Leica unveils V-Lux 2 compact camera with 24x super-zoom lens

While it's definitely not as "compact" as the D-Lux 5, Leica's super-zoom entry, the V-Lux 2, certainly packs a bit more punch for almost the same price.

While it's definitely not as "compact" as the D-Lux 5, Leica's super-zoom entry, the V-Lux 2, certainly packs a bit more punch for almost the same price.

The most noteworthy feature on this camera is the 24x super-zoom available with that DC Vario-Elmarit 1:2.8-5.2/4.5-108mm ASPH lens. For photographers who prefer the 35mm format, that measures an equivalent of 25–600mm.

Leica boasts that the V-Lux 2 is one of the "world's fastest consecutive-shooting cameras" as it snaps 11 14.1-megapixel frames per second or up to 60 2.8-megapixel shots per second.

Don't neglect the 14.1-megapixel CMOS sensor, 3-inch rotating LCD, and the full HD 1080i AVCHD recording function.

Available in the U.K. this October, the V-Lux 2 will retail for £675 ($1,048). That's a definitely a better deal than the D-Lux 5 selling for the equivalent of $978, but that doesn't mean the V-Lux 2 still warrants that price tag.

UPDATE: The V-Lux 2 will also be released in the United States for $849.00.

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