Leica V-Lux 5 camera now in stock

The new Leica V-Lux 5 camera is now in stock – for pricing and availability, check one of the stores below:

Americas Europe Asia
Leica Miami
Leica Palm Beach
Leica Soho
Classic Connection
Leica Montreal
Meister Camera
Leica Store Lisse
Red Dot Cameras
Park Camera
M&K Kamera
Map Camera

Reddotforum has a detailed hands-on report om the new V-Lux 5. Her eis the list of new featrues in the V-Lux 5:

  • Bluetooth – Allows use of GPS and Auto Time/Date functions and helps with WiFI connectivity.
  • Touchscreen – For touch focusing, as well as menu & playback navigation.
  • Added Function Buttons – Three customizable FN buttons have been added for a total of 8.
  • Extended Aperture Range of Lens – Aperture range has been extended from f/8 to f/11.
  • Minimum Shutter Speed – Can set a minimum shutter speed when shutter is set to automatic.
  • Control Ring (Manual Lens Ring) – Three FN buttons instead of two switches. Can be assigned more functions.
  • Dual Customizable Dials – For more control and access to essential camera settings when shooting.
  • 4k Photo Mode – High burst shooting that allows you to choose your frame later.
  • Post Focus Mode – “Focus Stacking” mode that allows you to choose your focus later.
  • SNAP Movie – Take mini videos between 2-8 seconds.
  • Zoom Compose Assist – One-press temporary “zoom out” function to help you compose when shooting at telephoto lengths.
  • Focus Switching for Vert/Horz – Set separate vertical and horizontal focus points.
  • Loop Movement Focus Frame – Assign a “loop movement” to a single focus point so you can jump from one edge of the frame to the opposite in a continuous loop.
  • Focus/Release Priority – Adjust how and when the shutter button focuses and releases the shutter.
  • Pinpoint AF Setting – Choose between PIP (Picture-In-Picture) or full frame focus magnification.
  • MF Assist Display (Updated) – Like Pinpoint, choose between PIP (Picture-In-Picture) or full frame focus magnification.
  • MF Guide – Choose whether or not to see the manual focus distance guide.
  • m/ft – Can change the on-screen focusing guide between metric and feet.
  • ISO & Exposure Compensation Display Settings – Assign an alternate function to the control wheels when adjusting ISO and Exposure Compensation.
  • Photo Style Profiles Added – Monochrome HC & HC+, Cinelike D, Cinelike V
  • COL(OR) Filter Settings / Simultaneous Record Without Filter – If shooting in JPEG only, you can capture two JPEGS: one with the effect and one without.
  • AF Sensitivity (Photo) – Can adjust sensitivity when using AFF (Auto Focus Flexible).
  • Diffraction Compensation – Helps reduce diffraction when the lens is stopped down.
  • Beep – New touchtones added.
  • Economy Settings – Can turn off all “Auto Power Off” settings.
  • EVF Settings – Can change speed of both LCD and EVF (30 or 60 fps)
  • Lens Retraction Off – Prevents the lens from retracting after inactivity.
  • Level Gauge Adjust – Calibrate the built-in level gauge.
  • Folder File Setting – Custom file naming.
  • Playback Rating system – Give 1-5 star ratings to images.
  • Playback / Clear Retouch – In-camera retouching.
  • Playback/ 4k Photo Bulk Saving – Bulk process Post Focus and 4k MP4 files.
  • Playback / In-Camera Photo Merging – For processing Post Focus and 4k MP4 files.
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