Leica V-Lux 2 summary
Leica V-Lux 2 is Leica's Small Sensor Superzoom camera originally launched on September of 2010. It features a 14 MegaPixel, CMOS 1/2.3" size sensor with a max resolution of 4320 x 3240.
The V-Lux 2 is rated #103 out of 243 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and overall #587 out of 1428 for digital cameras in our list. You should look at our Advanced camera finder to see camera ratings based on your customized criteria.
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Leica V-Lux 2 family
The Leica V-Lux 2 comes with a history of related digital cameras. Down below, you can discover all older and the latest models along with important specs.
Leica V-Lux 2 Gallery
You can look at the V-Lux 2 from several angles in the gallery below.
Leica V-Lux 2 Pros and Cons
Here is a selection of benefits and drawbacks of the Leica V-Lux 2 based on criterias that are often considered important in a camera.
Leica V-Lux 2 Sensor specs
The measurement of the sensor on the Leica V-Lux 2 is 6.08mm x 4.56mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor is able to capture 4320 x 3240 pixels using aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera includes Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is better than digital stabilization since the latter may produce cropping.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The CMOS sensor boasts 14MP and includes a native ISO range of 100 to 6400. RAW files are supported therefore the user has more margin for error.
The picture below illustrates the V-Lux 2's sensor size compared to other common sizes. The V-Lux 2 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.9 and is showcased in green.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Leica V-Lux 2 dimensions
Leica V-Lux 2 weighs about 1.15 lbs (520 gr or 18.34 oz) and features outer measurements of 124mm x 80mm x 95mm (4.9" x 3.1" x 3.7"). The weight of typical Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387 gr and the Leica V-Lux 2 is weightier as compared with other competitors.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The following is a visual of the Leica V-Lux 2 next to a soda so you can have a sense of its size.
The top view below will illustrate the button arrangement on the V-Lux 2.
Leica V-Lux 2 Lens details
The V-Lux 2 has a built-in lens having a focal range of 25-600mm making it a 24.0 x zoom which is very good and will allow you to zoom right in.
At it's widest 25mm, it offers an aperture of f2.8 making it pretty sluggish and not good in low light conditions and you will probably find it difficult to capture good bokeh. You will likely also need to raise your ISO which causes noisy pictures. For the long end, 600mm is superb zoom and comes at f5.2 which is very slow and you will have to use slow shutter speeds.
Leica V-Lux 2 Connectivity
The V-Lux 2 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that come with NFC and / or Bluetooth support can be used wirelessly via smartphones. You are able to transfer photos and oftentimes change settings without connecting directly with the camera.
Many apps also stream a Liveview and hit the shutter if you are not near the camera. If the camera has a HDMI out, it can be hooked up to an external display. Many cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack through the USB socket.
Leica V-Lux 2 Video details
The max video resolution on the Leica V-Lux 2 is 1280 x 720 and it can record in AVCHD Lite format. 720p is awful by today's standards. You should strive for a minimum FUll HD resolution for video. The body does not have a mic and / or headphone port which means that you have got absolutely no control over your sound. It is perhaps a better idea to find an alternative camera in case you want good sound in your video clips.
Leica V-Lux 2 Weather Sealing
Leica V-Lux 2 does not have environment sealing so wet conditions can damage the camera.
Leica V-Lux 2 Display and Viewfinder
The Leica V-Lux 2 features a 3" fully articulated display screen having a resolution of 460k dots.
The display is selfie friendly to get self portraits and even group photos if required. Please be aware that the display offers no touch support.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The View Finder specs regarding Leica V-Lux 2 are the following:
- ViewFinder Electronic
In those bright outdoor situations that make the camera displays washed out and tough to view, viewfinders can be very helpful.
Leica V-Lux 2 Shutter details
Leica V-Lux 2 continuous shooting speed is 11.0 fps. The highest shutter speed is 1/2000s.
Leica V-Lux 2 Flash and Hot shoe details
Leica V-Lux 2 includes both built-in flash plus external flash support.
Leica V-Lux 2 Autofocusing details
Leica V-Lux 2 includes only Contrast Based Autofocus and lacks Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more quicker and accurate as compared with Contrast Based focusing.
Leica V-Lux 2 comes with manual focusing when required for low light scenarios or you want more accurate focusing control.
Leica V-Lux 2 Battery life
The usual Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR comes with the maximum (600) battery life for this type of cameras.
Following is a list of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras which have the best battery life:
Leica V-Lux 2 for various kinds of photography
The following illustration indicates a summary of the Leica V-Lux 2 for various kinds of photography. To view more, visit the specific paragraph below.
Leica V-Lux 2 Portrait photography info
The Leica V-Lux 2 has a rating of 52 which is reasonable, and means the camera is reasonably acceptable to use for portraits. Shooting portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor dimension, RAW support in addition to the flexibility to use off-camera flash.
Street photography with Leica V-Lux 2
Coming in at a average points tally of 58, the Leica V-Lux 2 is reasonably acceptable to use in street photography. A good street photography camera gives a good balance of picture quality plus portability.
Leica V-Lux 2 Sports photography highlights
A reasonable sports photography points total of 49 suggests the Leica V-Lux 2 is reasonably appropriate for taking photos of sports. A camera must have fantastic focusing and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Leica V-Lux 2 Travel photography info
Weight is pretty important in selecting a travel camera. On the whole, the Leica V-Lux 2 gets a decent 59 for a travelling camera which makes it somewhat appropriate to buy for your holidays.
Leica V-Lux 2 Landscape photography features
For those who are looking to pick a camera for landscape photos, the most critical aspect will be image quality. The Leica V-Lux 2 with it's decent grade of 51 for a landscape camera is relatively appropriate within the current market.
Leica V-Lux 2 as a Vlogging camera
A vlogging camera really should posses a articulating display, mic input and preferably IBIS. Taking everything in to account, the Leica V-Lux 2 is somewhat suitable as a vlog camera as it delivers a reasonable score of 51.
Leica V-Lux 2 Alternatives
If you are trying to find replacements to the V-Lux 2, below is a list of the highest scored cameras which fall within the family of Small Sensor Superzoom.
The chart down below gives you an overview of the V-Lux 2 versus it's highest rated competitors shown earlier.
Following are additional cameras you might look into as alternate options. To read through a thorough comparison, simply click the "compare" link.