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The Leica C-Lux is a stylish compact cam with 15x zoom

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Can’t shake the feeling that you’ve seen Leica’s C-Lux before? That’s probably because you have – kind of. It’s essentially a reskinned (and considerably better-looking) Panasonic TZ200; a damn fine camera indeed. This means you’re getting the latter’s smartphone-humbling 24-360mm 15x f/3.3-6.4 lens and 1in, 20.1MP sensor, but with either a light gold or midnight blue Leica jacket. It also features a 49-point autofocus, 10fps burst, and 4K video recording. There’s a built-in electronic viewfinder, a 3in touchscreen, and you can easily fire your travel snaps to another device via Bluetooth of Wi-Fi. The price you pay for Leica’s famous red dot? It’s a lot, obviously. At $1,050 it’s a few hundred bucks more than the TZ200. Pick one up fin July.

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