Leica V-Lux (Typ 114) Review

December 19, 2014 | Jack Baker |
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Specifications

Lens Leica DC Vario-Elmarit f/2. –4.0/9.1 -146 mm ASPH., 35 mm camera equivalent: 25 - 400 mm
15 elements in 11 groups (5 aspherical lenses/8 aspherical surfaces/4 ED lenses).
Optical image stabiliser OIS (Optical Image Stabilization).
Zoom Optical/digital/
intelligent
16 x/4 x/32 x.
Focussing
Modes Normal/macro.
AF Metering modes Face, eye detection, tracking, 49-area, 1-area (flexible/scalable), custom multi, pinpoint.
Focusing range
AF
AF macro/MF/
shnapshot
30 cm/1’ (at 9.1 mm)/1m/3’3” (at 146 mm) to ∞.
3 cm/1 3/16“ (at 9.1 mm)/1m/3’3” (at 146 mm) to ∞.
Sensor 1" MOS with 20.9 MP (effective pixels 20.1MP).
Resolution
Still image 4:3 format: 4864 × 3648 (17.5 M) (L), 3456 × 2592 (9 M) (M), 2432 × 1824 (4.5 M) (S).
3:2 format: 5472 × 3648 (20 M) (L), 3888 × 2592 (10 M) (M),2736 × 1824 (5 M) (S).
16:9 format: 5472 × 3080 (17 M) (L), 3840 × 2160 (8 M) (M), 1920 × 1080 (2 M) (S).
1:1 format: 3648 × 3648 (13.5 M) (L), 2592 × 2592 (6.5 M) (M), 1824 × 1824 (3.5 M) (S).
Video NTSC Model
3840 × 2160 pixels, 30 p (4K: 100 Mbps/MP4) (sensor output is 30 bps) (AAC).
1920 × 1080 pixels, 60 p (FHD: 28 Mbps/MP4) (sensor output is 60 bps) (AAC).
1920 × 1080 pixels, 30 p (FHD: 20 Mbps/MP4) (sensor output is 30 bps) (AAC).
1280 × 720 pixels, 30 p (HD: 10 Mbps/MP4) (sensor output is 120 bps) (AAC).
640 × 480 pixels, 30 p (VGA: 4 Mbps/MP4) (sensor output is 30 bps) (AAC).
1920 × 1080 pixels, 30 p (FHD: MP4) (sensor output is120 bps) (High Speed Video).
PAL Model
3840 × 2160 pixels, 25 p (4K: 100 Mbps/MP4) (sensor output is 25 bps) (AAC).
1920 × 1080 pixels, 50 p (FHD: 28 Mbps/MP4) (sensor output is ist 50 bps) (AAC).
1920 × 1080 pixels, 25 p (FHD: 20 Mbps/MP4) (sensor output is 25 bps) (AAC).
1280 × 720 pixels, 25 p (HD: 10 Mbps/MP4) (sensor output is 25 bps) (AAC).
640 × 480 pixels, 25 p (VGA: 4 Mbps/MP4) (sensor output is 25 bps) (AAC).
1920 × 1080 pixels, 25 p (FHD: MP4) (sensor output is 100 bps)..
Recording file formats
Still image RAW/JPEG.
Video MP4. Recording time: max. 29:00 minutes.
Audio AAC (2 Kanal).
Exposure control
Exposure modes Snap Shot, P, A, S, M, creative video, C1 (custom), C2 (custom), scene guide, creative control.
Exposure compensation Increments: 1/3 EV steps, setting range: ± 5 EV. (+/-3 EV for motion picture).
Auto AE Bracketing 3, 5, 7 frames in 1/3, 2/3 or 1 EV step, max. ± 3 EV.
Scene modes Clear portrait, silky skin, backlit softness, clear in backlight, relaxing tone, sweet child‘s face, distinct scenery,
bright blue sky, romantic sunset glow, vivid sunset glow, glistening water, clear nightscape, cool night sky,
warm glowing nightscape, artistic aightscape, glittering illuminations, handheld night shot, clear night portrait,
soft image of a flower, appetizing food, cute dessert, freeze animal motion, clear sports shot, monochrome, panorama.
Creative control
modes
Expressive, retro, old days, high key, low key, sepia, monochrome, dynamic monochrome, rough monochrome,
silky monochrome, impressive art, high dynamic, cross process, toy effect, toy pop, bleach bypass, miniature effect,
soft focus, fantasy, star filter, one point color, sunshine.
Metering modes Intelligent multiple, centre-weighted, spot.
White balance Auto, daylight, cloudy, shade, incandescent, flash, 4 manual settings, color temperature (2-axis adjustable).
ISO sensitivity Auto/i. ISO/80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12500, 25000* (*extended ISO).
(Changeable to 1/3 EV step).
Shutter speeds Still image:
Approx. 60s – 1/4000 s (mechanical shutter), approx. 1 s - 1/16000 s (electronic shutter).
Bulb: approx. 120 s.
Motion picture:
Approx. 1/30 s – 1/16000 s (NTSC model), approx. 1/25 s -1/16000 s (PAL model), approx. 1/2 s -1/16000 s.
(Creative video M mode/MF mode).
Continuous shooting [ AFS] SH: 50 frames/sec*, H: 12 frames/s, M: 7 frames/s (with Live View), L: 2 frames/s (with Live View.)
(*Electronic shutter only).
Flash Integrated flash.
Flash modes Auto, Auto with pre-flash (red-eye reduction), Auto with slow sync and pre-flash, on, off.
Flash range 30 cm – 13.5 m (Wide/ISO Auto), 1.0 – 9.5 m (Tele/ISO Auto).
Self-timer 2 s/10s/10 s (3 images).
Monitor 3,0"(7.5 cm) free-angle LC-Display (921K dots), AR coating, field of view: approx. 100 %, wide viewing-angle.
Viewfinder 0,39" OLED electronic viewfinder, resolution: approx. 2,360,000 dots, aspect ratio: 4:3,
with diopter adjustment ±4 diopters, magnification: approx. 1.88 x/0.7 x (35 mm camera equivalent), eye sensor.
Microphone/speaker Stereo/monoaural.
Memory cards SD: 8 MB – 2 GB, SDHC: 4 GB – 32 GB, SDXC: 48 GB – 64 GB.
Interfaces Macro HDMI, AV output, USB (AV/USB multi), 2.5 mm for remote, 3.5 mm for external microphone.
WIFI: IEEE 802.11b/g/n/2412 MHz - 2462 MHz (1-11 ch)/WPA/WPA2/Infrastrukture mode/WPS/Wi-Fi button.
NFC: ISO/IEC 18092, NFC-F (passive mode).
Operating temperature/
humidity
0 – 40° C/10 – 80 %.
Rechargeable
lithium-ion battery
Voltage/capacity 7.2 V/1200 mAh (360 images, CIPA standard).
Dimensions
(W × H × D)
137 × 98,5 × 130,7 mm.
Weight 830 g (with battery).
Printer compatibility PictBridge, DPOF.
Scope of delivery Digital camera, battery, battery charger, USB cable, neck strap, lens cap with string, lens hood, hot shoe cover,
instructions, CD with instructions, guarantee card.
Software Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® (free license).