Digital photography with a system benefit - the Leica D system offers ambitious amateurs and professional photographers unique options. As the first digital compact camera, the previous model already handled like a classic analog model. The Leica Digilux 3 7.5MP Digital Camera w/ Leica D Vario-Elmarit 14-50 mm f/2.8-3.5 Asph. Lens 18284 is now consistently proceeding with this successful concept. It is the first Leica Digilux Camera with an interchangeable lens and thus forms the basis for the Leica D system, an entirely independent single-lens reflex digital system . The clear-cut lines of the housing and the operating concept of the Leica Digilux 3 7.5MP Digital Camera are consistent with the best Leica tradition has to offer. This means shutter speed, focal length, aperture and focus can be set manually on the camera and the lens – fast, precise and creative handling in comparison with conventional single-lens reflex digital camera.
Virtually revolutionary is the interaction between the outstanding imaging performance typical of Leica and state-of-the-art technology : first-class image quality is achieved thanks to the Leica D Vario-Elmarit 14-50 mm f/2.8-3.5 Asph. lens in combination with the latest optical image stabilization and the 7.5 megapixel Live-MOS sensor. High quality, precision-crafted materials ensure that the Leica Digilux 3 Digital Camera will function reliably in the long term, particularly also including in the demanding photojournalism sector. The Leica D system will prove a valuable companion over the years. Leica Digilux 3 7.5MP Digital Camera – a tool for creative photographers
Traditional in styling and handling but with the latest technical features, the Leica Digilux 3 7.5MP Digital Camera w/ Leica D Vario-Elmarit 14-50 mm f/2.8-3.5 Asph. Lens 18284 is now setting new standards.Leica Digilux 3 7.5MP Digital Camera continues the direction taken by the multi-award winning previous models and also offers the creative freedom of a system digital camera.
Classic yet innovative Leica stands for photographic tools that concentrate on the essentials and allow creative users to record their unique view of the world. The Leica Digilux 3 7.5MP Digital Camera w/ Leica D Vario-Elmarit 14-50 mm f/2.8-3.5 Asph. Lens 18284 consistently combines the latest digital technology with these traditional values : top image quality, intuitive handling and appealing classic design.
The Leica Digilux 3 7.5MP Digital Camera w/ Leica D Vario-Elmarit 14-50 mm f/2.8-3.5 Asph. Lens 18284 shows everything – when looking through the optical viewfinder or with the help of Realtime Preview. Leica Digilux 3 7.5MP Digital Camera simultaneously allows the user to evaluate the complete scene in the display. The autofocus and image processing/ storage of the Leica Digilux 3 Digital Camera are not only very fast and but also extremely precise. So you won‘t miss important moments in life ever again – they can be viewed on the high-resolution 2.5" display in full brilliance.
The Leica Digilux 3 7.5MP Digital Camera w/ Leica D Vario-Elmarit 14-50 mm f/2.8-3.5 Asph. Lens 18284 is equipped with a bayonet to the Four Thirds standard, the open standard for single-lens reflex digital cameras. Along with the camera the first-class lens Leica D Vario-Elmarit 14-50 mm f/2.8-3.5 ASPH. forms the high-caliber basis of the Leica D system that will be supplemented by other interesting lenses in future.
The high demands of impassioned perfectionists and technical understanding that has been consistently developed for over a century result at Leica in the lenses that make the brand so legendary. The precision and quality of Leica Digital Camera lenses repeatedly set new standards, fascinating photographers all over the world. The many years of experience in the development and manufacture of Leica M and R lenses has now been incorporated in the Leica Digilux 3 7.5MP Digital Camera w/ Leica D Vario-Elmarit 14-50 mm f/2.8-3.5 Asph. Lens 18284. Once again the objectives are optimum user-friendliness, maximum sharpness and richness of contrast even at open aperture, uniform rich and neutral color reproduction. Unique optical coordination, a maximum of skills and expertise as well as a complex production process make this working philosophy reality. Leica D lenses also benefit from the latest technology. The autofocus is very fast and highly precise. Virtually revolutionary is the incorporation of an optical image stabilizer (O.I.S.), which can be switched on if wished to reliably prevent picture shake.
Specifications for Leica Digilux 3 7.5MP Digital Camera w/ Leica D Vario-Elmarit 14-50 mm f/2.8-3.5 Asph. Lens 18284:
|Image type/format:||Digital single-lens reflex system camera with lens bayonet complying with Four Thirds standard.|
|File formats:||RAW, JPEG (based on Exif 2.21 standard), DPOF|
|Aspect ratio:||4:3, 3:2, 16:9 (3:2, 16:9 only in Live View mode)|
|Image sensor:||LiveMOS sensor, size : 17.3 x 13.0 mm with pixels 7.9 million total pixels and 7.5 million effective pixels ; aspect|
ratio 4:3 (horizontal:vertical ) ; color filter RGB primary color filter ; dust reduction system ultrasonic protective filter.
|Image sizes:||4:3 format 3136 x 2352 pixels, 2560 x 1920 pixels, 2048 x 1536 pixels, 3:2 format 3136 x 2080 pixels,|
2560 x 1712 pixels, 2048 x 1360 pixels, 16:9 format 3136 x 1760 pixels, 1920 x 1080 pixels.
