Leica's D-Lux 2 announced

Posted on Monday, Oct 03 2005 @ 07:00 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Leica has announced a new 8.4 megapixel digital camera, the D-Lux 2. This camera can shoot images in the 16:9 format, has a 4x optical zoom lens, a large 2.5-inch LCD display and optical image stabilisation.

Features:
High-class lens:
LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT 6.3- 25.2 mm f /2.8-4.9 ASPH. with 4x optical zoom is composed of lens elements made of high-quality optical glass and it features an ideal range of focal lengths that extends from 28 to 112 mm (35 mm equivalent). That enables you to cover practically everything from the wide-angle to the telephoto range.

Optical image stabilizer:
The legendary Leica image quality is enhanced even further with the optical image stabilizer (O.I.S.) that effectively compensates for camera shake to ensure razor-sharp pictures at all times, even in the telephoto range, in low light conditions and when you take quick snapshots.

Three picture formats:
There is a choice of following formats: 16:9 (8 MP); 3:2 (7 MP); 4:3 (6 MP) – of which the 16:9 format is HDTV-ready for viewing.

Very large display:

The large 2.5-inch display with 207,000 pixels renders a brilliant image for sure evaluation of your composition and reproduction.

Control over the shutter speed and aperture:
The option of manually setting the aperture and the shutter speed gives you creative freedom.

14 different scene modes:
However, optimal images are also quick and easy with the scene programs and automatic controls.

Digiscoping:
The new Digital Adapter 2 makes the camera ready for digiscoping – fantastic nature photographs through a spotting scope.


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