Leica V-Lux 2 Review

Overall Score

51

Main Features

  • 14 MP 1/2.3 CMOS Sensor
  • 25-600 mm (24x) F2.8-5.2 Zoom Lens
  • 100 - 6400 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3" Articulated Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 11 fps continuous shooting
  • 1280 x 720 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 124 x 80 x 95 mm, 520g.
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  • Replaced by: V-Lux 3

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Leica V-Lux 2 Overview


First introduced in September, 2010, Leica V-Lux 2 is a 14 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.08 x 4.56 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

Leica replaced V-Lux 2 with Leica V-Lux 3. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Leica V-Lux 2 with Leica V-Lux 3


Leica V-Lux 2 comes with a 6.08 x 4.56 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.6 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Leica V-Lux 2

Sensor resolution of Leica V-Lux 2 ~ 4315 x 3244 pixels.

Leica V-Lux 2 has Crop Factor: 5.69

The sensor has a surface area of 27.7 mm².

There are approximate 13,997,860 photosites (pixels) on this area.

Leica V-Lux 2 Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Leica V-Lux 4 Leica V-Lux 4 2012 12MP 100 - 3200 588g 125 x 87 x 110mm
Leica V-Lux 40 Leica V-Lux 40 2012 14MP 100 - 6400 210g 105 x 59 x 28mm
Leica V-Lux 3 Leica V-Lux 3 2011 12MP 100 - 6400 540g 124 x 81 x 95mm
Leica V-Lux 30 Leica V-Lux 30 2011 14MP 80 - 6400 219g 105 x 58 x 43mm
Leica V-Lux 2 Leica V-Lux 2 2010 14MP 100 - 6400 520g 124 x 80 x 95mm

Proc and Cons of Leica V-Lux 2


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Leica V-Lux 2 with competitors in small sensor superzoom cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Articulating Screen
RAW Support
Manual Focus
25 mm Wide Angle Lens
Selfie Friendly Screen
Optical Image Stabilization
External Flash
11.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Exposure Mode
5.2 Lens at Tele
2 AE Bracketing Range
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No AF Face Detection
Slow Lens at Wide: F2.8
Low Screen Resolution: 460k dots
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
No Environmental Sealing
Slow Lens at Tele: F5.2
Type Scores

Leica V-Lux 2 has an Overall Score of 51/100 and ranked #146 out of 801 in Compact cameras, and ranked #469 out of 1201 in all cameras.

Leica V-Lux 2 Scores
Imaging score
35
Features score
58
Value for money score
64
Portability score
80
Overall score
51
Average Scores in Small Sensor Superzoom
Imaging Score
24
Features Score
50
Value For Money Score
61
Portability Score
85
Overall score
45

Physical Dimensions of Leica V-Lux 2


Leica V-Lux 2 weighs 520g and has external dimensions of 124 x 80 x 95mm (4.88 x 3.15 x 3.74"). Considering that the average weight of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras is 388g, Leica V-Lux 2 is 132 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category. Leica V-Lux 2 is more by 11mm more than the average length in Small Sensor Superzoom.

Weight Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Leica V-Lux 2
520g
Average weight
388g
Min weight
136g
Max weight
1415g

Thickness Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Leica V-Lux 2
95mm
Average Thickness
65mm
Min Thickness
0mm
Max Thickness
181mm

Here is the front and top view image of Leica V-Lux 2 with the dimensions:

Leica V-Lux 2

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight V-Lux 2 Dimensions V-Lux 2
Leica V-Lux 3 Leica V-Lux 3 540 g 520 g 124 x 81 x 95 mm 124 x 80 x 95 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 Panasonic FZ100 540 g 520 g 124 x 82 x 92 mm 124 x 80 x 95 mm
Leica V-Lux 4 Leica V-Lux 4 588 g 520 g 125 x 87 x 110 mm 124 x 80 x 95 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Panasonic FZ1000 831 g 520 g 137 x 99 x 131 mm 124 x 80 x 95 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Panasonic FZ200 588 g 520 g 125 x 87 x 110 mm 124 x 80 x 95 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II Sony RX10 II 813 g 520 g 129 x 88 x 102 mm 124 x 80 x 95 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 Panasonic FZ300 691 g 520 g 132 x 92 x 117 mm 124 x 80 x 95 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 Panasonic FZ70 606 g 520 g 130 x 97 x 118 mm 124 x 80 x 95 mm

Specifications of Leica V-Lux 2


General
Brand Leica
Model V-Lux 2
Announced September, 2010
Body Type SLR-like (bridge)
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 1
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Articulated
Screen Resolution 460k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 0
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/60 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec
Continuous Shooting 11.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 9.50
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 6.08 x 4.56 mm
Sensor Area 27.7 mm²
Sensor Resolution 14 MP
Max Image Resolution 4320 x 3240
Max Native ISO 6400
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1280 x 720
Video Formats AVCHD Lite
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 0 shots
Battery Type
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 520 g
Physical Dimensions 124 x 80 x 95 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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