November 6th, 2015
LEICA D-LUX 4 — Camera AG debut in category of «compact system chambers»
With reference to cameras as system usually understand a combination from the chamber and replaceable lenses. The novelty of the Leica Camera AG company which has received designation of LEICA D-LUX 4, has not replaceable lens. But it does not prevent the producer to call LEICA D-LUX 4 the debut in category of «chambers of small-sized system» or «compact system chambers» (System Compacts). The similar model — DMC-LX3 — was let out summer of it by the Panasonic company.
Sistemnosti appropriates to the small-sized chamber existence of accessories, namely, optical adapters which give the chance to expand a range of focal lengths of the built-in lens of LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMICRON 5.1-12.8 mm f/2.0-2.8 ASPH (regularly, it keeps within borders of 24-60 mm at 35-mm экв.). Not including that, naruzhny flash and 24-mm the optical view-finder is available. Both devices are calculated on installation in «a hot boot» so cannot be applied at once. It will be in addition possible to get the handle and a leather case of coffee or dark color.
Basis of LEICA D-LUX 4 became a little bigger, than it is accepted in chambers of this class, a 1/1,63-inch CCD sensor permission of 10,1 Megapixel. In the middle of other features it is possible to allocate existence of the optical stabilizer, automatic control of sensitivity, functions of definition of persons, compensations of contrast and a choice of a subject aaplet. It is curious that in any mode the chamber leaves for the photographer the right to interfere with operation of automatic equipment, having executed focusing and having established exposition characteristics manually.
The company expects to begin LEICA D-LUX 4 realization until the end of the year.