Leica V-Lux 40

The Leica V-Lux 40 is an elegantly designed travel camera with a high-quality 20x optical zoom Leica DC Vario-Elmar lens. This 4.3-86 mm f/3.3-6.4 ASPH lens is a real masterpiece. The entire 20x zoom range is available during movie recording.

The legendary optical performance of Leica is paired with the new 15.3 MP (14.1 effective MP) 1/2.33″ CMOS sensor. Thanks to these features, the Leica V-Lux V40 is the perfect companion for those who want to be always close to the action.

The Leica V-Lux 40 can capture movies at up to 1920 x 1080 resolution using AVCHD or MPEG-4 compression. The audio quality is ensured thanks to integrated stereo microphone with built-in wind-noise filter. This versatile travel camera also features a 3″ touch-sensitive LCD screen with a resolution of 460,000 dots, an integrated GPS, image stabilization and up to 3200 ISO sensitivity.

The control elements of the Leica V-Lux 40 are ergonomically positioned and logically aranged, and ensure intuitive handling of the camera even by beginners photographers. The design is dominated by classic black, with chromed elements which gives the camera an refined and elegant look.

Leiga V-Lux 40 photo


Leica V-Lux40 specifications:

  • Lens: Leica DC Vario-Elmar, 12 elements in 10 groups
  • Aperture: f/3.6-6.4
  • Zoom: 20x optical, 4x digital
  • Sensor: 1/2.33″ CMOS, 14.1 effective MP
  • Sensitivity: ISO 100 – 3200
  • LCD Monitor: 3.0″, 460k dot TFT-LCD touch screen
  • Storage: SD/ SDHC/ SDXC memory card
  • Connectivity: Mini HDMI (type C), USB 2.0, A/V

Leica V-Lux 40 travel camera


Leica V-Lux 40 reviews:

Full Leica V-Lux 40 reviews are not available yet. However, you can find the full specs of V-Lux 40 and you can read some short review on pocketlint.com and bhphotovideo.com websites.

V-Lux V40 with high-performance Leica lens


Leica V-Lux 40 controls detail


Leica V-Lux 40


Leica V-Lux 40 monitor LCD


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Leica V-Lux 40 with case


Leica D-Lux 5

The Leica D-Lux 5 is a premium high-end compact point-and-shoot camera that is the successor of the D-Lux 4 and it is equipped with the same technical specification as the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5, but… it is Leica.

The Leica D-Lux 5 features a 10.1 MP sensor with a very fast f/2-3.3 DC Vario-Summicron 24-90 mm ASPH lens, suitable for a wide variety of situation. The Leica D-Lux 5 also captures 1280 x 720 pixels video at 30 frames per second in a choice of AVCHD or Motion JPEG formats.

The Leica D-Lux Titanium special edition features some specifications but it comes with the silver-grey metal body.

The Leica D-Lux 5 comes also with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 and more optional accesories including the EVF1 electronic viewfinder, CF22 flash, handgrip and optional bags and cases.

Leica D-Lux 5 is a premium compact camera


Leica D-Lux 5 specifications:

  • Lens: Leica DC Vario-Summicron
  • Zoom: 3.8 x optical / 4x digital
  • Sensor: 1/1.63″ CCD with 11.3 MP (effective 10.1 MP )
  • File format: Still pictures – RAW/ JPEG; video – AVCHD/ Motion JPEG
  • Monitor: 3.0″ TFT LCD
  • Storage: SD/ SDXC/ SDHC memory card
  • Connectivity: USB 2.9 High Speed; Mini HDMI Type C; Analog video/ audio: NTSC/ PAL; dedicated jack ( 8-pin )


Leica D-Lux 5 Titanium limited edition


Leica D-Lux 5 reviews:

The Leica D-Lux 5 handled chromatic aberrations excellently, with very limited purple fringing present around the edges of objects in certain high-contrast situations. The Leica D-Lux 5 offers a Macro setting that allows to focus on a subject that is 3 cms away from the camera when the lens is set to wide-angle. More about image quality you can read on Leica D-Lux 5 review from photographyblog.com. Here you can see also more sample images.

In the Leica D-Lux 5 review, the techradar.com website says that D-Lux 5 powers up in two seconds. It is quick to focus and determine exposure in a mere blink of an eye following a half-press of the shutter release button.

More sample images, tests, but also the opinion of an expert you can find on Leica D-Lux 5 review from stevehuffphoto.com.


Leica D-Lux 5 high-end premium compact camera


Leica D-Lux 5 with silver-grey metallic body


new Leica D-Lux 5 with case


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Lens of new Leica D-Lux 5



The Leica X1 is 12.2 megapixel compact camera with a 36 mm fixed lens and a 2.7-inch LCD screen. The Leica X1 has an APS-C sized 23.6×15.8 mm CMOS sensor and a sensitivity range of ISO 100-3200. This compact camera is the direct beneficiary of 100-plus years of German engineering experience and it delivers one of the best picture quality in its class.

This elegant camera features a professional CMOS sensor that is as large as those in high-quality SLRs. The Leica Elmarit 24 mm f/2.8 ASPH is a true Leica lens with terrific optical performance.

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Leica X1


Leica X1 specifications:

  • Lens: Leica ELMARIT 24 mm f/2.8 ASPH, 8 elements in 6 groups
  • Focal distance: 24 mm
  • Aperture: F2.8/ F16.0
  • Sensor: APS-C CMOS sensor, 12.9 megapixels
  • Sensitivity: ISO 100 to 3200
  • File format: JPEG, DNG
  • Display: 2.7” LCD TFT, 230 k pixels
  • Storage: internal memory 50 MB; SD/SDHC memory card
  • Connectivity: HDMI, USB 2.0 High Speed
Leica X1 picture

Leica X1 compact camera


Leica X1 reviews:

There are a few reviews of Leica X1 compact camera.

The Leica X1 produces exceptional images that are low in image noise and and consistently decent throughout the ISO range. JPEG images from ISO 100 – 800 are very crisp and clear and RAW DNG images retain better sharpness. More about performance and image quality of X1 you can read on LEICA X1 review by whatdigitalcamera.com.

In the Leica X1 review, the photographyblog.com website says that Leica X1 is a beautifully designed and highly intuitive camera with some really well-thought out external controls that make taking a picture an easy and enjoyable process.

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Leica X1


Another Leica X1 great review comes from dpreview.com. You can find  there more technical details and test results of this compact camera.

Other Leica X1 short reviews you can read on pcmag.com and cnet website.

The conclusion is drawn by techradar.com website in its Leica X1 review:

With its large sensor in a small format body – and a beautiful one at that – the X1 is a pocketable but serious camera that can deliver sharp, noise free images with a superb amount of detail.


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Leica X1



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