Category Archives: Leica Compacts

Leica announces V-Lux 30 compact point and shoot camera

As promised, Leica announced a new compact camera today: the V-Lux 30 which will replace the already discontinued V-Lux 20. The camera is based on the Panasonic ZS10. The prices are as follow: Leica V-Lux 30 – $749, leather case – $140, soft leather case – $130, extra battery – $140.

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Leica will announce new low end compact camera on May 26th

Leica Camera is currently running a promotion where they will give away a “new Leica camera”. “Every time you vote, you also have the opportunity to submit an entry to win one of our new Leica cameras that is riding along with Danny! On Thursday, May 26 the game concludes with the fourth and final […]

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Leica to announce new products in second half of June?

According to Valentin Sama, Leica will have “a little surprise in the second half of June”. No further details were given as to what new products are to be expected. The rumored options are (IMHO): A new Leica M9 version (not a limited edition) which should be ready for production at that point. The model name […]

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Leica ‘Birdie”

Of course this is not an official Leica commercial: LEICA ‘BIRDIE” from Philip Escobar Jung on Vimeo via Leica Russia

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Leica D-Lux 4 vs. D-Lux 5 vs. V-Lux 2 ISO comparison

Since I have all three cameras in my hands, I decided to do a quick ISO comparison between the Leica D-Lux 4, D-Lux 5 and V-Lux 2. I included only the common ISO setting from 100 to 1600: ISO 100 | f/2.8 | 1/3 sec Leica D-Lux 4: Leica D-Lux 5: Leica V-Lux 2:

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Digiscoping adapters for Leica X1, D-Lux 5 and V-Lux 20

The Leica X1 digiscoping adapter that was spotted at Photokina is now listed in the latest Leica digiscoping broschure (order number 42231):

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Leica V-Lux 2 first impressions

I had the chance to play with the new Leica V-Lux 2 camera for few minutes in my local Leica SIS. The camera is lighter (520 g/18.34 oz) and is smaller than its predecessor, the V-Lux 1. The first thing that caught my attention was the swivel 16:9 LCD display (3.0″ TFT LCD, 460,000 pixels, 100% FOV) – it was […]

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