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The best Leica cameras for travel are the lightweight and portable models which are the limited range of products. For capturing far away objects, the below listed top-rated Leica cameras support optical zoom range from 12x to 20x. These digital cameras which can capture images of over 14 Megapixel resolution and Full HD videos - are available at a price of at least $700.

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Leica V-Lux 40

Leica V-Lux 40 Digital Camera


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Leica V-Lux 40
Leica V-Lux 30
Leica V-Lux 40 Digital Camera
Leica V-Lux 30 Digital Camera
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Release Date
May 2012
May 2011
Optical Zoom
20.0 x
16.0 x
Weight
0.46 lb.
0.48 lb.
Camera Type
Compact, Standard Point and Shoot
Compact, Standard Point and Shoot
Resolution
14.1 Megapixel
15.1 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
CMOS
CMOS
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
Image Sensor Size
7.7 mm
7.7 mm

  • While most of us wouldn't normally dream of spending £550 on a snapshot camera - and doubtless there will be some in the Photography Blog readership spitting feathers, especially when the outlay could otherwise bag you a Sony Cyber-shot RX100 if you wanted to stick to premium compacts rather than DSLRs or CSCs - the boxy yet elegant V-Lux 40 will continue to win a select user base among Leica fanatics and those who want to stand apart from the crowd.


  • Contentious pricing aside, the Leica V-LUX 30 is a very capable camera with a host of future proofing and manual control if pointing and shooting eventually numbs brain and senses. Whilst it may not be the cheapest nor sport the biggest lens, the Leica could be said to be conceivably the only travel zoom camera you may ever need - missing out only on being weatherproofed and shockproofed to truly make it a jack of all trades. In that context, the age of austerity bucking asking price begins to make just a little more sense.


  • The Leica V-Lux 30 isn't the first compact from the manufacturer to simply look like a more expensive version of an existing Panasonic and one assumes nor will it be the last. The bare facts are that it is, however, a very well made camera that performs very well and in that sense, if you're on the lookout for a travel zoom, the V-Lux 30 could well be the only travel zoom you may ever need. Bear that in mind and Ã? £550 begins to look less contentious, as does Ã?


  • The 16x optical zoom lens with optical image stabilisation is very useful, with a wide angle view and detail is good at both ends of the lens, producing very good images and videos. The camera is very easy to use and feels good with a solid design. Yes, the camera is much more expensive than the very similar Panasonic Lumix TZ-20, but you are getting an a camera with a superb name, it looks classy and you get the Adobe software and two-year warranty.


Top 5 leica camera for travel:

  1. Leica V-Lux 40 Digital Camera
  2. Leica V-Lux 30 Digital Camera