If someone’s on a roll, it’s got to be Leica, as the company recently unveiled three new products in the form of the X2, the M Monochrom, and now the Leica V-Lux 40. This new snapper houses a 15.3MP (effective 14.1 MP) CMOS sensor and a Leica DC Vario-Elmar 4.3mm – 86mm f/3.3–6.4 ASPH lens that has a zoom range of 20×.
The V-Lux 40 acts a successor to the V-Lux 30, and proffers enhanced features as compared to the previous model. An LCD touchscreen, an integrated GPS module and full HD video recording capabilities are its highlights. The 15.3MP sensor on this camera is said to enable a higher dynamic range as well as low noise images at sensitivities of up to ISO 3200. Moreover, the device tenders an autofocus speed of 0.1 seconds.
A range of imaging options are on offer with this camera. These include a continuous shooting rate of 10 frames per second at full resolution and 60 frames per second in high-speed mode. And then, there are also effects like miniature, panorama and retro. The V-Lux allows its users to make use of its 20× zoom range even during video recordings.
This snapper’s design is highlighted by classic black coloring and chromed elements are also present to complete the looks. The body sports a 3-inch LCD touchscreen which has a diagonal measurement of 7.5 centimeters and a resolution of 460,000 pixels. Buyers of the device will also be handed copies of Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 and Adobe Premiere Elements 10.
The Leica V-Lux 40 price is unclear, but it can be purchased now from Leica dealers in the US.