Allendale, N.J. - Precision lens and camera manufacturer Leica Camera recently introduced the V-LUX 20 12.1-megapixel digital compact camera with a 12x optical zoom lens and the company's first built-in GPS tagging function.
The V-LUX 20, expected to ship this spring at a $700 estimated street retail, packages a high-performance Leica DC-Vario-Elmar 4.1-49.2mm f/3.3-4.9 ASPH zoom lens with a focal range of 25-300mm (35mm equivalent), giving it a wide range of options for most shooting conditions.
The V-LUX 20 is the first model in the camera resource's line to feature GPS tagging. The feature enables recording the geographical co-ordinates of a photo's location (in the Exif data) automatically, as well as the local time, to help document a trip for quickly archiving and organizing photos.
The camera also displays the names of sightseeing locations from a total of 500,000 points of interest in 73 countries, Leica said.
The V-LUX 20 records video in up to 720p/60fps, adds a mini HDMI output and includes a range of intelligent automatic features, including an 11-point autofocus system, face recognition, automatic scene modes and smart exposure.
Memory card support includes SD/SDHC and SDXC card formats.
Other features include a 3-inch
with 460,000-pixel resolution, a matte-black finish, a range of manual shutter speed and aperture settings, and integrated image stabilization. It ships with Adobe Photoshop
8, and a brown leather case is available as an optional accessory through authorized Leica dealers.