Leica Camera has released details of its latest compact camera, the D-Lux 7, which has essentially the same specifications as the Panasonic LX100 II.
The new Leica D-Lux 7 compact camera. (Source: Leica Camera.)
Features of the new camera include a 4/3-inch (17.3 x 13.0 mm) MOS sensor with an effective resolution of 17 megapixels and a DC Vario-Summilux 10.9-34mm f/1.7-2.8 lens. The new model can record 4K video at 25 fps and also includes the latest Panasonic 4K Photo capabilities, which include Post Focus and Focus Stacking modes. Movies can be recorded in either AVCHD or MP4 format, with only MP4 supporting 4K resolution. Full-HD (1920 x 1080) recordings can be made with a choice between top frame rate of 50i and 50p in AVCHD Progressive (MPEG-4 / H.264) format or 50p in MP4.
The EVF has a resolution of 2,760,000 dots, while the 3-inch monitor screen on the rear boasts a 1,240,000-dot touchscreen display. The maximum burst speed with the mechanical shutter is 11 fps and the camera’s memory buffer can accommodate 100 or more JPEGs or up to 32 DNG.RAW files. The D-Lux 7 is easily connected to a smartphone using WiFi and the Leica FOTOS App. Bluetooth Ver. 4.2 (Bluetooth low energy (BLE) connectivity is also provided.
The camera can be charged via USB using the onboard Micro USB port. It is supplied with a compact GN 7 (m / ISO100) flash. The D-Lux 7 measures 118 x 66 x 64 mm and weighs approximately 403 grams. The MSRP in the USA is US$1,195. Australian pricing for has still to be confirmed and, while the camera has made a cameo appearance on Leica’s Australian website, full details (including pricing) were not provided.