Leica has launched the first model in a new line up of ultra slim compact digital cameras.

Leica has launched its first model in a new line up of ultra slim compact digital cameras.

Sporting Leica?s traditional retro styling, the 6.3MP Leica C-Lux 1 features a 2.5inch LCD, 3x optical zoom and image stabilization technology. Optical functionality is provided by a Vario-Elmarit lens, which offers a maximum aperture of f2.8 and an equivalent focal range of 28-102mm. A product of Leica?s ongoing partnership with Panasonic, the camera?s features and specifications bear more than a passing resemblance to those of the Panasonic DMC-FX01.

Leica promises that C-Lux 1 users will also reap the benefits of an enhanced battery life, quick response times and a range of scene modes that include food, party and fireworks options in addition to traditional settings such as portrait, landscape and sport modes.

The camera comes complete with a 64MB SD card, battery charger and software package that includes Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.

The Leica C-Lux 1 will hit shops at the end of the month priced £379. For more details call 01908 256400 or visit www.leica-camera.co.uk