LEICA V-LUX 20-Compact digital camera with super-zoom and GPS tagging
The LEICA V-LUX 20 is a 12.1 effective megapixel digital compact camera with a powerful 12x optical zoom lens and built-in GPS tagging. The V-Lux 20’s three inch LCD display (460,000 pixels) offers an extremely bright, sharp view for precise composition and framing of shots, as well as accurate quality control for captured shots in playback mode. The LEICA V-LUX 20 enables movie recording in HD quality. Its intelligent automatic features, such as face recognition, automatic scene modes and smart exposure, are all available in movie mode, together with the camera’s zoom functions. The integrated, high-performance LEICA DC-VARIO-ELMAR 4.1-49.2mm f/3.3-4.9 ASPH. zoom lens with a focal range of 25-300mm (35mm equivalent) means the V-Lux 20 is perfect for any photographic situation..
The V-Lux 20 is the first Leica camera to feature GPS tagging. The Leica V-Lux 20 can display the names of interesting sightseeing locations from a total of 500,000 ‘points of interest’ across 73 countries.The built-in GPS feature also makes archiving and organising photos quick and easy, during or after a trip. Furthermore, for photographers posting images on social networks, image portals or map sites such as Google Maps or Google Earth, the data automatically reveals exactly when and where the photos were taken.
The Leica V-Lux 20 offers fully automatic functions for those who prefer to point and shoot. It also provides a complete range of manual shutter speed and aperture settings for more creative freedom and image control. The LEICA V-LUX 20 will be available in the UK from May 2010 at a suggested retail price of £495 ($760). The optional brown leather case has an SRP of £70 ($107).