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Leica V-Lux 5

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Key Features

  • Resolution: 20.1 effective megapixels
  • Display: 3.0" / TFT-LCD
  • Optical Zoom: 16.0 x zoom
  • Image Processor Type: not specified by the manufacturer


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Covering all Angles
The Leica DC Vario-Elmarit 9.1–146 f/2.8–4 ASPH

With the DC Vario-Elmarit 9.1–146 f/2.8–4 ASPH. you are always prepared wherever your photographic journey leads you and life’s unexpected moments. Its vast focal range of 25mm to 400mm (35mm equivalent) caters to virtually all specializations of photography. Experiment with bokeh, capture wide-angle, standard, super-tele and even macro shots – all without having to carry additional gear or spend valuable time changing lenses. Thanks to the large maximum aperture of its lens (f/2.8 in the wide-angle range and f/4.0 when zoomed in), the Leica V-Lux 5 thrives even in dim and unfavorable lighting conditions. The camera’s integrated optical image stabilizer helps steady your shot to ensure excellent low-light performance, even without a tripod.

Expand your Creative Scope
20-megapixel Sensor
Thanks to its sizable, 1-inch sensor, the Leica V-Lux 5 is distinguished by a resolution of 20 megapixels, resulting in exceedingly high-quality detail-rich images. The sensor’s maximum sensitivity of ISO 12,800 further expands the photographer’s capability to shoot in any situation – even in the most challenging lighting conditions. The V-Lux 5 sensor has been custom-tailored and calibrated to match its expansive zoom lens, ensuring an especially precise rendering of details and natural colors. 

A Brilliant View
New OLED Viewfinder

The newly developed OLED electronic viewfinder of the Leica V-Lux 5 enables precise image composition with the greatest of ease. OLED technology offers increased contrast and color depth in the viewfinder image, while saving battery power. Frame your scene quickly and easily, even in bright sunlight, with an EVF resolution of 2.36 megapixels and an enhanced 0.74x magnification. Explore your world from any angle you wish with the full tilt-and-swivel touchscreen on the rear of the V-Lux 5, accompanying its standout EVF.

Need for Speed
Super-Fast Autofocus

Equipped with one of the fastest autofocus systems in its class, the Leica V-Lux 5 will capture any subject in motion, whether a blazing supercar at top speeds or an unpredictable toddler weaving around the yard. Thanks to state-of-the art DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology, the camera focuses within 0.1 seconds. With a continuous burst rate of up to 12 frames per second, the Leica V-Lux 5 will capture even the most fleeting moments – making it an excellent choice for sports and action photography. In 4K burst mode, the Leica V-Lux 5 achieves 30 frames per second with a resolution of 8 megapixels. Innovative features such as post focus and focus stacking modes inspire new creative opportunities.

Life in Motion
4K Video

In addition to its incredible still-picture prowess, you can also record 4K videos at a frame rate of up to 30 fps. Capture any memory with beautiful cinematic quality to preserve for all time. With a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels – four times that of full-HD – moments can be transformed into lifelike videos. The camera also offers a full-HD mode with a frame rate of up to 60 frames per second for flexible and adaptable filming.

Always Be Connected
The New Leica FOTOS App

Stay connected, wherever you are: In addition to Wi-Fi, the Leica V-Lux 5 can be linked to your smartphone via the energy-efficient Bluetooth option. The Leica FOTOS app lets you share images and videos within a matter of seconds, adjust camera parameters on your smartphone, or turn your phone into a remote viewfinder and shutter release. The Leica FOTOS App can actively export GPS positioning data from the smartphone to the camera. Also, the V-Lux 5 can be charged via a power bank, just like your smartphone – streamlining your travel.  

Form Meets Function
Designed in Germany

Distinguished by its striking design and excellent craftsmanship, the Leica V-Lux 5 has its own aesthetic signature. All functions can be accessed and operated intuitively, while switching between automatic and manual control is seemless and easy. In line with Leica’s notoriety for high quality standards, the V-Lux 5 comes with a 2-year warranty to instill the utmost confidence in its owners.

