Teaneck, NJ—A photography exhibition from James Bond films spanning 60 years accompanied the launch of a limited special edition Leica high-end compact camera: the Leica D-Lux 7 007.
Ever since the world’s most famous secret agent made his screen debut in Dr. No, photography has occupied a central role within the James Bond universe. Film producer Michael G. Wilson—a photographer and passionate collector—opened EON’s photographic archive for an exhibition of legendary Bond images. The Photographs from the James Bond Archive exhibition was on display at Leica Gallery London until March 21, 2023.
“Refined, discreet and always ready for action: The classic James Bond values also perfectly describe the Leica D-Lux 7,” Leica announced. “The limited special edition offers a particularly elegant exterior and comes with a range of exclusive accessories.”
Leica D-Lux 7 007 Edition
It was the company’s goal to imbue an air of timeless sophistication into the Leica D-Lux 7 007 edition camera. The camera trim is made of a rhombus-textured material new to the D-Lux 7. The rhombus pattern is also repeated on the handgrip.
In addition, Leica adorned the point-and-shoot camera’s top plate with the famous 007 logo. The camera also comes with an automatic lens cap featuring the classic gun barrel design made famous by the opening sequence of James Bond films. Another element of the special set is a leather case in the style of a holster.
Moreover, the compact camera employs a 17MP Four Thirds MOS image sensor and fast lens. Its Leica DC Vario-Summilux 10.9–34mm f/1.7–2.8 Asph lens offers a 24–75mm equivalent. It also features a 2.76M-dot electronic viewfinder as well as a 3-inch, 1.24M-dot touchscreen LCD monitor.
In addition to capturing high-res still images, the camera can shoot continuously at 11 frames per sec. It also records 4K 30p video. Additional features are sensitivity settings that top out at ISO 25,600; post-focus and 4K focus modes; as well as built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.
To celebrate the James Bond film franchise, which began with the release of Dr. No in 1962, the special edition camera set is limited to 1,962 units. Further, the set comes in a special presentation box.
The Leica D-Lux 7 007 set has a suggested retail price of $1,995.