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Leica D-Lux 6
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Leica D-Lux 6 Digital Camera

10.1MP 3.8x CMOS Nov 2012
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
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22 Reasons For

Good Brand

Digital cameras from Leica have an average rating of 85%, which is in the top 38% of all camera manufacturers that we have looked at.

Quite Large Screen Size

The screen sizes of cameras of a similar age and spec to the D-Lux 6 range from 1" to 4.8", and the average screen size is 2.8". The Leica D-Lux 6 has one of the larger screen sizes (3 inches) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 3" screen digital cameras currently available including the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($225.00) which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a larger screen size then you might also want to consider the Nikon Coolpix P520 (3.2"), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 (3.5") which also has a higher rating.

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3D Compatible

The D-Lux 6 is 3D compatible, unlike most of the other digital cameras of this age and type which are not 3D compatible.

We compared all the other 3D compatible cameras to this camera and we think the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS ($199.99), and the Nikon Coolpix P7700 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5 ($249.00), the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($225.00), or the Canon PowerShot N100 ($304.00) which has better reviews.

If the memory card type of this Leica camera is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the Sony DSC-W800 ($88.00) (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The D-Lux 6 supports Full HD video, which is unusual. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec do not support Full HD video.

Other digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS, or the Nikon Coolpix P7700.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The Leica D-Lux 6 supports video recording. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the D-Lux 6 also support video recording.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras which support video recording currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($225.00), or the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The D-Lux 6 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the D-Lux 6 also have an image stabiliser.

Other digital cameras with an image stabiliser currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($225.00).

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Very Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

At 250 seconds, the Leica D-Lux 6 has a very long maximum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec. The average maximum camera shutter speed of cameras of this spec and age is 13s, and the maximum camera shutter speeds range from 0.12s to 250s.

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Supports Three Image Formats

The D-Lux 6 has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the D-Lux 6. The image formats "MPO" and "RAW" are also supported by this camera.

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Quite Large Maximum Memory Card Size

The smallest maximum memory card size of compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 1GB and the largest is 130GB. With a maximum memory card size of 64 gigabytes, the D-Lux 6 has one of the larger maximum memory card sizes amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Has Seven White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Leica D-Lux 6 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This Leica camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the D-Lux 6. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Flash", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this camera.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of cameras of this type and age is 840mAh. At 1,250 milliampere * hour, the D-Lux 6 has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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Fairly High Maximum ISO Speed

With a maximum ISO speed of 12,800, the Leica D-Lux 6 has a very high maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec. Similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago have maximum ISO speeds of between 3 and 52,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 4,500.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 350MB, and the internal memory range from 8MB to 8.2GB. At 70 megabytes, the Leica D-Lux 6 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Leica D-Lux 6 has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best video resolution across all cameras of this age and type.

The worst video resolution across comparable types of digital camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Fairly High Display Resolution

The display resolutions of digital cameras of this type and age range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels. With a display resolution of 920,000 pixels, the Leica D-Lux 6 has one of the higher display resolutions amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the D-Lux 6 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most common video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). This Leica camera also supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all cameras of this type and age.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolution is the worst supported video resolution amongst comparable types of camera.

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± 3EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The D-Lux 6 has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than most comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it. Most digital cameras of this age and spec have a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction.

A ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction is actually the best light exposure correction across all digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the D-Lux 6.

Across similar types of camera the worst light exposure correction is ± 2EV (1/3EV step).

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3648 X 2736 Still Image Resolution

The D-Lux 6 has a 3648 x 2736 still image resolution which is higher than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. Most comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. This digital camera also have still image resolutions of 480 x 480, 640 x 424, 1536 x 1536, 1600 x 1200, 1920 x 1920, 2048 x 1360, 2048 x 1536, 2304 x 2304, 2560 x 1920, 2736 x 2736, 3072 x 2304 and 3776 x 2520 and 3968 x 2232. Across all compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago the best still image resolution is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

The average minimum focal length of digital cameras of this age and type is 27mm. At only 24 millimeters, the D-Lux 6 has a quite short minimum focal length compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the D-Lux 6.

