|If you want a stylish, slim compact camera but don't want to sacrifice picture quality then you'll love the ultra compact Leica C-LUX 2! Sporting a classic black metal body, it's a design classic - which can fit into even the smallest pocket. In fact it's the slimmest Leica digital camera ever made! That elegant exterior design - unmistakably Leica - is matched by an impressive array of precision optics and digital technology inside. If you want to take the style even further, then you can also compliment your LEICA C-LUX 2 with its own exclusive tan leather case and carry strap.The high-speed wide-angle 28 mm zoom lens enables you to take stunning, space-grabbing shots. The optical image stabilizer and intelligent exposure control prevent camera shake and the 7.2 megapixel CCD sensor enables you to take superlative prints you can enlarge - even up to poster size.The extra large 2.5" display, the image stabilization and short shutter delay of the Leica C-LUX 2 all combine to guarantee carefree photography with high-quality results. Fast, discreet snapshots captured on the fly, or picture perfect compositions at twilight or in other tricky conditions - all are possible with this elegant compact. Where the Vario-Elmarit zoom lens also retracts entirely into the camera body at the flick of the ‘off’ switch.So whether you're a partygoer, city stroller or nature lover, the Leica C-LUX 2 is always your dependable companion - any time, any place, you need never miss another photo opportunity.|
|UPC||0799429183264, 4022243183254, 718122379002, 799429183264|
|Camera Type||Point & Shoot|
|Sensor Resolution||7.2 MP|
|Macro Focus Range||5cm|
|Auto Focus type||TTL contrast detection|
|Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera||28 - 100mm|
|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 1250, ISO 200, ISO 3200, ISO 400, ISO 800|
|Light Sensitivity Max||3200|
|Flash Type||Built-in flash|
|Red Eye Reduction||Yes|
|Effective Flash Range||0.6 m - 5 m|
|Camera Flash Features||AF Illuminator, Auto Flash, Fill-in Flash, Flash Off, Red-eye Reduction Flash|
|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, SDHC Card, SDHC Memory Card|
|Screen Details||LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.5" - color|
|Microphone Type||Microphone - built-in - mono|
|Microphone Operation Mode||Mono|
|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 X, MS Windows 2000, MS Windows 98, MS Windows 98 SE, MS Windows ME, MS Windows XP|
|Battery Form Factor||Manufacturer specific|
|Digital Video Format||Motion JPEG, QuickTime|
|Still Image Format||JPEG|
|Max Video Resolution||320 x 240|
|Additional Features||AE/FE Lock, AF Lock, Audio Recording, Backlight Compensation, Built-In Speaker, Cropping An Image, DPOF Support, Date/Time Stamp, Digital Image Rotation, Digital Noise Reduction, Histogram Display, Image Stabilization, Not Interchangeable Lenses, Orientation Detection, PictBridge Support, Resizing an Image, USB 2.0 Compatibility|
|Shooting Modes||Frame Movie Mode|
|Shooting Programs||Aerial photo, Baby1, Baby2, Beach, Candle, Fireworks, Food, High sensitivity, Landscape, Night landscape, Night portrait, Party/indoor, Pet, Portrait mode, Scene, Self-portrait, Snow, Soft skin, Sports mode, Starry sky, Sunset, Underwater|
|Special Effects||Black & White, Bluish, Reddish, Sepia, Vivid|
|White Balance||Auto, Daylight / Sunny (Preset), Halogen (Preset), Manual, Overcast (Preset)|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||2 frames per second, 3 frames per second|
Average review score based on 7 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
It,s a pocket size beautiful compact camera with all the features of a Full size SLR camera. My camera is like New and I have no problems with it,s functions and photo quality. I love it and shopping around to find another one. Dear fellow Leica lovers, be careful if you are going to buy the Leica which is European Version, it must function Perfectly. I had sour experience from Leica-USA Service Center and got nothing in Help and Service, but run-around. Otherwise it,s beautiful camera. Good Luck.
Great feel Great lens good camera in the 500 range. it has the organic feel i love.
-iso 200 400 could be better and the addition od 600 an 800 would be great
-better digital viewfinder and lcd
-sdhc update for memmory
-faster processor for use in raw
The Leica Digilux 2 was released jointly by Leica and Panasonic in 2004. The Panasonic version was the Lumix DMC LC1. The cameras were distinguishable in appearance by virtue of the outer case and color. The Leica inherited the classic silver and black Leica rangefinder styling, while the Panasonic came in all black. There are few differences in the contours of the case… but for the most part, they're the same.
In this arrangement, Leica took responsibility for the optics while Panasonic (via some Sony technology) managed the electronics. But make no mistake about it, the business end of this camera, the lens, is all Leica. In many respects, the lens is the heart of this beast.
In addition to cosmetic differences, there is a difference in how the two cameras handle the image interpretation when shooting in JPEG mode. Just like you and I might "tweak" our images differently in Photoshop or post processing, camera manufacturers each have their own "recipe" for how the camera's image processing software creates the JPEG output from the camera's RAW file. The folks at Leica claim their software offers a look more suited to the Leica owner's tastes... in other words it looks more like film. :) Panasonic, on the other hand, will probably have a bit more saturation and punch to the colors. However, if you're shooting in RAW, it's a moot point.
I've owned a Leica Digilux 1 for years, and am always amazed at the photos it takes compared to people with Canon/Nikon taking the same shots. Something about how they match the sensor to the lens to the software. Leica cameras, if you can afford them, really are worth it.
I don't mind the fixed lens, although that is what most people don't like about it. It keeps the cost down, and the range of this zoom is more than adequate for a take-anywhere camera.
I love my Digilux 2!!
Digilux 2, in my opinion, is the very best one can get in a Digital Camera, except for the Leica M8, which is not within the reach of many a photographer. The images from the Digilux 2 are the best that I have been able to create. The photoes appear larger to me than what the M8 & 50mm Leica Lens can deliver.
The bounce flash is a very superior feature that this camera has. The original sensor that the camera came with did deliver better pictures, than the new replacement sensor does. Sensor failure is a weak point in this camera. The lens on the Digilux 2 is a true optic capable of matching performance comparable to Leica M Lenses. I just wish that Leica had continued to make this camera for ever and ever. 5MP of this camera is more than adequate to give perfect results. A nicely fitted lens Hood, with its own cap is a feature that every lens should. Digilux 2 feels right in the hand and those, who have one that works - PLEASE HANG ON TO IT - regretted selling mine, but have replace it.