Leica Digilux 3
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TypeDigital single-lens reflex
LensInterchangeable Four Thirds mount
Sensor17.3 × 13.0 mm Four Thirds System RGB Live MOS sensor
FOV crop
Maximum resolution3136 × 2352 (7.4 effective Megapixels)
Film speed100–1600
Storage mediaSecure Digital, SDHC, MultiMediaCard
Focus modesAFS / AFC / MF
Focus areas3-point TTL Phase Difference Detection System
Exposure modesProgram automatic
Aperture automatic
Shutter automatic
Manual setting
Exposure meteringTTL
Metering modesIntelligent Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot
49 zone metering (use viewfinder)
25 zones metering (EVF)
FlashBuilt in Pop-up, Guide number 10m at ISO 100, SCA 3202 hotshoe
ShutterFocal-plane shutter
Shutter speed range1/4000–60 sec
Bulb mode (up to approx. 8 minutes)
1/160s X sync
Continuous shooting2 or 3 frame/s up to 6 RAW images or ∞ JPEG
(depending on memory card size, battery power, picture size, and compression)
ViewfinderOptical 0.93× Porro prism
Image processing
White balanceauto, daylight, cloudy skies, shadow, halogen, flash, manual 1+2 &
color temperature setting (2500 K to 10000 K in 31 steps)
fine tuning: blue/amber bias; magenta/green bias
LCD screen2.5" (63.5 mm) TFT LCD, 207,000 pixels
BatteryLi-ion battery pack (7.2 V, 1,500 mAh)
Weightapprox. 530 g (18.7 oz) (housing)

The Digilux 3 is a digital single-lens reflex camera introduced by Leica on 14 September 2006.[1] The Digilux 3 and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-L1 are similar specification cameras, using the Four Thirds standard lens mount and featuring a 7.5 Megapixels live view N-MOS sensor, but the Digilux 3 has modified firmware including DNG output. Both the Panasonic and Digilux 3 cameras come standard with the same interchangeable Leica Elmarit 14–50 mm f/2.8–3.5 optically image-stabilized zoom lens. The Leica D system includes also the Leica Summilux 25 mm f/1.4 lens.[2]

The two cameras share several unique features among dSLRs. One is the presence of film-camera type controls for optional control of both aperture and shutter speed. Reviews have noted the intuitive "feel" of the cameras.

Another is the built-in dual-position flash. With an initial actuation of the flash button, the flash pops up to a bounce-flash position, giving a more diffuse flash that is preferred by some photographers, especially for portrait photos. A second actuation of the button raises the flash to a forward-facing position for direct flash.

Some of the build features are inherited from the Olympus E-330, such as the eyepiece. Spare parts, such as the EP-7 eyecup from Olympus, can be used on the Digilux 3.

The camera also includes a comprehensive software package Adobe® Photoshop® Elements® 4.0 and Quicktime movie player. Only 13,300 of these cameras were made, making it somewhat rare. (W x H x D without lens) - 145.8 x 86.9 x 80 mm Weight (camera body) - approx. 530 g. Designed by Achim Heine, Berlin.(Leica), Electronics by Matsushita/Olympus

See also


  1. ^ "Leica Digilux 3,This camera adheres to the Four Thirds System lens mount standard, making it the first non-Olympus Four Thirds camera, and thus confirming that the Four Thirds System is a semi-open standard such that compatible camera bodies can be built by different companies.[2] The digital system camera with traditional operating concept for individualists" (Press release). Leica Camera AG. 2006-09-14.
  2. ^ "Leica Digilux 3 Preview". Imaging Resource. Retrieved 2008-03-02.

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