Leica has just launched a camera called V-Lux 5 This is a superzum camera designed for “adventurers” The camera is not a brand new model but in fact, it is a rebranded Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 II Superzum camera, with some minor design changes. It is now available for pre-order at 1,250 (approximately Rs. 85,900).
The camera has a 1-inch, 20.1-megapixel sensor with 16x optical zoom. Given the size of the sensor, it gives you an equivalent focal range of 25mm to 400mm. The aperture ranges from f / 2.8 at the wide end, to f / 4 at the telephoto end. The V-Lux 5 has an ISO range of 80 – 12,500 and blasting up to 12fps. With just an electronic shutter, you can shoot 50fps. The camera can shoot 4K video up to 30fps and supports RAW still.
You get a variety of focus tracking methods such as face and object tracking as well as eye detection. It has a 3-inch LCD TFT display with touch support. It also has a 0.39-inch OLED electronic viewfinder, stereo audio recording and support for a single SD card (up to UHS-3 speeds). Leica also boasts a fast autofocus for the V-Lux 5 thanks to its DFD (Depth from Defocus) focusing system, which allows it to lock focus in 0.1 seconds.
The camera has built-in Wi-Fi, which syncs with the Leica FOTOS app on Android and iOS. You can share photos and videos directly from the camera to the phone, or control the camera settings from the app for remote shooting. In terms of battery life, the camera is rated for giving about 360 shots per charge.