The V-LUX 5 is the perfect amalgamation of style, versatility, and high-end performance. As an all-in-one travel companion, this camera combines an impressive 20.1MP 1" CMOS sensor with an adaptable DC Vario-Elmarit ASPH. zoom lens covering a 25-400mm equivalent focal range. Capturing quality still and moving-imagery is a breeze with its wide sensitivity range, suited to working in diverse lighting conditions. Fast AF performance is a key benefit of its intricate sensor technology, enabling continuous full-resolution shooting at 12 fps and 4K Photo shooting at 30 fps. In regard to aesthetics, the V-LUX 5 sits between Leica's classical vintage styling and more contemporary SLR camera setups. The exterior body incorporates both a tactile 3.0" 1.24m-dot articulating touchscreen and a 2.36m-dot OLED electronic viewfinder. The V-LUX 5 is great for lifestyle, sport, and cityscape photography - A jack of all trades and a master of most.
Leica V-LUX 5 Digital Camera Key Features:
- Leica's most versatile high-quality compact camera to date
- Superb travel kit with a versatile optical zoom lens
- Impressive 20.1MP 1" CMOS Sensor
- Well-rounded DC Vario-Elmarit ASPH. 16x Zoom Lens
- Reliable 25-400mm f/2.8-4 (35mm Equivalent)
- Intuitive electronic 2.36m-Dot OLED Viewfinder
- Tactile 3.0" 1.24m-Dot LCD monitor (articulating)
- High-performance UHD 4K30 video recording
- Available 4K Photo Modes and Sequence Composition
- Up to 12-fps high-resolution still-image shooting
- Ergonomic function buttons
- Bluetooth and WiFi enabled
- Access to Leica's FOTOS app on Android and iOS
- Refined, more contemporary Leica design
Expanded Leica V-LUX 5 Digital Camera Key Features:
Impactful 20.1MP 1" CMOS Sensor
The Leica V-LUX 5 boasts a sizeable 1" sensor that produces high-end, detail-rich imagery. Defined by its 20 megapixel resolution, noise reduction capabilities, and high sensitivity range - the V-LUX 5 performs to an impressive standard in a range of shooting conditions. You are granted further access to lightning-fast autofocus performance - thanks to industry-leading DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology. This allows the camera to focus within a mindblowing 0.1 second, alongside continuous shooting rates up to 12 fps or 30 fps at 8MP in the 4K Photo modes (detailed below).
Versatile Zoom Range
With a built-in 16x zoom, the V-LUX 5 is an incredibly versatile piece of performance kit. The DC Vario-Elmarit ASPH. lens offers a 25-400mm equivalent focal length range with a maximum aperture range of f/2.8-4 for use in low-lighting conditions. The lens barrel consists of an impressive series of aspherical elements to minimise spherical aberrations and distortions. When you pick up the V-LUX 5, you are guaranteed a sharpness and clairty that is second-to-none. As the 16x zoom is non-detacheable, you save valuable space and time - wherever your creativity takes you.
4K For Stills And Video
If it is high-quality moving-images you require, the V-LUX 5 can provide. This Leica camera supports recording UHD 4K video at 30p in the MP4 format at 100 Mb/s. By combining both the still and the moving, the V-LUX 5 holds a trio of still-shooting modes for continuous 8MP stills at a 30-fps shooting rate.
These include Burst, Pre-Burst, and Burst (S/S). The first allows for continuous recording, ideal for when you require a fast frame rate to capture the perfect shot. Pre-Burst, however, will record images one second prior to and one second after pressing the shutter button. This gives you 60 frames to choose from, whilst Burst (S/S) allows you handpick the best frame from the pre-recorded video and saves it as a single 8MP frame.
Fantastic Focus Functions
Working alongside the contrast-detection focusing system, Post Focus records imagery as a 4K MP4 file at 30 fps. The most impressive feature of this is that the specific point of focus is shifted throughout the burst - offering a dynamic array of distinct focusing ranges. You can then utilise the 3.0" LCD touchscreen and tap to select the area that you wish to bring into focus, crafting a unique 8MP JPEG file - Focusing Assist grants even more control over this process. Focus Stacking allows for a greater depth of field with photographing close-up subjects. It does this by recording and saving images with varying points of focus, combining them to create detailed, dynamic portraits.
Modern Touches To A Classic Setup
A 3.0" 1.24m-dot touch-sensitive LCD screen sits pride of place upon the rear of the camera body for access to the menu, image playback, and for selecting AF points whilst shooting. Further to this, you have access to an integrated high-resolution 2.36m-dot, 0.74x-magnification electronic viewfinder. This is designed for comfortable eye-level monitoring when capturing still-imagery. For efficient charging, be sure to utilise the included Micro-B USB Cable with either an AC adapter, computer, or USB-connected power bank. This grants you approximately 440 shots per charge.
Access the Leica FOTOS app on your iOS or Android device with the V-LUX 5's in-built WiFi and Bluetooth connection to share images direct to a paired mobile device. You can also access a live-view image and use your device as a remote control.
Leica V-LUX 5 Digital Camera Product Video:
Photographing with the Leica V-Lux 5
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What's in the box?
- 1 x Leica V-Lux 5 Digital Camera
- 1 x Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
- 1 x USB Cable
- 1 x AC Adapter
- 1 x Shoulder Strap
- 1 x Lens Cap
- 1 x Lens Cap String
- 1 x Lens Hood
- 1 x Hot Shoe Cover
- 1 x Limited 2-Year Warranty
How heavy is the V-LUX 5?
This camera weighs 812g (including both the battery and memory card), very similar to that of stereotypical DSLR cameras.
Does the V-LUX 5 have built-in image stabilisation?
Yes, this camera has efficient built-in image stabilisation for when capturing still and moving imagery.
How does the Leica V-LUX 5 differ from the Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 II?
These cameras share many similar features, however, the firmware that is utilised to operate each camera is a key difference.
What battery does the V-LUX 5 use?
The V-LUX 5 utilises the BP-DC 12 U battery - separately available if you require spares.
Can you use filters with the V-LUX 5?
You are able to use 62mm filters with this Leica camera body.
Is the V-LUX 5 weatherproof?
There are no manufacturer claims that the V-LUX 5 is dust and weather sealed.
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