Leica V-Lux 30 Review

Overall Score

44

Main Features

  • 14 MP 1/2.3 CMOS Sensor
  • 24-384 mm (16x) F3.3-5.9 Zoom Lens
  • 80 - 6400 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 10 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In GPS
  • 105 x 58 x 43 mm, 219g.
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Leica V-Lux 30 Overview


First introduced in May, 2011, Leica V-Lux 30 is a 14 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.08 x 4.56 mm) sized CMOS sensor.


Leica V-Lux 30 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 30

Sensor resolution of Leica V-Lux 30 ~ 4315 x 3244 pixels.

Leica V-Lux 30 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 30 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 30


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Leica V-Lux 30 with competitors in small sensor superzoom cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Touch Screen
1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
11 Focus Points
±2 AE Bracketing Range
Optical Image Stabilization
10.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Exposure Mode
5.9 Lens at Tele
24 mm Wide Angle Lens
Cons
No Bluetooth
No AF Face Detection
No Built-in Viewfinder
Slow Lens at Wide: F3.3
Low Screen Resolution: 460k dots
No Articulating Screen
No Environmental Sealing
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Tele: F5.9
Low Battery Life: 260 shots
Type Scores

Leica V-Lux 30 has an Overall Score of 44/100 and ranked #295 out of 801 in Compact cameras, and ranked #640 out of 1201 in all cameras.

Leica V-Lux 30 Scores
Imaging score
21
Features score
46
Value for money score
59
Portability score
95
Overall score
44
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 30


Leica V-Lux 30 weighs 219g and has external dimensions of 105 x 58 x 43mm (4.13 x 2.28 x 1.69"). Considering that the average weight of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras is 388g, Leica V-Lux 30 is 169 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Leica V-Lux 30 is less by 8mm more than the average length in Small Sensor Superzoom.

Weight Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Leica V-Lux 30
219g
Average weight
388g
Min weight
136g
Max weight
1415g

Thickness Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Leica V-Lux 30
43mm
Average Thickness
65mm
Min Thickness
0mm
Max Thickness
181mm

Here is the front and top view image of Leica V-Lux 30 with the dimensions:

Leica V-Lux 30

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight V-Lux 30 Dimensions V-Lux 30
Leica D-LUX 5 Leica D-LUX 5 271 g 219 g 110 x 66 x 43 mm 105 x 58 x 43 mm
Fujifilm X20 Fujifilm X20 353 g 219 g 117 x 70 x 57 mm 105 x 58 x 43 mm
Fujifilm X30 Fujifilm X30 423 g 219 g 119 x 72 x 60 mm 105 x 58 x 43 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS40 Panasonic ZS40 240 g 219 g 111 x 64 x 34 mm 105 x 58 x 43 mm
Nikon Coolpix P7800 Nikon P7800 399 g 219 g 119 x 78 x 50 mm 105 x 58 x 43 mm
Canon PowerShot G16 Canon G16 356 g 219 g 109 x 76 x 40 mm 105 x 58 x 43 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1 Panasonic LF1 192 g 219 g 103 x 62 x 28 mm 105 x 58 x 43 mm
Nikon Coolpix P7100 Nikon P7100 395 g 219 g 116 x 77 x 48 mm 105 x 58 x 43 mm

Specifications of Leica V-Lux 30


General
Brand Leica
Model V-Lux 30
Announced May, 2011
Body Type Compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 3
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 460k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None
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 11
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/60 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 10.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 5.00
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
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 80
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4, AVCHD
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS Built-In
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 260 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 219 g
Physical Dimensions 105 x 58 x 43 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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