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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 Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer 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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Leica Cameras Have Good Reviews

Based on 285 user and expert reviews, Leica has good ratings for its cameras. Leica also has good ratings specifically for its compact cameras compared to other manufacturers.

Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The V-Lux 40 has a GPS (satellite), unlike most of the other compact cameras that have been around for more than two years which do not have a GPS (satellite).

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on compact cameras that came out 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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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

Across all the cameras of a similar age and type to the V-Lux 40 the optical zooms range from 3x to 63x, and the average optical zoom is 9.3x. At 20 times zoom factor, the Leica V-Lux 40 has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the V-Lux 40.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The V-Lux 40 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the V-Lux 40 also have an image stabilizer.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the V-Lux 40, the Leica V-Lux 40 has a built-in flash.

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Has Five White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the V-Lux 40 is more than most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. This Leica camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on compact cameras that came out more than two years ago. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Halogen" and "Manual" are also found on this Leica digital camera.

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Fairly Large Maximum Memory Card Size

The average maximum memory card size of digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the V-Lux 40 is 29GB, and the maximum memory card sizes range from 1GB to 130GB. The V-Lux 40 has one of the larger maximum memory card sizes (64 gigabytes) amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Has Two Photo Effectss

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

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4320 X 3240 Still Image Resolution(s)

The V-Lux 40 has a 4320 x 3240 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most compact cameras that were released more than two years ago. Most comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This camera also have still image resolution(s)s 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 worst still image resolution of all compact cameras that were released more than two years ago is 640 x 360 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 250mm, and the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 18mm to 1,000mm. At 480 millimeters, the V-Lux 40 has a quite long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the V-Lux 40.

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2 USB Version

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

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the Leica V-Lux 40 is 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 compact cameras that were released around the same time as the V-Lux 40. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. This Leica camera also 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 camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution across all compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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

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Has Four Light Exposure Modess

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

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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 common video resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the best video resolution amongst all cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the V-Lux 40.

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

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Features Six Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the V-Lux 40 is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. This Leica digital camera features a Face detection auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the V-Lux 40. The auto focusing (AF) modess "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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TFT Display

The Leica V-Lux 40 has a better display than most digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera has a TFT display, whereas most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec 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. The worst display of all similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the V-Lux 40 is LCD and the best is AMOLED.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The V-Lux 40 has one of the shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s (only 24 millimeters) amongst compact cameras of this age. Digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the V-Lux 40 have minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 5mm and 39mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Capability

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the V-Lux 40, the V-Lux 40 does not support video capability.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the V-Lux 40 do not support Full HD video. The Leica V-Lux 40 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years, the V-Lux 40 does not support wi-Fi.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as the V-Lux 40, the V-Lux 40 is not waterproof.

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Heavy

With a weight of 210 grams, the V-Lux 40 is one of the heavier digital cameras of this age and spec amongst similar spec cameras of this age. The weights of digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the V-Lux 40 range from 20g to 840g, and the average weight is 170g.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

At only 4 times zoom factor, the V-Lux 40 has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec. The smallest digital zoom of similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago is 1x and the biggest is 810x.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The V-Lux 40 has a greater number of flash modes than most compact cameras that have been available for more than two years. This Leica camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the V-Lux 40. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on" and "Pre-flash" are also featured on this camera.

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Only Has Seven Shooting Modess

The number of shooting modes found on the V-Lux 40 is more than most cameras that were released more than two years ago. This camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most frequently found shooting modes found on compact cameras that have been available for more than two years. The shooting modess "Aperture priority", "Manual", "Movie", "Program", "Scene" and "Shutter priority" are also found on this Leica camera.

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Very Small Internal Memory

Compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the V-Lux 40 have internal memorys of between 6.9MB and 8.2GB. The V-Lux 40 has a quite small internal memory (only 12 megabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the V-Lux 40.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

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

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4 Other reasons to consider the Leica V-Lux 40

Released Over Two Years Ago

Leica released the V-Lux 40 over two years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the V-Lux 40 has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 14.1 megapixels, the Leica V-Lux 40 has a relatively average megapixel compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the V-Lux 40.

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MOS Sensor Type

The V-Lux 40 has a better sensor type than most compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This digital camera has a MOS sensor type, whereas most similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it have a CCD sensor type.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Number of Aspheric Elements
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Pre-Flash
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Camera
3D
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Type
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Cables Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
Built-In Flash
Technical Details
Built-In Speaker(s)

Expert Reviews

21 July 2014

Aparat z matryc? 15,3 Mp, wy?wietlaczem 3 cala i zoomem optycznym 20x. Oprócz zdj?? umo?liwia te? rejestracj? wideo w maksymalnej rozdzielczo?ci 1920 x 1080 pikseli.OpisSpecyfikacja i wyniki...

Optical zoom capacity
Rock solid build
Iconic Leica logo
Very pricey

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