News: LEICA V Lux 2 in South Africa

TudorTech, the South African Distributors for Leica, have announced the V Lux 2 is available in South Africa. This camera was released at Photokina and features a 24x optical zoom or rather a DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens. The effective range is 25-600mm. There is 14mp CMOS Sensor which also allows the camera to capture AVCHD Videos and frame rates of 11fps at the full 14mp resolution through to 60fps at 2.8mp resolution.

Full press release after the break.

Versatile high performance:

The LEICA V Lux 2 – the new Leica compact camera for travel and nature photography

‘The versatile lens and its compact form make the LEICA V-Lux 2 the ideal camera for ambitious travel and wildlife photographers. Its enormous range of focal lengths covers almost all photographic situations that usually require the use of camera systems with often annoying lens changes. So the V-Lux 2 is an interesting alternative to comparable SLR systems, and lets you reduce the weight and volume of the photographic gear in your luggage to a minimum when travelling,’ says Peter Kruschewski, product manager for Digital Compact Cameras at Leica Camera AG.

At this year’s Photokina in Cologne, Leica Camera AG, Solms presented the new digital compact camera combining a high-performance lens and outstanding image quality in a compact form – the LEICA V-LUX 2. Thanks to its LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT 4.5 – 108 mm f/2.8 – 5.2 ASPH. 24-fold super-zoom lens with an enormous range of focal lengths equivalent to 25–600 mm in 35-mm format, the V-Lux 2 is ideal for almost any photographic situation. From expansive landscapes and finely detailed macro studies at short distances, to shots of distant objects with a super-telephoto setting – the lens captures them all in breathtaking quality.

The Leica V-LUX 2 has a 3″ LCD display with 460,000 pixel resolution delivers an extremely bright and clear view and is a reliable aid to photographers in the precise assessment of images.  The display on the back of the V-Lux 2 can be twisted and turned in almost any direction and opens up entirely new horizons for image composition – from even the most unusual angles. If you need to shoot stills or video from over your head or down close to the ground, photographers using the V-Lux 2 are always in full control, whatever the situation.

The LEICA V-LUX 2 is the first Leica digital compact to feature video capture in 1080i-AVCHD Full HD. The entire 24-fold zoom range is available during video recording and an integrated stereo microphone with an electronic wind noise filter guarantees a crystal-clear soundtrack. Another highlight of the LEICA V-LUX 2 is its high-speed burst shooting capability: bursts of 11 frames per second at the full resolution of 14.1 MP, or 60 frames per second with a resolution of 2.8 MP, make it one of the world’s fastest consecutive-shooting cameras.

The LEICA V-LUX 2 is equipped with a newly developed 14.1 MP CMOS image sensor. This is finely tuned to bring out the best of the high-performance LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT 4.5 – 108 mm f/2.8 – 5.2 ASPH. zoom and, in combination with the camera’s electronics and firmware, guarantees brilliant, high-contrast images with natural colour rendition and superb sharpness.

The design of the LEICA C-LUX 2 is characterised by a compact form and extremely simple handling. Its integrated handgrip keeps it steady in your hands and its light weight even lets you shoot one-handed. All of its controls are clearly laid out and simple to use. For instance, video recording can be started quickly and easily at the touch of a button on the top deck of the camera.

The LEICA V-LUX 2 is supplied complete with a comprehensive software package. The image processing software, Adobe® Photoshop® Elements, provides users with an extremely versatile, all-inclusive solution that offers viewing, organisation, administration and a wide range of processing options for still images and video recordings. The bundle also includes the high-quality software Adobe® Premiere® Elements especially designed for video processing. This easy-to-use software package offers optimum features for processing videos recorded by the V-Lux 2 in AVCHD-Format and also enables the creation of professional audio and video effects.

Issued on behalf of TudorTech (SA Leica distributors, (021) 424-2978 or JHB (011) 803-2226 )