Yes! It's Leica, and yes, it is point and shoot camera.
The Leica Z2X takes its name from the Zoom 2X 35-70mm Vario-Elmar lens. Along with a comfortable and large viewfinder, the lens is clearly the strength of this camera. Zoom range has been kept short to maintain good performance throughout the entire course.
Fully automatic 35mm compact camera with date imprinting.
Passive autofocus system with automatically activated flash.
Automatic exposure with center-weighted metering and manual shutter speeds of up to 99 seconds.
Bright real-image viewfinder allows for easy composition.
Cool looking camera, especially for the Jaguar Limited Edition (1000 units), that will get you covered for most situations.
The Z2X has a dizzying array of operating modes:
- Automatic exposure mode with flash
- Automatic exposure mode with flash & redeye reduction (pre-flash)
- Automatic exposure mode with flash and +2EV exposure compensation
- Manual flash
- Manual flash with pre-flash
- Manual flash with night mode
- Manual flash with pre-flash and night mode
- Flash off
- BULB mode (up to 30 seconds)
- Infinity focus and flash off
The LEICA Z(oom) 2X (with double focal length range) is an exceptionally elegant, handy, fully automatic 35mm-format camera with an excellent 35-70mm zoom lens. Leica started to make Z2X in 1998, and finish making it around 2004, when there were only few film cameras in demand, and Z2X was one of them.
It is small enough to be stowed away in just about any pocket and thanks to its minimal weight it`s a pleasure to have around all the time. With it`s reliable passive autofocus-system, the LEICA Z2X focuses quickly and precisely even at greater distances.
The programmed exposure control is combined with center-weighted metering and also fully automatic, ensuring well-balanced exposures. If considered necessary however, it is also possible to intervene manually. Flash-photography is also very easy with the LEICA Z2X: as soon as the ambient light deteriorates, the flash is activated automatically. The flash can also be switched on or off manually to influence the mood created by the light. Whether with or without flash, even the very last bits of ambient light can be effectively captured with the help of shutter speeds of up to 99s. In such cases the possibility to attach an electric cable release proves helpful to prevent camera shake. It is easy to concentrate on the composition of the image with the LEICA Z2X since everything visible in the bright new real-image viewfinder will also appear on the photograph. The LEICA VARIO-ELMAR 35-70mm is a special Leica calculation. The use of high quality optical glass only and the individual lens surface coatings ensure true color -as well as high contrast rendition and exceptionally sharp exposures in any light. With a focal length range reaching from moderate wide angle to moderate telephoto, this lens can capture most of the usual photographic situations: Landscapes and indoor scenes with the distinct wide angle coverage of 35mm, natural looking shots of people in their surroundings with 50mm, and details and individuals that are to be emphasized with 70mm
The picture quality is superb: realistic color and extra-sharp images. The camera is very light and compact, fitting nicely into an inside jacket pocket. The lens is top notch! Crisp and clear pictures are almost guaranteed with this camera.
Here you can see very big online gallery of images taken with Leica Z2X: https://www.flickr.com/search/?text=Leica%20Z2X&view_all=1
NOTE: If you like this camera but your budget is somewhat limited, consider the same camera made by famous German manufacturer VOIGTLANDER.
VOIGTLANDER VITO 70CQD -> https://www.etsy.com/listing/789015286/
NOTE 2: If you need a rechargeable batteries for this camera you can order them here -> https://www.etsy.com/listing/1124939253
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