Leica V-Lux 40 Review

Overall Score

45

Main Features

  • 14 MP 1/2.3 CMOS Sensor
  • 24-480 mm (20x) F3.3-6.4 Zoom Lens
  • 100 - 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 59 x 28 mm, 210g.
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Leica V-Lux 40 Overview


First introduced in May, 2012, Leica V-Lux 40 is a 14 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.08 x 4.56 mm) sized CMOS sensor.


Leica V-Lux 40 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 40

Sensor resolution of Leica V-Lux 40 ~ 4315 x 3244 pixels.

Leica V-Lux 40 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 40 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 40


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Leica V-Lux 40 with competitors in small sensor superzoom cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Touch Screen
10.0 fps Continuous Shooting
23 Focus Points
±2 AE Bracketing Range
Optical Image Stabilization
AF Face Detection
Manual Exposure Mode
6.4 Lens at Tele
24 mm Wide Angle Lens
Focus Bracketing
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Environmental Sealing
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Tele: F6.4
Low Battery Life: 210 shots
No Articulating Screen
No Built-in Viewfinder
Slow Lens at Wide: F3.3
Low Screen Resolution: 461k dots
Type Scores

Leica V-Lux 40 has an Overall Score of 45/100 and ranked #256 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #632 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Leica V-Lux 40 Scores
Imaging score
21
Features score
49
Value for money score
61
Portability score
96
Overall score
45
Average Scores in Small Sensor Superzoom
Imaging Score
25
Features Score
51
Value For Money Score
61
Portability Score
85
Overall score
45

Physical Dimensions of Leica V-Lux 40


Leica V-Lux 40 weighs 210g and has external dimensions of 105 x 59 x 28mm (4.13 x 2.32 x 1.1"). Considering that the average weight of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras is 392g, Leica V-Lux 40 is 182 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Leica V-Lux 40 is less by 8mm more than the average length in Small Sensor Superzoom.

Weight Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Leica V-Lux 40
210g
Average weight
392g
Min weight
136g
Max weight
1415g

Thickness Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Leica V-Lux 40
28mm
Average Thickness
65mm
Min Thickness
0mm
Max Thickness
181mm

Here is the front and top view image of Leica V-Lux 40 with the dimensions:

Leica V-Lux 40

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight V-Lux 40 Dimensions V-Lux 40
Leica D-LUX 5 Leica D-LUX 5 271 g 210 g 110 x 66 x 43 mm 105 x 59 x 28 mm
Leica C Leica C 195 g 210 g 103 x 63 x 28 mm 105 x 59 x 28 mm
Leica D-Lux 6 Leica D-Lux 6 298 g 210 g 111 x 68 x 46 mm 105 x 59 x 28 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS40 Panasonic ZS40 240 g 210 g 111 x 64 x 34 mm 105 x 59 x 28 mm
Nikon Coolpix P7800 Nikon P7800 399 g 210 g 119 x 78 x 50 mm 105 x 59 x 28 mm
Olympus Tough TG-3 Olympus TG-3 247 g 210 g 112 x 66 x 31 mm 105 x 59 x 28 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V Sony RX100 V 299 g 210 g 102 x 58 x 41 mm 105 x 59 x 28 mm
Canon PowerShot S120 Canon S120 217 g 210 g 100 x 59 x 29 mm 105 x 59 x 28 mm

Specifications of Leica V-Lux 40


General
Brand Leica
Model V-Lux 40
Announced May, 2012
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 461k 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 23
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/15 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 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 6.40
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 100
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 210 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 210 g
Physical Dimensions 105 x 59 x 28 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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