LEICA V-LUX 30: Universal compact camera for carefree photography
Leica presents a new digital compact camera which an make a great travel companion. It has a zoom lens with a 4.3 – 68.8 mm focal length (24 to 384 mm in 35-mm format), integrated GPS function and video recording in 1080i-AVCHD Full HD.
Leica Camera AG, Solms, presents a new digital compact camera featuring a 15.1 megapixel sensor (14.1 MP effective) – the Leica V-Lux 30. In comparison to its forerunner model, the new camera now has a Leica DC Vario-Elmar 4.3 – 68.8 mm f/3.3-5.9 ASPH. 16x zoom lens with an extended range of focal lengths equivalent to 24 to 384 mm in 35-mm format. Thanks to its high performance lens, the Leica V-Lux 30 delivers outstanding image quality and covers a wide range of photographic opportunities, ranging from wide-angle and macro shots to telephoto shots of distant subjects. The camera also features a new LCD touch screen display that guarantees fast and simple handling. Together with its numerous automatic features and manual setting options, this makes the Leica V-Lux 30 a compact and universal camera for the whole family. What’s more, its integrated GPS function and video recording in 1080i-AVCHD Full HD make it the ideal companion for your next holiday trip.
The newly developed,1/2.33″ CMOS sensor of the Leica V-Lux 30 guarantees outstanding image quality and lets photographers capture image sequences with the camera’s fast, continuous shooting mode. The Leica V-Lux 30 enables consecutive burst shooting at a rate of ten frames per second at a full resolution of 14.1 MP, or 60 frames per second with reduced resolution in a choice of individual aspect ratios. This means that users can reliably capture fast moving subjects – for example when shooting sports or wildlife. Its brand new 3D mode lets users realise fascinating, creative images. In this mode, the camera combines two suitable shots from a sequence in a “stereo image pair” and saves them as a 3D image in MPO format.
One of the most outstanding features of the Leica V-Lux 30 is a video recording mode that offers performance comparable to that of digital camcorders. A particular highlight of the video mode is its efficient, 1080i-AVCHD-Full-HD, recording format the entire 16x zoom range is available during video recording and an integrated stereo microphone with an electronic wind noise filter guarantees a crystal-clear soundtrack.
Just like all other Leica cameras, the V-Lux 30 is characterised by timelessly elegant styling and extremely easy handling. With the new, 3″ LCD touch screen, many camera features can now be controlled for the first time simply by touching the screen with a fingertip. This generously dimensioned screen has a diagonal of 7.5 centimetres and displays images with outstanding brilliance with a display resolution of 460,000 pixels. This provides users with an ideal tool for reliable and precise assessment of images both during composition and after capture.
Thanks to the integrated GPS function, the camera records the geographical coordinates of the location and the local time for every shot and saves them in the Exif data of the image files. When travelling, the V-Lux 30 can also display the sightseeing highlights of the immediate neighbourhood (1,000,000 so-called “Points of Interest”). Images posted on social networks, image portals and map sites such as Google Maps or Google Earth reveal exactly when and where they were shot.*
The Leica V-Lux 30 will be available from authorised Leica dealers from June 2011. The camera is supplied with an extensive software package comprising Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 9 for still image processing and Adobe® Premiere® Elements 9, especially designed for video processing. There is also a choice of two different camera cases: The strong and resilient leather case and the soft leather case.