LCD and Viewfinder
Leica V-Lux 5 has a Fully Articulated 3" LCD screen with a resolution of 1,240k 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. For those of you who loves shooting self portraits or group photos, Leica V-Lux 5 will make your life easier with its Selfie friendly
V-Lux 5 has a built-in Electronic viewfinder. The viewfinder has a resolution of 2,360kdots and coverage of 100%. 100% coverage ensures that what you see in the viewfinder while shooting matches exactly what you will get later in your image, helping accurate framing your shots and minimizes the need for cropping images later.
Max Shutter speed
Leica V-Lux 5 can shoot continuously at max speed of 12.0 fps
and has max shutter speed of 1/4000 sec
. V-Lux 5 also has an electronic shutter which can shoot silently at max speed of 1/1/16000 secs
. One thing to keep in mind is that electronic shutter may cause rolling shutter effects on your images in certain conditions.
V-Lux 5 has a built-in flash, and it also has a flash shoe to mount your external flashes too.
Leica V-Lux 5 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 49 points to choose from. Leica V-Lux 5 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Leica V-Lux 5, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 3840 x 2160 at 30 fps with bit rates up to 100 mbps and save in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats. This means that Leica V-Lux 5 provides 4K (Ultra-HD)
video, highest resolution that is available in the market today. When viewed on a 4K screen, you will be amazed by the level of details and the crispness.It is also a big step up from its predecessor V-Lux 4
which has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 only. If you are thinking of upgrading your V-Lux 4 and shoot a lot of video, this is a big factor to consider in favor of V-Lux 5.
V-Lux 5 has a built-in Yes microphone and a Mono speaker. Leica V-Lux 5 also has a port for an external microphone so you can record high quality sound with the help of an external microphone.
Connectivity and Storage
Leica V-Lux 5 features built-in wireless (Wi-Fi)
connectivity ( 802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection.Leica V-Lux 5's Bluetooth
connectivity feature comes handy for connecting other devices that supports it. One other feature that we like is the ability to use our smartphone as a remote to control our V-Lux 5. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
You can connect V-Lux 5 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or Yes port.
Leica V-Lux 5 is powered by a proprietary battery which provides a shooting life of 360 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of DSLR-Like type cameras is 353 shots, its battery life is about average in its class but it would still be wise to invest in some spare batteries for long photo trips.
Battery Life Comparison in Large Sensor Superzoom Cameras
Sony RX10 III with its 420shots is the model with longest battery life among Large Sensor Superzoom cameras. Check the comparison of Leica V-Lux 5 vs Sony RX10 III or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Leica V-Lux 5 Features Compared to Main Competitors