Leica D LUX 4
This remarkable new camera embodies a truly unique design concept and feature set aimed at knowledgeable photographers who require a compact camera that delivers the classic Leica shooting experience. The LEICA D-LUX 4 incorporates a superb Leica f/2.0-2.8 DC Vario-Summicron ASPH high speed, extra-wide-angle 24-60mm equivalent zoom lens that’s ideal for shooting natural looking pictures in low light and is superb for travel, street photography, indoor shooting, and photojournalism. Its oversized 1/1.63- inch, 10.1-megapixel CCD image sensor delivers outstanding imaging performance and color accuracy, and its full range of manual control options puts experienced shooters in the driver’s seat.
Convenience features like Face Detection and Intelligent Auto mode that automatically selects the shooting mode to suit the subject, make it easy enough for a beginner to use. An advanced Optical Image Stabilization system assures crisp imaging even at slow shutter speeds and in poor light. In keeping with its mission, the LEICA D-LUX 4 provides exceptional image quality even at high ISOs. ISO 400 can be used as a standard setting to take full advantage of its high speed lens.
the film mode comes with Standard, Dynamic, Natural, Smooth, Vibrant, Nostalgic, Standard B & W, Dynamic B & W, Smooth B & W, My Film 1, My Film, 2, Multi Film (Contrast/Sharpness/Saturation/Noise reduction can be independently adjusted on each film mode). The built-in- flash does can do more than flash. Auto/Red-eye reduction Forced On, Slow Sync/Red-eye reduction/ first curtain/Second curtain can be set. There is an option of thumbnail viewing from 30 – thumbnail display, 12 – thumbnail display, calendar display, zoomed playback (16x Max.), Dual Display, Category Play, Image rotation (except RAW), Slide show (duration is adjustable, also manual controllable), Playback of favorite pictures, Creating still pictures from motion image, Resizing (selectable number of pixels), Trimming, Leveling, Protection, Aspect conversions.