Leica Camera Inc. is pleased to offer the LEICA D-LUX 4 Safari Special Edition Camera set. This special edition set comes with a regular carrying strap, Lithium-Ion Battery, Battery Charger, AV/USB Cable, Instruction Booklet, Capture One DVD Software, Leica Special Edition System Case
The Leica D-lux 4 Safari Edition Digital Camera is based upon a green anodized finishing aluminum body. The D-LUX IV Safari Set from Leica will be delivered with a dedicated designed system case that matches the color of the camera. The system case offers space for optional accessories like the handgrip, viewfinder or flash unit. The case is made of water resistant heavy duty material that is used in manufacturing in the automobile industry.
The compact nature of the Leica Digital Camera D-Lux 4 Special Edition means it can be with you all the time. But despite its compact size, it offers top Leica quality and gives the photographer plenty of artistic freedom. The D-Lux 4 Safari Digital Compact Camera by Leica is ideal, whether for subjects composed with lots of forethought or for spontaneous reportage.
The LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMICRON lens 1:2.0-2.8/5.1-12.8 ASPH is a high-aperture lens for digital compact cameras that allows the real enthusiast to work with an open shutter. Its high speed makes the LEICA D-LUX 4 Compact Camera ideal for available light exposures. Whether in poor light or for selective use of field depth, the lens of the Safari Edition Leica 4 D-Lux gives the photographer scope for highly individual picture composition. The aspherical zoom lens with a focusing range of 24-60 mm opens up new creative options in reportage photography. The lens design consists of eight elements, of which four are aspherical. These are matched individually to the camera sensor, working in harmony with the electronics and software, to produce stunningly brilliant pictures in true-to-life colors.
At a standard resolution of 10.1 megapixels, the overlarge size of the 1/1.63" CCD image sensor increases image quality distinctly. The smallest details of the subject are reproduced exactly. The D-Lux 4 from Leica Camera can take photos in all three formats (4:3/3:2/16:9) to suit the particular recording or playback situation. On the 3" LCD monitor with a resolution of 460,000 pixels, pictures can be viewed and assessed in excellent quality before and after they are taken. Leica Camera AG has developed its own unique color matching, contrast and picture definition profile which produces digital characteristics complimentary to Leica M film photography.
The ergonomic layout of controls and intuitive operating system make it a pleasure to handle the Leica Digital D-Lux 4 Special Edition Set . Focus, shutter speed, stops and exposure override can all be set manually with the joystick giving the real enthusiast scope for highly individual picture composition. Of course you can also use the intelligent automatic mode: Depending on the subject and photographic situation, the camera automatically selects the best mode from Scene Select, either macro, landscape, portrait, night portrait, or night scene. The professional software Capture One 4 (RAW data converter) makes sure that the RAW data supplied by the CCD sensor is "processed" in optimum quality. Data recording can be in Fine, Standard, RAW or combinations. The Compact Leica Camera Safari D-Lux 4 is also prepared for photos in HDTV format with a HD port for TV connection.
Expandable, just like a small system camera the Special D-Lux Four Safari Edition is a real Leica, not just in its design, its looks, and its performance, but also its being the first digital compact camera that can be used with an extensive range of accessories - just like a system camera. That means even more photographic possibilities with the camera that can claim to be "son of M8".