The new Leica V-Lux camera will most likely be based on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-FZ1000-lens
The upcoming Leica V-Lux camera will most likely be based on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 model that comes with 16x zoom, 4k video and 1" sensor. Here are the main FZ1000 features and detailed specifications:

  • 20.1MP 1" high sensitivity MOS sensor
  • Leica DC Vario-Elmarit 16x zoom lens
  • 25-400mm f/2.8-4 (35mm equivalent)
  • 4k QFHD video recording at 30 fps
  • 0.39" 2,359k dots OLED live view finder
  • 3.0" 921k dots free-angle LCD monitor
  • Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity with NFC
  • HYBRID O.I.S. 5-axis image stabilization
  • Light speed AF with LUMIX DFD focus
  • Max ISO: 25,600
  • 50 fps continuous shooting

Image Sensor 1" High Sensitivity MOS Sensor
Effective Pixels 20.1MP
Total Pixels 20.9MP
Maximum Resolution 5472 x 3648
Aspect Ratio 3:2; 4:3; 16:9; 1:1
Still Image File Format JPEG, RAW, RAW+JPEG
Storage Media SD, SDHC, SDXC
Card Slot 1x
Lens Type LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT
Focal Length (35mm Equivalent) 25-400mm
Optical Zoom 16x
Aperture Range f/2.8-4 to f/8
Lens Construction 15 Elements in 11 Groups
Minimum Focusing Distance Wide: 11.8" (30 cm); Telephoto: 39.4" (100 cm); Macro Mode: 1.2" (3 cm)
Digital Zoom 4x
Image Stabilization Hybrid Optical Image Stabilization
Viewfinder Type 0.39" OLED LVF with 2,359K Dots
Frame Coverage 100%
Magnification 1.88x (0.7x 35mm Equivalent)
Shutter Type Electronic and Mechanical Focal Plane
Shutter Speed Mechanical: 1/4000th - 60 sec.; Electronic: 1/16000th - 1 sec.; Bulb: Approx 120 sec.
Flash Sync Speed Not Specified by Manufacturer
Drive Modes Single, Continuous, Self-Timer
Top Continuous Shooting Rate 50 fps (AFS with Electronic Shutter Only)
Self-Timer 2 sec. / 10 sec. / 10 sec. (3 images)
Exposure Metering System Not Specified by Manufacturer
Metering Method Intelligent Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot
Metering Range Not Specified by Manufacturer
Exposure Modes Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual
Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV step, +/-5 EV (+/-3 EV for motion picture)
Exposure Bracketing 3, 5, 7 frames in 1/3, 2/3 or 1 EV Step, Max. +/-3 EV
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 125-12800 (Expandable: 80-25600)
Autofocus System Contrast-detect
Number of Focus Points 49
Focus Modes AFS (Single) / AFF (Flexible) / AFC (Continuous) / Manual Focus/  AF Macro / Macro Zoom, Quick AF/  Low Light AF/ AF Area Select, AF Tracking, Eye Sensor AF, Focus Peaking, One Shot AF
Autofocus Sensitivity Not Specified by Manufacturer
Built-In Flash Yes
Flash Modes Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
Flash Compensation Not Specified by Manufacturer
Flash Bracketing Not Specified by Manufacturer
External Flash Interface Hot shoe
White Balance Modes Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / Flash / White Set1 / White Set2 / White Set3 / White Set4 / Color Temperature
(2-axis Adjustable)
White Balance Bracketing N/A
Movie Recording 4K Video: 3840 x 2160/30p; 1920 x 1080/30p, 60p, 120 fps; 1280 x 720/30p, 240 fps; 640 x 480/ 30p, 360 fps
File Format AVCHD, MP4
Audio Recording Built-in Stereo and 3.5mm Input for External Stereo Microphone
Audio File Format AAC
Maximum Recording Time 29 minutes, 59 seconds
Monitor 3.0" Free Angle TFT LCD with 921K Dots
Monitor Viewing Angle 100%
Interface microHDMI, AV Output (NTSC), USB (AV/USB Multi)
Wi-Fi Yes, with NFC.  IIEE 802.11 b/g/n
GPS No
Power Source Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1200mAh, 8.7 Wh); AC Adapter (Input: 110 - 240V AC)
Battery Life 360 pictures (CIPA Standard)
Dimensions 5.4 x 3.9 x 5.2" (13.7 x 9.9 x 13.1 cm)
Weight 1.83 lb (831 g) with Battery and Card
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