Leica C-Lux Midnight Blue

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Leica C-Lux Midnight Blue

The C-Lux is a compact camera that unites speed, an intuitive handling concept and stylish design.Featuring a Leica DC Vario-Elmar 8.8-132 mm f/3.3-64 ASPH. lens and a 20 megapixel sensor for continuous shooting at a rate of 10 frames per second, the Leica C-Lux adapts quickly to different situations to deliver high-quality pictures of subjects at a distance. With its 15x optical zoom,spanning focal lengths from 24 to 360 mm (35 mm equivalent), the C-Lux offers enormous creative scope that is further expanded by its 4K video recording capability.

From the lens to the 1-inch image sensor, all components of the Leica C-Lux are precisely matched to one another and deliver brilliant pictures in RAW or JPEG format. With an impressive maximum ISO sensitivity of 25600, the C-Lux guarantees pictures with natural colors and exceptional quality, above all when used for available light photography. Thanks to its versatile zoom lens, fast autofocus and face detection, the camera also offers enormous flexibility in almost all areas of photography, especially in spontaneous situations. Thanks to fast autofocus with 49 metering points, subjects are focused sharply in an instant, and a continuous shooting rate of 10 frames per second ensures that even the most fleeting moments will never be missed. Intuitively selectable scene modes provide valuable assistance when shooting landscapes, portraits or even at night, and enable users to concentrate exclusively on their subjects.

Electronic Viewfinder
Thanks to the viewfinder’s high resolution of 2.33 megapixels, the clarity and contrast of the viewing image is outstanding at all times – even in particularly bright ambient light. As the viewfinder covers 100% of the image field, framing of subjects is extremely precise and users have complete control of composition. The camera also offers diopter adjustment settings that allow eyeglass wearers to use the viewfinder without any problems.

Touchscreen Display
The 3-inch touchscreen display ensures particularly easy handling in all shooting situations. As with a smartphone, many of the camera’s functions can be controlled by simply touching the screen, for instance the transfer of still pictures and videos via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.

The high-definition, 4K-resolution digital video recording function expands the spectrum of features offered by the Leica C-Lux. Thanks to exceptional resolution – four-times higher than full-HD - the C-Lux delivers all the technical prerequisites for shooting your own, personal short film. Still pictures can even be extracted and saved from video footage at a resolution of up to 8 megapixels.

The essentials:

  • 3" touchscreen display and integrated viewfinder
  • 15x zoom from 24-360 mm
  • 1" sensor with 20 megapixels of resolution
  • Fastest auto focus and burst shooting in this product category at 10 frames per second
  • Integrated WiFi & Bluetooth for connection with Leica App
  • 4K resolution with the ability to capture still frames from the video
  • Shoots in JPEG and RAW


