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It is a 15.1 megapixel (14.1 MP effective) digital camera designed to offer a range of high quality photo options.

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Pros

fast continuous shooting - 10fps or 5fps with continuous AF

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built-in GPS for geo-tagging of photos

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pocket-ready - ideal for getting great shots without all the fuss

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classic minimalist Leica aesthetic

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A, S, and M modes for photographers who desire more control

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power OIS image stabilization

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3" LCD display with higher-than-average 460k dot resolution

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comes with a 2-year warranty standard (over Panasonic's single year)

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HDMI output for playback of images and video directly onto a compatible HDTV / display

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16x optical zoom (24-384mm 35mm equivalent)

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includes copies of Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 and Adobe Premiere Elements 9

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Cons

much like the D-LUX, it has a nearly identical Panasonic model (TZ20) that is half the price - sans Adobe software

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high price point - arguably mostly for the brand name

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The Leica V-Lux 30 is a 15.1 megapixel (14.1 MP effective) digital camera designed to offer a range of high quality photo options and 1080i-AVCHD full HD video capability. A follow up to the V-Lux 20, that featured a 12x zoom and a 12.1 MP sensor, the 16x zoom lens on the V-Lux 30 features an extended range of focal lengths, equivalent to 24 to 384 mm in 35-mm format, suitable for a variety of shots such as wide-angle, macro, and telephoto shots of subjects at a distance. A built in GPS will save the geographic locations of photos taken, and can also display tourist attractions worth seeing in the immediate area. The V-Lux 30 also features an LCD touch screen control display, a stereo mic with an electronic wind noise filter, and a new mode specifically designed to create 3D stills.

 

Features
  • Screen display resolution of 460,000 pixels
  • Leica DC Vario-Elmar 4.3 - 68.8 mm f/3.3-5.9 ASPH lens
  • 1/2.33" CMOS sensor
  • Burst shooting at 10-60 fps, depending on resolution
  • MPO 3D images
  • Choice of cases: hard or soft leather
  • Includes Adobe Photoshop Elements 9
  • Includes Adobe Premiere Elements 9
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