The new Leica D-Lux 7 demonstrates the act of image creation, what you can’t see is often just as important as what strikes the eye, like no other camera does. With an inconspicuous, lightweight and compact build, the D-Lux 7 delivers a unique combination of first-class optics and high-end technology. Featuring an intuitive operating concept and superior usability, the D-Lux is both the perfect gateway to photography for dedicated amateurs and a daily companion for advanced photographers with a sense of style. Proving that excellent results are a matter of skill, not of size, the Leica D-Lux focuses on what really makes a camera stand out; its ability to be right at your side whenever those special moments occur.

Versatility in itself

The outstanding optical quality of the Leica D-Lux 7 is achieved by both a fast aperture (f/1.7–2.8) and a long focal length of 10.9 – 34 mm (24–75 mm equivalent) with its built-in lens. The D-Lux 7 delivers impressive results across a multitude of photographic genres including portrait, landscape, architecture, macro and photo-journalism. The impressive visual qualities of the Leica D-Lux 7 really start to shine in low-light situations – especially when shooting without a flash.

The Next Level of Photography

The Leica D-Lux 7 features a newly developed 17-megapixel sensor. Delivering the full resolution, independent of the selected aspect ratio (3:2, 4:3, 16:9), the sensor provides greater details in every image. The large size of the 4/3rd sensor consequently leads to larger pixels, that in turn are able to collect more light which reduces image noise and makes the D-Lux 7 ideal for available light photography.

Guaranteed Capture

Equipped with an extremely fast autofocus, shooting up to 11 frames per second the Lecia D-Lux 7 is guaranteed to capture and preserve even the most fleeting of moments. Additionally, the Leica D-Lux 7 is equipped with an innovative post-focus function that enables photographers to define the focus point even after taking the picture.

Touchscreen

The D-Lux 7 features a high resolution electronic viewfinder with 2,760K pixels for extremely precise framing and a 3-inch touchscreen with a resolution of 1,240K pixels. Using the touchscreen enables the photographer to both conveniently control the Leica D-Lux 7 and reliably judge the quality of an image straight after shooting it.

Accompanied Video Function

When life is moving too fast for a single picture, the Leica D-Lux 7 video function will definitely do the trick. With 4K resolution – four times higher than Full HD – and up to 30p in both MP4 and AVCHD-format, the D-Lux 7 is destined to capture moving images in glorious detail. Accompanying the video function, the 4K-photo function can be used to extract and save still pictures directly from video footage at a resolution of up to 8 megapixels.

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Leica FOTOS App

The Leica D-Lux 7 is easily connected to a smartphone using WiFi. Compatible with your camera, the Leica FOTOS app delivers features that enable photographers to capture unforgettable moments remotely, transfer, edit and share images quickly, easily, and on-the-go. In combination with the Leica FOTOS App, the Leica D-Lux 7 does not only offer fast access and the sharing of images via social media – it can even be triggered remotely.

