Leica has put an end to speculation by unwrapping the V-Lux 20, a 12.1-million-pixel digital compact with a GPS tagging facility...
Leica has put an end to speculation by unwrapping the V-Lux 20, a 12.1-million-pixel digital compact with a GPS tagging facility.
Due out in May priced £495, the V-Lux 20 features a 12x optical zoom designed to deliver the 35mm viewing angle equivalent of a 25-300mm lens.
Built-in GPS tagging allows photographers to record the geographic co-ordinates of their location in the Exif file data.
?In addition, the V-Lux 20 can display the names of interesting sightseeing locations from 500,000 points of interest across 73 countries? said a spokesman.
Also on board is an HD (1,280×720 pixel) movie mode and 3in LCD screen carrying a resolution of 460,800 pixel resolution.
The V-Lux 20 boasts manual control over shutter speed and aperture and will come in a kit that includes Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 imaging software.
Full specification, as released by Leica UK at 11am today
Leica DC-Vario-Elmar 4.1-49.2mm f/3.3?4.9 ASPH. (25-300mm, 35mm equivalent)
10 elements in 8 groups (3 aspherical surfaces)
Normal/Macro, Macro Zoom, Pre-focusing (On/Off), Continuous focusing (On/Off), AF-tracking
Face detection / AF tracking /11 field / 1 field high speed /1 field / spot
50cm (wide angle) / 2m (tele) ? ∞
Macro / Intelligent
Auto / Movie
3cm (wide angle) / 1m (tele) ? ∞ (5×?8× corresponds to 2m ? ∞)
May differ from the ranges above
1/2.33? CCD with 14.5 MP (effective pixels: 12.1 MP)
4:3 format (max. 12 MP) 4000 x 3000 pixels (12 MP) / 3264 x 2448 pixels (8 MP) / 2560 x 1920 pixels (5 MP) / 2048 x 1536 pixels (3 MP) / 640 x 480 pixels (0.3 MP)
3:2 format (max. 11.5 MP) 4176 x 2784 pixels (11.5 MP) / 3392 x 2264 pixels (7.5 MP) / 2656 x 1768 pixels (4.5 MP) / 2048 x 1360 pixels (2.5 MP) / 640 x 424 pixels (0.3 MP)
16:9 format (max. 10.5 MP) 4320 x 2432 pixels (10.5 MP) / 3552 x 2000 pixels (7 MP) / 2784 x 1568 pixels (4.5 MP) / 1920 x 1080 pixels (2 MP) / 640 x 360 pixels (0.2 MP)
4:3 format VGA: 640 x 480 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG); QVGA: 320 x 240 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG)
16:9 format WVGA: 848 x 480 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG); HD format: 1280 x 720
pixels 60 fps (QuickTime Motion JPEG)
Recording file format:
JPEG (based on Exif 2.21 standard)/DPOF-compatible
Still images with sound
JPEG (based on Exif 2.21 standard) + QuickTime
QuickTime Motion JPEG
Program mode (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter priority (S), Manual setting (M) / Snapshot / Custom / Scene / Movie / Clipboard
Increments: 1/3 EV steps, setting range: ±2 EV
Portrait, Soft Skin, Transform, Self Portrait, Scenery, Panorama Assist, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Food, Party, Candlelight, Baby 1, Baby 2, Pet, Sunset, High Sens., High-Speed Burst, Flash Burst, Starry Sky, Fireworks, Beach, Snow, Aerial Photo, Pin Hole, Film Grain, High Dynamic (Standard, Artistic, B/W), Photo Frame
Multi-field / Centre-weighted / Spot
Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shadow / Tungsten / Manual setting
Auto / 80 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600
60 s?1/2000 s, (Starry Sky mode: 15s / 30s / 60s)
Continuous shooting mode:
Slow: Frequency 2.3 fps; Fast: approx. 10/6 fps (Release-/Shutter Priority)
Number of recordable pictures
Slow: max. 5/3 (Standard/Fine); Fast: approx. 15 using the internal memory, immediately after formatting / max. 100 using memory card (depending on card used and settings; 4:3: 3 MP, 3:2: 2.5 MP, 16:9: 2 MP)
Auto, Auto with pre-flash (red-eye reduction), Auto with slower shutter speeds and pre-flash, On, Off
Range (with ISO AUTO and maximum wide angle setting)
Approx. 60 cm ? 5.3 m
3? TFT LCD, approx. 460,800 pixels
Field of view: approx. 100 %, automatic brightness adjustment
Registration of geographical data: Latitude and longitude of images taken, display of country/region, state/province/county, city/town, landmark.
Reception frequency: 1575.42 MHz (C/A code)
Geographical coordinate system: WGS84
Compatible memory cards
SD / SDHC / SDXC
Mini HDMI cable (type C)
AV OUT / Digital dedicated jack (14-pin)
Digital: USB 2.0 (High Speed) Analogue Video / Audio: NTSC/PAL FBAS (switchable in menu), Audio line output (Stereo)
Operating temperature/ humidity
0?40 °C / 32-104 °F / 10?80 %
3.6 V / 895 mAh (300 pictures according to CIPA standards)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 103 x 62 x 33mm
Approx. 218g (with memory card and battery)
Battery charger (Leica BC-DC 7)
Battery (Leica BP-DC 7)
Software DVD (Adobe Photoshop Elements 8)
CD with full instructions (PDF)