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Leica Launches C-Lux 1

Leica C-Lux 1 digital camera Leica C-Lux 1 digital camera

Leica's C-Lux 1 is the first model in a new line of digital compact cameras that features a compact design, fully retractable optics and 6-megapixel capture. The smallest Leica digital to date, the C-Lux 1 offers a selection of modes to suit different photographic situations, an optical image stabilizer to counteract camera shake and a 2.5-inch display.

The C-Lux 1 also incorporates a DC Vario-Elmarit f/2.8-5.6/4.6-16.8 aspherical zoom lens with a wide focal-length range of 28-102 mm in 35mm format. The 1:2.8-5.6/4.6-16.8 triple zoom lens comprises seven elements, four of which are aspherical, divided into six groups.

The C-Lux 1 also has the capability for photography through a scope, using a digital adapter. The digital camera may be connected to the eyepiece of a Leica Televid scope, functioning as a camera with an extremely large focal-length range for ambitious bird and nature watchers.

The camera measures 2 by 4 inches for easy portability. The C-Lux 1 retails for $495 and is available in a black or silver chrome finish.

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