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Leica C-LUX 1

Luuk Jurrien
Photokina report
Saturday 31st, December 2005
Posted by: Luuk Jurrien

The new Leica C-LUX 1 that is launched by Leica Camera is a compact digital camera offering excellent optical performance and user-friendly operation. The Leica C LUX 1 is an engagingly attractive digital companion with a fashionably compact form factor. The Leica C1 digital camera is offered in a smart black or lustrous silver housing and having a basic outline of only 5 x 10 cm it’s a digital camera you’ll want to take with you wherever you go. And its elegant exterior is complemented by cutting-edge technology: 6 Megapixel capture, ultra short shutter delay, precise auto focus measurement, and a generous selection of scene modes make it ideal for taking great pictures effortlessly.

Leica C-LUX 1

Leica C-LUX 1 camera - Design
Leica would not be Leica if it is not spending a lot of attention to the design of the Leica C-LUX 1 camera. Whether you’re on the beach, on a stroll through narrow streets, or in your favourite restaurant, the Leica LUX 1 digital camera will capture all those precious moments you want to remember in stunning, true-to-life color and detail. Thanks to its user-friendly functions and various scene modes, the Leica C-LUX 1 digital camera offers easy digital photography.

Leica C-LUX1 specifications
• 6.37 Megapixels, 1/2.5 inch CCD image sensor
• Leica DC Vario Elmarit ASPH lens
• Optical image stabilizer
• 3.6x optical zoom (28-102mm in 35mm format)
• JPEG (Fine/Standard) format
• Video 16:9 format 848 x 480 pixels, 4:3 format 640 x 480 pixels
• Secure Digital and MultiMediaCard support
• ISO 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
• Auto focus
• 2.5 inch LCD, 207,000 pixels
• Lithium Ion 3.7 V, 1150mAh battery
• USB 2.0 Full speed interface
• PictBridge
• Dimensions 94.1 x 51.1 x 24.2 mm
• Weight 132 grams

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Leica C-1 digital camera - 6 Megapixel and LCD display
The new Leica C-1 camera features a 1/2.5 inch CCD image sensor with 6.37 million pixels (6 Megapixels effective in 4:3 format). The data is recorded in JPEG (Fine/Standard) format on a Secure Digital flash memory card (a 64 MB-SD card is supplied with the camera). The Leica C-LUX 1 incorporates a Leica DC Vario Elmarit f/2.8-5.6/4.6-16.8 ASPH (corresponds to 28 -102 mm in 35 mm format), 3.6x optical zoom lens. Change of focal length by conveniently located zoom lever. The back of the camera offers a large 2.5 inch polycrystalline TFT color display with 207,000 pixels. The field of view of this display is almost 100%.

Leica C-LUX 1 - Camera housing and Optical Image Stabilizer
The Leica C LUX 1 comes out of a high quality fabrication. The elegant and robust metal body is available in black or silver finish, although the silver finish isn't available in all countries. The high resolution 2.5 inch display provides a clear view of critical details. The Leica C-LUX1 offers exquisitely sharp photos even in candlelight or of moving objects thanks to the built-in optical image stabilizer and the high-sensitivity setting of up to ISO 1600. The extended focal length range of the Leica wide-to-telephoto zoom lens is equivalent to a 28-102 mm in the 35 mm format, suitable for interiors, portraits, and more.

Leica C-LUX box contents
• Battery charger and battery
• 64MB Secure Digital memory card
• AV cable, USB cable
• DC cable, wrist strap
• CD ROM with software (Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0, QuickTime)

Leica C LUX1 - Camera accessories
• Real leather case with micro-velour lining, cognac-brown, black or red
• Leica ACA-DC4 direct main connector
• Leica BP-DC4 Lithium Ion battery
• Leica digital adapter 2

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