Leica has today unveiled the V-Lux 30, a 14.1-million-pixel digital compact camera which it bills as an ideal travelling companion.

Leica V-Lux 30 imageLeica has today unveiled the V-Lux 30, a 14.1-million-pixel digital compact camera which it bills as an ideal travelling companion.

The V-Lux 30 boasts a 3in LCD touch screen (460,000 pixel resolution) and a lens designed to deliver the 35mm viewing angle equivalent of a 24-384mm zoom.

Due on sale next month, the matt black model is claimed to be ideal for wide-angle landscapes, architectural scenes and street photos.

It also features a 3D mode, which combines two photos taken in sequence.

These are viewable in MPO format on 3D-compatible screens, says Leica.

Also on board is Full HD video recording (1080i AVCHD format) and a built-in stereo microphone with electronic ?wind noise filter?.

A GPS function records the geographical co-ordinates of the photographer?s location, saving the data in the image?s Exif file.

The £550 kit will include Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 image editing software.

A leather case and soft leather pouch will be available as optional extras, costing £80 and £63 respectively.

Leica V-Lux 30