As with the DMC-FX01, the C-LUX 1 lens is branded as a Leica DC Vario-Elmarit, and offers a useful 28mm wide angle to 102mm telephoto. There's no optical viewfinder, with a large 2.5" 207k pixel LCD display being provided as the sole method of framing and reviewing images instead. ISO sensitivity ranges from 80 to 400, with the ability to extend to a maximum of ISO 1600 in high sensitivity mode. Other features include an 848x480 movie mode (plus a choice of lower resolutions), SD / MMC card storage, Lithium Ion battery, and a generous selection of scene modes.
The Leica C-LUX 1ships from May 2006, priced at $495 - $145 more than Panasonic's version of the camera which shipped in March 2006.