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Leica C3 DATE

Leica C3 DATE
alaAverage 4.6

12 reviews

Apr, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 reviews of Leica C3 DATE. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other 35mm Compact Cameras for all reviews.

On average, users rate this product 92/100.

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Leica C3


I am surprised by the lens quality of this camera. Although I have heard good reviews about it, I never expected the lens to be so good given the limits on zoom lens. The pictures are very contrasty and sharp. What's even more special about this lens...

the lens ; build quality ; useful range of zoom lens

not very good at close focusing ; auto focusing in dim light can be off the mark

Feb, 2008

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Leica C3 - (Point and Shoot)

Feb, 2008

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Leica C3


I bought the C3 as a new P&S to replace a Z2X which had begun to give up the ghost. Overall I think it represents excellent value. It's mostly called upon for impromptu snapping, kids shots, family and so on. Compared to the Z2X the construction is...

Build quality * Quiet shutter * Pretty * Excellent optics at wide angle

Crummy performance at longer focal lengths

Dec, 2004

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Leica C3


I bought Leica C3 five months ago and the rubber ring from viewfinder came out. It took a lot of time to receive the part and to find the Leica service. Leica does not cover the cost of transportation of cameras even for a camera in warranty. Other...

Sharp, quality photos, nice design.

Cheap rubber ring around the viewfinder, small viewfinder, short battery life, damaged film.

Feb, 2004

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Leica C3


Great lens, fast, optimal zoom range for everay day point and shooting, lovely rich colour, nice contrast, active AF quite accurate, nice retro design, casing is tough and durable, strong flash, handling control change can be improved (too many pokes)...

Wonderful lens, sharp, contrasty, great colour - Good Active AF - Program biased towards non use of flash - Strong flash (when required) - Nice design - Durable, survived drop test a few times - 3 year warranty, hopefully not to be used

A little expensive - Body a little tubby around the middle - Flash can take a long time to juice up

Aug, 2003

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Leica C3


I have put about 30 rolls of film, including B&W, slide and 100-400 ISO films. I'm really pleased with the sharpness and rich colours (quite stunning colours. A little bulky and some of the handling is quirky, but you soon get used to it and it's a...

Great optics Sharp images, and Rich colours - even in low light with the aperture wide open (quite a strength) Fast lens - f3.6 at 28mm Retro styling Good feel for taking photos. Powerful flash for fill-in or indoor use Comes with a Leica leather case...

Red -eye reduction is limited (not the strobe type) A bit big for a compact Some of the handling takes some getting used to - but this is part of the fun and there are no real problems

Jun, 2003

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Leica C3


The results (13 x 18 cm) are phantastic; razor sharp, brilliant colors and beautifull tonality. The C3 deserves a run on the photoshops!

1. Beautifull, top quality lens 2. Good red-eye reduction 3. Adjustable viewfinder ; entire field visible for those who are wearing glasses! 4. Nice (Leica M - round) design ; not too heavy ; not too big or too small ; good for taking pictures 5. Truly...

1. Wish it had a little bit faster shutter ; but for 97 % this one is still good

May, 2003

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Leica C3


I bought this for Christmas '02.It's brilliant! Buy one.I carry mine everywhere(I'm a motorcycle courier so I get about a bit) and take photos of whatever takes my fancy.Since Christmas i've put 12 films through it and the results are superb,most can't...

portability,ease of use,takes fabulous photographs with great resolution.

doesn't like great contrast,or mist,but having said that,will still produce good photos anyway.only one mode button can be tedious

May, 2003

Product Specifications

If you are looking for new perspectives, you shouldn't have to cope with a tight angle of view. The LEICA C3 simply lets you see more because the range of focal lengths of its Leica zoom lens begins with a 28 mm wide-angle setting: This creates great new opportunities, especially in landscape- and architectural photography, and the sides are no longer cut off in interior-and group photographs. The LEICA C3 also combines an unusually good lens speed with its 28 - 80 mm range of focal lengths. This makes it much easier for you to master difficult room situations as well as unfavorable light conditions. Panoramic landscapes, groups of people, city views - with the 28 mm wide-angle setting you simply capture more on your pictures. A decisive advantage, when no one has to be left out in group photos or houses and monuments can be captured completely. And the aspheric lens elements in the Leica lens render your subject with sharpness, rich contrast and natural colors, even under poor light conditions. From Leica you can expect that your camera meets the highest quality standards and that it is made of high-grade materials. From the lightweight aluminum body housing and its precise mechanisms to the zoom lens, which is fabricated completely of genuine optical glasses. The C3, with its elegant aluminum design, has an ergonomic grip, so that it will also fit well in your hands when you want to take pictures spontaneously while you are traveling. All its control elements are laid out for easy operation. A practical plastic box is included for safe transportation.


Auto Focus:Infrared-active
Camera Format:35mm
Date Imprint Selections:Day/hour/minute / Day/month/year / Month/day/year / No data / Year/month/day
Exposure Metering:Center-weighted
Film Speed Range:ISO 50 - 3200
Timer Functions:Self timer
Type:Point & Shoot / Zoom camera

Camera Flash

Flash Modes:Auto mode / Fill-in mode / Flash OFF mode / Red-eye reduction
Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Dimensions & Weight



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Leica C

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.6-7.9
Max Focal Length:80mm
Min Focal Length:28mm
Min Focus Range:31.5in
Optical Zoom:2.9
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Viewfinder

Magnification:0.33 - 0.83x
Type:Real-image zoom