Allendale, NJ—Leica Camera unveiled the newest evolution of their D-Lux camera: the Leica D-Lux 7. The “Swiss Army knife” of Leica compact cameras, its sports a small form factor that photographers can take anywhere.
“The new camera’s performance is hallmarked by its versatile lens and large high-resolution image sensor. And enhanced by numerous new functions and features, such as a touch-screen display, Bluetooth connectivity, USB-C charging and Post-Focus software effects—the D-Lux 7 is a multipurpose, everyday travel companion,” Leica announced.
The all-purpose zoom lens of the D-Lux 7 is matched to the camera’s new sensor. Its fast aperture and focal length range make the camera suitable for photographing any situation: portraits, landscapes, architecture, macro close-ups and street photography.
With 17 megapixel resolution, the camera’s large four-thirds sensor is also able to capture moments in low ambient light. In addition, the integrated 2.8MP electronic viewfinder allows for clear viewing even in direct sunlight.
The new model also offers some mainstay features of the D-Lux line. They include quick access to automatic exposure mode, one-touch aspect ratio switch, manual setting options, as well as a range of video functions. Moreover, the camera is equipped with a Wi-Fi module and Bluetooth connectivity. As a result, photographers can stay connected to their images on-the-go through the Leica FOTOS app.
Additional Leica D-Lux 7 Features
Upgrades to the Leica D-Lux 7’s hardware also include additions to its range of functions. For example, users can change the point of focus in an image after the picture is taken. Several exposures with different points of focus can be superimposed on each other. They are then merged with the aid of focus stacking. The result is greater depth of field in macro images. Also, on the back of the camera, a 1.24-million-dot 3-inch LCD touch-screen display allows control of the camera, for both capture and playback. The focal point of an image is set with a tap of the screen. In addition, if users desire, pictures can be taken without having to touch any other controls.
The camera also provides 4K video recording at a frame rate of up to 30 frames per second and 100 Mbit. It records in MP4 and AVCHD formats.
Moreover, the Leica D-Lux 7 is the first camera in the D-Lux line that works with the free Leica FOTOS app. It enables remote control of the camera from a smartphone as well as wireless transfer of pictures from the camera to iOS/Android devices.
To complement the black-and-silver finish of the Leica D-Lux 7, consumers can choose from a collection of accessories. They include cases, carrying straps and a supportive handgrip.
The Leica D-Lux 7 is available now for $1,195.