Leica V-LUX 40 Review

4.0
October 30, 2012 | Gavin Stoker |

Specifications

Lens Leica DC-Vario-Elmar 4.3-86mm f/3.3–6.4 ASPH.
(24-480mm, 35mm equivalent)
12 elements in 10 groups (6 aspherical surfaces in 3 elements)
Optical zoom 20x
Digital zoom 4x
Optical image stabilsation Yes
Focusing  
Modes Normal/Macro
Metering modes Face detection, AF tracking, multi point, single 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 15.3 MP (effective pixels: 14.1 MP)
Resolution  
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 pixels
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 pixels
4:3 format: 4320 x 3240 pixels, 3648 x 2736 pixels, 3072 x 2304 pixels, 2560 x 1920 pixels, 2048 x 1536 pixels, 640 x 480 pixels
1:1 format: 3232 x 3232 pixels, 2736 x 2736 pixels, 2304 x 2304 pixels, 1920 x 1920 pixels, 1536 x 1536 pixels, 480 x 480 pixels
Movies 16:9 format AVCHD:
1080p: 1920 x 1080 pixels (max. 29 min per recording)
720p: 1280 x 720 pixels (max. 29 min per recording)
MP4:
16:9 format: 1920 x 1080 pixels (max. 29 min per recording),
1280 x 720 pixels (max. 29 min per recording)
4:3 format: 640 x 480 pixels, 320 x 240 pixels (max. 29 min per recording)
QuickTime Motion JPEG (High Speed Video)
3D phot function 16:9 format: 1920 x 1080 (MPO format)
Exposure control Program mode (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter priority (S), Manual setting (M)
Exposure modes Increments: 1/3 EV steps, setting range: ±2 EV
Scene modes Portrait, soft skin, scenery, panorama-assist, sports, night portrait, night scenery, handheld night, HDR, food, baby mode 1, baby mode 2, pet, sunset, high sensitivity, through glass, high-speed video
Creative control modes Still-picture modes: Expressive, retro, high key, low key, sepia, mono, high dynamic range, toy effect, miniature effect, soft focus
Review modes: Expressive, retro, high key, low key, mono, toy effect, soft focus, off
Metering modes Multi-field, centre-weighted, spot
White balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Halogen / Manual setting
Sensitivity Auto /iISO 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200
Shutter speeds 15s–1/2000 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 – 6.4m (W/ISO Auto), 1.0 – 3.3m (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. 12MB
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 (8-pin) Analogue Video/Audio: NTSC/PAL Composite (switchable in menu), Audio-line-out (mono)
PictBridge compatible Yes
GPS* Geographic coordinate system: WGS84
1 million Points of Interest
Operating temperature/
humidity
0–40 °C / 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) 105 x 59 x 28 mm
Weight Approx. 210g (with memory card and battery)
Accessories and software
included
Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 10, Adobe® Premiere® Elements 10 (on DVD)
CD with full instructions (PDF)
DVD with additional map data
Printed short instruction manual
Wrist strap
AV cable
USB battery charger with cable
Lithium-ion battery (BP-DC 7)
* GPS tagging may not function in the People’s Republic of China and neighbouring regions. Satellite signal reception may not be possible, depending on the location. In such cases, the positioning data may be recorded inaccurately or not at all.

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