C-Lux 2

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Production era - 2007-2008

Type - Compact digital point-and-shoot camera.

Image type/format - 1/2.5" CCD sensor with 7.38 million pixels (7.2 m pixels effective in 4:3 format).

Lens - LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT f/2.8 - 5.6 / 4.6 - 16.4 mm ASPH. (corresponds to 28 > 100 mm in 35 mm photography in 4:3 picture format), 3.6 x optical zoom. Change of focal length by conveniently located zoom lever.

Lens protection - Metal bias-guillotine.

Resolution - In 4:3 format - either 3,072 x 2,304 pixels, 2,560 x 1,920 pixels, 2,048 x 1,536 pixels, 1,600 x 1,200 pixels, 1,280 x 960 pixels or 640 x 480 pixels. In Leica 3:2 format - either 3,072 x 2,048 pixels or 2,048 x 1,360 pixels. In 16:9 format - either 3,072 x 1,728 pixels or 1,920 x 1,080 pixels (corresponds to HDTV standard).

Video sequences - In 16:9 format - 848 x 480 pixels ; In 4:3 format with 640 x 480 pixels, or in 4:3 format with 320 x 240 pixels at either 30fps or 10fps, duration of recording limited by the capacity of the memory card. Recordings with sound. (Duration of recordings for UK/EU/ES-SCAN versions max. 15 min).

Data recording - File formats : Still pictures JPEG (Fine/Standard) ; Video QuickTime Motion JPEG.

Storage media - SDHC memory card, SD memory card and MultiMedia card (a 64 MB SD card is supplied with the camera). Film speed setting - Either automatic, Intelligent ISO or manual ISO 100, ISO 200, 400, 800 or ISO 1250 (in high-sensitivity mode : 3200).

White balance - Either automatic, for daylight, overcast sky, halogen light, two manual settings, fine adjustment of white balance in a range of -1500 to +1500 K in 150 K steps (not available for automatic setting).

Optical Image - 7 elements in 6 groups (5 aspherical lens elements/6 aspherical surfaces) with optical image stabilization.

Stabilizer - 2 modes: either for exposure only or for exposure and monitor.

Focus range - Normal mode : 50 cm (20 in) - infinity, Macro/Simple/Motion Picture : wide-angle 5 cm (2 in)/telephoto 30 cm (12 in) - infinity.

Focusing - Autofocus, either normal or macro. Autofocus mode/measurement range - either 5 fields (full image area), faster autofocus with 3 fields (across the center) or with 1 central field, 1 field, or spot.

Exposure - Exposure modes : Either simple mode, normal image or macro. Exposure metering : multi-field measurement, Exposure bracketing : +/- 2 EV in 1⁄ 3 EV steps.

Shutter speed range- In fully automatic mode: 8-1/2000 sec. Starry sky mode : 15, 30, 60 s. Video mode : 1/30 s -1/6400 s.

Flash - Flash modes : either automatic flash on with or without pre-flash (to reduce red-eye), manual flash on (fill-in flash), SLOW for slower shutter speeds (with pre-flash), flash off. Flash range (ISO set at Auto) : 0.6-5.0 m (wide-angle), 0.3-2.0 m (telephoto), in high-sensitivity mode : 0.8-5.7 m (wide-angle), 0.8-2.8 m (telephoto).

Scene modes - Portrait, soft skin, landscape, sport, night portrait, night landscape, starry sky, fireworks, food, party, candlelight, baby 1, baby 2, pets, sunset, high sensitivity, beach, snow, aerial, underwater.

Function key - For direct control of : image stabilizer, bracketing speed, white balance, ISO setting, picture size, compression. Toning effects - Natural, standard, lively, blueish, reddish, black-and-white or sepia.

LCD monitor - 2.5" polycrystalline TFT color display with 207,000 pixels. Field of view : almost 100 % Power LCD mode, wide-angle viewing mode.

Self timer - Either 2 s or 10 s countdown.

Live histogram - yes.

Power supply - Lithium-ion battery (LEICA BP-DC6), 3.6 V, 1000 mAH or optional mains unit (LEICA ACA-DC4).

Ports - USB 2.0 (Full speed), DC in (power supply) and AV out.

Printer compatibility - PictBridge'

Battery capacity (approx.) - 300 pictures (CIPA Standard).

Dimensions (W x H x D) - approx. 94.9 x 51.9 x 22 mm (3.7 x 2 x 0.9 inches). For comparison the classic pre-1958 Minox was 80 x 27 x 15mm.

Weight - approx. 132 g (4.6 oz) without battery and memory card ; approx. 154 g (5.4 oz) with battery and SD memory card.

In the box - Battery charger, battery, 64 MB SD memory card, AV cable, USB cable, AC cable, wrist strap, CD ROM with software (Adobe Photoshop Elements 3/4/5, Quicktime Movieplayer).

Camera body - Anodized aluminum, available in Black or Silver.

Operating conditions - 0-40 C / 32-104 F - 10-80% relative humidity

Manuals & brochures

Accessories

Leather case - Choice of three colors. Wrist carrying strap - Furnished. Carrying strap - Available. Neoprene case - Available. Charger/mains unit - (replacement) ACA-DC4 with mains cable Lithium-Ion Battery - (replacement) LEICA BP-DC6 Digital adapter - Digital Adapter 2 for all Leica Televid


LEICA C-LUX 2 - adapted from manufacturer's data as of February 2007.

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On the Street - $US 345 - £BP 250 - €EU 293 in 2008, €EU 220 in 2012

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Leica C-Lux 2 Serial Numbers

Serial numbers compiled from known C-Lux 2 cameras
SN Start SN End Product Year Total
-3273118 3427465- Leica C-Lux 2 (chrom) 2007 15,4348+
-3291049 unknown- Leica C-Lux 2 (black) 2008 unknown
TOTAL ASSIGNED SERIAL NUMBERS 2007-2008 unknown