C3

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Production era - September 1, 2002-2005

Order no. - 18120.

Type - Compact 35 mm autofocus viewfinder camera with zoom lens.

Film format - 35 mm film ; 24 x 36 mm format

Lens - 28–80 mm f/3.6–7.9 LEICA VARIO-ELMAR ASPH. (8 elements in 6 groups).

Focus range - 0.6 m /2 ft < infinity. Smallest object field - 190 x 285 mm.

Autofocus system - Active infrared autofocus.

Exposure control - Programmed automatic exposure control with automatic flash activation (Auto), flash on, flash off, Auto with stroboscopic pre-flash for red-eye reduction, Auto Slow (with longer exposure time) ; T (time exposures up to 99 s), manual backlight correction ; storage of the selected program is possible.

Exposure metering - Center-weighted metering.

Focusing modes - Autofocus, manual infinity.

Memory - Focus is locked and metered value saved with light pressure on shutter release button.

Shutter speed range - 1/370 s–99 s, automatic change to “B” in the flash modes SLOW ON, SLOW and OFF

Film speed setting - Automatic film speed setting for DX-coded films from ISO 50/18° to ISO 3200/36° ; Films without DX-coding and films with speeds under ISO 50/18° are set at ISO 100/21° ; Films with speeds over ISO 3200/36° are set at ISO 3200/36°.

Flash range with ISO 100 slide film - Wide-angle : 3.9m (10ft 10") ; Telephoto : 2.5 m (8 ft 2") ; Guide numbers : Wide-angle : 14 (46 ft), Telephoto : 20 (66 ft)

Viewfinder - Real-image type zoom viewfinder with display of flash, autofocus and exposure metering symbols. 0.35 x with 35 mm to 0.67 x with 70 mm ; field of view is approximately 80 % of film format

Film transport - Automatic film threading and advance to first frame. Automatic rewind after last exposure. Midroll rewind possible.

Data imprinting - Integrated ; Imprinting of date or time.

Exposure series - The exposure series function is activated when the release button is pressed continuously.

Self-timer 10 sec. exposure delay.

Power supply - 3V lithium battery (CR 123A).

Body - Silver aluminum. Side attachment for carrying strap or wrist strap. Tripod thread A1/4 DIN 403 (1/4").

Weight - 270 g /9.5 oz without batteries.

Dimensions (W x H x D) - 129 x 67 x 46 mm / 5 x 2 3/5x 1 4/5 in.

Accessories - Leather case with belt loop, cable release.

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C3 Serial Numbers

Serial numbers compiled from Puts Pocket Pod
SN Start SN End Product Year Batch
2855101 2880100 Leica C3 2002 25,000
2929101 2939100 Leica C3 2003 10,000
Total assigned serial numbers 2002-2003 35,000