Leica Launches D-Lux 7 Compact Camera With Wireless Connectivity and New Sensors

Leica Launches D-Lux 7 Compact Camera With Wireless Connectivity and New Sensors

Leica Launches D-Lux 7 Compact Camera With Wireless Connectivity and New Sensors

by November 25, 2018

Leica has announced its newest premium compact camera – the D-Lux 7. The camera will be a smart, connected, and high-performing compact camera. It will come with features that are very similar to the Panasonic LX100 II.

The Leica D-Lux 7 carries the company’s trademark vintage styling of premium cameras. While it has dials and wheels like the analog camera of the years gone by, it’s features are very much in sync with the times and the digital age.

With the D-Lux 7, Leica has re-iterated the focus on shooting versatility that facilitated by the Leica DC Vario-Summilux 10.9-34 mm f/1.7-2.8 ASPH zoom lens. It is accompanied by a four-thirds sensor that enables optimum “photographic freedom for capturing unique moments in impressive picture quality”.

The 17 MP sensors of the camera enables to document the finest details in low-light while you capture landscapes, shoot portraits or even take micro close-ups. Pictures taken from the camera are optimized with the automatic exposure mode. However, users are provided the option to manually adjust the settings to get the exact shot as desired by them. This 2.8MP electronic viewfinder and 3-inch LCD touch display enables this function. It also puts a wide range of other functions at the fingertips of the users to enable them to capture moments of delight.

The new camera also empowers users with several features to adjust an image after the picture is taken. Imagine the delight of the users when the camera allows the focus point of an image to be changed after a shot is clicked. The camera also enables users to overlap or merge pictures with different focus points via Focus Stack. Macro photographers can use this feature to increase image depth.

The D-Lux 7 also enables 4K video recording with 30 frames per second. It is the first camera from the D-Lux series that can be operated by a phone via the Leica FOTOS application. The camera can thus be remote controlled by a smartphone and photos and videos can be easily transferred via the FOTOS application.

While there are many similarities that the D-Lux 7 shares with the Panasonic LX100 II in terms of its specifications, it does carry the signature stamp that the Leica brand is renowned for.

The D-Lux 7 retails for US$1,195 which roughly converts to around Rs. 84,500. At this price, it is comparatively more expensive than the Panasonic’s LX100 II which costs US$999 or around Rs. 70,548. In 2014, Panasonic and Leica extended their partnership on technological co-operation in terms of digital cameras for a period of five years. The partnership will be valid till September 2019.