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Leica V-Lux 40 features 20x zoom

Adeal has announced the new Leica V-Lux 40 digital compact camera, featuring a 15.3-megapixel (effective 14.1 MP) CMOS sensor and a 20x zoom Leica DC Vario-Elmar 4.3–86mm f3.3–6.4 ASPH lens.

The lens range is equivalent to 24 – 480mm in 35mm format. An LCD touch screen provides additional support to users in the fast and simple handling of the camera. Its compact design, comprehensive functions and additional features, such as an integrated GPS module and video recording in full HD resolution, make the V-Lux 40 an ideal travel camera.

The new 15.3-megapixel, 1/2.33-inch CMOS image sensor enables a higher dynamic range as well as particularly low-noise in images at sensitivities up to ISO 3200. In comparison with its predecessor, the Leica V-Lux 40 now offers significantly improved image quality, even in low light. In addition to this, its autofocus speed of 0.1 seconds enables even faster focusing on moving subjects.

The Leica V-Lux 40 offers a comprehensive range of camera functions. Users can choose from a wide selection of creative imaging options – from a continuous shooting rate of 10 frames per second at full resolution, and even 60 frames per second in high-speed mode, to creative modes with effects like miniature, panorama and retro.

It is also ideal for video recording. The entire 20x zoom range is available during video recording and an integrated stereo microphone with an electronic wind noise filter guarantees a crystal-clear soundtrack. Videos can now also be saved in internet-friendly MP4 format and can be uploaded directly to social media or mobile devices, without any need for conversion.

An integrated GPS module allows users to save the geographical coordinates and local time of every shot captured in the Exif data of the image files. In addition, the camera can also display the sightseeing highlights of the immediate neighbourhood (1,000,000 so-called ‘points of interest’). A DVD included in the package contains maps of important cities and regions. After transfer to an SD memory card, these can be uploaded to the camera and used for orientation in unfamiliar places. Photos can be stored in the maps as thumbnail images.

The new design of the Leica V-Lux 40 is dominated by classic black, with chromed elements. The 3-inch LCD touch screen (460K dots) allows users to select or set numerous functions in capture and review mode simply by touching controls displayed on the monitor screen.

The Leica V-Lux 40 is available now from authorised Leica dealers at an RRP of $749. It is supplied with an extensive software package comprising Photoshop Elements (stills) and Premiere (video).


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