Leica V-Lux 5

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Whether traversing the globe, capturing family memories, or catching a summer music festival, the V-Lux 5 is the perfect companion to take everywhere and capture subjects both near and far in amazing quality.
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Leica V-Lux 5

The Superzoom Camera for Explorers

Leica Camera introduces the latest addition to its line of premium compact cameras, the Leica V-Lux 5. Whether traversing the globe, capturing family memories, or catching a summer music festival, the V-Lux 5 is the perfect companion to take everywhere and capture subjects both near and far in amazing quality. Its high-speed autofocus and burst shooting capabilities are quick enough to keep up with any subject or fleeting moment. The long 25-400mm equivalent zoom range will get you close to everything you want to see and record – with both still-pictures and 4K video.

The large 1-inch 20 megapixel sensor and incredibly expansive 16x zoom range of the Leica DC Vario- Elmarit 9.1-146mm f/2.8-4 ASPH. lens make the V-Lux 5 the perfect do-it-all compact camera for any situation. It sports a brand new OLED electronic viewfinder with 2.36 megapixels of resolution for improved color, contrast and power-efficiency. The new 3" tilt-and-swivel touchscreen display now allows for streamlined ways to control the camera and optional custom functions. With the capability to charge the battery in the camera via USB, the Leica V-Lux 5 is the most travel-ready and versatile V-Lux camera to date.

The essentials:

  • 20 megapixel 1-inch sensor
  • 9.1-146mm (25-400mm equiv.) f/2.8-4 ASPH lens
  • 2.36 megapixel OLED EVF with 0.74x magnification
  • 3" articulating touchscreen with 1.24 million pixels
  • High-speed AF & 12 fps continuous burst shooting
  • 4K video recording and 4K photo modes
  • Post-Focus & focus stacking modes
  • Improved battery life
  • Micro-USB battery charging
  • Wi-Fi + Bluetooth connectivity with Leica FOTOS


