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The Leica C-LUX 1: an elegant version of the Panasonic FX01

On April 1st, Leica has announced the C-LUX 1, a stylish version of the Panasonic FX01. As Leica is better known for their stylish re-packaging of digital cameras, such as the D-Lux2, than for their sense of humor, we may safely assume that this is no April 1st joke. Of course, the elegant 6 megapixel, 3.6x optical zoom C-LUX 1 comes with some stylish accessories too. A real leather case with micro-velour lining in cognac-brown, black or red. For those into digiscoping, the Digital Adapter 2 is available for all Leica Televid sportoptics...

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The Leica C-LUX 1: an elegant version of the Panasonic FX01 - digital camera and photography newsElegance that's more than skin deep

The LEICA C-LUX 1 is an engagingly attractive companion with a fashionably compact form factor. Offered in smart black or lustrous silver and having a basic outline of only 5 x 10 cm, it's a camera you'll want to take with you wherever you go. And its elegant exterior is complemented by cutting-edge technology: 6-megapixel capture, ultra short shutter delay, precise autofocus measurement, and a generous selection of scene modes make it ideal for taking great pictures effortlessly. Whether you're on the beach, on a stroll through narrow streets, or in your favorite restaurant – the C-Lux 1 will capture all those precious moments you want to remember in stunning, true-to-life color and detail.


The LEICA C-LUX 1 at a glance

High-quality fabrication:
Elegant and robust metal body available in black or silver finish.
(Notice: The silver finish isn't available in all countries.)
 
Leica lens:
The extended focal length range of the Leica wide-to-telephoto zoom lens is equivalent to a 28-102 mm in the 35 mm format, suitable for interiors, portaits, scenics, and more.
 
Optical image stabilizer:
Exquisitely sharp photos even in candlelight or of moving objects thanks to the built-in optical image stabilizer and the high-sensitivity setting of up to ISO 1600.
 
Display:
High resolution 2.5-inch display provides a clear view of critical details.
April 2, 2006
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