|Color display:||2.5" TFT LCD monitor with 207,000 pixels, image field approx. 100 % in Live View mode, depth of field controlled via depth of field lever (only with Live View via monitor) ; menu languages: German, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Japanese.|
|Color space:||sRGB, Adobe RGB|
|Lens:||LEICA D VARIO-ELMARIT 14-50 mm f/2.8-3.5 ASPH.|
|Lens bayonet:||Four Thirds bayonet|
|Close-up limit:||29 cm over entire focal length range|
|Extended optical zoom:||max. 1.5 x (with reduced resolution)|
|Digital zoom:||2 x/4 x (only in Live View mode)|
|Storage medium:||SD memory card, SDHC memory card, multimedia card|
|Reproduction modes:||Single/9 or 25 thumbnails/calendar zoom (16 x max.)/image rotation (not for RAW), Slide show (duration adjustable, also manual control possible) Favorites function/resizing (number of pixels selectable) trimming/ protection/aspect conversion/ DPOF print settings.|
|Realtime Preview:||Monitor viewfinder image shows picture, exposure (with histogram) and white balance before picture-taking.|
|Shutter:||Slotted shutter, shutter speed 1/4000–60, bulb (up to approx. 8 minutes), automatic self-timer 10 s/2 s,|
Remote shutter release with remote cable shutter release CR-DC1 (optional)
|Exposure:||Exposure control Program automatic, aperture automatic, time automatic and manual setting ; metering TTL open aperture metering 49-zone (with optical viewfinder), 256-zone (in Live View mode) ; metered value storage AFL/AEL button or shutter button pressed halfway in AFS mode ; exposure compensation ±2 EV in 1⁄3 EV stages ; automatic exposure series 3 or 5 pictures, ±2 EV in 1⁄3–1 EV stage.|
|Frame rate:||3 or 2 i/s|
|Exposure series:||6 images (RAW), unlimited (other formats, depending on memory card, picture resolution, image compression, battery performance).|
|Flash:||Integral flash unit LZ 10 (ISO 100, m) pop-up direct/indirect, off, auto, daylight fill-in flash ; Slow sync choice between red-eye reduction ; TTL flash metering control ; X-sync times 1/160 s and longer ; exposure compensation ±2 EV in 1⁄3 EV stages ; synchronization choice between 1st or 2nd curtain ; flash shoe system connection (SCA 3202) for external flash units.|
|White balance:||Options auto/daylight/cloudy skies/shadow/ halogen/flash/manual 1+2, color temperature setting ; white balance fine|
tuning blue/amber bias ; magenta/green bias ; color temperature adjustment range 2500 K to 10000 K in 31 steps.
|Protection/erase:||Protection single/multiple, reset ; erase single/multiple/all.|
|Immediate printing:||Image printing PictBridge (print size, layout, date setting selectable).|
|Connections:||Digital USB 2.0 (high-speed) ; analog (video/TV) NTSC/PAL Composite (switchable).|
|Work conditions:||Operating temperature 0° C to 40° C; air humidity 10 % to 80 %.|
||Battery Li-ion battery pack BP-DC3-U (7.2 V, 1,500 mAh) (supplied) ; power supply unit/charger input 110-240 V AC (supplied) ; battery capacity approx. 450 images (CIPA standard).
|Dimensions (WxHxD):||145.8 x 86.9 x 80 mm (5.74 x 3.42 x 3.15 in)|
|Weight:||approx. 530 g (18.7 oz) (housing)|
|Scope of supply:||1 GB SD card, power supply unit/charger, battery pack, eyepiece cover, housing cover, AV cable, USB cable, power cord, carrying strap, CD-ROM with software Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0 (WIN) and 3.0 (MAC), Quick Time.|
Features of Leica Digilux 3 7.5MP Digital Camera w/ Leica D Vario-Elmarit 14-50 mm f/2.8-3.5 Asph. Lens 18284:
- Digital single-lens reflex system camera with lens bayonet complying with Four Thirds standard
- Leica D Vario-Elmarit 14-50 mm f/2.8-3.5 Asph. lens
- Maximum sharpness and richness of contrast
- Optical image stabilization
- 7.5 megapixel Live-MOS sensor
- Color filter
- Dust reduction system
- 2.5" TFT LCD monitor with 207,000 pixels
- 1 GB SD memory card
- Battery capacity approx. 450 images (CIPA standard).
- Connections: USB 2.0 (High Speed); AV output with option of PAL or NTSC
- Extremely robust and long-lived because of the use of high-grade materials and precision fabrication
- Leica Digilux 3 7.5MP Digital Camera w/ Leica D Vario-Elmarit 14-50 mm f/2.8-3.5 Asph. Lens 18284
- 1 GB SD card
- Power supply unit/charger
- Battery pack (BP-DC3-U)
- Eyepiece cover
- Housing cover
- AV cable
- USB cable
- Power cord
- Carrying strap
- CD-ROM with software Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0 (WIN) and 3.0 (MAC), Quick Time