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Leica Digilux Zoom

Leica Digilux Zoom

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This was the second digital camera offered under the Leica brand name. The camera was made by Fuji for Leitz and a version known as the MX-1700 was sold under the Fuji mark. A fixed, non-zoom, version of the Digilux was introduced in 1998, the 2x zoom version replaced it in 1999.
The Leica Digilux has a 1.5 megabyte sensor and saves images to Smartmedia memory cards. The camera uses a proprietary rechargeable battery.
When the Digilux was introduced memory card readers were not common, so a serial cable and software was provided to download the images from the camera. The Leica branded version of the camera was sold with Photoshop 5 and a larger capacity memory card.
In 2000 the original Digilux was replaced by the Digilux 4.3 that had a 2.4 megabyte sensor.
Camera; Leica Digilux Zoom Camera made by Leica. Serial number on camera: 2537214. Camera is in original white box, with software that includes Adobe Photoshop 5.0 LE, cables, and manual.
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box: 5 in x 8 5/8 in x 6 in; 12.7 cm x 21.9075 cm x 15.24 cm
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