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Leica’s V-Lux 3 Super Zoom Camera Gains New 1080p Recording Powers

By // December 8, 2011 // Posted in Camera & Lens, Equipment

Leica’s V-Lux 3 isn’t a radical departure from the two models before it. It still has a 24x zoom lens which shoots at the equivalent lengths of 25-600mm. But now it can finally record video in 1080p and 60 frames per second using the AVCHD codec.

The V-Lux 3 also has a new sensor, which is a 12.1 megapixel CMOS chip. Strangely, its raw pixel power is down from the 14.1 megapixel rating of the V-Lux 2, but as we all know, pure specs aren’t everything. And judging by the fact that the V-Lux 3′s 12 photos-per-second burst mode is more powerful than the 11 pps found in the V-Lux 2. The Leica V-Lux 3 will be available beginning in January, at a price that still has yet to be determined (though the last one retailed for nearly $1100). [Leica]

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Jacqueline Tobin

Jacqueline Tobin

Jacqueline Tobin is the Editor-in-Chief of Rangefinder magazine and the author of Wedding Photography Unveiled: Inspiration and Insight From 20 Top Photographers (Amphoto Books, 2009); and The Luminous Portrait (Amphoto Books, 2012). The second-generation native New Yorker cherishes her Sunday mornings hunkered down with The New York Times, fresh bagels and a great cup of coffee.

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