Leica V-LUX 30 Review

4.0
July 4, 2011 | Gavin Stoker |

Specifications

Lens Leica DC-Vario-Elmar 4.3-68.8mm f/3.3–5.9 ASPH.
(24-384mm, 35mm equivalent)
12 elements in 10 groups (6 aspherical surfaces in 3 elements)
Optical zoom 16x
Digital zoom 4x
Optical image stabilisation Yes
Focusing:
Modes Normal/Macro, continuous focusing (on/off)
Metering modes Face detection / AF tracking /multi points, 1 point, spot, Touch Field
Focusing range:
P/A/S/M 50cm (wide angle) / 2m (tele) – ∞
Macro / Intelligent
Auto / Movie
3cm (wide angle) / 1m (tele) – ∞
Sensor 1/2.33” CMOS with 15.1 MP (effective pixels: 14.1 MP)
Resolution / file recording  format:
Still images 16:9 format: 4320 x 2432 pixels, 3648 x 2056 pixels, 3072 x 1728 pixels, 2560 x 1440 pixels, 1920 x 1080 pixels, 640 x 360 3:2 format: 4320 x 2880 pixels, 3648 x 2432 pixels, 3072 x 2048 pixels, 2560 x 1712 pixels, 2048 x 1360 pixels, 640 x 424 4:3 format: 4320 x 3240 pixels, 3648 x 2736 pixels, 3072 x 2304 pixels, 2560 x 1920 pixels, 2048x1536 pixels, 640x480 1:1 format: 3232 x 3232 pixels, 2736 x 2736 2304 x 2304 / 1920 x 1920 / 1536 x 1536 / 480 x 480
Movies 16:9 format AVCHD: 1080i: 1920 x 1080 pixels (max. 60 min per clip) 720p: 1280 x 720 pixels (max. 60 min per clip) Motion JPEG: 16:9 format: 1280 x 720 pixels (max. 30 min per clip) 4:3 format: 640 x 480 pixels, 320 x 240 pixels (max. 30 min per clip)
3D 16:9 format: 1920 x 1080 (MPO format)
Exposure control:
Exposure modes Program mode (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter priority (S), Manual setting (M)
Exposure compensation Increments: 1/3 EV steps, setting range: ±2 EV
Scene modes Portrait, Soft Skin, Transform, Self Portrait, Scenery, Panorama Assist, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Handheld Night Shot, Food, Party, Candle Light, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, High Sens., High-Speed-Burst, Flash Burst, Starry Sky, Fireworks, Beach, Snow, Aerial Photo, Pin Hole, Film Grain, Photo Frame, High Speed Movie
Metering modes Multi-field / Centre-weighted / Spot
White balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Halogen / Manual setting
Sensitivity Auto / ISO 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600
Shutter speeds 60s–1/4000 s, (Starry Sky mode: 15s / 30s / 60s)
Continuous shooting modes:   (Burst frequency: max. number of pictures / max. resolution) 2 B/s: max. number 100 / 14 MP max. resolution 5 B/s: max. number 100 / 14 MP max. resolution 10 B/s: max. number 15 / 14 MP max. resolution 40 B/s: max. number 50 / 5 MP max. resolution 60 B/s: max. number 60 / 3.5 MP max. resolution
Flash:
Modes Auto, Auto with pre-flash (red-eye reduction), Auto with slower shutter speeds and pre-flash, On, Off
Range Approx. 60cm – 5.0m (W/ISO Auto), 1.0 – 2.8m (Tele/ISO Auto)
Self timer 2s/10s delay
LCD display 3” TFT LCD, approx. 460,800 pixels
Touch Screen functionality
Microphone/Speaker Stereo/mono
Recording media:
Internal memory Approx. 18MB
Compatible memory cards SD: 8MB – 2GB / SDHC: 4GB – 32GB / SDXC: 48GB – 64GB
Interfaces:
HDMI Mini HDMI cable (type C)
AV OUT/Digital Digital: USB 2.0 (High Speed)
Dedicated jack (14-pin) Analogue Video/Audio: NTSC/PAL Composite (switchable in menu),    Audio-lineout (mono)
GPS Geodetic Data System: WGS84
1 million Points of Interest
PictBridge compatibility Yes
Operating temperature/ humidity 0–40 °C / 32-104 °F / 10–80 %
Battery (Lithium-ion) BP-DC7:
Voltage/capacity 3.6 V / 895 mAh (260 pictures according to CIPA standards)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 104.9 x 57.6 x 33.4 mm
Weight Approx. 219g (with memory card and battery)
Accessories and software included Software DVDs (Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 9, Adobe® Premiere® Elements 9)
CD with full instructions (PDF)
Printed short instruction manual
Wrist strap
Touch pen
AV cable
USB cable Lithium-ion Battery (Leica BP-DC 7)
Battery charger (Leica BC-DC 7)

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