Leica Camera AG, the international manufacturer of photographic and optical products, headquartered in Solms, Germany, has unveiled its new ‘Special Edition’ of the highly successful D-Lux 5 digital camera named the Leica D-Lux 5 Titanium
This elegantly designed and stylish compact camera, which sports a sophisticated and anodised silver-grey finish, is equipped with the same high-performance technical specifications as the standard Leica D-Lux 5 model.
The Leica D-Lux 5 Titanium offers a fast 5.1 – 19.2mm f/2 – 3.3 ASPH. zoom lens with a focal length range from 24 to 90 mm (35 mm equivalent), suitable for a variety of situations such as wide-angle landscape and macro photography. The camera’s 1/1.63” CCD image sensor, with a resolution of 10.1 megapixels, is unusually large for a compact model, and is perfectly attuned to the Leica lens together with the electronics and software, producing images with outstandingly natural colour rendition, superb sharpness and high contrast. The exceptionally fast maximum aperture makes the Leica D-Lux 5 Titanium ideal camera for ‘available light’ photography.
With clearly laid-out menus and straightforward operation of its comprehensive range of features and manual settings, the versatile Leica D-Lux 5 Titanium offers intuitive handling in all photographic situations, from creative image design to spontaneous reportage-style shots, as well as when using the camera’s 1,280 x 720 pixel HD movie recording feature. The model delivers images in 1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9 formats, and the 3” LCD screen, with its wide viewing angle and 460,000 pixel resolution, enables accurate framing and composition, as well as high quality, detailed image review.
What you get with the Leica D-Lux 5 Titanium special edition camera
The Leica D-Lux 5 Titanium comes with Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 3 (as a download), professional processing and editing software that allows photographers to develop RAW image files and maintain complete control over the development process applied to their images. A high quality, complementary grey calf leather case is also part of the set which does not come as standard with the normal D-Lux 5 model. The optional accessories which are available (in black only) for the Leica D-Lux 5 Titanium are namely a handgrip, the 5 EVF1 electronic viewfinder, and CF 22 flash unit.
Leica’s other compact cameras include the V-Lux 30 super-zoom model which features GPS recording and touchscreen operation, and the V-Lux 2 which boasts a 24x optical super-zoom lens and 14.1 megapixel CMOS image sensor.