Leica C compact camera packed with EVF, Wi-Fi and NFC

Sep 11, 2013
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Leica C compact camera packed with EVF, Wi-Fi and NFC

Leica has been making some very high quality compact digital cameras for a number of years. These cameras aren't exactly known to be cheap, but they are known for high-quality photography. Leica has announced its latest compact digital camera called the Leica C.

This compact little digital camera is designed to be stylish while taking high-quality still shots. The camera features integrated Wi-Fi and NFC technology inside. That tech allows remote access to images and video from a smartphone or tablet and allows photos and video to be watched in real time from the connected device.

The Leica C is available in Champaign or bordeaux colors. The manufacturer also has a number of fashion accessories for the device including a number of cases of different sorts and pouches. The camera is built using rigid plastic and elastic silicone to help protect the device against scratches and damage from bumps. This is the first camera from Leica to feature integrated Wi-Fi and NFC technology inside.

The camera pairs to smartphones using an app available for Android users and iOS devices. The camera has a resolution is 12.1-megapixel and it uses a 1/1.7-inch CMOS sensor. The camera zoom lens supports a range of 28 to 200 mm in 35mm format. In addition shooting high-quality still shots, the camera can also record full HD resolution video. It has a three-inch rear screen and features an integrated electronic viewfinder.

The camera has a number of automatic settings and has an ISO range of 80-12,800 with boost. Leica also integrates optical image stabilization and the camera can take still images in JPEG, Raw, and MPO formats. The optical zoom range is 7.1 times and a maximum shutter speed is 1/4000 second with minimum shutter speed of 60 seconds. Maximum aperture is F2.0-F5.9 and the camera has integrated flash. Images are stored to SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards. The Leica C will be available in October at an undisclosed price.

SOURCE: DPReview


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