LEICA V-LUX 20, created by Leica Camera AG, is a new compact 12.1MP travel-oriented digital camera with an integrated GPS tagging and a 12x optical zoom lens. It’s the first Leica camera to sport GPS tagging, allowing for registration of geographical data, latitude and longitude of photos taken, seems perfect for travel enthusiasts.

According to the company, LEICA V-LUX 20 can show users the names of interesting sightseeing places from a total of 500,000 “points of interest” across 73 countries.

Features Of LEICA V-LUX 20:

  • 12.1 effective megapixel resolution and Leica DC-Vario-Elmar 4.1-49.2mm f/3.3–4.9 ASPH. (25-300mm, 35mm equivalent) zoom lens
  • Large 3-inch TFT LCD display with automatic brightness adjustment and 460,000 pixels resolution
  • GPS tagging automatically record the geographical co-ordinates of users’ location
  • Built-in image stabilisation to reduce blurs that due to camera shake and low lighting conditions
  • Simple, fully automatic functions complemented with full range of manual shutter speed and aperture settings
  • Record 720p HD video (Motion JPEG) at 60 frames per second
  • Face Recognition, Automatic Scene modes, Smart Exposure and zoom capability for both photo and movie
  • Dimensions: 103 x 62 x 33mm ; Weight: 218 grams (with memory card and battery)
  • Offered in matt black finish

LEICA V-LUX 20 that comes with Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 for quick, easy image editing will hit UK market beginning May 2010 for a SRP of £495. In addition, you also can purchase an optional high-grade brown leather case designed for LEICA V-LUX 20, priced at £70.