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Leica V-Lux

$1,150.00
Leica V-Lux
94
Reviews
70 Reviews + 1 Award
78
Features
Good Features
67
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
63
Value for Money
Good
75
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Our Verdict:
An award winning and good spec 16x optical zoom digital camera.
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With outstanding reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Leica V-Lux number 205 in best selling cameras and number 332 across all digital cameras.

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95
Reviews
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Features
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Popularity
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Why Has it Scored 75?

It has very good expert reviews and fantastic user reviews with 93% of buyers recommending this camera to others.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2018.
This Leica digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
5472 x 3648 pixels image resolution
Higher than average megapixels
Fast throughout the entire zoom range
Faster and more reliable autofocus
Razor-sharp 4k video
Excellent picture quality thanks to A large sensor
Practical by nature in both design and handling
Wonderful outlook with the integrated viewfinder

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What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

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Average Review Score

4.5 stars (11 reviews)

45%

of Customers Would Recommend
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What Are People Saying About the Leica V-Lux?

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7 Out of 10 People Thought it Did Not Have a Fair Price

Five people thought that the Leica V-Lux was expensive.

  • ... Screen not touch sensitive. Bulky for a 1inch sensor camera. More expensive than the Panasonic F 1000.
    techradar.com/au/ 22 Nov 2014
  • ... not touch sensitive. Bulky for a 1, inch sensor camera. More expensive than the Panasonic F 1000.
    Techradar 23 Nov 2014
  • ... of...Incredibly versatile. Excellent image and video quality. Fast autofocus. It's expensive. Almost identical to the cheaper Panasonic F 1000.
    stuff.tv 24 Feb 2015
  • ... Incredibly versatile. Excellent image and video quality. Fast autofocus. It's expensive. Almost identical to the cheaper Panasonic F 1000. Inch sensor. ...
    liveatpc.com 11 Mar 2015
  • One Person Thought This Digital Camera Had a Battery That Lasted a Long Time
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    Two People Thought the Leica V-Lux Was Not Good in Terms of Size

    Two people thought that the Leica V-Lux was heavy and bulky.

  • ... and 16x zoom range. Extensive feature set. Screen not touch sensitive. Bulky for a 1, inch sensor camera. More expensive than the Panasonic F 1000.
    Techradar 23 Nov 2014
  • ... and 16x zoom range. Extensive feature set. Screen not touch sensitive. Bulky for a 1, inch sensor camera. More expensive than the Panasonic F 1000. 1inch ...
    liveatpc.com 11 Mar 2015
  • Some People Thought it Was Thoughtfully Designed

    Two people thought that the Leica V-Lux was good-looking.

  • ... exactly the same for a bit more money. The JPEG files that it produces look a little better when viewed at 100% on screen, but the differences are minor ...
    Techradar 23 Nov 2014
  • ... exactly the same for a bit more money. The JPEG files that it produces look a little better when viewed at 100% on screen, but the differences are minor ...
    techradar.com/au/ 22 Nov 2014
  • Two People Thought This Digital Camera Was Not Hard to Use
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    Three People Thought it Had Great Technical Features

    Three people thought that the Leica V-Lux had good features.

  • ... viewing si...1inch sensor. Large maximum aperture and 16x zoom range. Extensive feature set. Screen not touch sensitive. Bulky for a 1inch sensor camera. ...
    techradar.com/au/ 22 Nov 2014
  • ... viewing si...Inch sensor. Large maximum aperture and 16x zoom range. Extensive feature set. Screen not touch sensitive. Bulky for a 1, inch sensor camera. ...
    Techradar 23 Nov 2014
  • ... Panasonic F 1000. Inch sensor. Large maximum aperture and 16x zoom range. Extensive feature set. Screen not touch sensitive. Bulky for a 1, inch sensor ...
    liveatpc.com 11 Mar 2015
  • One Person Thought it Had Good Technical Guidance
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    One Person Thought it Was a Bit Noisy
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    The Vast Majority of People Thought This Digital Camera Had a Good Lens

    Several people thought that the Leica V-Lux had a superb zoom and had a good autofocus.

