Leica Compact Cameras
LEICA C2 new
LEICA C3 new
LEICA minilux zoom
Powerful optics, handily packaged
Leica is much more than just a name. It is a term that conjures an image of the highest optical and mechanical quality. Based on more than 100 years of experience,
Leica designs lenses that are unequalled around the world. They are an indispensable tool for many great photographers. That applies, of course, to the legendary rangefinder cameras of the Leica M line and the single-lens-reflex cameras of the Leica R line. But the handy
Leica compact cameras too, are very impressive, not only because of their ease of use and handsome styling, but above all because of their optical performance. All lenses are designed by Leica, using high-grade optical glass. The imaging performance stands out for delivering brilliant colors, crisp contrasts and sharp details. How well the most diverse situations and subjects can be captured by the five powerful compact cameras from Leica is demonstrated impressively by the pictures taken by Parisian photographer Florence Levillain. Whether it is a quick snapshot or a carefully composed photograph, the line of Leica compact cameras offers exactly the right model for every need. Which is the right one for you ?
Take better pictures : LEICA C2
With the new, fully automatic LEICA C2 you preserve the important and the beautiful moments of your life in a very special way. Family, festivities, leisure time : irreplaceable experiences become memorable photographs. And that with the greatest of ease, because in its modern aluminum body, the LEICA C2 combines highly refined technology and uncomplicated operating elements. Its high-grade zoom lens covers the entire bandwidth of typical snapshot situations from portraits to group photos.
Numerous small helpers ensure the best possible results : from the
multi-pattern autofocus that positions sharpness in the right place, even with complex subjects, all the way to the correction of backlit scenes and the particularly effective stroboscopic pre-flash that prevents the red-eye effect. Therefore you simply take more good pictures.
And so that you wont miss any special moments while you are traveling, the LEICA C2 as the smallest and lightest of Leica compact cameras fits in every shirt pocket or handbag.
The 3570 mm f/4.68.6 LEICA VARIO-ELMAR lens assures outstanding pictures in practically all situations. The complex optical system of 7 lens elements in 6 groups, arranged as shown in the graphic illustration, was designed internally by Leica, using high-grade optical glasses throughout. Its benefit : pictures that will excite you. You are bound to appreciate the excellent sharpness and color rendition all the more when you have the nicest pictures enlarged to poster size.
Very simply : more good pictures ! Be it leisure time, family or a festivity, with the C2, you capture important moments in impressive photographs.
Always at your service
Whether you are out in nature, roughhousing with your kids or celebrating with friends : the LEICA C2 is always ready.
Small and light, it fits in most any pocket.
And it is so easy to use that you can capture every situation. If you wish, you can also include the day and the time, or the date right on your favorite pictures.
With the LEICA C2 you are certain to achieve more good pictures. Because the legendary quality of Leica lenses is also embodied in the C2 to assure you of razor-sharp pictures with brilliant colors. Electronic helpers enable you to concentrate fully on what is so important : unencumbered photography.
Balanced exposure Thanks to multi-pattern metering, you can enjoy the dependability of the LEICA C2 for a balanced exposure in every situation. Automatic recognition of a backlit situation even makes sure that the main subject is illuminated with fill-in flash if that should be necessary. This makes it far more likely that a child on a swing will be pictured much better than
Variable autofocus In addition to spot autofocus, the LEICA C2 also offers you the option of switching over to multi-pattern autofocus. It measures with up to five zones. The advantage is demonstrated by the illustration on the right : Even though the main subject is not in that center of the picture, the C2 puts the sharpness where it belongs, namely on the child. This is also particularly advantageous in group photographs. Because many cameras focus on the uninteresting background right between two heads, whereas the C2 recognizes the fact that it is the people that matter.
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