Basic Operations for Recording


1. Wi-Fi connection

2. Tap theiconto display the recording screen


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Taking a still picture

When Burst mode has been set, tapiconto take multiple pictures in quick succession.
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Recording a video

Video recording is started. Tap again to stop recording video.
  1. The zoom bar and focal length will be displayed at the bottom of the screen.

(During vertical display)

Moving bariconin the T direction:
Enlarges subjects, reduces the angle of view

Moving bariconin the W direction:
Expands the angle of view, reduces subjects' sizes

Recording settings

Tap the icons below to perform each setting.

(For smartphones)

If you tapiconoricon, the icons below will be displayed.
If you tapiconoriconagain, you will return to the original screen.

icon Simply touch the subject you want to focus on, and it will automatically focus and release the shutter.
icon You can easily optimize the brightness in the position that you touched.
icon You can select the focus method depending on the position and number of the subjects.
icon Set the Aperture, Shutter Speed, and Program Shift, etc.
icon Compensation will be made if you cannot obtain proper exposure, such as when there is a great difference between the brightness of the subject and the background.
icon Set Single, Burst, Auto Bracket, Aspect Bracket and Self-timer.
icon Adjust White Balance.
icon Set Sensitivity.

*1 The icon display will change depending on the camera's settings.

*2 Use the mode dial on the camera to change the recording settings.

*3 Compatible model: Leica V-Lux (Typ 114)

*4 Use the drive mode dial on the camera to change the recording settings.

*5 Compatible model (Aspect Bracket): Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)

Tapiconto display information (settings etc.) on the top and bottom of the recording screen. You can cancel the displayed information by tapping again.

Tapiconto display other recording settings and to perform settings such as [Photo Style].

  1. The displayed contents are some of the settings that can be changed on the camera.
    Depending on the recording mode or settings, the contents displayed may vary.
    The method of operation may also differ from the camera.
  2. After changing settings, the quality of the image displayed on your smartphone / tablet can differ from the image displayed on your camera. It is recommended that you check image quality using the playback screen on your camera.

Taking pictures using the Touch Shutter function

Simply touch the subject you want to focus on, and it will automatically focus and release the shutter.

1. Tapicon

  1. Icon will change toicon, and taking a picture with the Touch Shutter function becomes possible.

2. Touch the subject you wish to focus on, and then take a picture

  1. The picture is taken when the focus is achieved.
  2. Tapicononce again to cancel the Touch Shutter function.

Easily optimizing the brightness for a specified area (Touch AE)

1. Tapicon

2. Touch the subject for which you would like to optimize the brightness

3. Tap [Set]

  1. Tapiconto cancel the brightness optimization position.

(For iOS devices)

  1. Tapiconto return to the previous screen.

(For Android devices)

  1. Tap the return button of the device you are using to return to the previous screen.

Taking pictures with an automatic focus point (Auto Focus)

When the camera is set to Auto Focus, touching the screen will display the AF area frame, and the point of focus can be adjusted.

Explanation follows below.

Item Contents
[Face/Eye Detection] Recognizes people's faces and eyes, adjusts focus point and exposure.
[Tracking] Adjusts to the set subject and exposure. The focus point and exposure will follow even if the subject moves.
[49-Area] When the subject is not the center of the screen, AF area can focus on up to 49-Areas.
[Custom Multi]* Select the AF area that matches the subject from the 49 AF areas to configure the AF area's shape freely.
[1-Area] After the focus point has been selected, the AF area frame in the center of the screen will focus accordingly.
[Pinpoint] When you want to focus on a point smaller than [1-Area], use the enlarged view and select a focus point.

* When taking still pictures with [Custom Multi], the AF area set with the camera will be used.
The AF area's settings cannot be customized from this application.
Configure the settings for the camera in advance.
When tapping your smartphone / tablet screen, it won't adjust the focus point.

