Leica V-Lux 2 announcement

Leica announces the LEICA V-LUX 2: The
super-zoom compact for travel and nature photography

21 September 2010: Leica Camera AG has announced the LEICA V-LUX 2, combining a
high-performance 24x super-zoom lens and outstanding image quality with a sleek
and compact body. Equipped with a LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT 4.5 – 108 mm f/2.8 -
5.2 ASPH. lens, a 3” rotating LCD display and a wide variety of video
functions in 1080i-AVCHD Full HD, the V-LUX 2 is ideal for almost any
photographic situation.


The V-LUX 2’s 24x optical super-zoom lens offers an enormous range of focal
lengths equivalent to 25-600 mm in 35mm format. Whether shooting expansive
landscapes, finely detailed macro studies at short distances, or far-away
objects, people or animals with a super-telephoto setting, the Leica lens
captures them all in breathtaking quality.

Peter Kruschewski, product manager for Digital Compact Cameras at Leica Camera
AG, said, “The V-Lux 2’s versatile lens and compact form make it the ideal
camera for the ambitious travel and wildlife photographer. In certain shooting
situations, having to change lenses can be frustrating, especially when a quick
reaction is required. Thanks to the V-LUX 2’s large range of focal lengths,
this compact camera has the ability to capture almost all moments of life. The
V-LUX 2 is an interesting alternative to comparable SLR systems. Compact and
lighter, it also significantly reduces the weight and volume of photographic
equipment when travelling.”


A newly developed 14.1 MP CMOS image sensor tuned to perfection enhances the
high-performance LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT 4.5 – 108 mm f/2.8 – 5.2 ASPH. zoom
lens. In combination with the camera’s electronics and firmware, the sensor
guarantees brilliant, high-contrast images with natural colour rendition and
superb sharpness.


The LEICA V-LUX 2’s 3″ LCD display has a resolution of 460,000 pixels and can
be twisted and turned in almost any direction, making it easy for photographers
to compose pictures from even the most unusual or challenging angles. When
shooting stills or videos from over their heads or close to the ground,
photographers using the V-LUX 2 are always in full control.


In addition to offering an integrated stereo microphone with an electronic wind
noise filter that guarantees a crystal-clear soundtrack, the entire 24x zoom
range is available during video recording. The LEICA V-LUX 2 is the first Leica
digital compact to feature video capture in 1080i-AVCHD Full HD.


One of the world’s fastest consecutive-shooting cameras, the LEICA V-LUX 2
features high-speed burst shooting capability: bursts of 11 frames per second
at the full resolution of 14.1 MP, or 60 frames per second with a resolution of
2.8 MP.


Characterised by a compact design and extremely simple handling, the V-LUX 2’s
integrated handgrip and light weight allows photographers to shoot one-handed.
The camera controls are clearly laid out, ensuring fast and simple operation.
For instance, video recording can be started quickly and easily at the touch of
a button on the top plate of the camera.



The LEICA V-LUX 2 is supplied with a comprehensive suite of software. Adobe®
Photoshop® Elements® 8 provides users with a comprehensive and versatile image
editing solution that offers viewing, organisation, administration and a wide
range of processing options for still images and video recordings. Also
included is Adobe® Premiere® Elements® 8, an easy-to-use package offering video
processing for movies recorded by the V-LUX 2 in AVCHD format, and also
enabling the creation of professional audio and video effects.

Pricing and availability

The LEICA V-LUX 2 will be available in the UK from October 2010 from authorised
Leica dealers including the Leica Store Mayfair: www.leica-storemayfair.co.uk
, tel: 020 7629 1351. A full list of authorised UK Leica dealers is available
at www.leica-camera.co.uk http://www.leica-camera.co.uk/>
. The suggested retail price of the LEICA V-LUX 2 is £675 including VAT. An
outdoor case will be available for the V-LUX 2 at an SRP of £135 including VAT.


The LEICA V-LUX 2 comes with a two-year warranty and a one-year Leica
‘Passport’ (accidental damage cover).


Notes to Editors

For further information, high resolution images or products for review, please
contact Jenny Hodge at jenny.hodge@leica-camera.co.uk mailto:jenny.hodge@leica-camera.co.uk>
or call 07920 291920.


For full specifications, please visit: http://www.leica-storemayfair.co.uk/news/new-Leica-V-Lux2.html

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