Leica V-LUX 1 PDF User Manual
Did you lose or misplace the instruction manual that came with your Leica V-LUX 1? 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 V-LUX 1 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 V-LUX 1 below.
In any case, the V-LUX 1 is an advanced imaging tool, whose many features merit serious attention. This fixed lens compact camera was officially introduced on September 14th, 2006, which means that, as of today, the camera is 5970 days old (young?). The camera has meanwhile been discontinued and was succeeded by the Leica V-LUX 2 as a replacement in the same line of cameras.
Leica's instruction manual for the V-LUX 1
The camera's instruction manual is 145 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 V-LUX 1 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.
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Video tutorial for the Leica V-LUX 1
Perhaps instead of reading through a manual or operations guide, you might prefer to better familiarize yourself with your V-LUX 1 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 V-LUX 1 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 V-LUX 1 FAQ
Below are some additional questions and answers concerning some particular features of the V-LUX 1.
What technology is the imaging sensor in the V-LUX 1 based on?
The camera is build around a CMOS (Complementary Metal–Oxide–Semiconductor) sensor.
What is the ISO sensitivity range of the V-LUX 1?
The camera has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 1600.
Does the camera have a selfie-friendly screen?
Yes, the LCD-screen of the V-LUX 1 is flexible and can be turned to be front-facing for capturing selfies.
Does the Leica V-LUX 1 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.
Which battery does the V-LUX 1 use?
The camera gets its power from the BP-DC5, 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 V-LUX 1.
|Camera Model||Leica V-LUX 1|
|Camera Type||Fixed lens compact camera|
|Camera Lens||35-420mm f/2.8-3.7|
|Launch Date||September 2006|
|Launch Price||USD 849|
|Sensor Format||1/1.8" Sensor|
|Sensor Size||7.14 x 5.36 mm|
|Sensor Area||38 mm2|
|Sensor Diagonal||8.9 mm|
|Sensor Resolution||10 Megapixels|
|Image Resolution||3 648 x 2 736 pixels|
|Pixel Pitch||1.95 μm|
|Pixel Density||26.08 MP/cm2|
|Moiré control||no AA filter|
|Movie Capability||480/30p Video|
|ISO Setting||100 - 1 600 ISO|
|ISO Boost||100 - 3 200 ISO|
|Viewfinder Type||Electronic viewfinder|
|Viewfinder Field of View||100%|
|Viewfinder Resolution||235k dots|
|Top-Level Screen||no Top Display|
|LCD Framing||Live View|
|LCD Size||2.0 inch|
|LCD Resolution||207k dots|
|LCD Attachment||Tilting screen|
|V-logging Friendliness||Front-flip possible|
|Touch Input||No touchscreen|
|Focus System||Contrast-detect AF|
|Manual Focusing Aid||no Peaking Feature|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/2000s|
|Continuous Shooting||2 shutter flaps/s|
|Silent Shooting||no E-Shutter|
|Time Lapse Photography||no Intervalometer|
|Fill Flash||Built-in Flash|
|Storage Medium||SDHC 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-DC5 power pack|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||360 shots per charge|
141 x 86 x 142 mm
(5.6 x 3.4 x 5.6 in)
|Camera Weight||734 g (25.9 oz)|
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