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Quite Small Minimum ISO Speed

The D-Lux 6 has one of the smaller minimum ISO speed (only 80) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The smallest minimum ISO speed of comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the D-Lux 6 is 10, the biggest is 800, and the average minimum ISO speed is 96.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The D-Lux 6 does not have a built-in flash, unlike most of the other cameras of this age and type which have a built-in flash.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also have a built-in flash which you might want to look at including the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($225.00), or the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

Across all the cameras that were launched more than two years ago the optical zooms range from 2x to 50x. With an optical zoom of only 3.8 times zoom factor, the Leica D-Lux 6 has one of the smaller optical zooms amongst digital cameras of this age.

Cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might also be worth looking at include the Kodak Pixpro FZ41 ($69.97) (4x and higher rated).

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Quite Low Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of only 10.1 megapixels, the D-Lux 6 has one of the lower megapixel counts amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The lowest megapixel count of comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the D-Lux 6 is 0.3MP, the highest is 46MP, and the average megapixel count is 14MP.

If you want a higher megapixel count then you might want to consider the Nikon Coolpix S570 (12MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The D-Lux 6 does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras of this age and type also do not support WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity which you might also want to consider including the Nikon Coolpix S9500 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Leica D-Lux 6 does not have a GPS, although it is worth noting that most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the D-Lux 6 also do not have a GPS.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS including the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other cameras of this type and age, the D-Lux 6 is not waterproof.

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Heavy

Across all the digital cameras of this age and type the weights range from 20g to 710g, and the average weight is 170g. With a weight of 296 grams, the D-Lux 6 is quite heavy compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Leica D-Lux 6 is more than most cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Leica camera.

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Very Few Total Megapixel Count

With a total megapixel count of only 12.7 megapixels, the Leica D-Lux 6 has one of the less total megapixel counts amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. Across all the cameras of this type and age the total megapixel counts range from 10MP to 15,000,000MP, and the average total megapixel count is 52,000MP.

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Only 3968 X 2232 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The D-Lux 6 has a higher image resolution than most similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camera has a 3968 x 2232 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it have a 5184 x 3888 pixels maximum image resolution. The worst image resolution of all cameras of a similar age and spec to the D-Lux 6 is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length

The shortest maximum focal length of compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 13mm, the longest is 1,800mm, and the average maximum focal length is 250mm. At only 90 millimeters, the D-Lux 6 has a quite short maximum focal length compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the D-Lux 6.

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Thick

At 46.6 millimeters, the D-Lux 6 is fairly thick compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for more than two years. The average depth of cameras that were released more than two years ago is 38mm, and the depths range from 13mm to 2,200mm.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Leica D-Lux 6

Released Over Four Years Ago

This camera has been on the market for over four years.

Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the D-Lux 6 has a relatively typical digital zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the D-Lux 6.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 4x digital zoom cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the PowerShot A4000, and the PowerShot SX260 HS both from Canon or the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($225.00) is also worth considering.

If this camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Samsung WB200F ($201.97) (5x and higher rated).

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MOS Sensor Type

The Leica D-Lux 6 has a better sensor type than most digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This Leica digital camera has a MOS sensor type, whereas most digital cameras of this type and age have a CCD sensor type.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS, or the Samsung NX20 ($369.42).

If the sensor type of this camera is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($225.00) (CCD) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Battery Capacity
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Included Cable
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Other Features

Expert Reviews

20 May 2014

Die Leica D-Lux 6 konkurriert mit dem Modell Lumix LX 7 von Panasonic, von dem die Kamera sich nur in Details unterscheidet. Das 300 Gramm schwere Modell hat ein edles Metallgehäuse, in das sich... Read more…

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