Leica Introduces New D- Lux 7 Compact Camera
Leica has recently set their sights on the Indian market and being a price sensitive market, luxury camera buyers are few. Leica recently announced a new smaller camera, the D- Lux 7, that focusses on low light photography and costs around just 1 Lakh!
Features And Specifications
The D- Lux 7 features a 17-megapixel sensor and automatic exposure mode. The camera also has manual setting options and a 4/3rd sensor. It comes with a Leica DC Vario-Summilux 10.9-34mm f/1.7-2.8 ASPH whose 35mm equivalent is 24 – 75mm. This camera will be the first in the D-Lux lineup that will support the Leica FOTOS App. The app can be used to transfer photos and videos instantly to iOS and Android devices.
Delivering full resolution images, independent of the selected aspect ratio (3:2, 4:3, 16:9), the camera features a burst mode of up to 11 frames per second. It shoots both RAW and JPEG images. The company claims that it is great for beginners as they can use the automatic exposure mode to their advantage. Street photographers can use this camera quite comfortably given its compact size. It weights just 403 grams and can be easily carried in a small bag.
The 3-inch touchscreen with a resolution of 1.24 million pixels is a great addition. Especially at a time when Leica is removing screens from cameras that support the Leica FOTOS app. The D- Lux 7 shoots 4K resolution videos at 30 frames per second in both MP4 and AVCHD-format. With a maximum ISO sensitivity of 25600, the low light performance is supposed to be great. Leica also claims that the 4/3rd sensor means larger pixels that are able to collect more light which reportedly reduces image noise.
Connectivity features of the D- Lux 7 include Wi-Fi compliant WPA / WPA2 and Bluetooth 4.2. It also has AUTO/Red-Eye Reduction and can shoot in Program, Aperture-priority, Shutter-priority and Manual modes.