LCD and Viewfinder
Leica V-Lux 40 has a Fixed Type 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 461k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
LCD is Touch screen
type, so you can change the settings and set the focus point with your fingertips.
V-Lux 40 doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Nikon Coolpix P7800 (Compare) or Fujifilm X30 (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Leica V-Lux 40 can shoot continuously at max speed of 10 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/2000 sec.
Unfortunately V-Lux 40 doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Leica V-Lux 40 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 23 points to choose from.
Leica V-Lux 40 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Leica V-Lux 40, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 60 fps and save in MPEG-4 and AVCHD formats. Full HD resolution of Leica V-Lux 40 will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video.
V-Lux 40 has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker.
Leica V-Lux 40 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Nikon Coolpix P7800 or Fujifilm X30 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
You can connect V-Lux 40 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Leica V-Lux 40 is powered by a proprietary battery which provides a shooting life of 210 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Compact type cameras is 255 shots, Leica V-Lux 40 has a short battery life for its class so we strongly recommend V-Lux 40 owners to buy some extra batteries.
Battery Life Comparison in Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras
Fujifilm HS35EXR with its 600shots is the model with longest battery life among Small Sensor Superzoom cameras. Check the comparison of Leica V-Lux 40 vs Fujifilm HS35EXR or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Leica V-Lux 40 Features Compared to Main Competitors