Monday, May 7, 2007
10 Hot New Cameras
Top technologies and features are finding their way into the whole range of digital cameras, from compacts to D-SLRs
Leica C-Lux 2
Leica's new C-Lux 2 is a tiny (3.7x2.0x0.9-inch, 4.6-ounce) digital camera with Leica styling and is available in black or silver trim. Features include 7.2 megapixels, a fast ƒ/2.8-4.6 3.6x Leica DC Vario-Elmarit wide-angle zoom lens (28-100mm 35mm-camera equivalent) with built-in two-mode optical image stabilization, a big 2.5-inch high-resolution LCD monitor and easy intuitive operation.
The C-Lux 2 can also shoot movies in widescreen 848 x 480 format and standard 640 x 480, at 30 or 10 fps, with sound, the duration limited only by the capacity of the memory card in the camera. The camera accepts SD and high-capacity SDHC cards. In Macro and Motion Picture modes, the camera will focus down to two inches at the 28mm zoom setting, 12 inches at 100mm.
Price: To be announced.
Contact: Leica, www.leica-camera.com.
Sensor: 7.2 MP, 1/2.5-inch CCD
Lens: 28-100mm ƒ/2.8-4.6
LCD Monitor: 2.5-inch
ISO Range: 100-1250, 3200
Shutter Speed: 60 sec. to 1⁄2000 sec.
Media: SD, SDHC
Power: Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Dimensions: 3.7x2.0x0.9 inches
Weight: 4.6 ounces
Note: Lens focal lengths are 35mm-camera equivalents
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