  1. Tapiconto clear the AF area frame settings.
  2. Tap [Reset] to return the AF area frame to the center of the screen.
  3. When changing Auto Focus Mode, you can change the camera's settings or change settings with the iconicon* on the screen.

* When using a smartphone, tapiconoriconto display iconicon.

Setting the focus point manually after adjusting the automatic focus point (AF+MF)

If [AF+MF] is active in the camera custom menu, when the focus mode is set to [AFS], a Manual Focus slide bar will be displayed, allowing you to adjust the focus point manually. Tap the slide bar to switch to MF Assist and display the enlarged screen. Set the focus point and tapiconto take a picture.

  1. If you tap [Exit] before tappingicon, your settings will be discarded and you will be returned to the Auto Focus screen.

Manual Focus

When the camera is set to Manual Focus, a sliding bar appears on the screen, and the focus point can be manually adjusted.

You can adjust the sliding bar shown below by dragging it.


(During vertical display)

  1. If the “Touch Shutter function” is active, touch the screen to take a picture.
  2. Tapiconto adjust the focus point within the AF area displayed on the screen. By dragging the AF area, you can adjust its position. When using MF Assist (see below), the focus point will be set to the center position of the screen.
  3. Each time the following buttons are tapped, the peaking setting will switch.
    When the peaking is active, in-focus portions are highlighted with color. *
icon : The detection level for in-focus portions is High.
icon : The detection level for in-focus portions is Low.
icon : In-focus portions are not highlighted.

* Depending on the recording mode, this function may not operate.

  1. Double tap (tap twice in quick succession) or pinch out (spread apart two fingers) to switch to the MF Assist screen and display the enlarged screen.*

* This can only be performed with the “Touch Shutter function” disabled.

  1. Each timeiconis tapped, the enlarged display will switch between a windowed screen display and a full screen display. You can scroll by dragging the screen.
  2. By tappingicon/icon, you can zoom in / zoom out (by 0.1x). With a long tap, you can zoom in / zoom out by 1x.
  3. You can also zoom in / zoom out by pinching out (spreading two fingers) or pinching in (bringing two fingers together.)
  4. Tap [Reset] to return the magnified position to the center.

(Exit to enlarged view)

  1. Double tap the screen or tap [Exit] to close MF Assist.

Changes to camera operation

If the camera is used while using the remote function on smartphone / tablet, the smartphone / tablet remote function will be stopped, and camera operations will be given priority.

  1. During camera operation, [Camera operation is in progress.] is displayed, and it cannot perform smartphone / tablet operations. Specifically, when the camera is in Playback mode, [Camera operation is in progress.] will continue to display. If you want to resume smartphone / tablet operation, please switch the camera itself to recording mode.

Creating a video with [Stop Motion Animation]

Shoot a stationary object like a doll while moving it bit by bit to create a video that looks as if it is moving by connecting these images.

<Leica V-Lux (Typ 114)>

1. Set the drive mode dial to [icon]

2. Press the [MENU/SET] button on the camera and select [Rec] > [Time Lapse/Animation] > [Stop Motion Animation]

3. Talking still pictures

(When confirming / deleting recorded images)

  1. You can delete and confirm recorded images by tappingiconand going to the playback screen.
    When deleting, if you press and hold the image for more than 1 second, the deletion tab will be displayed at the bottom of the screen. Drag & drop the image to delete it.

4. Move the subject and set the composition

  1. Repeat taking still pictures as before.

5. Tap [Complete] to exit recording

6. Set the quality, frame rate, and sequence

7. Tap [Execute]

<Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)>

1. Tapicon

2. Tap [Stop Motion Animation] > [Start] > [New]

3. Follow the Step 3 and the rest of the steps of Leica V-Lux (Typ 114)

  1. Pictures recorded in [Stop Motion Animation] will be displayed together in a single Picture group. If only a single image is recorded, it will not be recorded as a Picture group.
  2. In some cases, [Stop Motion Animation] cannot be used depending on the recording mode.