Leica VLUX 2
News Report Photokina - Leica Camera is proud to present a new addition to its digital compact camera portfolio, the VLUX 2, debuting at Photokina on September 21. The Leica VLUX 2 combines a high-performance lens and outstanding image quality with a sleek and compact body. Equipped with a Leica DC Vario-Elmarit 4.5 - 108 mm f/2.8 - 5.2 ASPH. lens, a 3'' rotating LCD display and a wide variety of video functions in 1080i-AVCHD Full HD, the Leica VLUX 2 is ideal for almost any photographic situation. The new Leica VLUX 2 compact digital camera will be available for $ 849.- / € 649,- starting October 2010.
Leica VLUX 2 with 108mm lens
The VLUX 2's Leica DC Vario-Elmarit 4.5 - 108 mm f/2.8 - 5.2 ASPH. 24-fold super-zoom lens offers an enormous range of focal lengths equivalent to 25–600 mm in 35-mm format. Whether shooting expansive landscapes, finely detailed macro studies at short distances or distant objects with a super-telephoto setting, the Leica DC Vario-Elmarit 4.5 - 108 mm f/2.8 - 5.2 ASPH. lens captures them all in breathtaking quality. A newly developed 14.1 MP CMOS image sensor tuned to perfection enhances the high-performance Leica DC Vario-Elmarit 4.5 - 108 mm f/2.8 - 5.2 ASPH. zoom. In combination with the camera's electronics and firmware, the sensor guarantees brilliant, high-contrast images with natural color rendition and superb sharpness.
Leica VLUX 2 digital camera features
The Leica VLUX 2's 3" LCD display has a resolution of 406,000 pixels and can be twisted and turned in almost any direction, making it easy for photographers to compose pictures from even the most unusual angles. When shooting stills or videos from over their heads or close to the ground, photographers using the Leica VLUX 2 are always in full control. In addition to offering an integrated stereo microphone with an electronic wind noise filter that guarantees a crystal-clear soundtrack integrating, the entire 24-fold zoom range is available during video recording. The Leica VLUX 2 is the first Leica digital compact to feature video capture in 1080i-AVCHD Full HD.
Leica VLUX 2 digital camera
"Its versatile lens and compact form make the Leica VLUX 2 the ideal camera for the ambitious travel and wildlife photographer," says Peter Kruschewski, Product Manager for Digital Compact Cameras at Leica Camera AG. "In certain shooting situations the use of camera systems with lens changes is often required. Thanks to the Leica VLUX 2's large range of focal lengths, this compact camera has the ability to capture almost all moments of life." Kruschewski continues, "The Leica VLUX 2 is an interesting alternative to comparable SLR systems. Compact and lighter, it significantly reduces the weight and volume of a traveler's photographic equipment."
Leica VLUX 2 camera body
One of the world's fastest consecutive-shooting cameras, the Leica VLUX 2 features high-speed burst shooting capability: bursts of 11 frames per second at the full resolution of 14.1 MP, or 60 frames per second with a resolution of 2.8 MP. Characterized by a compact design and extremely simple handling, the VLUX 2's integrated handgrip and light weight allows photographers to shoot one-handed. The camera controls are evidently positioned, assuring a simple and pleasant use. For instance, video recording can be started quickly and easily at the touch of a button on the top deck of the camera.
Leica VLUX 2 software
The new Leica VLUX 2 is supplied complete with a comprehensive software package. The image processing software, Adobe Photoshop Elements, provides users with an extremely versatile, all-inclusive solution that offers viewing, organization, administration and a wide range of processing options for still images and video recordings. The bundle also includes the high-quality software Adobe Premiere Elements especially designed for video processing. This easy-to-use software package offers optimum features for processing videos recorded by the VLUX 2 in AVCHD-Format and also enables the creation of professional audio and video effects.