Woody Allen’s “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” inspired the title of this article. The whimsical architecture of Barcelona is the location for this test of the new Leica C (as in Cristina).
The Leica C is a pocket camera with a unique difference. It has a built-in Electronic Viewfinder. O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay! I chortled in my joy. This puts a merciful end to the usual pocket camera tourist salute: camera at arm’s length, eyes squinting at a glary monitor screen that’s impossible to view in sunlight. Leica C’s built-in 200,000 pixel Electronic Viewfinder duplicates the image provided by the push of a button on its 3″ TFT 920,000 pixel LED monitor. And because the 12 Megapixel 1/1.7″ (7.44 x 5.58 mm) sensor is CMOS, the EVF image is live-view in both still and full HD video.
There’s a tapas-like selection of useful specs to go over in the next article, as impressive as Barcelona’s spectacularly innovative restaurants.
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