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Leica V-LUX 4
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Leica V-LUX 4 Digital Camera

12.1MP 24x CMOS Jan 2014
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
Because Special Moments Are Never Planned.The Leica V-Lux 4 is so versatile that it simply takes every situation in its stride. Its fast (f/2.8) lens enables sharp pictures even in poor light and... More
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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Leica V-LUX 4 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The V-LUX 4 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the V-LUX 4 also have an image stabilizer.

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Stereo Audio System

This digital camera has a Stereo audio system, which is typical of many bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Fairly Wide Field of View

At 100 percent, the Leica V-LUX 4 has a fairly wide field of view compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the V-LUX 4. The narrowest field of view of cameras of a comparable age and type to the V-LUX 4 is 95% and the widest is 100%.

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Quite Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The Leica V-LUX 4 has a quite long slowest camera shutter speed (60 seconds) compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. Bridge camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the V-LUX 4 have slowest camera shutter speeds of between 2s and 120s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 19s.

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Has Six White Balances

The V-LUX 4 has a greater number of white balance modes than most bridge camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the V-LUX 4. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Incandescent", "Manual" and "Shade" are also found on this Leica camera.

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540 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The V-LUX 4 is a camera that takes 540 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec take between 180 and 869 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Supports Eight ISO Sensitivitys

The V-LUX 4 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivitys 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400 and Auto are also supported by this digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The V-LUX 4 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the V-LUX 4. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Leica digital camera. In addition, this camera supports a video resolutions 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.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution across all bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the V-LUX 4.

A 320 x 120 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera.

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

The Leica V-LUX 4 has a wider light exposure correction than most cameras of this spec and age. This camera has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, whereas most comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it have a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction.

A ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction is in fact the best light exposure correction amongst all bridge camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the V-LUX 4.

A ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction is the worst light exposure correction amongst similar types of digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on cameras of this type and age.

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TFT Display

The Leica V-LUX 4 has a better display than most bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This Leica digital camera has a TFT display, whereas most bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time 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.

A TFT display is in fact the best display amongst all bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the V-LUX 4.

Amongst similar types of camera the worst display is LCD.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The number of power sources supported by the V-LUX 4 is more than most cameras of a similar type and age to it. This camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most commonly supported power source type supported by bridge camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the V-LUX 4.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Leica V-LUX 4 does not support video capability. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the V-LUX 4 also do not support video capability.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the V-LUX 4, the V-LUX 4 does not support wi-Fi.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The V-LUX 4 does not support Full HD video, although this is within the context that most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the V-LUX 4 also do not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The V-LUX 4 does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the V-LUX 4 also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

Most cameras of a comparable age and spec to the V-LUX 4 are not waterproof. The V-LUX 4 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Very Low Megapixel

The lowest megapixel of similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the V-LUX 4 is 12MP and the highest is 21MP. With a megapixel of only 12.1 megapixels, the V-LUX 4 has one of the lower megapixels amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The V-LUX 4 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of a similar type and age to it. This digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on cameras of a comparable age and type to the V-LUX 4. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Leica digital camera.

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Very Few Total Megapixels

The average total megapixels of bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years is 17MP. With a total megapixels of only 12.8 megapixels, the Leica V-LUX 4 has one of the less total megapixelss amongst bridge camera digital cameras of this age.

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Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The V-LUX 4 has a higher image resolution than most similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This Leica camera has a 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution.

A 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution is actually the worst image resolution across all digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the V-LUX 4.

Across similar types of digital camera the best image resolution is 5184 x 3888 pixels.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Digital cameras of this age and spec have minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 4.5mm and 28mm. With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 25 millimeters, the Leica V-LUX 4 has one of the longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s amongst bridge camera digital cameras of this age.

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Heavy

The average weight of bridge camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the V-LUX 4 is 510g. With a weight of 589.5 grams, the Leica V-LUX 4 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the V-LUX 4.

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Only One Number of Batteries Supported

The Leica V-LUX 4 is a one number of batteries supported camera. Most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the V-LUX 4 have between one and three number of batteries supporteds.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Leica V-LUX 4

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Leica released the V-LUX 4.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the V-LUX 4 has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the V-LUX 4.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on cameras of a similar age and type 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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Average Optical Zoom

At 24 times zoom factor, the Leica V-LUX 4 has a relatively typical optical zoom compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the V-LUX 4.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the V-LUX 4 has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the V-LUX 4.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Total Megapixels
Image Stabilizer Location
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
DC-In Jack
HDMI
Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Camera
3D
White Balance
Self-Timer Delay
Brightness Adjustment
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Other Features
Built-In Flash
Face Detection
Technical Details
Built-In Speaker(s)

Expert Reviews

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers leica 18191
Barcodes 00799429181918, 04022243181908, 04022243181915
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