The LEICA Camera Blog

  • Camera:
    Leica V-Lux 5
  • Lens:
    Leica DC Vario-Elmarit f/2.8–4/9.1 -146 ASPH., 35 mm camera equivalent: 25 - 400 mm 15 elements in 11 groups (5 aspherical lenses/8 aspherical surfaces/4 ED lenses)
  • Optical Image stabilization:
  • Zoom (optical/digital/ intelligent):
    16 x/4 x/32 x
  • Focusing
  • Filter:
    Normal / Macro
  • AF Metering Modes:
    Face, eye detection, tracking, 49-area, 1-area (flexible/scalable), custom multi, pinpoint
  • Focusing Range
  • AF:
    30 cm/1' (at 9.1 mm)/1m/3'3" (at 146 mm) to infinity
  • AF Macro/MF/Snapshot:
    3 cm/1 3/16" (at 9.1 mm)/1m/3'3" (at 146 mm) to infinity
  • Sensor:
    1" MOS with 20.9 MP (effective pixels 20.1MP)
  • Resolution
  • Video:
    MP4:  [4K] 3840 x 2160 4K/30p: 100 Mbit/s ; [4K] 3840 x 2160 4K/25p: 100 Mbit/s ; [4K] 3840 x 2160 4K/24p: 100 Mbit/s ; [FHD] 1920x1080 FHD/60p: 28 Mbit/s ; [FHD] 1920x1080 FHD/50p: 28 Mbit/s ; [FHD] 1920x1080 FHD/30p: 20 Mbit/s ; [FHD] 1920x1080 FHD/25p: 20 Mbit/s ; [HD] 1280 x 720 HD/30p: 10 Mbit/s ; [HD] 1280 x 720 HD/25p: 10 Mbit/s
  • Recording File Formats
  • Still image:
    RAW / JPG
  • Video:
    MP4. recording time: max. 29 minutes
  • Audio:
    AAC (2 channel)
  • Exposure Control
  • Exposure Modes:
    Snap shot, P, A, S, M, creative video, C1 (custom), C2 (custom), scene guide, creative control
  • Exposure Compensation:
    Increments: 1/3 EV steps, setting range: ± 5 EV. (+/-3 EV for motion picture)
  • Auto AE Bracketing:
    3, 5, 7 frames in 1/3, 2/3 or 1 EV step, max. ± 3 EV
  • Scene Modes:
    Clear portrait, silky skin, backlit softness, clear in backlight, relaxing tone, sweet child‘s face, distinct scenery, bright blue sky, romantic sunset glow, vivid sunset glow, glistening water, clear nightscape, cool night sky, warm glowing nightscape, artistic nightscape, glittering illuminations, handheld night shot, clear night portrait, soft image of a flower, appetizing food, cute dessert, freeze animal motion, clear sports shot, monochrome, panorama
  • Creative Control Modes:
    Expressive, retro, old days, high key, low key, sepia, monochrome, dynamic monochrome, rough monochrome, silky monochrome, impressive art, high dynamic, cross process, toy effect, toy pop, bleach bypass, miniature effect, soft focus, fantasy, star filter, one point color, sunshine
  • Metering Modes:
    Intelligent multiple, center-weighted, spot
  • White Balance:
    Auto, daylight, cloudy, shade, incandescent, flash, 4 manual settings, color temperature (2-axis adjustable)
  • ISO Sensitivity:
    Auto/i. ISO/80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12500, 25000* (*extended ISO) (Changeable to 1/3 EV step)
  • Shutter Speeds
  • Still image:
    Approx. 60s – 1/4000 s (mechanical shutter); approx. 1 s - 1/16000 s (electronic shutter); Bulb: approx. 120 s.
  • Motion Picture:
    Approx. 1/30 s – 1/16000 s (NTSC model), approx. 1/25 s -1/16000 s (PAL model), approx. 1/2 s -1/16000 s. (Creative video M mode/MF mode)
  • Continuous Shooting:
    [ AFS] SH: 50 frames/sec*, H: 12 frames/s, M: 7 frames/s (with Live View), L: 2 frames/s (with Live View.) (*Electronic shutter only)
  • Flash:
    Integrated pop-up flash
  • Flash Modes:
    Auto, Auto with pre-flash (red-eye reduction), Auto with slow sync and pre-flash, on, of
  • Flash Range:
    30 cm – 13.5 m (Wide/ISO Auto), 1.0 – 9.5 m (Tele/ISO Auto)
  • Self Timer:
    2 s/10s/10 s (3 images)
  • Monitor:
    3.0“ TFT LCD, resolution: approx. 1,240,000 pixels, Image field: approx. 100%, aspect ratio 3:2
  • Touchscreen:
  • Articulating :
  • Viewfinder:
    0.39" OLED live viewfinder Resolution: approx. 2,360,000 pixels, Image field: approx. 100%, aspect ratio 4:3, Diopter setting: -4 to +4 dptr, Magnification: approx. 0.74x with 50mm lens at infinity; -1.0m-1
  • Microphone:
  • Speaker:
  • Memory Cards:
    SD / SDHC* /SDXC* memory cards, *UHS-I/UHS Speed class 3
  • Interfaces:
    USB 2.0, Macro-HDMI (Type C), AV output, power adapter connector (2.5mm), microphone (3.5mm). WIFI: IEEE 802.11b / g / n / 2412 MHz - 2462 MHz (1-11 channel) / WPA / WPA2 / Infrastructure Mode / WPS / Wi-Fi Direct / Wi-Fi button Bluetooth Version 4.2 (Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) [USB / CHARGE] USB 2.0 (High Speed) micro B socket

Camera with DC Vario-Elmarit f/2.8-4/9.1-146 ASPH. 25-400mm lens, battery, AC-Adapter, USB cable, neck strap, lens cap with string, lens hood, hot shoe cover

Limited Warranty:
Leica Camera AG (‘LEICA’) provides a two-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
    Excellent Camera

    Posted by Richard Myers on Oct 16th 2019

    This is my second Leica. I plan to use them both. Easy to handle, takes sharp pictures and they're easily transferable. Two best cameras I've ever bought.