Leica C-Lux Compact Camera

Leica has added a new camera to its portfolio called the C-Lux, which boasts of a 15x optical zoom, a 20-megapixel sensor and 4K video recording capability.

The compact camera will be available in two colours, Light Gold and Midnight Blue and will go on sale from mid-July for $1,050 (roughly Rs. 71,000) along with a range of accessories.

The C-Lux features a 1-inch CMOS sensor, with a 20-megapixel resolution and comes with a fixed Leica DC Vario-Elmar 8.8–132 mm f/3.3-6.4 ASPH lens, housed in a metal body.

The camera is capable of 10fps burst shooting and features an ISO range of 125-12,800, a maximum shutter speed of 1/16,000 sec, RAW and JPEG capture, 49 autofocus points, and weighs 340 grams.

Around the back of the camera, a 3-inch, fixed, touchscreen display with a 1.240K-dot resolution which has a special coating to repel fingerprints.

There’s also an integrated electronic viewfinder (EVF) with a 0.53x magnification and a 2.330K-dot resolution.

The C-Lux can shoot videos up to 4K resolution at 30fps, while the framerate for 1080p videos goes up to 60fps.

There’s a 4K photo function which lets you extract and save 8-megapixel resolution stills from the 4K video footage you shoot.

The camera features built-in Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.2, so you can connect the C-Lux to your smartphone through the Leica C-Lux smartphone app.

There’s no microphone or headphone port in the camera but you can charge it through the USB 2.0 port.

You get a single slot for either a SD/SDHC/SDXC card. Last but not least, the rechargeable battery is rated to deliver 370 shots per charge.

(Agencies)