The Leica V-Lux 1 is a digital compact camera which combines high-performance optics and outstanding picture quality in a compact camera body. The camera offers 10 million pixels and a Leica DC Vario-Elmarit lens with an extremely wide range of focal length from 35 to 420mm (equivalent), thus commanding surprisingly universal capability. From spacious landscape shots, filigree macro close-up shots through to photos of far distant objects in super telephoto mode, the lens, with its 12 times zoom, creates outstanding picture results in all photographic situations. The integrated picture stabilizer gives the user additional protection against camera shake, even under difficult lighting conditions. The Leica V-Lux 1 has a tilting 2.0" TFT display for optimum picture checking. Thus the photographer is assured of secure control even in difficult photographic situations, and gains additional possibilities for picture composition by means of unusual camera perspectives. Furthermore, a variety of manual settings, including a diverse subject program for many photographic situations, round out the creative composition possibilities of the Leica V-Lux 1.