The Leica V-Lux 40 is so versatile that every step you take without it can mean one adventure less.
Its compact size makes it ideal for spontaneously capturing moments in time and its creative modes, with effects like miniature and retro, are a perfect invitation to get creative. Its enormous range of focal lengths (24 to 480 mm) offers the versatility you need for almost every situation. Its autofocus speed of 0.1 seconds guarantees fast focusing and it can shoot up to 60 frames per second in high-speed mode. In addition, its 3" LCD touch screen makes its handling even more simple and intuitive.
‘I tend to make decisions on the spur of the moment. What counts for me is being ready at the decisive moment. That's why my Leica V-Lux 40 always goes where I go.'
Alexander George is an industrial mechanic in Customer Care at Leica Camera AG. His two greatest passions are Thai boxing and photography.
As with all Leica lenses, the V-Lux 40's new Leica DC Vario-Elmar 4.3-86 mm f/3.3-6.4 ASPH. (24-480 mm equivalent) is a true masterpiece. The enormous range of focal lengths of this 20× optical zoom lens, for both still and video capture, spans a 24 mm super-wide angle to a 480 mm super-telephoto. High-precision aspherical lenses in combination with its new, 1/2.33" CMOS image sensor guarantee outstanding results.
The impressive Full-HD videos captured by the V-Lux 40 deliver a perfect rendition of the details of even the fastest-moving subjects. This is made possible by recording in AVCHD format with 1920 × 1080 pixels at 50 full frames per second. New: Videos can now also be saved in Internet-friendly MP4 format and can be uploaded directly to social media or mobile devices, for example, without the need for conversion. Outstanding audio quality is ensured, thanks to an integrated stereo microphone with built-in wind-noise filter.
Its integrated GPS module also makes the V-Lux 40 the ideal camera for travelling. It not only records the location and time in the Exif data of each image file, but also displays any interesting sights to be seen in the surrounding area. The DVD included in the package contains maps of important cities and regions. These can be transferred to an SD card and uploaded to the camera to assist with directions in unfamiliar locations. Thumbnail images can also be stored within these maps.