Leica Digilux 3 PDF User Manual
Did you lose or misplace the instruction manual that came with your Leica Digilux 3? It happens all too easily, but fortunately Leica makes a soft copy available that you can browse through online, print out, or download (see the pdf file below). It is certainly good practice to carefully familiarize oneself with the many different functionalities and options that the Digilux 3 offers, and the official user manual is without doubt an authoritative and comprehensive source of respective information.
That said, the instruction booklet can be a dry read, so that a dedicated camera guide book from a professional photographer that illustrates the camera's core functions in a real life photography context can be a very helpful complement. Yes, getting one of these camera guides (see here at amazon) would involve an additional expense, but if that book helps to exploit the camera's potential to the full, the (small) additional investment may well be worth it.
Also, you might want to check out the video tutorial on the Leica Digilux 3 below.
In any case, the Digilux 3 is an advanced imaging tool, whose many features merit serious attention. This DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) camera was revealed to the public on September 14th, 2006, which means that, as of today, the camera is 6091 days old (young?). The camera has meanwhile been discontinued, but there has not been a direct replacement model for the Digilux 3 from Leica.
Leica's instruction manual for the Digilux 3
The camera's instruction manual is 136 pages long. The pdf version is embedded below. As you browse through, you will hopefully find the information you are looking for. You can also print out a hard copy by right clicking on the manual and then choosing the respective menu option. For convenience, a summary of the key specs of the Digilux 3 is included towards the bottom of this webpage.
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If you prefer to read the user guide in another language, please check the respective availability on Leica's support site. That site also provides complementary online resources, such as information on the compatibility of various camera accessories or the availability of firmware updates that are not necessarily comprehensively covered in the instruction manual.
Printed, hardcopy versions of the Leica Digilux 3 manual can sometimes be found online. You can check the availability on amazon and ebay via the buttons below.
Video tutorial for the Leica Digilux 3
Perhaps instead of reading through a manual or operations guide, you might prefer to better familiarize yourself with your Digilux 3 by watching a video tutorial. It can notably help to quickly get to know the key functions and to set up your camera according to your particular preferences and needs.
Once again, the Leica Digilux 3 is a sophisticated imaging tool and not exploiting its capabilities to the full would be a pity. Hence, taking the time to study online information material or to read through a well-written camera guide book is highly recommended to make the most of your purchase.
Leica Digilux 3 FAQ
Below are some additional questions and answers concerning some particular features of the Digilux 3.
What technology is the imaging sensor in the Leica Digilux 3 based on?
The camera is build around a CMOS (Complementary Metal–Oxide–Semiconductor) sensor.
What is the ISO sensitivity range of the Leica Digilux 3?
The camera has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 1600.
What is the life expectancy of the shutter in the Leica Digilux 3?
Leica does not publish a shutter rating for the Digilux 3. Yet, shutters in comparable cameras from other manufacturers are said to be good for at least 100 000 actuations. It should be noted, though, that this number represents a Mean Time before Failure. The shutter might fail earlier, or it might last longer. Anyway, in order to exhaust an expected shutter life of 100 000 shots over, say, three years, one would have to take about 100 pictures each and every day.
How do I find the shutter count on my Leica Digilux 3?
Leica embeds the number of shutter actuations in hidden menus. You can check the number of shots that your Digilux 3 has taken up to now by carefully following the steps described on the Leica Digilux 3 shutter count page.
Does the Leica Digilux 3 feature an autofocus assist light?
Yes, the camera has a lamp built-in that can illuminate the subject and improve autofocus in low-light settings.
What is the fastest shutter speed that can be used with the Leica Digilux 3 for flash photography?
The Digilux 3's flash sync speed is 1/160 sec.
Which battery does the Leica Digilux 3 use?
The camera gets its power from the BP-DC3, which is a rechargeable Lithium-Ion power pack.
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Core camera specifications
Here is a list of the main features and technical characteristics of the Leica Digilux 3.
|Camera Model||Leica Digilux 3|
|Camera Type||Digital single lens reflex|
|Camera Lens||Four Thirds lenses|
|Launch Date||September 2006|
|Launch Price||USD 1 499|
|Sensor Format||Four Thirds Sensor|
|Sensor Size||17.3 x 13.0 mm|
|Sensor Area||225 mm2|
|Sensor Diagonal||21.6 mm|
|Sensor Resolution||7.4 Megapixels|
|Image Resolution||3 136 x 2 352 pixels|
|Pixel Pitch||5.51 μm|
|Pixel Density||3.28 MP/cm2|
|Moiré control||Anti-Alias filter|
|Movie Capability||no Video|
|ISO Setting||100 - 1 600 ISO|
|Viewfinder Type||Optical viewfinder|
|Viewfinder Field of View||95%|
|Top-Level Screen||no Top Display|
|LCD Framing||Live View|
|LCD Size||2.5 inch|
|LCD Resolution||207k dots|
|LCD Attachment||Fixed screen|
|Touch Input||No touchscreen|
|Focus System||Phase-detect AF|
|Manual Focusing Aid||no Peaking Feature|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/4000s|
|Continuous Shooting||3 shutter flaps/s|
|Shutter Life Expectancy||100 000 actuations|
|Silent Shooting||no E-Shutter|
|Time Lapse Photography||no Intervalometer|
|Fill Flash||Built-in Flash|
|Storage Medium||SDXC cards|
|Single or Dual Card Slots||Single card slot|
|UHS card support||no|
|USB Connector||USB 2.0|
|HDMI Port||no HDMI|
|Wifi Support||no Wifi|
|Battery Type||BP-DC3 power pack|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||750 shots per charge|
146 x 87 x 77 mm
(5.7 x 3.4 x 3.0 in)
|Camera Weight||606 g (21.4 oz)|
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