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    Has an Excellent Zoom
    5 people agree
    No people disagree
  • Love the zoom & 4k video capability in a compact easy to travel with camera. Also the standard audio of the video surprised me at concert recently...
    Johnrs - Bhphotovideo.com 12 Oct 2016
  • ... Shutter Speed. Good Battery Life. Good in Low Light. Great Resolution. Great Zoom. Large Clear LCD.
    Bhphotovideo.com - Bhphotovideo.com 24 Jan 2016
  • ... minor at normal viewing si...Inch sensor. Large maximum aperture and 16x zoom range. Extensive feature set. Screen not touch sensitive. Bulky for a 1, ...
    Techradar 23 Nov 2014
  • ... minor at normal viewing si...1inch sensor. Large maximum aperture and 16x zoom range. Extensive feature set. Screen not touch sensitive. Bulky for a 1inch ...
    techradar.com/au/ 22 Nov 2014
  • View All Reviews About Zoom
    Has a Good Autofocus
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    Some People Thought it Did Not Have a Good Screen or Viewfinder

    Three people thought that the Leica V-Lux had a bad screen.

  • ... Large maximum aperture and 16x zoom range. Extensive feature set. Screen not touch sensitive. Bulky for a 1, inch sensor camera. More expensive than the ...
    Techradar 23 Nov 2014
  • ... Large maximum aperture and 16x zoom range. Extensive feature set. Screen not touch sensitive. Bulky for a 1inch sensor camera. More expensive than the ...
    techradar.com/au/ 22 Nov 2014
  • ... Large maximum aperture and 16x zoom range. Extensive feature set. Screen not touch sensitive. Bulky for a 1, inch sensor camera. More expensive than the ...
    liveatpc.com 11 Mar 2015
  • Over 10 People Thought the Leica V-Lux Took Good Photos

    Several people thought that the Leica V-Lux was able to produce good images, had a good picture resolution and image sensor.

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    Able to Produce Good Images
    5 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... Leica camera has it all... Easy To Use. Fast Accurate Auto-Focus. Good Image Quality. Noisy At High ISO.
    Bhphotovideo.com - Bhphotovideo.com 28 Oct 2016
  • ... think John Barrowman, but for cameras instead of...Incredibly versatile. Excellent image and video quality. Fast autofocus. It's expensive. Almost identical ...
    stuff.tv 24 Feb 2015
  • ... Panasonic F 1000. 1inch sensor. Bulky for a 1inch sensor camera. Superior image quality at higher ISOs. Very fast autofocus. 11.8fps burst shooting. 1-inch ...
    liveatpc.com 11 Mar 2015
  • ... quality at higher ISOs. Very fast autofocus. 11.8fps burst shooting. 1-inch image sensor. 16x zoom range. 4K video capability. Vari-angle LCD. Sharp EVF. ...
    liveatpc.com 11 Mar 2015
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    Has a Good Picture Resolution
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    Has a Good Image Sensor
    2 people agree
    4 people disagree
    The Majority of People Thought it Was Good for Video Capture

    Four people thought that the Leica V-Lux was good for video recording.

  • ... but for cameras instead of...Incredibly versatile. Excellent image and video quality. Fast autofocus. It's expensive. Almost identical to the cheaper Panasonic ...
    stuff.tv 24 Feb 2015
  • ... autofocus. 11.8fps burst shooting. 1-inch image sensor. 16x zoom range. 4K video capability. Vari-angle LCD. Sharp EVF. Integrated Wi-Fi with NFC. Expensive. ...
    liveatpc.com 11 Mar 2015
  • ... only camera review this mon... Incredibly versatile. Excellent image and video quality. Fast autofocus. It's expensive. Almost identical to the cheaper ...
    liveatpc.com 11 Mar 2015
  • Love the zoom & 4k video capability in a compact easy to travel with camera. Also the standard audio of the video surprised me at concert recently...
    Johnrs - Bhphotovideo.com 12 Oct 2016
  • One Person Thought the Leica V-Lux Had Poor Exposure Controls
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    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

