|The LEICA C-LUX 1 is an engagingly attractive companion with a fashionably compact form factor. Having a basic outline of only 5 x 10 cm, it's a camera you'll want to take with you wherever you go. Its elegant exterior is complemented by cutting-edge technology: 6-megapixel capture, ultra short shutter delay, precise autofocus measurement, and a generous selection of scene modes make it ideal for taking great pictures effortlessly. Whether you're on the beach, on a stroll through narrow streets, or in your favorite restaurant - the C-Lux 1 will capture all those precious moments you want to remember in stunning, true-to-life color and detail.|
|Camera Type||Point & Shoot|
|Sensor Resolution||6.0 MP|
|Macro Focus Range||5cm|
|Auto Focus type||TTL contrast detection|
|Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera||28 - 102mm|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/2000 sec|
|Min Shutter Speed||60 sec|
|Exposure compensation||±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps|
|Exposure Modes||Automatic, Program|
|Light Sensitivity||ISO 100, ISO 1600, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 80, ISO 800, ISO auto|
|Light Sensitivity Max||1600|
|Flash Type||Built-in flash|
|Red Eye Reduction||Yes|
|Effective Flash Range||0.3 m - 5.7 m|
|Camera Flash Features||AF Illuminator, Auto Flash, Flash +/- Compensation, Flash Off, Forced On, Red-eye Reduction Flash, Slow Sync, flash exposure bracketing|
|Flash Modes||Auto Mode, Fill-in Mode, OFF mode, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Synchro|
|Memory / Storage|
|Supported Flash Memory||MultiMediaCard, SD Card, SD Memory Card|
|Viewfinder Type||None, Without Viewfinder|
|Screen Details||LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.5" - color|
|Microphone Type||Microphone - built-in|
|Connector Types||1 x DC power input, 1 x USB, 1 x composite video/audio output|
|Expansion Slot||1 x SD Memory Card|
|System Requirements for PC Connection|
|Operating System Supported||Apple Mac OS 9, Apple Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows XP|
|Battery Form Factor||Manufacturer specific|
|Digital Video Format||Motion JPEG, QuickTime|
|Still Image Format||DPOF, EXIF 2.2, JPEG|
|Max Video Resolution||320 x 240|
|Additional Features||16:9 Widescreen Mode, AE/FE Lock, AF Lock, Audio Recording, Auto Power Save, Brightness Control, Built-In Speaker, DPOF Support, Date/Time Stamp, Digital Image Rotation, Direct Print, Histogram Display, Not Interchangeable Lenses, Orientation Detection, PictBridge Support, RGB Primary Color Filter, Resizing an Image, USB 2.0 Compatibility|
|Shooting Modes||Frame Movie Mode|
|Shooting Programs||Baby1, Baby2, Candle, Fireworks, Food, High sensitivity, Night portrait, Night scene, Party/indoor, Portrait mode, Scene, Self-portrait, Snow, Soft skin, Sports mode, Underwater|
|Special Effects||Black & White, Bluish, Reddish, Sepia|
|White Balance||Auto, Daylight / Sunny (Preset), Halogen (Preset), Manual, Overcast (Preset)|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||3 frames per second|
Average review score based on 12 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
I recently bought this camera used because of the magical Leica name even though this 4 MP Model is almost five years old. I’m thinking that 10 MP with one of the small sensors that comes with these new automatic cameras is a cruel marketing joke.
Used within it’s quirky constraints, the Leica Digilux 1 is capable of superb images.
- Great Pictures in Natural Light.
- Awesome Macros.
- Built of die cast magnesium and like a 'tank.'
- Really Terrific 2.5 inch, 205,000 Pixel LCD Screen.
- Fast and Accurate Focusing most of the time.
- Very Cool Looking Camera. Nothing else looks like this baby.
- Pictures in artificial light are not so great or maybe it's the software I'm using, which is an old version of Adobe Photoshop Elements that came with the camera. Pictures taken under fluorescent light have a yellow cast, which I just can't seem to get rid of.
- Doesn't have as many modes as more modern digital cameras, but maybe that's not so bad.
- I take all my pictures at ISO 100 and use a tripod if necessary. At higher ISO’s, the pictures are just too noisy.
- No RAW output.
- Won’t handle strange lighting situations (like backlighting) as well as more modern digital cameras with more sophisticated software.
This an exquisite little camera. I purchased mine in 2012 and was immediately impressed with the quality of the pictures. The resolution provided by the lens is sharp and pictures have a classic Leica look to them, especially when shooting in black & white mode. I have had good results with some low- megapixel cameras, even when expanding the prints to 11"x13" size. One should not be deterred by the number of megapixels once you go above five. I usually shoot at ISO 100 as above ISO 200 there is a problem with noise. These compact Leicas are marvelous little gems. They are getting hard to find and you see fewer and fewer on e-bay these days. They seem to be a well-kept secret and I guess owners are reluctant to part with them. If you want an easy-to-use pocket camera that produces excellent results, this may be one of the best you can buy.
I have been very impressed about the optical, as well as the casing material and digital features. This camera truly tends to professional taste while its simplicity to operate can be also be a fun hobby for the casual users. Oneof the few downside for me is the lack of integrated lens cover. This camera takes excellent natural light pictures and equally impressive shots in low light or at speed. For the price, I truly don't believe you expect any other camera in the market!
I like the fantastic natural picture quality it is clearly better than my other 8 Mpix compaktcamera!
I also like the design and the way the camera handles.
Cant think of anything I dislike, spec. for that price!
Bottom line is: Dont judge a digital camera by how many pixels it have...........
Leica Digilux 1 will be a classic in time to come. Pictures taken were superbly reproduced thanks to the Summicron lense.It retains the classic looks of the Leica without pretense.