3" Touch screen display and integrated viewfinder

15x Zoom from 24-360mm

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  • Camera type:
    Compact digital camera with built-in zoom lens
  • Image sensor:
    1" MOS sensor, total pixel number: 20,900,000
  • Image Sensor:
    CMOS chip
  • Lens:
    Leica DC Vario-Elmar 3.3 - 6.4 / 8.8 – 132mm ASPH.,
  • Image stabilization:
    Optical 5-axis compensation system
  • Filter:
    Maximum wideangle setting: 0.5m/ 1' 6" to infinity; Maximum telephoto setting: 1m/ 3'3" to infinity
  • AF Macro / MF / Snapshot Modes /
    Maximum wideangle setting: 3cm/ 13/16" to infinity
  • Motion Pictures:
    Maximum telephoto setting: 1m/ 3' 3" to infinity
  • Digital zoom:
    Max. 4x
  • Shutter system:
    Electronically and mechanically controlled
  • Shutter speeds
  • Still pictures:
    T (max. approx. 120s), 60 - 1/2000s (with the mechanicalshutter) 1 - 1/16000s (with the electronic shutter)
  • Motion pictures:
    1/30* - 1/16000s ; 1/2 - 1/16000s (When [Exposure Mode] is set to [M] in Creative Video Mode and [MF] is selected) ; An uninterrupted motion picture take cannot be longer than 29 minutes, regardless of the circumstances, e.g. the respective settings. In the case of 4K videos, the time limit is 15 minutes. * Differs according to frame rate
  • Continuous series exposure frequency:
    Electronic /Mechanical shutter: 2fps (L) / 7fps (M) / 10fps (H)
  • Exposure control modes:
    Program (P), Aperture-priority (A), Shutter-priority (S), Manual setting (M)
  • Exposure compensation:
    ±5EV in 1/3EV steps
  • Recording file formats
  • Still pictures:
  • Motion pictures:
    [MP4] (with audio): 3840x2160/30p (100 Mbit/s) ; 3840x2160/24p (100 Mbit/s) ; 1920x1080/60p (28 Mbit/s) ; 1920x1080/30p (20 Mbit/s) ; 1280x720/30p (10 Mbit/s)
  • Audio recording format:
    AAC (2ch)
  • Exposure metering modes:
    Multi-zone, center-weighted, spot
  • Monitor:
    3.0" TFT LCD, resolution: approx. 1,240,000 dots, field of view: approx. 100%, aspect ratio: 3:2, touch screen functionality
  • Viewfinder:
    0.21″ LCD viewfinder, resolution: approx. 2,330,000 dots, field of view: approx. 100%, aspect ratio: 3:2, with diopter adjustment -4 to +3 diopters, Magnification: approx. 1.45x / 0.53x (35mm camera equivalent with 50mm lens at infinity; -1.0 m-1), eye sensor
  • Flash:
    Built-in pop up flash
  • Microphones:
  • Speaker:
  • Recording media:
    SD / SDHC* /SDXC* memory cards, (*UHS-Ι/UHS speed class 3)
  • Wi-Fi Compliance standard:
    IEEE 802.11b/g/n (standard wireless LAN protocol)
  • Frequency range used (central frequency):
    2412- 2462MHz (1 to 11ch), maximum output power: 13dBm (EIRP)
  • Encryption method:
    Wi-Fi compliant WPA™ / WPA2™
  • Access method:
    Infrastructure mode
  • Bluetooth function compliance standard
    Bluetooth Ver. 4.2 (Bluetooth low energy (BLE))
  • Frequency range used (central frequency):
    2402 to 2480MHz, maximum output power: 10dBm (EIRP)
  • Operating temperature/ humidity:
    0 - 40°C (32 - 104°F) / 10 - 80% RH
  • Power Consumption:
    1.8W/2.8W (When recording with monitor/viewfinder) ; 1.6W/1.6W (When playing back with monitor/viewfinder)
  • Terminals / Interfaces:
    [HDMI]: Micro HDMI Type D ; [USB/CHARGE]: USB 2.0 (High Speed) Micro-B
  • Dimensions:
    (W x H x D; lens retracted):approx. 113 x 67 x 46mm / 47/16 x 27/32 x 113/16"
  • Weight:
    Approx. 340 / 12oz / 300 / 10.5oz (with/without card and battery)

Camera with built-in lens, lens cover, AC adapter, battery (Leica BP-DC 15), carrying strap, USB cable, CD with detailed instructions

The owner of this camera will receive a three-month subscription of the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan (which includes the latest versions of Adobe Lightroom, and Adobe Photoshop). The Creative Cloud Photography Plan can be activated upon product registration in the Leica Owners' Area.

Limited Warranty:
Leica Camera AG (‘LEICA’) provides a three-year product limited warranty for this LEICA camera valid from the date of purchase from an authorized LEICA dealer, including the accessories contained in the original packaging, which are valid for two years.

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  • 5

    Posted by priscilla dolan on Dec 28th 2019

    This is my "go to" camera. I take it everywhere, locally and overseas. Very sharp photos. Excellent 16x20's. Highly recommended.