    5472 x 3648 pixels image resolution
    Higher than average megapixels
    Average optical zoom
    3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels video resolution
    Higher than average maximum ISO sensitivity
    Has an image stabiliser
    Has a built-in flash
    Has a headphone output
    Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)
    Longer than average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
    Supports Wi-Fi
    Has a microphone in
    Higher than average display resolution
    Has a vari-angle LCD display
    1/1 to 1/1.5" image sensor size
    360 battery life
    Has a built-in speaker(s)
    Average digital zoom
    Average display diagonal
    Longer than average camera shutter speed
    Heavier than average
    Only 3840 x 2160 pixels video resolution

    What the Reviews Say

    Some people thought it was thoughtfully designed
    Three people thought it had great technical features
    The vast majority of people thought this digital camera had a good lens
    Over 10 people thought the Leica V-Lux took good photos
    The majority of people thought it was good for video capture
    Two people thought the Leica V-Lux was not good in terms of size
    Some people thought it did not have a good screen or viewfinder
    5472 X 3648 Pixels Image Resolution

    The Leica V-Lux has a maximum image resolution of 5472 x 3648 pixels. That's 25% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all digital cameras the resolution ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

    What does "maximum image resolution" mean? Less Edit
    Higher Than Average Megapixels

    The megapixels of the Leica V-Lux of 20.1MP is higher than 80% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. Across all the cameras the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

    What does "megapixels" mean? Less Edit
    Average Optical Zoom

    The Leica V-Lux's optical zoom of 16x is pretty standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is bigger than 21% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

    What does "optical zoom" mean? Less Edit
    3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels Video Resolution

    The Leica V-Lux has a maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. Digital cameras resolutions range from 160 x 120 pixels (worst) to 5976 x 3992 pixels (best). A video resolution of 3840 x 2160 is known as UHD.

    A video resolution of 3840 x 2160 is known as UHD.

    What does "maximum video resolution" mean? Less Edit
    Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

    The lowest maximum ISO sensitivity of digital cameras is 200, the highest is 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 15,000. The Leica V-Lux's maximum ISO sensitivity of 25,000 is in the highest 20% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

    What does "maximum ISO sensitivity" mean? Less Edit
    Has an Image Stabiliser

    The Leica V-Lux has an image stabiliser. 69% of digital cameras also have an image stabiliser.

    What is an image stabiliser? Less Edit
    Longer Than Average Camera Shutter Speed

    Cameras have camera shutter speeds of between 0.000016s and 4s, and the average camera shutter speed is 0.0089s. The Leica V-Lux's camera shutter speed of 0.000625s is longer than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is longer than 91% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

    What does "camera shutter speed" mean? Less Edit
    Heavier Than Average

    Across all the digital cameras the weights range from 50g to 2.7kg, and the average weight is 310g. The Leica V-Lux's weight of 520g is heavier than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the heaviest 16% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

    What does "weight" mean? Less Edit
    Has a Built-in Flash
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    The Leica V-Lux has a built-in flash. 67% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

    What is a built-in flash? Less Edit
    Has a Headphone Output

    The Leica V-Lux has a headphone output, unlike 93% of digital cameras which do not have a headphone output.

    Chart Hide Chart What is a headphone output? Less Edit
    Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

    The Leica V-Lux supports Near Field Communication (NFC), unlike 88% of digital cameras which do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

    Chart Hide Chart What is Near Field Communication (NFC)? Less Edit
    Average Digital Zoom

    The Leica V-Lux's digital zoom of 4x is pretty average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 12% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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    Longer Than Average Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

    The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Leica V-Lux of 400mm is longer than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the longest 29% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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    Supports Wi-Fi
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    The Leica V-Lux supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. 71% of digital cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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    Has a Microphone in

    The Leica V-Lux has a microphone in. 89% of cameras do not have a microphone in.

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    Higher Than Average Display Resolution

    The Leica V-Lux's display resolution of 921,000 pixels is higher than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is higher than 71% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. The average display resolution of all digital cameras is 600,000 pixels, with the lowest being 23,000 pixels and the highest being 6,300,000 pixels.

