Leica V-Lux 5 Digital Camera
Leica V-Lux 5 Digital Camera

Leica V-Lux 5 Digital Camera


The Leica V-Lux 5 Camera is a high-performance bridge camera, and also the most versatile and multifaceted camera added to its portfolio. The advance camera features a large 20MP, 1 Image Sensor, along with its built-in Leica DC Vario-Elmarit 9.1-146mm f/2.8-4 ASPH Lens to deliver outstanding image quality throughout the entire zoom range.

Ground-breaking features include a bright and clear OLED electronic viewfinder and a fully articulated touchscreen panel; fast autofocus speed which is great, especially with the high continuous-shooting rate; a maximum f/2.8 aperture - making it suitable for shooting in low-light conditions; while having built-in optical image stabilisation, also helps so that you can capture striking, shake-free still images and video in low ambient light; a burst rate of up to 12 fps.

Other powerful functions enable you to record true-to-life 4K video (3840 x 2160 pixels) at frame rates of 24, 25, or 30 fps, or record in Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) at 60 fps; a Bluetooth connection can be established between the Leica V-Lux 5 Camera and an iOS or Android smartphone via the Leica FOTOS App; and you can recharge the camera via USB from all sorts of other devices, e.g. a powerbank.

  • 20.1MP 1" CMOS Sensor
  • DC Vario-Elmarit ASPH. 16x Zoom Lens
  • 25-400mm f/2.8-4 (35mm Equivalent)
  • 2.36m-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3.0" 1.24m-Dot Articulating LCD Monitor
  • UHD 4K30 Video Recording
  • Up to 12-fps Shooting
  • 4K Photo Modes and Sequence Composition
  • Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Connectivity
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Backordered with Supplier. ETA 3-4 weeks
SKU 19120
Brand Leica
  • Built-in to the design of the camera is a high-performance Leica DC Vario-Elmarit 9.1-146 f/2.8-4 ASPH Lens that covers all angles, so that you never have to miss a moment again. Featuring a vast focal range of 25mm to 400mm (35mm equivalent). The lens is carefully designed to capture outstanding image quality, whether it being wide-angle, standard, super-telephoto or macro shots.
  • The lens of the Leica V-Lux 5 Camera features a bright f/2.8 aperture making it ideal to take wherever you go, and capture striking images, especially in low-light conditions you will not be disappointed.
  • A large 20MP, 1 Image Sensor has been incorporated into the Leica V-Lux 5 Camera so that you can produce exceedingly high-quality detail-rich images. The high-performance sensor also sports a maximum sensitivity of ISO 12 800 for enhanced lighting which is great for basically any situation.
  • A newly developed 2.36-m OLED, 0.74x magnification electronic viewfinder has been built-in on the Leica V-Lux 5 Camera for precise image composition, with increased and visible contrast and colour depth. Quickly frame your scene, even in bright sunlight with the advanced electronic viewfinder.
  • Capture without having to stress that you wont capture your image in focus, as it sports a Super-Fast Autofocus System capturing any subject in motion, whether it be a blazing superbike at top speeds or animals running around, all thanks to the ground-breaking DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology that lets you focus within 0.1 seconds.
  • You dont just have to continue capturing images, as you can also record astounding 4K videos at a frame rate of up to 30 fps leaving you with beautiful cinematic quality to preserve for all time. When switching to 4K video mode, youll be left astound with lifelike videos. Additionally, you can also record video in Full-HD format with a frame rate of up to 60 fps which is great for flexible and adaptable filming.
  • Bluetooth & Wi-Fi Connectivity allows you to stay connected, wherever you travel. This can simply be done when linking your Leica V-Lux 5 Camera up to your smartphone via the energy-efficient Bluetooth option. Once that has been completed, simply access the Leica FOTOS app where you can then share all your images and videos within a matter of seconds with friends and family; adjust camera parameters; or even control your camera where it can be used as a viewfinder, and to release the shutter.
In the box
  • Leica V-Lux 5 Digital Camera
Pixels Actual: 20.9 Megapixel
Effective: 20.1 Megapixel
Maximum Resolution 4864 x 3648
Aspect Ratio 4:3
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Size 1"
Image File Format JPEG, RAW
Focal Length 9.1 to 146mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 25 to 400mm)
Optical Zoom 16x
Maximum Aperture f/2.8 to 4
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 125 to 12800 (Extended: 80 to 25600)
Exposure Modes Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Continuous Shooting Up to 12 fps at 20.1 MP
Up to 30 fps at 8 MP
Recording Modes MP4
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p [100 Mb/s] 
Recording Limit Up to 29 Minutes, 59 Seconds
Video Encoding NTSC/PAL
Audio Recording Built-In Microphone (Stereo)
External Microphone Input (Stereo)
Viewfinder and Monitor
Viewfinder Type Electronic (OLED)
Viewfinder Resolution 2,360,000 Dot
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Diopter Adjustment Yes
Monitor Size 3"
Monitor Resolution 1,240,000 Dot
Monitor Type Articulating Touchscreen LCD
Built-in Flash Yes
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
Memory Card Slot 1 x SD/SDHC/SDXC
Connectivity USB 2.0 Micro-B
Wireless Wi-Fi
GPS None
Battery 1 x Rechargeable Lithium-Ion (Approx. 440 Shots)

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