Leica V-Lux 4 : 25-600mm f2.8 lens

Leica’s new V-Lux 4 superzoom camera features a 24X, 25-600 millimeter (35 millimeter equivalent) lens with an impressive maximum aperture of f2.8 across its entire zoom range. With an ISO sensitivity that tops out around 6400 and a new 12-megapixel CMOS sensor, it could be the perfect choice for a light-weight travel camera.

In addition to a three-inch LCD display on the back packing 460,000 pixels, a new electronic viewfinder provides 100 percent coverage and an incredibly sharp image with a resolution of 1.4 megapixels. The viewfinder even has its own zoom capabilities for magnifying the subject and fine tuning the focus. At full resolution the camera is capable of snapping frames at a rate of 12 per second. It also has a full HD video mode capturing 1920×1080 clips at up to 60 frames per second.

New Leica V-LUX 4 with a Fast 24 – 600mm f2.8 Lens

The V-Lux 4 sports a versatile 24x optical zoom range starting with a 24mm wide angle all the way out to a far-reaching 600mm. It also features a constant F2.8 aperture along the entire zoom range. The 460k-dot swivel screen gives you more accurate framing when shooting at awkward angles. This 12-megapixel compact camera goes up to ISO 6,400 and is capable of capturing up to 12 frames per second in full resolution and recording full HD videos up to 1080p.

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