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Leica C, Light Gold

SKU: 799429184858   Mfg Code: 18485

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  • LEICA C - Inspired by Style and Elegance

    We proudly present the latest member of the Leica Camera Family, the Leica C, a new concept within the Leica compact camera portfolio -combining stylish design with impressive technical features. With the support of the Audi Design Team, the slim, elegant and sophisticated design of the Leica C was achieved. The Leica C is easy to use and delivers outstanding images under any light conditions, making it ideal to tote to any event.

    The Leica C which is available in two finishes, light gold or dark red features an integrated Wi-Fi and Near Field Communication (NFC), a first for Leica compact cameras plus a high performance zoom lens and a larger sensor.


    • Slim, elegant and sophisticated design achieved with the support of the Audi Design Team
    • Easy to use under any light conditions
    • Unique yet fashionable accessories designed in collaboration with the Audi Design Team
    • Wi-Fi & NFC in the Leica C affords remote access from a smartphone/tablet allowing the user to see a live image
    • Allows pictures to be transferred to your smartphone/tablet while shooting
    • Extremely versatile and ideal for any type of photography
    • Electronic View Finder for easy viewing under any lighting conditions



    • Fast Leica DC Vario-Summicron lens
    • Larger sensor 1/1.7” with an effective resolution of 12.1 Megapixels
    • Manual lens ring control which allows for flexibility 
      High-resolution display with 920, 000 pixels
    • Full HD movie recording


    The Leica C is the first Leica to feature an integrated Wi-Fi and NFC module. These features allow the user to remotely control the Leica C through a smartphone or tablet while viewing the image on the smartphone or tablet. This allows for better self-portraits (yes, the selfie!) and group pictures without excluding anyone using the remote release and/or self-timer. To enable this function, a user only needs to download the Leica C Image Shuttle app from the App Store (for IOS support) or Google play (for Android support) and install it on their IOS or Android end device. 

    The Leica C Image Shuttle app allows the user to control the various functions of the camera via their smartphones or tablets. The user can control the zoom, shutter release, record video, access the quick menu, adjust aperture and shutter speed (based on the mode of the camera), exposure compensation, continuous shooting/self-timer and autofocus mode which allows you to change the focus point by touching the image on the screen.

    With this app and a Wi-Fi connection, the user can download images directly to their smartphone or tablet and then connect to any social media such as Facebook, Instagram, etc. The Leica C allows the user to send images while recording and to send images stored in the camera.


    The Leica C benefited from the design expertise of the Audi Design Team. The slim and stylish form of the Leica C makes it a perfect fashion accessory that is easy to carry around either in a pocket or purse. Despite its extremely compact form, it features an excellent zoom lens that makes it perfect for capturing spontaneous situations while offering unlimited opportunities for creative expressions. The 7x zoom lens is equally outstanding for capturing intimate portraits, expansive interiors, and fascinating landscapes. A freely programmable focusing ring for personalized settings offers even more creative options. Available either in light-gold or dark-red, the color options attests to the simple and stylish elegance and of the Leica C.


    The unusually large sensor for a camera as compact as the Leica C combined with its precise optics, guarantees sharp images with brilliant, natural colors and outstanding contrast. The Leica C captures everything including tiny details because of its extremely fast autofocus and ability to shoot up to ten frames per second in continuous shooting mode.


    The Leica C records video with sharp resolution of even the finest details in full-HD quality. The photographer is always in control of recording with the large monitor screen and electronic viewfinder which is effective when shooting in bright light. In addition, a selection of creative modes offers numerous options for creative ideas even after recording. The Leica C offers creative post processing of both still pictures and video. In addition, the professional Adobe Photoshop Lightroom software that can be downloaded from the Leica homepage gives the same creative post processing options.


    Leica plans to extend its service portfolio with a photo archive service. This provides benefits for Leica C customers, as they can take advantage of a secure image-archiving package at an exclusive starting offer price. More details on this service will be announced in the near future.

  • Image Sensor
    1/1.7” MOS sensor, total pixel number, 12,800,000, primary color filter
    Effective Pixels
    Minimum illuminance
    approx. 6lx. With camera modeal 18485 & 18489 when i-low light and 1/30s shutter speed is used
    Leica DC Vario-Summicron f/2-5.9 (at maximum wide angle and telephoto settings) 6-42.8 mm ASPH 35 mm equivalent: 28-200mm
    Focusing range
    P/A/S/M Macro / Snapshot modes / Video rec. Scene modes
    50 cm / 80 cm (at maximum wideangle / telephoto settings) to infinity 3 cm / 80 cm (at maximum wideangle / telephoto settings) to infinity. May differ from the ranges above
    Digital Zoom
    max. 4x
    Stabilization system
    Shutter system
    Electronically and mechanically controlled
    Shutter speed
    250s-1/4000s (Starry Sky) Mode: 15 seconds, 30 seconds, 60 seconds
    Exposure Modes
    Program (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter priority (S), Manual setting (M), Exposure compensation (increments: 1/3 EV Steps, range ±2EV)
    Metering modes
    Multiple / Center-weighted / Spot
    Flash modes
    AUTO, AUTO w. Red-eye reduction, Slow sync w. Red-eye reduction, ON, OFF
    Flash range (with ISO AUTO)
    approx. 0.6m-7m (with maximum wide angle setting) approx. 0.8m-2.3m (with maximum telephoto setting)
    3.0” TFT LCD (approx. 921,600 dots), aspect ratio 3:2, shows approx 100% of the captured frame
    color LCD (approx. 200,000 dots), with diopter correction facility ±4 diopters
    Recording Media
    Internal Memory (approx. 87 MB), SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory cards
    Recording File Format
    Still pictures Motion pictures (with audio)
    RAW / JPEG (based on Exif 2.3 standard) / DPOF compatible / MPO AVCHD with Dolby ® Digital (2ch) / MP 4 with AAC (2ch)
    Operating temperature / humidity
    0-40ºC / 32º -104º F / 10 -80 %
    With camera models 18-485 & 18-489: NTSC Composite, Audio line socket (monoaural)
    HDMI: for HDMI micro cable (type D) AV OUT / DIGITAL: Dedicated jack (8 pin)
    Compliance standard Used frequency range Encryption method Access method
    IEEE 802.1lb/g/n (standard wireless LAN protocol) 2412-2462 MHz (1-11ch) Wi-Fi compatible WPA™ / WPA 2™ Infrastructure mode
    Compliance standard
    ISO / IEC 18092 NFC-F (passive mode)
    Dimensions (WxHxD; lens retracted
    approx. 103 x 63 x 28 mm
    Weight (with/without card & battery)
    approx. 195 g / 6.0 oz /173 g / 6.1 oz
    BP-DC14 E/U
    Voltage / capacity
    3.7 V / 950 mAh
    Battery charger
    Input / Output
    AC 110-240V 50/60 Hz, 0.2A / DC 5V 800mA

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