Tech Spec. – Leica D-Lux 7

Camera Leica D-Lux 7
Lens Leica DC Vario-Summilux 10.9-34 f/1.7-2.8 ASPH., 35mm camera equivalent: 24 – 75mm,
Aperture range f/1.7 – 16 / 2.8 – 16 (at 10.9 / 34mm)
Optical Image stabilization Optical compensation system
Digital zoom Max. 4x
Focusing range
AF 0.5m / 1´6“ to ∞
AF Macro / MF / Snapshot Modes / Motion Pictures Maximum wideangle setting: 3cm / 13/16“ to ∞
Maximum telephoto setting: 30cm / 117/8“ to ∞
Image sensor 4/3“ MOS sensor, total pixel number: 21,770,000, effective pixels: 17,000,000, primary color filter
Minimum Illuminance approx. 5 lux (when i-Low light is used, the shutter speed is 1/30 s)
ISO Range ISO 200 – 25,600
Low pass filter None
Shutter system Electronically and mechanically controlled
Shutter speeds
Still pictures T (max. approx. 30min),
60 – 1/4000 s (with the mechanical shutter)
1 – 1/16000 s (with the electronic shutter function)
Motion pictures 1/25 – 1/16000 s (When [4K/100M/24p] is set in [Rec Quality])
1/2 – 1/16000 s (When Manual Exposure Mode is set and [MF] is selected)
1/30 – 1/16000 s (Other than the above)
Continuous recordable time:
Series exposure
Continuous series exposure frequency Electronic / mechanical shutter: 2fps (L) / 7fps (M) / 11fps (H)
Number of serially recordable pictures With RAW files: 32 or more*
Without RAW files: 100 or more*
* Based on CIPA standards and a card with a fast read/write speed
Exposure
Exposure control modes Program (P), Aperture-priority (A), Shutter-priority (S),Manual setting (M)
Exposure compensation ±5EV in 1/3 EV steps (±3EV dial setting range)
Exposure metering modes Multi-zone, center-weighted, spot
Recording file formats
Still pictures RAW/JPEG (based on “Design rule for Camera File system” and on the “Exif 2.31” standard)
Motion pictures (with audio) [MP4] 3840×2160/30p (100 Mbit/s)
3840×2160/24p (100 Mbit/s)
1920×1080/60p (28 Mbit/s)
1920×1080/30p (20 Mbit/s)
1280×720/30p (10 Mbit/s)
Audio recording format AAC (stereo)
Monitor 3.0“ TFT LCD, resolution: approx. 1,240,000 dots,
field of view: approx. 100%,
aspect ratio: 3:2,
touch screen functionality
Viewfinder 0.38“ LCD viewfinder,
resolution: approx. 2,760,000 dots,
field of view: approx. 100%, aspect ratio: 16:9,
with diopter adjustment -4 to +3 diopters,
Magnification: approx. 0.7x (35mm camera equivalent),
eye sensor
Flash
CF D External flash unit (included in scope of delivery)
Attachment In the camera’s hot shoe
Guide number 10 / 7 (with ISO 200 / 100)
Flash range
(with ISO AUTO and no ISO limit set)
Approx. 0.6 – 14.1m/2 – 46´ / 0.3 – 8.5m/1 – 27
(at shortest / longest focal length)
Illumination angle Matched to cover the lens’ shortest focal length of 10.9mm
Flash modes
(set on camera)
AUTO, AUTO/Red-Eye Reduction, ON, ON/Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-Eye Reduction, OFF
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 31 x 41.5 x 30mm / 17/32 x 15/16 x 111/64“
Weight Approx. 25g / 0.05lb
Microphones Stereo
Speaker Monaural
Recording media SD / SDHC* /SDXC* memory cards, (*UHS-I/UHS Speed Class 3)
Wi-Fi
Compliance standard IEEE 802.11b/g/n (standard wireless LAN protocol)
Frequency range used
(central frequency)
2412- 2462MHz (1 to 11ch),
maximum output power: 13dBm (EIRP)
Encryption method Wi-Fi compliant WPA™ / WPA2™
Access method Infrastructure mode
Bluetooth function
Compliance standard Bluetooth Ver. 4.2 (Bluetooth low energy (BLE))
Frequency range used
(central frequency)
2402 to 2480MHz,
maximum output power: 10dBm (EIRP)
Operating
temperature/humidity 0 – 40°C (32 – 104°F) / 10 – 80% RH
Power Consumption 2.1W/2.8W (When recording with monitor/viewfinder)
1.7W/1.9W (When playing back with monitor/viewfinder)
Terminals / Interfaces [HDMI]: Micro HDMI Type D
[USB/CHARGE]: USB 2.0 (High Speed) Micro-B
Dimensions
(W x H x D)
approx. 118 x 66 x 64mm / 421/32 x 241/64 x 29/16“
Weight approx. 403g/14,2 oz / 361g/12,7 oz

 

Final Thoughts

Unlike its predecessor, the Leica D-Lux 7 no longer comes solely in black. Instead, the D-Lux goes more for a classic Leica iconic silver on black aesthetic. While some might lament the lack of a stealthy all-black model, the camera in silver looks sharp and crisp, and feels very premium in the hand. It really is one of the nicest compacts I’ve seen in quite a while. The Leica D-Lux 7 is the first camera of the D-Lux line that can be used together with the free Leica FOTOS App. This enables remote control of the camera from a smartphone and fast and easy wireless transfer of pictures from the Leica D-Lux 7 to iOS or Android devices for assessment. Photographers can then make use of numerous options for sharing their pictures directly in social media or after processing them with an image editing or postprocessing app. As perfect complements to the classic looks of the Leica D-Lux 7, its users can choose from a collection of equally stylish and practical accessories such as exquisite cases, high-quality carrying straps and a practical handgrip.

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