that it had a good autofocus. Liveatpc.com said “Fast autofocus” although they only rated it 14 out of 100.

One customer who bought this digital camera reckoned that it had a good lens.

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1-Inch Image Sensor

Four customers reckoned that it was able to produce good images. Liveatpc.com mentioned in their Leica V-Lux review two years ago “1-inch image sensor” however despite that they only gave it a score of 1 stars. Bhphotovideo.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Bw Images” nonetheless they scored the product 20 out of 100.

Two customers considered that it had a good image sensor.

Two owners who bought it concluded that it had a good picture resolution. Liveatpc.com wrote “11.8fps burst shooting” but in spite of that they gave it a rating of 14 out of 100. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Great Resolution” in their review of this digital camera but in spite of that they only gave it a rating of 1 stars.

One owner wrote that this digital camera was good in low light. Bhphotovideo.com said “Good in Low Light” in their Leica V-Lux review but even so they only rated it 1 stars.

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Does Not Have a Good Viewfinder

One owner wrote in their reviews that it did not have a good screen. One owner who reviewed it thought it did not have a good viewfinder. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “No Viewfinder”.


Features

Extensive Feature Set

One customer who reviewed the product thought it had good features. Liveatpc.com said “Extensive feature set” in their review of this digital camera but they gave it a score of 14 out of 100.


Lens System

Average Optical Zoom

At 16 times zoom factor, the Leica V-Lux has a fairly standard optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Leica V-Lux has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00009608235271, 00799429181949, 04022243181939

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