The latest camera from Leica is just the job for photographic adventurers. Boasting an impressive 16x zoom, touch-screen controls, 3D photos and GPS tagging, as well as outstanding image quality and HD video capability, the high-performance V-Lux 30 superzoom compact opens up a world of new perspectives and opportunities for travel photography.

The camera features a distinctively-clean Leica design with minimalist, black matt styling and its incredible zoom and 14.1 megapixel sensor will bring distant subjects into sharp, close-up focus. Yet, at just 33mm deep and weighing under 220g, it is compact and light enough to slip into a jacket pocket or small bag.

For global travellers, the V-Lux 30’s GPS function records the geographical co-ordinates of the user’s location and local time for every shot, then saves them within the Exif file image data. It can also record that information on video files, and its full HD recording format and long lens, together with an integrated stereo microphone and electronic wind noise filter, provide performance to rival digital camcorders.

The V-Lux 30 has an RRP of £550 and is available with either a leather case and shoulder strap, at £80, or soft leather pouch, at £63. It is available from Leica dealers or the Leica Store Mayfair; go online to: