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Leica D-Lux Digital Camera

$1,096.99
Compact Camera 12.8MP 3.1x Jan 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
One industry award
Screen not touchsensitive
Optical zoom range a tad short 2475 mm eqv
Ephotozine Highly Recommended
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Reviews

One Industry Award

This digital camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from websites Ephotozine who decided that this compact camera was great.

Excellent Expert Reviews

This compact camera received an expert rating of 90 out of 100 from Ephotozine. The expert review sites think this Leica camera is one of the very best digital cameras of a comparable age and spec.

Leica Cameras Have Good Reviews

We checked 751 owner and expert reviews (including 20 verified purchases) for Leica cameras and found that on average Leica has good ratings. We also found that Leica has good ratings specifically within its compact cameras range. 100% of those that bought a Leica digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Packaging Content

Has a Wrist Strap Included

The Leica D-Lux has a wrist strap included, as do most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Has a Carrying Case

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

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The Leica D-Lux has a battery charger included, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since April 2017.


4K Video Capture

Four people who reviewed the Leica D-Lux thought it was good for video recording. Ephotozine mentioned “4K video capture”. Bhphotovideo.com said “4k Video Still Shots”.

Electronic Viewfinder Builtin

Five people said in their reviews that this digital camera had a good viewfinder. Ephotozine said “Excellent highresolution electronic viewfinder” in their review of this digital camera and scored the Leica D-Lux a maximum of 5 stars.

Two customers who purchased it concluded that it had an electronic viewfinder. Two years ago Bhphotovideo.com scored it a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned “Excellent Evf”.

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4K Photo Mode

Five people reckoned that the Leica D-Lux was able to produce good images. Two years ago Ephotozine wrote “4K photo mode”. Ephotozine also wrote “Large image sensor” in their review. Two years ago Adam mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “Very good for street photography”.

Five customers who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it had a good picture resolution. Ephotozine gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera “11.3fps burst shooting”. Ephotozine also mentioned “12fps continuous shooting” in their review. Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Great Resolution”.

Three customers wrote in their reviews that it was good in low light. Bhphotovideo.com said “Good in Low Light”. One person wrote in their reviews that it had a good ISO range. Ephotozine mentioned “Excellent high ISO performance”.

One person reckoned that the product had a good image sensor.

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Optical Zoom Range a Tad Short 2475 Mm Eqv

Three owners concluded that the Leica D-Lux did not have a good zoom. Ephotozine said “Optical zoom range a tad short 2475 mm eqv” in their review of this digital camera. Ephotozine also said “Image quality quickly takes a nose dive with thedigital zoom, also in movie mode” in their review. Bhphotovideo.com wrote two years ago “Limited Zoom”.

Two customers who reviewed it agreed that it did not have a good lens. Two years ago Ephotozine mentioned “Lens flare can be an issue”. Ephotozine also said “Lens quite prone to flare” in their review. One owner mentioned in their reviews that the product did not have a good autofocus. Two years ago Ephotozine wrote “Overactive video autofocus”.

One person thought it did not have a good image stabiliser. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Poor Image Stabilization” in their review of this digital camera.

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No Built-In Flash

One person thought this digital camera did not have a good flash. Two years ago Ephotozine mentioned in their review of this digital camera “No built-in flash” but they gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.


Lens System

Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

Cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera have minimum aperture numbers of between 1.7 and 4.5, and the average minimum aperture number is 2.6. The Leica D-Lux has one of the smallest minimum aperture numbers (only 1.7) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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Very Big Maximum Aperture Number

At only 2.8, the Leica D-Lux has a fairly big maximum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this camera. The biggest maximum aperture number of digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera is 1.8 and the smallest is 22.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Leica D-Lux has a pretty average digital zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Leica D-Lux has a relatively typical optical zoom (3.1 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

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Light Exposure

Supports Nine ISO Sensitivities

The Leica D-Lux has a greater number of ISO speeds than most compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivities 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 and 25600 are also supported by this Leica camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Leica D-Lux has an HDMI, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Supports PictBridge

The Leica D-Lux supports PictBridge. Most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera also support PictBridge.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Leica D-Lux has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera do not have an image stabilizer.

