|What does the LEICA DIGILUX1 have in common with the LEICA I of 1925? With its outstanding optical quality, high speed and mobility, the first Leica soon became a successful reportage camera and it paved the way for the enormous growth of 35 mm photography. Outstanding optical quality, high speed and mobility are also the characteristics of the digital reportage camera LEICA DIGILUX1. The result of intensive technological cooperation with Panasonic, it combines modern digital technology with the optical know-how of Leica. Classic elements of design and operating convenience make the LEICA DIGILUX1 a synthesis of experience and innovation. It is an extraordinary, fast and easy-to-use digital camera with outstanding imaging quality that gives photographers many new creative possibilities. And that, above all and in every respect, makes it a typical Leica.|
|UPC||022224318211, 072874305895, 4022243182110|
|Camera Type||Point & Shoot|
|Sensor Resolution||4.0 MP|
|Macro Focus Range||6-30cm|
|Focus Adjustment||Autofocus & Manual Focus, Automatic, Manual|
|Auto Focus type||TTL contrast detection|
|Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera||33 - 100mm|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/1000 sec|
|Min Shutter Speed||8 sec|
|Exposure compensation||±2 EV range, in 1/4 EV steps|
|Exposure Metering||Center-Weighted, Multi-Segment, Spot|
|Exposure Modes||Aperture-Priority, Automatic, Manual, Program, Shutter-Priority|
|Light Sensitivity||ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400|
|Light Sensitivity Max||400|
|Flash Type||Built-in flash|
|Red Eye Reduction||Yes|
|Effective Flash Range||0.1 m - 4.5 m|
|Camera Flash Features||Auto Flash, Fill-in Flash, Flash +/- Compensation, Flash Off, Rear Sync Flash, Red-eye Reduction Flash, Slow Sync|
|Flash Modes||Auto Mode, Fill-in Mode, OFF mode, Rear Curtain Sync, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Synchro|
|Memory / Storage|
|Supported Flash Memory||MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card|
|Optical Viewfinder Type||Real-image zoom|
|Viewfinder Magnification||0.33 - 0.9x|
|Dioptric Correction Range||-2.8 to +0.8|
|Screen Details||LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.5" - color|
|Microphone Type||Microphone - built-in - electret condenser - 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 9, Apple Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows 95, Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows ME, Microsoft Windows NT, Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Microsoft Windows XP Professional|
|Digital Video Format||AVI, QuickTime|
|Still Image Format||JPEG, TIFF|
|Max Video Resolution||320 x 240|
|Min Operating Temperature||0 °C|
|Max Operating Temperature||40 °C|
|Additional Features||AE/FE Lock, Audio Recording, Auto Power Save, Brightness Control, Built-In Speaker, DPOF Support, Date/Time Stamp, Focus Bracketing, Not Interchangeable Lenses, USB, With LCD Protected Position, With Tripod Mount|
|Shooting Modes||Frame Movie Mode|
|White Balance||Auto, Manual|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||3.8 frames per second|
|Video Capture||AVI - 320 x 240 - 15 fps - 300 sec - with 64MB card|
Average review score based on 5 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.
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...........
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 bought this because the digilux's are suppose to be rock solid, literally and top notch glass as is well known with Leica. It has lived up to the name. This is an old model that has been fun to play with. The pictures are beautiful and down loading them has worked smoothly with current computer systems.
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.