Production era - 2006-2009
Code number - 18308
Type - Digital single-lens reflex camera.
Lens provided - LEICA D VARIO-ELMARIT 14-50 mm f/2.8-3.5 ASPH.
Also available - LEICA D SUMMILUX 25mm/F1.4 ASPH. - LEICA D VARIO-ELMAR 14-50mm / F3.8-5.6 ASPH. - LEICA D VARIO-ELMAR 14-150mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. - LEICA DG MACRO-ELMARIT 45mm / F2.8 ASPH. - LEICA DG SUMMILUX 25mm/F1.4 ASPH.
Bayonet standard - Four Thirds.
Stabilization - Built-in optical image stabilization 1.
Image Sensor - LiveMOS sensor, size : 17.3 x 13.0 mm with pixels 7.9 million total pixels and 7.5 million effective pixels ; aspect ratio 4:3 (horizontal:vertical ) ; color filter RGB primary color filter ; dust reduction system ultrasonic protective filter.
Viewfinder - Optical.
Aspect ratio - 4:3 (native), 3:2, 16:9 (3:2, 16:9 only in LiveView mode).
Image sizes - 4:3 format 3136 x 2352 pixels, 2560 x 1920 pixels, 2048 x 1536 pixels, 3:2 format 3136 x 2080 pixels, 2560 x 1712 pixels, 2048 x 1360 pixels, 16:9 format 3136 x 1760 pixels, 1920 x 1080 pixels (HDTV).
Zoom - Max. 1.5 x (with reduced resolution) "extended" optical; 2 x/4 x (only in LiveView mode) digital.
Focus modes - AF Single shot (3-point TTL Phase Difference Detection ; Continuous ; Manual (by wire)1.
Focus range - Close-up limit 29 cm over entire focal length range. (EV 0 to 19 / ISO 100 detection range)1.
Flash - integral w/ settings : red-eye, auto, fill in, off, slow sync, slow sync red-eye Flash shoe - SCA 3202.
Storage - MultiMedia, Secure Digital, SDHC ; Protection single/multiple, reset, erase single/multiple/all.
Sensitivity setting - auto/100/200/400/800/1600.
Aperture priority - NA.
Resolution - per lens.
Metering - Center weighted, Multi-segment, Spot.
Exposure compensation - -2EV - +2EV with 1/3EV steps ; automatic exposure series 3 or 5 pictures.
White balance - Auto Cloudy, Daylight, Shadow, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Kelvin, Halogen, Flash, Manual 1+2 and color temperature setting range 2500 K to 10000 K in 31 steps, fine tuning blue/amber bias ; magenta/green bias .
Shutter - Slotted shutter ; Remote shutter release with optional remote cable shutter release CR-DC1.
Shutter speed range - 1/4000-60, bulb (up to approx. 8 minutes).
Exposure - Exposure control Program automatic, aperture automatic, time automatic and manual setting ; metering TTL open aperture metering 49-zone (with optical viewfinder), 256-zone (in Live View mode) ; metered value storage AFL/AEL button or shutter button pressed halfway in AFS mode.
Continuous recording - Frame rate 3 or 2 i/s Exposure series 6 images (RAW), unlimited (other formats, depending on memory card, picture resolution, image compression, battery performance).
A-V recording - none.
LCD Monitor - 2.5" TFT, 207,000 pixel, image field approx. 100 % in Live View mode, depth of field controlled via depth of field lever (only with Live View via monitor) ; Image preview data exposure, histogram, white balance.
Self-timer - 10 sec. and 2 sec.
Ports - Digital USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, Video out Analog (video/TV) NTSC/PAL Composite (switchable).
Imediate printing - PictBridge (print size, layout, date setting selectable).
Reproduction modes - Single/9 or 25 thumbnails/calendar zoom (16 x max.)/image rotation (not for RAW), Slide show (duration adjustable, also manual control possible) Favorites function/resizing (number of pixels selectable) trimming/ protection/aspect conversion/ DPOF print settings.
File formats - RAW, JPEG (based on Exif 2.21 standard) (3 quality levels), DPOF.
Power supply - Li-Ion 7.2 V, 1,500 mAh ; charger input 110-240 V AC ; capacity approx. 450 images CIPA standard (supplied).
Weight (camera body) - approx. 530 g.
Dimensions (W x H x D without lens) - 145.8 x 86.9 x 80 mm - 5.7 x 3.4 x 3.1 inches.
Camera body - Titanium & structured rubber.
Work conditions - Operating temperature 0 C to 40 C; air humidity 10 % to 80 %.
Out of the box (differs with point-of-purchase) - 1 GB SD card, power supply unit/charger, battery pack, eyepiece cover, housing cover, AV cable, USB cable, power cord, carrying strap, CD-ROM with software Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0 (WIN) and 3.0 (MAC), Quick Time.
Accessories - Camera cases Neoprencase for LEICA DIGILUX 3 + lens LEICA D VARIO-ELMARIT 14-50 mm f/2.8-3.5 ASPH. Combicase “Made by Billingham” black, khaki; Lithium-Ion-Battery LEICA BP-DC3 ; Tripod Tabletop and Ball-and-socket head for tabletop tripod Filter UVa Filter E72, Circular Polarizer E72 ; Cable release Electric Cord Release: 18626 CR-DC1. - Adapter for attaching Leica R lenses to Digilux 3 and other 4 /3-mount cameras: Order No. 18628
Launched - September 14, 2006+.
Designer - Achim Heine, Berlin.
Manuals & brochures
On the Street - $US 1,593; £BP 1000; €EU 1,512.
Comparison to the Digilux 2 - "The Digilux 3 looks like it, is a tad larger (ca. 15% larger), has a mirror like in a dSLR, uses the '4/3 lens mount standard' shared with Panasonic, Olympus and other brands. And thus one can change lenses on the camera. Unfortunately not to the now classic 28-90mm lens on the Digilux 2, but the new ones are nice too! The Digilux 3 has higher pixels and has no delay on RAW shooting in series. In short, the Digilux 3 acts as a dSLR but has the size of a Leica Digilux 2 . . . is not the same as, or an upgrade of, the Digilux 2. . . Leica also [has] made an R-to-4/3-adapter so that one can mount . . . Leica R lenses onto the Digilux 3, thus having a 10MP digital camera." Thorsten Overgaard
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Digilux 3 Serial Numbers
|SN Start||SN End||Product||Year||Total|
|3181001||3194000||Digilux 3||2006||13,000 ~3181568|