V-Lux 1

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Production era - 2006-2007

Code nos. - 18310-EU, 18311-ES/SCAN, 18312-UK, 18313-US, 18314-JP, 18315-SEA, 18316-AUS, 18317-TW

Type - Small digital camera.

Sensor • 1 : 1.8" Type CCD • 10.4 million pixels total • 10.1 million effective pixels • Primary (RGB) color filter.

Image ratios • 4:3 (default, CCD native) • 3:2 • 16:9.

Image sizes (4:3 ratio) • 3648 x 2736 • 3264 x 2448 • 2560 x 1920 • 2048 x 1536 • 1600 x 1200 Image sizes (3:2 ratio) • 3600 x 2400 • 3248 x 2160 • 2560 x 1712 • 2048 x 1360 Image sizes (16:9 ratio) • 3584 x 2016 • 3072 x 1728 • 1920 x 1080.

Movie clips • 848 x 480 (16:9), 30 / 10 fps • 640 x 480 (4:3), 30 / 10 fps • 320 x 240 (4:3), 30 / 10 fps • With audio • Maximum movie clip size 2 GB.

File formats • RAW • JPEG (EXIF 2.2): Fine / Standard • MOV (Movies, Motion JPEG codec).

Image processor Venus Engine III.

Lens • LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT • 35 - 420 mm equiv. (12x zoom) • F2.8 - F3.7 (minimum aperture F11) • 14 elements in 10 groups (3 aspherical, 1 ED lens) • Non-extending / internal zoom • Mechanical linked zoom ring • Focus-by-wire focus ring • 55 mm lens thread.

Image stabilization • Optical, "MEGA OIS" • Modes: 1 (all the time), 2 (at shutter release only).

Conversion lenses Yes (screw on front of lens; 55 mm thread).

Digital zoom • 2x or 4x • "Extra optical zoom" for smaller sizes (13.4x 8m, 17.1x 5m, 21.4x 3m).

Focus • AF / AF Macro / Manual (switch on dial) • Continuous AF On/Off • Manual Focus (Ring) • One-shot AF.

AF area modes • 1 point • 1 point high-speed • 3 point • 3 point high-speed • 9 point • Spot.

AF assist lamp yes.

Focus distance (wide / tele) • Normal: 30 / 200 cm - Infinity • Macro: 5 / 200 cm - Infinity.

Modes • Auto • Program (with shift) • Aperture Priority • Shutter Priority • Manual • Scene • Moving Image • Playback.

Scene modes • Portrait • Sport • Night-time landscape • Night-time portrait • Fireworks • Party • Snow • Self-portrait • Meal dishes • High-speed mode • Baby 1 • Baby 2 • Lovely skin • Candle-light • Starry sky • Landscape.

Metering • Intelligent Multiple • Center weighted • Spot.

Sensitivity range • Auto/80/100/200/400/800/1600/3200 (High sensitivity mode).

Exposure compensation • +/- 2.0 EV • 1/3 EV steps.

Exposure bracketing • 3 frames • 0.3 to 1 EV steps.

Shutter speed • Auto: 1/4 - 1/2000 sec • Program AE: 1 - 1/2000 sec • Aperture/Shutter priority: 8 - 1/2000 sec • Manual mode: 60 - 1/2000 sec.

Aperture • Wide: F2.8 > F11 • Tele: F3.7 > F11.

AE Lock • Half-press shutter release • AE-Lock button

White balance • Auto • Daylight • Cloudy • Halogen • Flash • Manual 1 • Manual 2.

White balance fine tune yes (except Auto).

Self timer 2 or 10 sec.

Continuous shooting • Full resolution: 2 or 1 fps • Full resolution: max 5 images (standard mode), 3 images (fine mode) • Infinite consecutive (unlimited but slower shooting rate).

Image parameters • Contrast (Low, Standard, High) • Sharpness (Low, Standard, High) • Saturation (Low, Standard, High) • Noise reduction (Low, Standard, High).

Color effect • Cool • Warm • Black & White • Sepia.

Flash • Built-in (manual pop-up) • Modes: Auto, Auto red-eye reduction, Slow sync, On/Off • Range: 0.3 - 7.0 m (W), 0.3 - 5.3 m (T) • External flash via hot-shoe • Flash exposure compensation (+/-2 EV in 0.3 EV steps).

Flash hot-shoe • New TTL hot-shoe • Compatible with: DMW-FL500 (GN50), DMW-FL360 (GN36) external flash.

Orientation sensor yes.

Viewfinder • 0.44" EVF (electronic viewfinder) • 230,000 pixels.

LCD monitor • 2.0" TFT LCD • 207,000 pixels • Flip down and twist.

Record review 1 sec / 3 sec / Zoom.

Playback • 2x / 4x / 8x / 16x magnification • 9 / 16 / 25 thumbnail index • Image rotation • Slideshow • Resizing • Trimming • Protection • DPOF setting.

Ports • USB 1.1 • A/V out • DC-IN.

Print compliance PictBridge.

Storage • Secure Digital card, SDHC card, MMC card • 512 MB SD card supplied.

Power • 710 mAh, 7.2V Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery • Charger included.

Accessories - Electronic Cable Release: 18626 CR-DC1 - Manual Cable Release: 14076

Weight (no batt) 668 g (1.5 lb).

Weight (with batt) 734 g (1.6 lb).

Dimensions 141 x 86 x 142 mm (5.5 x 3.4 x 5.6 in).

Camera body - metal, black.

Launched - at Photokina in Cologne, Germany, 26 September 2006.

Comment

On the Street - $US 600; £BP 350 in 2008

V-Lux 1 Serial Numbers

Serial numbers compiled from known cameras and Puts Pocket Pod
SN Start SN End Product Year Total
3123001 3147000 V-lux 1 2006 24,000
3194001 3194300 V-lux 1 2007 300
-3364024 3470066- V-lux 1 2008 11,334+
TOTAL ASSIGNED SERIAL NUMBERS 2006-2008 106,043+

Superseded by V-Lux 2