Leica C-Lux

Leica C-Lux

The Leica C-Lux is a multimedia digital camera that is sleek, attractive, and adaptable. It is available in midnight blue and is well-suited for everyday photography. The focus is on a 20.1MP 1 sensor “With the MOS sensor, it is possible to capture both high-resolution stills and UHD 4030p video.

The sensor’s design allows for maximum sensitivity of ISO 25600, which allows for working in low light conditions, as well as a maximum shooting rate of 10 frames per second, which is useful for photographing moving scenes.

The Leica DC Vario-Elmar lens, which has a 15x optical zoom and spans a 24-360mm equivalent focal length range, adds to the sensor’s versatility by allowing photographers to capture images in a wide range of lighting conditions.

5-axis optical image stabilization, which helps to reduce the impression of camera shake for better pictures when working handheld, extends the range of this lens.

The C-Lux is characterized not just by its performance, but also by its physical design, which features both a 2.33 million-dot electronic viewfinder, which allows for brilliant eye-level shooting, and a 3.0 million-dot optical viewfinder “Touchscreen LCD with 1.24 million dots of resolution.

Additionally, the camera’s built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth LE connection allow you to wirelessly transfer photographs and videos to your mobile devices using the Leica C-Lux app, which is available for both iOS and Android smartphones.

20.1 megapixels 1 “MOS Sensor (Molecule-Operating-System)

Making use of a huge 20.1MP 1 sensor “In addition to high-resolution stills and video, a wide sensitivity range of up to ISO 25600 is supported, allowing the camera to be used under various lighting circumstances. In addition, the sensor and CPU combination allows for a fast full-resolution continuous shooting rate of up to 10 frames per second, UHD 4K30p video recording at 100 Mb/s, and the ability to save 8MP stills from 4K video recording.

Zoom lens from Leica DC Vario-Elmar with a 15x magnification.

A long-reaching 15x Leica DC Vario-Elmar zoom lens provides a wide-angle to super-telephoto 24-360mm equivalent focal length range, making it suitable for capturing in a broad range of circumstances, from landscapes to wildlife.

The lens has a quick 49-point autofocus mechanism, as well as facial detection focusing, which allows it to function with a variety of subject types. The lens’s reach is further enhanced by the inclusion of 5-axis optical image stabilization, which compensates for the effects of camera shake to provide clearer images while shooting with the lens in handheld mode.

Design of the body and wireless connectivity

  • The built-in 0.21x optical zoom lens allows for eye-level shooting “The electronic viewfinder has a resolution of 2.33 million dots, which is perfect for working in bright, sunny settings.
  • 3.0 in the rear “The touchscreen design of this 1.24m-dot LCD display allows for intuitive picture playback and menu navigation during operation. The screen’s design also includes an oleophobic layer, which helps to prevent stains and fingerprints from appearing on it.
  • WiFi and Bluetooth LE are both supported, allowing for wireless picture transfer to and from iOS and Android smartphones and tablets when using the Leica C-Lux app.
  • The camera’s slim and elegant form is finished in a beautiful midnight blue color.
  • Working in low-light conditions is made possible by the built-in pop-up flash.

Leica C-Lux Specs

MSRP$1050 / £875
Body typeLarge sensor compact
Max resolution5472 x 3648
Image ratio w:h1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels20 megapixels
Sensor photodetectors21 megapixels
Sensor size1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm)
Sensor typeCMOS
ISOAuto, 125-12800 (expands to 80-25600)
Boosted ISO (minimum)80
Boosted ISO (maximum)25600
White balance presets5
Custom white balanceYes (4 slots)
Image stabilizationOptical
Image stabilization notesHybrid 5-axis available in movie mode
Uncompressed formatRAW
JPEG quality levelsFine, standard
Focal length (equiv.)24–360 mm
Optical zoom15×
Maximum apertureF3.3–6.4
AutofocusContrast Detect (sensor)Multi-areaCenterSelective single-pointTrackingSingleContinuousTouchFace DetectionLive View
Digital zoomYes (2X)
Manual focusYes
Normal focus range50 cm (19.69″)
Macro focus range5 cm (1.97″)
Number of focus points49
Articulated LCDFixed
Screen size3″
Screen dots1,240,000
Touch screenYes
Screen typeTFT LCD
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeElectronic
Viewfinder coverage100%
Viewfinder magnification0.53×
Viewfinder resolution2,330,000
Minimum shutter speed60 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/2000 sec
Maximum shutter speed (electronic)1/16000 sec
Aperture priorityYes
Shutter priorityYes
Manual exposure modeYes
Built-in flashYes
Flash range6.80 m (at Auto ISO)
External flashNo
Flash modesAuto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
Continuous drive10.0 fps
Self-timerYes (2 or 10 secs, 3 shots @ 10 sec)
Metering modesMultiCenter-weightedSpot
Exposure compensation±5 (at 1/3 EV steps)
AE Bracketing±3 (3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps)
FormatMPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264
Modes3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 28 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 20 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC1280 x 720 @ 30p / 10 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I compatible)
USBUSB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB chargingYes
HDMIYes (microHDMI)
Microphone portNo
Headphone portNo
Wireless notes802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth 4.2 LE
Remote controlYes (via smartphone)
Environmentally sealedNo
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionLithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA)370
Weight (inc. batteries)340 g (0.75 lb / 11.99 oz)
Dimensions113 x 67 x 46 mm (4.45 x 2.64 x 1.81″)
Orientation sensorYes
Timelapse recordingYes

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