Leica D-Lux 4 leaked?

Sep 11, 2008

Leicarumors has just posted some images and specs for the upcoming Leica D-Lux 4.


They also report that is has the following specifications:

Leica D-Lux4 on sale from mid-October

The first digital Leica systemkompaktkameraet on sale from mid-October. Read pressmeldingen from Leica / Lars Farnes AS here.

Published: 3.9. Last updated at 3.9. 15:57.
Category: Press Release
Directed by: Løwe Per Kristian

The first digital Leica systemkompaktkameraet.

Leica D-Lux4 is a compact digital camera from the Leica Camera AG, Solmar with bright optics and a wider variety of settings. The camera is the sequel to the very popular Leica D-Lux3. New with the D-Lux4 is a wide range of accessories that increase the photographic potential for creative photography. A 1/1.63 “CCD is an unusually large sensor for this type of camera and allows the Leica D-Lux4 want to make pictures in excellent quality.

It nykonstruerte zoom lens, LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMICRON 5.1-12.8mm f/2-2.8 ASPH has a zoomområde which is equivalent to 24-60mm in 35mm format. In addition to the very high brightness is, in extreme wide-angle 24mm on the new creative options open in connection with the landscape, architecture, travel and report photography. The high brightness makes Leica D-Lux4 ideal for photography in the existing light, without using a flash. Whether it is low light or selective use of depth of field gives Leica D-Lux4 photographer new creative options to create individual images. An integrated image stabilizer compensate for the camera in all photographic conditions, even in low light.

Leica D-Lux4 offers a wide range of optional accessories that increase the camera’s application: an adapter to mount such as an E46 UVa filter or a 18mm vidvinkelforsats. A brilliant optical searches with 24mm frame can be set in blitsskoen so that the photographer can compose the subject without having to prey on the battery. New kompaktblits, LEICA CF22, delivered to the Leica D-Lux4. Håndgrepet make the camera easier to hold. This camera is ready for pictures in HDTV format. By connecting the camera’s HD port to an HD television sets with a component cable, the slides shown in the “high defenition.” In conclusion comes lærvesker stylish in black and brown to the protection of the LEICA D-LUX4.

“With the additional accessories, bright optics and an intelligent operativkonsept is Leica D-Lux4 a proper little systemkamera services with absolutely comparable to a professional camera. An unlimited potential for creative photography, very fast image processing and a compact, classic camera allows the user of the Leica D-Lux4 the additional flexibility to capture the unique moments in the camera, “says Stefan Trippe, vice president of Leica Production and Engineering at Leica Camera AG.

Leica D-Lux 4 has an unusually large CCD sensor for this type of camera, measures the 1/1.63 “and has 10.1-megapixel resolution. It can therefore distinguish the finest details and get into the tonevalørene correct. The new D-Lux 4 can take pictures in all three formats (4:3, 3:2, 16:9) in order to satisfy a particular recording or framvisning. Thanks to the large sensor, it is possible to cover the 24mm wide-angle completely. Monitor has 460,000 pixels and covers wide-angle fully, the brilliant images in which the photographer can easily compose the image and view it afterwards. Monitor can be considered from oblique angles with a good picture.

The bright zoom lens LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMICRON 5.1-12.8mm f/2.0-2, 8 ASPH consists of eight items (four are asfæriske) in the six groups. Visuals are specially adapted to kamerasensoren, working together with the electronics and software to create makeløse pictures in natural colors. Mht colour correction, contrast and resolution, as Leica Camera AG has developed its own profile. This is added emphasis on the images are to have the same characteristics as Leica customers have come to when they use file and get the professional framkalt.

Leica D-Lux 4 has a design in which a stilren has concentrated on the essentials show the camera append themselves into the typical of Leica cameras. Ergometrisk placement of control buttons and intuitive operering makes it good to use. The focus, lukkertid, diaphragm and exposure compensation can be set manually with “joystikken”. For those who want the actual photography to be as easy as possible for the camera more automatic features. When they are turned on, it is only to press the button to get a perfectly exposed and focused image. The new and intelligent autofunksjoner analyze scenes, select the best exposure that protects the information in høylys and shadows. It’s just press the button to get a perfectly exposed and focused image. With its intelligent scene selection, the camera determines the correct motivtypen whether it’s Portrait, Macro, Nattportrett, Landscape or Nattlandskap.

