The highly acclaimed brand, Leica launched the C Lux digital compact camera in India this month and will be available for purchase by the end of the month. The travel-zoom digital camera, though branded as a compact camera, resembles a mirrorless camera both in its functionality and appearance. This premium model comes with a price tag of Rs 85, 000 and is aimed towards the luxury sector of the market, a fact pretty obvious from its name, Lux.
The C Lux comes with Leica DC Vario-Elmar 8.8-132mm f/3.3-6.4 ASPH lens that enables 15x optical zoom and a 1-inch CMOS sensor that provides a 20-megapixel resolution. The maximum value of ISO sensitivity is 25,600. The touchscreen display is fixed, is 3 inch in dimension, has a 1240 pixel resolution, and has a special coating to prevent smudges and smears from fingerprints. Other features include a built-in electronic viewfinder, Contrast Detect DFD (Depth from Defocus) autofocus, video recording up to 30FPS, 1080p videos up to 60FPS, and 10FPS continuous shooting.
Leica C Lux becomes much more than a point and shoot camera with its optical 5-axis compensation system that stabilises images and a 49 metering point autofocus system for sharp focus. This system provides eye and face detection, custom-multi pattern, tracking and one-point autofocus modes. The other modes of focus include macro, manual, snapshot, motion picture mode and creative modes like Expressive, Low Key, Retro and Impressive Art.
The photos can be captured in RAW and JPEG format. The images may be then transferred through Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth v4.2. There is also a Leica C-Lux app for Android and iOS platforms allowing you to share the pictures and videos on Apple and Android devices. In addition, there is the usual USB 2.0 wired transfer.
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The Leica C Lux is available in two colours, light gold and midnight blue. Leica C Lux comes with a comprehensive range of accessories including the case, protector, wrist strap, carrying strap, and leather bags and pouches in vintage and soft finish.