Leica DLUX 5
Photokina News Report - Leica Camera is proud to present a new addition to its digital compact camera portfolio, the Leica DLUX 5, debuting at Photokina. The Leica DLUX 5 differentiates itself from its previous version by offering a faster Leica DC Vario-Summicron 5.1 - 19.2 mm f/2 - 3.3 ASPH. lens with an extended range of focal lengths equivalent to 24 to 90 mm in 35-mm format. Together with its comprehensive range of features and manual settings, the new Leica DLUX 5 offers a broader spectrum of photographic options. Its 720-pixel HD-video function in memory-saving AVCHD-Lite format and optional accessories, open up a whole range of additional photographic opportunities for discerning photographers.
Leica DLUX 5 with 19.2mm lens
Suitable for a wide range of photographic situations, from macro and wide-angle architecture and landscape photography to reportage and portrait photography, the Leica DC Vario-Summicron 5.1 - 19.2 mm f/2 - 3.3 ASPH. zoom of the DLUX 5 offers an extremely practical range of focal lengths. Additionally, its exceptionally fast maximum aperture makes it an ideal camera for 'available light' photography. Whether in unfavorable lighting conditions or for conscious manipulation of depth of focus, the Leica DLUX 5 is the perfect camera for capturing truly distinctive pictures.
Leica DLUX 5 camera features
Featuring a particularly large sensor for a compact camera, the Leica DLUX 5's 1/1.63"-CCD image sensor contributes to a significant increase in image quality, even at 10.1 megapixels. The sensor is finely tuned to bring out the best of the Leica DC Vario-Summicron 5.1 - 19.2 mm f/2 - 3.3 ASPH. Lens. Combined with the camera's electronics and firmware, it guarantees brilliant high-contrast images with natural color rendition and superb sharpness. Also contributing to its exceptional image quality, the DLUX 5's pixels are considerably larger than that of other cameras.
Leica DLUX 5 photo quality
The Leica DLUX 5 delivers images in 4:3, 3:2, 16:9 formats as well as 1:1, a particularly interesting format for creative composition, in both capture and review mode. The camera monitor has a wide viewing angle and a resolution of 460,000 pixels, displaying images in superb quality. An ideal and reliable tool, it allows photographers to precisely assess images both during composition and after capture. The Leica DLUX 5 camera is characterized by clear lines and an intensely focused design. A true Leica Camera, the DLUX 5's formal simplicity, intuitive controls and overall reduction to pure essentials reflect the company's culture.
Leica DLUX 5 manual operation
Users can quickly and easily enter manual settings utilizing the Leica DLUX 5's innovative 'Clickwheel' located at the back of the camera. The new Leica DLUX 5 digital camera also offers numerous automatic functions for effortless photography that guarantee photographers perfectly exposed and sharp images by simply pressing the shutter release. The camera's automatic functions control the O.I.S. image stabilizer, automatic ISO selection, face recognition, automatic contrast compensation and automatic scene mode.
Leica DLUX 5 price information
The new Leica DLUX 5 digital camera in elegant black finish will be available for $799.00 starting October 2010.