    Chart Hide Chart What does "display resolution" mean? Less Edit
    Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

    The Leica V-Lux has a vari-angle LCD display, which is unusual. 85% of digital cameras do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

    Chart Hide Chart What is a vari-angle LCD display? Less Edit
    1/1 to 1/1.5" Image Sensor Size

    The Leica V-Lux has an 1/1 to 1/1.5" image sensor size which is bigger than the 1/2 to 1/2.5" image sensor size found on most digital cameras. Across all digital cameras the image sensor size ranges from 1/3 or less" (worst) to 4/3" (best). §.

    Chart Hide Chart What does "image sensor size" mean? Less Edit
    360 Battery Life

    The Leica V-Lux is a camera that takes 360 shots battery life. Most of the other cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life.

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    Only 3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

    The highest video resolution supported by the Leica V-Lux is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels digital camera, which is the most common resolution supported by digital cameras. In addition, this camera supports video resolutions of 640x480 pixels, 1280x720 pixels, 1920x1080 pixels plus 1 more value. Across all digital cameras the best resolution is 4096 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 320 x 120 pixels.

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    Average Display Diagonal
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    The Leica V-Lux's display diagonal of 3" is fairly typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is larger than 62% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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    Has a Built-in Speaker(s)

    The Leica V-Lux has a built-in speaker(s), unlike 91% of digital cameras which do not have a built-in speaker(s).

    Chart Hide Chart What is a built-in speaker(s)? Less Edit
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    Popularity

    Popularity

    The Leica V-Lux has been listed on Kagoo since January 2017 and is currently ranked number 332 out of 490 digital cameras.
    63
    Value for Money

    Value for Money

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    What the Reviews Say

    7 out of 10 people thought it did not have a fair price
    4.5 Stars

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    45% of Customers Would Recommend
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    1 Award

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    Leica V-Lux Specification

    Key Features
    Optical Zoom
    Weight
    Camera Type
    Megapixels
    Picture Quality
    Image Stabiliser
    Image Sensor Size
    Still Image Resolution
    Maximum Image Resolution
    Sensor Type
    Image Formats Supported
    Total Megapixels
    Supported Aspect Ratios
    Design
    Energy Star Certified
    Colour
    Lens System
    Digital Zoom
    Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
    Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
    Aspherical Lens
    Extra/Smart Zoom
    Lens Structure (Elements/groups)
    Focusing
    Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
    Normal Focusing Range
    Focus Adjustment
    Light Exposure
    ISO Sensitivity
    Maximum ISO Sensitivity
    Minimum ISO Sensitivity
    Light Exposure Correction
    Shutter
    Camera Shutter Speed
    Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
    Camera Shutter Type
    Flash
    Flash Modes
    Flash Range (Tele)
    Flash Range (Wide)
    Video
    Maximum Video Resolution
    Video Recording
    Video Resolution
    Motion JPEG Frame Rate
    Video Formats Supported
    Analog Signal Format System
    Resolution At Capture Speed
    HD Type
    Audio
    Built-in Microphone
    Built-in Speaker(s)
    Voice Recording
    Audio System
    Memory
    Compatible Memory Card
    Memory Slots
    Display
    Display Diagonal
    Vari-Angle LCD Display
    Field of View
    Display Resolution
    Display
    Viewfinder
    Magnification
    Viewfinder Type
    Ports & Interfaces
    PictBridge
    HDMI
    Microphone in
    Headphone Output
    HDMI Connector Type
    Camera
    White Balance
    Self-Timer Delay
    Scene Modes
    Weight & Dimensions
    Height
    Depth
    Width
    Weight (Including Battery)
    Battery
    Power Source Type
    Battery Supported
    Battery Capacity
    Battery Life
    Battery Voltage
    Operational Conditions
    Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
    Operating Temperature (T-T)
    Packaging Content
    Cables Included
    Batteries Included
    Battery Charger Included
    Quick Start Guide
    Networking
    Wi-Fi
    Near Field Communication (NFC)
    Wi-Fi Standards
    Other Features
    Video Capability
    Built-in Flash

    Product Identifiers

    Barcodes

    00799429181949, 04022243181939

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