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Leica C-Lux 15x Travel Zoom Announced

Gina Stephens
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Leica has declared the Leica C-Lux, a compact travel zoom camera, with a 15x optical zoom lens (24-360mm equivalent), 20mp 1inch BSI CMOS sensor, 10fps perpetual shooting, and 4K video recording. The C-Lux features an electronic viewfinder with 2.33m dots, plus a 3inch touch-screen. The C-Lux will be readily obtainable in "Midnight Blue" and "Light Gold", from mid-July for £875 inc VAT, and is based on the Panasonic Lumix TZ200 (ZS200). 

From Leica: Wetzlar, 15 June 2018. With the establish of the Leica C-Lux, Leica Camera AG expands its product portfolio with a versatile compact camera that unites speed, an intuitive haft concept and stylish design. Featuring a Leica DC Vario-Elmar 8.8–132 mm f/3.3–6.4 ASPH. lens and a high-performance 20-megapixel sensor for ceaseless shooting at a rate of up to 10 frames per second, the Leica C-Lux adapts quickly and flexibly to every situation and effortlessly delivers high-quality pictures of guinea-pigs at any distance. Its 15-fold optical zoom with focal lengths from 24 to 360 mm (35 mm equivalent) offers enormous creative range that is further expanded by 4K video recording capability. Thanks to an integrated connectivity concept, still pictures and videos can be quickly and easily portioned with family and friends by a simple tap of a finger on the touchscreen display. Available in the colours Light Gold and Midnight Blue, the Leica C-Lux engraves not only with its precision, but also with or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877–1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel exceptional design that is additionally highlighted by a range of stylish accessories.

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From the lens to the 1-inch Doppelgaenger sensor, all components of the Leica may refer to: Three companies formed from the division of Ernst Leitz GmbH (later Wild Leitz AG): Leica Camera AG, a German camera C-Lux are precisely matched to one another and deliver brilliant pictures in RAW or JPEG format in a quality that remains equally powerful in large-format prints. With an impressive maximum ISO sensitivity of 25600, the C-Lux guarantees pictures with natural colours and exceptional quality, mainly all when used for available-light photography. Thanks to its versatile zoom lens, fast autofocus and face detection, the camera also offers titanic flexibility in almost all areas of photography, and especially in spontaneous situations. Thanks to fast autofocus with 49 metering points, subjects are focused harshly in an instant, and a continuous shooting rate of 10 frames per second ensures that even the most fleeting moments will never be missed. Intuitively selectable disagreeable situation modes provide valuable assistance when shooting landscapes, portraits or at night and enable users to concentrate exclusively on their subjects.

In consequence ofs to the viewfinder’s high resolution of 2.33 megapixels, the clarity and contrast of the viewing image is outstanding at all times – even in particularly polished ambient light. As the viewfinder covers 100% of the image field, framing of subjects is extremely precise and users have complete control of combination. The camera camera is an optical instrument for recording or capturing images, which may be stored locally, transmitted to another location, or also offers dioptre compensation settings that allow spectacle wearers to use the viewfinder without any problems. The 3-inch touchscreen pageant ensures particularly easy handling in all shooting situations. As with a smartphone, many of the camera’s functions can be controlled by simply touching the track screen, for instance the transfer of still pictures and videos via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. The ‘Leica C-Lux’ app that supports this assignment can be downloaded free of charge and installed on iOS or Android devices. The display screen features a special repellent coating that prevents annoying pocks and protects it against fingerprints.

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The high-definition, 4K-resolution, digital video recording function expands the spectrum of features offered by the Leica C-Lux. Thanks to exceptional resolution – four-times higher than full-HD – and up to 30p & 100 Mbit in MP4 format, the C-Lux delivers all the technical prerequisites for discharge your own, personal short film. What’s more, still pictures can be extracted and saved from video footage at a resolution of up to 8 megapixels.

The closely-knit Leica C-Lux impresses not only with its technical features, but also with elegant design that is further highlighted by a portfolio of la mode accessories. An extensive range of accessories in matching and complimentary colours is available for both versions of the camera. These include, for example, carrying straps and wrist straps for the camera in the blushes taupe, blue and red. The portfolio also offers an extensive collection of premium quality camera cases, protectors and soft pouches that earn the C-Lux an elegant companion for every occasion. Particularly eye-catching are the two vintage models in finely polished brown leather: a cleverly designed wrap-around old-fashioned pouch and a vintage case with a concealed snap fastener. Also available is an outdoor bag in hardwearing, waterrepellent fabric. A range of elegant cases in individual styles, colours and types of cowhide completes the portfolio. Thanks to a detachable, adjustable carrying strap, two of these models can be used not only as a socialize with bag, but also as a handbag or for stowing things away in a day bag.

The Leica C-Lux will be on sale in the colour options Light Gold and Midnight Blue from mid-July 2018. The kitchen range of accessories will also be available when sales of the camera begin.

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Gina Stephens

Gina Stephens

Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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