Digilux Zoom



Very good image quality from the combination of a 1.5-megapixel CCD and a high-resolution 3x zoom 6.6-19.8 mm (38mm-114mm) lens.
Records images at resolutions of up to 1280 x 1024 pixels. Standard 10x15 cm pictures can be printed with near-photo quality.
Shutter 1/4s-1/1000s.
High-grade aluminium-magnesium alloy body.
2-inch 130,000 pixel low-temperature polysilicon TFT LCD monitor.
Wide-angle field of view with Macro and Autofocus function.
Automatic flash with high-precision wide-range flash control sensor.
Manual mode that allows fine tuning of the camera settings.
Preview function that allows you to check your images right after you shoot them.
Digital 2x telephoto function and 1.2x to 4x zoom playback.
Special effects functions so you can quickly and easily modify your images wherever you are.
Framing Guideline Function makes it easy to compose professional-looking shots.
Continuous shooting at 3 frames per second (640 x 480 pixel mode).
Mode dial and 4-direction button for simple operation.
Compatible with 3.3 V, 2 MB to 128 MB SmartMedia cards.
Runs on a rechargeable lithium-ion battery.
Conforms to the new standard for digital camera file system (Design rule for Camera File System).
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) compatibility makes it easy to order prints.

The Digilux Zoom came to market in 1999 when it replaced the fixed-lens Digilux (the first Leica digital compact camera, based on the Fuji MX-700, available since Photokina 1998).
The Digilux Zoom is based on the Fuji MX-1700 digital camera, but with a more stylish finish and extra Adobe Photoshop 5.5 LE software for Mac and Windows.
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Leica catalog number 18102 (PAL) or 18103 (NTSC).

The Digilux Zoom was succeeded at Photokina 2000 by the Digilux 4.3 with 2.4 million pixel resolution (based on the Fuji FinePix 4300 with SuperCCD, interpolation up to 4.3 million pixels). The Digilux 4.3 was itself discontinued in 2001.
The Fuji FinePix 6800z with 3.3 million pixel resolution (SuperCCD, interpolation up to 6 million pixels) would have been its logical replacement, only there is no Leica-branded equivalent as the cooperation between Leica and Fuji has been discontinued and Leica is now cooperating with Matsushita/Panasonic. The first practical result of this cooperation was the new Digilux 1, announced at PMA in February 2002. An excellent camera, but quite large and with an unappealing design. A test report of the Digilux 1 lens can be read here.