V-Lux 5

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The Leica V-Lux range was designed to give explorers and adrenaline junkies a reliable companion to capture their adventures with robust reliance.

The newest addition to the family comes with an even larger CMOS sensor capturing images at 20 megapixels, developed to improve image performance and provide even more detail.

The fixed Leica DC Vario-Elmarit lens has a range from 25-400mm for a 16x zoom and an improved autofocus speed of 90 milliseconds, specifically designed to capture action as it happens. With its incredible zoom, images are possible in wide angle, standard view and telephoto.

Blur-free images are ensured with an aperture range of f/2.8-4, settings up to ISO 12800 and an integrated optical image stabiliser. Capturing stills and videos in low ambient light without using a tripod is no problem - ideal for anyone looking to keep extra gear to a minimum.

The V-Lux 5 now has an improved electronic viewfinder with 2.36 megapixels and OLED technology to assist you in image composition. Contrast ratio and colour depth have been significantly improved without affecting battery life. 

Now fitted with a touch screen, the 3-inch rotatable screen on the rear makes intuitive handling possible and allows for reliable image assessment. Unusual angles without losing sight of the subject can be captured through tilting the screen.

0.1 seconds is all it takes for the V-Lux 5 to autofocus on the subject. When capturing moving subjects, burst mode shoots up to 12 frames per second. Face recognition supports you in ensuring the correct point of focus at all times.

Bringing your next adventure to life on the big screen is possible through the V-Lux 5's 4K video recording mode. Chose between frame rates of 24, 25 or 30 frames per second when recording in 4K or go all the way to 60 frames in Full-HD

The V-Lux 5 is now the first in its range to be compatible with the Leica FOTOS App via WiFi and Bluetooth. Remotely control your V-Lux directly from your phone and upload your images straight to social media and email. The App also allows you to upload GPS data from the smartphone directly to the camera.

USB charging is supported through traditional power banks and USB ports, just like the ones you use to charge your phone.

At a glance:

  • 20 MP 1" Sensor
  • DC Vario-Elmarit 25-400 mm f/2.8-4.0 lens
  • High-resolution OLED display with 0,74x and eye sensor
  • Burst mode up to 12fps
  • 4K video and 4K photo burst mode
  • Bluetooth and WiFi for FOTOS App
  • USB charging
  • 3" touch display at 1.24 MP
  • JPEG and RAW files
  • Autofocus speed of approx. 90 milliseconds
  • Focus stacking and Post Focus

In the box:
V-Lux 5 camera | Strap | Lens hood | Lens cap | Battery | AC adapter | USB cable

Camera name

Leica V-LUX 5

Camera - effective pixels

20.1 megapixels

Image sensor

1″ MOS sensor, primary colour filter


16x optical zoom

Zoom range

9.1 mm to 146 mm

(equivalent to 25 to 400 mm in 35 mm film format)

Aperture range

f/2.8 to f/11 (extreme wide-angle) - f/4 to f/11 (extreme telephoto)

Image stabilisation


Focusing range

AF: 30 cm (0.98 feet) (extreme wide-angle)/1 m (3.3 feet) (telephoto) to infinity

AF Macro/MF/Snapshot Modes/Video: 3 cm (0.098 feet) (extreme wide-angle)/1 m (3.3 feet) (extreme telephoto) to infinity

Shutter system

Electronic shutter + mechanical shutter

Shutter speed

Stills (with mechanical shutter): B (Bulb) (max. approx. 120 s), 60 - 1/4000 s

Stills (with electronic shutter): 1 - 1/16000 s

Video: 1/25 - 1/16000 s

1/2 - 1/16000 s (When [Exposure Mode] is set to [M] in Creative Video Mode and [MF] is selected)


Programme AE (P)/aperture priority AE (A)/shutter speed priority AE (S)/manual exposure setting (M)

Exposure compensation (1/3 EV steps, -5 EV to +5 EV)

Metering modes



3.0″ TFT LCD (3:2) (Approx. 1,240,000 dots; field of view approx. 100%)

Touch screen


0.39″ OLED Live Viewfinder (4:3) (Approx. 2,360,000 dots; field of view approx.100%)


Built-in pop-up flash

AUTO, AUTO/Red-Eye Reduction, Forced ON, Forced ON/Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-Eye Reduction, Forced OFF


Stereo (built-in)

Recording media

SD Memory Card/SDHC Memory Card*/SDXC Memory Card*

* UHS-Ι UHS Speed Class 3

Recording file format


Video: MP4

Audio compression format

AAC (2 ch)


Microphone (off-camera): 3.5 mm stereo jack

Remote: 2.5 mm jack

HDMI: Micro HDMI Type D

USB/charge: USB 2.0 (High Speed)/USB 2.0 Micro-B


IEEE 802.11b/g/n, Wi-Fi compliant WPA™/WPA2™, infrastructure mode

Bluetooth version 4.2


The purchase of this camera includes a free 90 days membership of the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan, including 20GB of Cloud storage.