Leica V-Lux 4 compact camera announced, with 24x zoom

Leica has unveiled a new superzoom digital camera at Photokina 2012, among its various other announcements. The Leica V-Lux 4 has a 24x optical zoom, enabled by its 25-600mm (equivalent in 35 mm format) lens.

Unusually, the Leica V-Lux 4’s lens offers a constant f/2.8 across the entire zoom range, so you can always achieve its maximum aperture setting, which sets it apart from most other superzoom cameras.

The company works in partnership with Panasonic, and this new model is a variation of the Lumix FZ200.

The V-Lux 4’s other main features include a 12-megapixel CMOS sensor with ISO rating up 6400.

Leica V-Lux 4

It claims a fast autofocus feature (less than a tenth of a second) and full resolution capture at up to 12fps in burst mode. It can even manage an impressive 60 shots a second by stepping quality down to 2.5MP.

Leica V-Lux 4

The camera also records full HD video at up to 60fps in AVCHD or internet-friendly MP4 format, along with stereo microphones.

Leica V-Lux 4

The Leica V-Lux 4 offers a 3-inch 460k-dot rotatable display as well as a high-resolution viewfinder with 100 percent field-of-view.

It will be on sale from November priced at around £690, which also includes a licence for Adobe’s Lightroom 4 software.

More info: Leica

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