Leica C Review

May 23, 2014 | Jack Baker |


Camera Leica C (Typ 112) Light-gold Dark-red

Order no. Light-gold: 18 484 (E-version), 18 485 (U-version), 18 486 (TK-version), 18 487 (CN-version).

Dark-red: 18 488 (E-version), 18 489 (U-version), 18 490 (TK-version), 18 491 (CN-version).

Lens Leica DC Vario-Summicron f/2-5.9 (at maximum wideangle and telephoto settings)/ 6-42.8 mm ASPH. (35 mm camera equivalent: 28–200 mm).

Sensor 1/1.7" MOS sensor. Primary color fi er.

Total pixel number: 12,800.000. Effective pixels: 12,100.000.

Minimum illuminance Approx. 6 lx.

With camera models 18 484/-487/-488/-491: (when i-low light and 1/25 s shutter speed is used). With camera models 18 485/-486/-489/-490: (when i-low light and 1/30 s shutter speed is used).

Focus range P/A/S/M: 50 cm/20 in / 80 cm/31.5 in (at maximum wideangle/telephoto settings) to – .

Macro/Snapshot modes/Video recording:

3 cm/1.2 in / 80 cm/31.5 in (at maximum wideangle/telephoto settings) to – . Scene modes: May differ from the ranges above.

Digital zoom Max. 4 x.

Stabilization system Optical.

Shutter system Electronically and mechanically controlled.

Shutter speed 250 s to 1/4000 s.

(Starry Sky) Mode: 15 s, 30 s, 60 s.

Exposure modes Program mode (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter speed priority (S), Manual setting (M), Exposure compensation: increments 1/3 EV steps, setting range: ± 2 EV.

Metering modes Multiple, Center-weighted, Spot.

Flash Built-in.

Flash modes AUTO, AUTO/Red eye reduction, Slow sync./Red eye reduction, ON, OFF.

Flash range (with ISO AUTO)

Approx. 0,6–7 m/ 23–275 in (with maximum wide angle setting), approx. 0,8–2,3 m/31–90 in (with maximum telephoto setting).

Monitor 3.0" TFT-LCD with approx. 921,600 pixel.

Aspect ratio: 3:2. Shows approx 100 % of the captured frame.

Viewfi Color LCD with approx 200,000 pixel. Diopter correction facility: ± 4 diopters.

Microphone Stereo.

Speaker Monaural.

Recording media Internal memory (approx. 87 MB). Memory cards: SD, SDHC, SDXC.

Recording fi format

Still pictures: RAW/JPEG (based on Exif 2.3 standard)/DPOF compatible/MPO. Motion pictures (with audio): AVCHD with Dolby® Digital (2ch)/MP4 with AAC (2ch).

Operating temperature/ humidity

0°–40°C/32°–104°F / 10–80 %.

Interface Digital:

USB 2.0 (High Speed).

With camera models 18484/-488: Data from the PC cannot be written to the camera using the USB cable. Analog video/audio:

With camera models 18 484/-487/-488/-491: NTSC/PAL Composite (switched by menu), With camera models 18 485/-486/-489/-490, NTSC Composite, Audio line socket (monaural).

Terminals HDMI: For HDMI micro cable (type D).

AV OUT/DIGITAL: Dedicated jack (8 pin).

Wi-Fi Compliance standard: IEEE 802.11b/g/n (standard wireless LAN protocol).

Used frequency range: 241–2462 MHz (1–11ch). Encryption method: Wi-Fi compatible WPA™/WPA2™. Access method: Infrastructure mode.

NFC Compliance standard: ISO/IEC 18092 NFC-F (passiv mode).

Battery (lithium-ion) BP-DC14 E/U.

Voltage/capacity 3.7 V/950m Ah.

Battery charger ACA-DC11-A/B/C/E/U/K.

Input: AC 110–240 V 50/60 Hz, 0.2 A.

Output: DC 5 V 800 mA.

Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 103 x 63 x 28 mm / 4.06 x 2.48 x 1.10 in (lens retracted). Weight Ca. 173/195 g / 6.1/6.9 oz (withou/with card and battery).

Scope of delivery Camera body, battery charger/AC adapter (Leica ACA-DC11), rechargeable battery (Leica BP-DC14), wrist strap, AV cable, USB cable, CD with long instructions (PDF), short instructions, Guarantee Card .

Software Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.