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Physical Characteristics

  • Available Colors
  • Dimensions
    136.7mm x 97.2mm x 131.5mm
  • Weight
    812.0 grams


  • Interface
    AV output compatible with NTSC and PAL formats, USB 2.0 (high-speed), Macro-HDMI (Typ C)
  • Microphone Speaker
    Both Built-In
  • Tripod Socket
    Standard 1/4 inch

Image Capture

  • Camera Type
    Prosumer - Advanced Automatic, Wi-Fi Capable, Bluetooth
  • File Formats
    DPOF, RAW + JPEG (basic)
  • Image Processor Type
    not specified by the manufacturer
  • Memory Media
    SD Card, SDHC Card, SDXC Card
  • Resolution
    20.1 effective megapixels
  • Image Sizes
    4864 x 3648 pixels, 3456 x 2592 pixels, 2432 x 1824 pixels, 5472 x 3648 pixels, 3888 x 2592 pixels, 2736 x 1824 pixels, 5472 x 3080 pixels, 3840 x 2160 pixels, 1920 x 1080 pixels, 3648 x 3648 pixels, 2592 x 2592 pixels, 1824 x 1824 pixels
  • Image Sensor Type
    1" MOS with 20.9 MP (effective pixels 20.1MP)
  • Image Stabilization Technology
    Optical Image Stabilization

Video Capture

  • File Formats
  • Video Size
    3840 x 2160 pixels, 1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720

Lens And Focus

  • Lens Type
    LEICA DC Vario-Elmarit
  • Digital Zoom
    4.0 x
  • Lens Mount
  • Focal Length
    9.1mm - 146mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 25 to 400mm)
  • Optical Zoom
    16.0 x zoom
  • Maximum Aperture
  • Minimum Aperture
  • Lens Construction
    15 elements; 11 groups; others:5 Aspherical Lenses; 8 Aspherical Surfaces; 4 ED Lenses
  • Focusing Area Modes
    Macro, Normal, 49-area, face, Eye detection, 1-area, Custom multi, Pinpoint
  • Focusing Distance
    30 cm/1’ (at 9.1 mm)/1m/3’3” (at 146 mm) to ∞

Exposure Imaging

  • Shooting Drive Modes
    Continuous, Self-timer (2 and 10 sec delay)
  • Scene Modes
    Clear portrait, Silky Skin, Backlit Softness, Clear in Backlight, Relaxing Tone, Sweet Child's Face, Distinct Scenery, Bright Blue Sky, Romantic Sunset Glow, Vivid Sunset Glow, Glistening Water, Clear Nightscape, Cool Night Sky, Warm Glowing Nigh
  • Scene Modes
    tscape, Artistic nightscape, Glittering Illuminations, Handheld Night Shot, Clear Night Portrait, Soft Image of a Flower, Appetizing Food, Cute Dessert, Freeze Animal Motion, Clear Sports Shot, Monochrome, Panorama
  • White Balance Mode
    Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Incandescent, Flash, Manual presets (4), two axis color temperature setting for more precise adjustement
  • Exposure Capture Modes
    Snap Shot, P, A, S, M, Creative Movie, Custom 1 (C1), Custom 2 (C2), Scene Guide, Creative Control
  • Exposure Metering System
    Intelligent multiple, Centre-weighted, Spot
  • Exposure Compensation
    ±5 EV (1/3 EV steps)
  • Sensitivity
    Auto/i. ISO/80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12500, 25000* (*extended ISO).
  • Shutter Type
    Electronic, Mechanical Shutter
  • Shutter Speed
    Approx. 60s – 1/4000 s (mechanical shutter), approx. 1 s - 1/16000 s (electronic shutter). Bulb: approx. 120 s
  • Picture Effects Color Modes
    Expressive, Retro, Old Days, High-key, Low-key, Sepia, Monochrome, Impressive art, Dynamic Monochrome, Rough Monochrome, Silky Monochrome, High Dynamic, Cross process, Toy Effect, Toy pop, Bleach Bypass, Miniature effect, Soft focus, Fantasy, Star Fi
  • Picture Effects Color Modes
    lter, One point color, Sunshine


Flash Lighting

  • Flash Type
    built-in auto
  • Flash Mode
    Auto, Auto Slow Sync, Flash on, Flash-off, Auto with pre-flash (red-eye reduction)
  • Maximum Flash Synchronization Speed
    adjusted to camera's shutter speed
  • Flash Effective Range
    30 cm – 13.5 m (Wide/ISO Auto), 1.0 – 9.5 m (Tele/ISO Auto)

Viewing Features

  • Display
    3.0" / TFT-LCD
  • Menu Languages
    English, French, and others
  • Viewfinder
    OLED Live View Finder 2,360k dots


  • Source
    7.2 V/1200 mAh (360 images, CIPA standard)


Included In The Box

  • Accessories
    <em>■ Supplied accessories may vary by region or by country!</em>, Battery Pack, AC adapter, USB cable, Neck strap, Lens Cap, Lens Hood, Hot Shoe Cover, Instruction Manual, Warranty Card

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