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Leica D-Lux

$1,096.99
PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended
A multi award winning and fully featured 12.8 megapixel 3.1 times zoom factor digital camera
Compact 12.8MP 3.1x Yes Jan 2015
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Leica D-Lux Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features, we have ranked the Leica D-Lux number 312 across all digital cameras.
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44
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 44?

It has great expert reviews and excellent user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report good lens quality, picture quality and great product quality.
This Leica digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)
Supports Wi-Fi
Quite low megapixel
Very small optical zoom

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared the D-Lux with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is good for everyday photography, ranking number 9999999 in everyday photography cameras. It is also average for portrait photography, ranking number 9999999 in portrait photography cameras as well being average for sports photography, ranking number 9999999 in sports photography cameras.
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How Big is the Leica D-Lux?

The Leica D-Lux is 117.8mm wide and 66.2mm tall. It is 55mm deep and weighs 365g.

Leica D-Lux front dimensions

Leica D-Lux size in context

Leica D-Lux In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Two Industry Awards

The authors at websites Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com both strongly endorse this camera and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on seven expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Techradar and PC Mag this Leica digital camera has an overall expert rating of 84%. The expert review sites think this digital camera is one of the better cameras.

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Excellent User Reviews

People who bought this camera rated this digital camera as outstanding on average. 47 reviewers (85% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others. That puts this Leica camera in the top 10% of all the cameras.

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Leica Has Excellent Reviews for Its Cameras

We checked 903 user and expert reviews (including 316 verified purchases) for Leica cameras and found that on average Leica has excellent reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Leica has excellent reviews specifically for its cameras. 97% of those that bought a Leica camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Seven owners who purchased it concluded that it had a good autofocus, six customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good lens and two customers concluded that the Leica D-Lux had a good zoom.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

13 customers who bought the product wrote that it was able to produce good images, three owners who purchased it thought it had a good picture resolution and two customers reckoned that it was good in low light.

Users Report Excellent Product Quality

Five people who reviewed it reckoned that it was good quality.

Users Report it is Robust

Six owners said in their reviews that the Leica D-Lux was well made and three people said in their reviews that it was strong and durable.

Users Report Nice Design

Four people considered that it was good looking, three customers concluded that the Leica D-Lux was ergonomic and three people wrote in their reviews that the product was well designed.

Users Report it is Easy to Use

Two customers who purchased this digital camera thought it was easy to use the menus and two people concluded that it was easy to use.

Users Report Good Exposure Control

Two owners considered that the product had good exposure controls.

  • Exposure compensation so easily accessible on such a compact camera…
  • For walking around and almost all your portrait and landscape needs, this camera is wonderful because of the EXPOSURE COMPENSATION dial…

Users Report it is a Good Size

Four people concluded that the product was compact and two owners said in their reviews that the Leica D-Lux was lightweight.

Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Three owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was good value for money.


Value For Money

Pricey

We think this camera looks expensive compared to other digital cameras. We checked 417 digital cameras and they range in price from $29 to $6,895.

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We found a cheaper price for the Leica D-Lux of £799.00 ($799.00) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $297.99.

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Features

Quite Low Megapixel

Cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP, and the average megapixel is 16MP. With a megapixel of only 12.8 megapixels, the Leica D-Lux has a quite low megapixel compared to most of the other cameras.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 365 grams, the Leica D-Lux has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other cameras.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The Leica D-Lux has one of the smaller optical zooms (only 3.1 times zoom factor) amongst cameras of this age. The smallest optical zoom of digital cameras is 0.34x and the biggest is 83x.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Leica D-Lux does not have a built-in flash, unlike most of the other cameras which have a built-in flash.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Leica D-Lux has a fairly standard display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Leica D-Lux has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) (only 24 millimeters) compared to most of the other digital cameras. The minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of cameras range from 2.3mm to 75mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Leica D-Lux supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other cameras.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 75 millimeters, the Leica D-Lux has a fairly short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other digital cameras. The maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of cameras range from 2.3mm to 2,000mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 300mm.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Leica D-Lux has a carrying case, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

When compared to other cameras that we have assessed, the Leica D-Lux's minimum aperture number of only 1.7 is one of the smallest. The smallest minimum aperture number of cameras is -2 and the largest is 22.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Leica D-Lux is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the video resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution. The worst video resolution of all cameras is 640 pixels and the best is 4096 x 2160 pixels.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Leica D-Lux has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Leica D-Lux has a fairly standard digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Has a Wrist Strap

The Leica D-Lux has a wrist strap. Most of the other cameras also have a wrist strap.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

The smallest maximum aperture number of cameras is 1.8 and the largest is 130. With a maximum aperture number of only 2.8, the Leica D-Lux has a very small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Leica D-Lux is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over nine times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by cameras. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this Leica digital camera. This Leica camera also support a video resolutions of 1920 x 1080 pixels and 640 x 480 pixels. A video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels is equivalent to 4K Ultra HD video. This has four times the detail of Full HD video. The worst video resolution of all cameras is 320 x 120 pixels and the best is 4096 x 2160 pixels.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Leica D-Lux supports Near Field Communication (NFC), as do most of the other cameras.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

Leica released the D-Lux in January 2015.


Product Identifiers

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