Leica has this week announced two new additions to its range with the unveiling of their new V-Lux 40 and Leica X2 compact cameras. The Leica V-Lux 40 is equipped with a 15.3-megapixel, 1/2.33″ CMOS sensor and a Leica DC Vario-Elmar 4.3–86 mm f/3.3–6.4 ASPH lens, offering a zoom range of up to 20x.
Compared to its predecessor, the Leica V-Lux 30, the new V-Lux 40 offers a higher dynamic range as well as particularly low- noise images at sensitivities up to ISO 3200, and has an autofocus speed of 0.1 seconds.
The Leica X2 is equipped with a new APS-C-format professional CMOS image sensor with over 16.5 megapixels. The Leica X2’s large sensor and fast lens make it ideal for shooting in available light. But a pop-up flash is also available whenever an additional light source is required.
Both the Leica V-Lux 40 and Leica X2 are now available to purchase and are priced at $699 and $1,999 respectively.