Leica D-Lux 4 comes with a battery charger, rechargeable batteries and a comprehensive suite of applications. Lekker lærveske in the classical style, delivered as options.

Leica D-Lux 4 is on sale in mid-October 2008. The recommended retail price $. 5.995,00 ink.mva.

Specifications LEICA D-LUX 4

Lens: LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMICRON5.1-12.8 mm f/2.0-2.8 ASPH.
8 elements in 6 groups
4 aspherical elements / 4 aspherical surfaces
2.5x optical zoom:
digital zoom max. 4x
Integrated optical image stabilizer

Focal length: 5.1 – 12.8 mm (= 24-60 mm in 35 mm photography)

Aperture: Wide-angle: f2/f8.0 (1 / 3 EV steps)
Telephoto: f2.8/f8.0 (1 / 3 EV steps)

Focusing: AF: Face recognition, AF tracking, 11-field, 1-field-high-speed, 1-field, 1-spot

Image sensor: 1:1.63 “CCD sensor with 11.3 million total pixels

Effective pixels: 10.1 million

Sensitivity setting: Auto/80/100/200/400/800/1600/3200

White balance: Auto, sun, overcast sky, shade, flash lighting, halogen lighting, White Set 1, White Set 2
Exposure: Automatic program, shutter speed priority, aperture priority, manual;
manual override ± 2 EV in 1 / 3 steps, automatic bracketing (3 exposures with ± 1 / 3 to 1 EV steps)

Exposure metering: Choice of multi-field metering, center-weighted averaging, spot metering

Programs: P / A / S / M / Custom 1/Custom2/iA/Scene/Video

Scene modes: Portrait, soft skin, self-portrait, landscape, sports, night portrait, night landscape, food, party, candlelight, baby1, baby 2, sunset, high-sensitivity, starry sky, fireworks, beach, snow, aerial photo , High-speed series, flash series, film grain, pinhole camera

Shutter speed range: 60 – 1 / 2000 s,

Self-timer: 2 s or 10 s countdown

Movie modes: Standard, dynamic, natural, soft, decorative, nostalgic, b / w standard, b / w dynamic, b / w soft, My Movie 1, My Movie 2, Multi Film

Image sizes: 4:3 format (max. 10MP): 3648x 2736, 3072 x 2304, 2560 x 1920, 2048 x 1536, 1600 x 1200, 640 x 480

3:2 format (max. 9.5MP): 3776 x 2520, 3168 x 2112, 2656 x 1768, 2112 x 1048, 2048 x 1360
16:9 format (max. 9MP): 3968 x 2232, 3328 x 1872, 2784 x 1568, 2208 x 1248, 1920 x 1080

Video recording: 16:9 format: HD 1280×720 (24 fps), 848×480 (30 fps)
4:3 format: 640×480 (30 fps), 320×240 (30 fps, 10 fps)

Data recording: Fine / Standard
RAW / RAW + standard / RAW + fine

Series exposures: 2.5 fps
Max. 8 images (standard), 4 images (fine), 3 images (RAW)

High-speed series mode: Approx. 6 photos (3 MP with 4:3), (2.5 MP with 3:2), (2 MP with 16:9)

Flash: Auto / Auto + Anti-red-eye / Long-time Synchro + Anti-red-eye / Flash always / Flash off, 1st / 2nd shutter curtain

Monitor: 3 “TFT-LCD (3:2), 460000 pixel, wide-angle field of view approx. 100 per cent

Monitor playback: Overview (12/30 images, calendar), zoom, favorites, categories, slide show, picture rotation, alteration of resolution and cropping, deletion protection, photo from video, double image, larger focus field, horizon correction

Storage media: Built-in memory (50 M, SD memory card, SD memory card and MultiMedia card

Microphone / Loudspeaker: Built-in

Ports: DC input / AV output (NTSC / PAL), USB 2.0 high-speed, mains unit

Printer compatibility: PictBridge

Power supply: Lithium-ion battery or optional mains unit / charger

Battery capacity: 380 photos (as per CIPA Standard)

Dimensions (wxhxd): 108.7 x 59.5 x 27.1 mm

Weight: 228 g

Scope of delivery: Camera with lens cap (incl. loop) and wriststrap, battery charger, lithium-ion battery, battery case, A / V cable, USB cable, DVD with comprehensive software package