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Only 3840 X 2160 Pixels Image Resolution

The Leica D-Lux has a 3840 x 2160 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. Most digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 3264 x 2448 pixels maximum image resolution. The image resolution of all digital cameras of this type and age ranges from 640 x 480 pixels to 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The Leica D-Lux supports video recording. Most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera also support video recording.

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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 sixteen times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 960 x 540 pixels. In addition, this camera support video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels and 1920 x 1080 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 best video resolution of all comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years is 4096 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 320 x 120 pixels.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Leica D-Lux supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

There are a number of other digital cameras which support Wi-Fi currently available that you might want to look at including a cheaper digital camera such as the Sony DSC-HX50 or you might consider a better rated digital camera such as the Fujifilm X100T.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Leica D-Lux supports Near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera also support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Support

Autofocus is Fast and Accurate and Manual Focus Easy to Do With Accuracy

One owner who bought the product considered that it had good technical guidance. Two years ago Ephotozine mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Autofocus is fast and accurate and manual focus easy to do with accuracy” and gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars.


Power

Good Battery Life

One person said in their reviews that it had a good battery life. Bhphotovideo.com gave the product a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned “Good Battery Life”.


Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

One owner wrote in their reviews that it was noisy. Ephotozine rated the product a maximum of 5 stars and wrote “Good noise performance” in their review of this digital camera.

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Leica D-Lux has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera.

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Good Noise Performance

One owner wrote in their reviews that it was noisy. Ephotozine rated the product a maximum of 5 stars and wrote “Good noise performance” in their review of this digital camera.


Weight & Dimensions

Large Sensor in a Compact Camera

Two customers wrote in their reviews that the product was compact. Two years ago Ephotozine mentioned “Large sensor in a compact camera” and rated the Leica D-Lux a maximum of 5 stars. Bhphotovideo.com said “Small Compact”.

One person who reviewed it thought it was a good body shape. Adam mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “Excellent low light performance! It has a Leica quality body made of metal”.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 365 grams, the Leica D-Lux has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

Cameras with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the Pentax K-5 ($269.10) (740g), the Sony DSC-HX50 (245g), or the Nikon Coolpix A ($682.43) (299g) which is also cheaper.

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Design

Good Looking

One owner who purchased the product considered that it was good looking. Bhphotovideo.com said in their Leica D-Lux review “Beautiful Bokeh”.

Excellent Build Quality

Three people who reviewed this digital camera thought it was well made. Ephotozine scored the product a maximum of 5 stars and wrote two years ago “Electronic viewfinder built, in” in their Leica D-Lux review. Ephotozine.com wrote “A bright f/1.7 - 2.8 Leica lens equivalent to 24-75mm in 35mm terms, built in Wi-Fi” and rated the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Very Good Image Quality

Seven people wrote that the Leica D-Lux was good quality. Ephotozine wrote two years ago “Very good image quality”. Ephotozine also wrote “Small, high quality lens” in their review. Ephotozine also mentioned “Excellent build quality” in their review.

Screen Not Touchsensitive

Two owners considered that this digital camera did not have a touch sensitive screen. Ephotozine said “Screen not touchsensitive”. One owner who reviewed it reckoned that it was not easy to handle. Two years ago Ephotozine said “Handling could be better”.

One owner concluded that it was not easy to use the menus. Bhphotovideo.com said in their review of the Leica D-Lux “Complicated Menu System”.

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Features

Good Features

One owner who purchased the Leica D-Lux considered that it had good features. Two years ago Bhphotovideo.com scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera “Remarkable Features”.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Leica D-Lux has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 3" screen cameras and we think the Pentax K-5 ($269.10), the Sony DSC-HX50, and the Nikon Coolpix A ($682.43) which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00799429184711, 04022243184701

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