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Leica puts out first DSLR

Leica’s got three new cameras coming down the chute: the V-Lux 1, D-Lux 3, and Digilux 3 DSLR. They may not be the most physically attractive picture takers on the market, nor do they need to be. After all, they’re not fashion statements; they do what they need to do and they do it well.

First up is the 10 megapixel V-Lux 1, targeting the prosumer market with its 12x optical zoom, image stabilization and 2-inch swivel screen. While the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50 serves as its base, the V-Lux 1 sports “Leica” upgrades to provide “an intelligent all-in-one solution.”

Based on the Panasonic Lumix LX2, the D-Lux 3 is the most basic looking unit of the trio. The 10 megapixel sensor and 4x optical zoom lens with image stabilization may be nice and all, but you’re going to love the 16:9 wide-aspect 2.8-inch screen. Look for it in silver or black.

Last and certainly not least is the digital SLR of the bunch, the Digilux 3. Finding its inspiration from the Panasonic Lumix L1, the 7.5 megapixel Digilux 3 features a realtime preview, interchangeable lens, and uses the Four Third Standard, making it a “fast, precise and creative solution in comparison with conventional SLR cameras.”

The V-Lux 1 and D-Lux 3 are both expected to ship next month, while they have yet to mention a release date for the Digilux 3. No word on pricing on any camera.

About Michael Kwan

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