Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)
The Leica D-Lux (Typ-109) is everything you'd expect of a premium compact camera from the German camera manufacturer. Styling is refined, materials are the finest, and technology is the latest. The EVF offers up a healthy 2.765 million dots, which means that this is more than a worthy replacement to an optical equivalent, whilst the rear LCD uses touch to help the image capturing/menu browsing experience.
Behind the finely moulded shell and quality zoom lens is a 16.8-Megapixel Micro Four Thirds sensor which actually outputs 12.8-Megapixel images, but all for good reason. For this sensor is 'multi-aspect' meaning it can shoot 1:1, 16:9, 4:3 or 3:2 pictures without cropping.
It isn't all about imagery nowadays though, with camera manufacturers really upping their video game. Leica have included 4K video capture at 25/24 fps to ensure that maximum motion picture detail is captured. To make you love this camera even more, you can even extract an 8-Megapixel still photo from a 4K video. Purchasing a Leica means you like to stand out from the crowd. Stand out even more with the highly attractive Solid Grey version of the D-Lux.
Fast and fantastic – the incredibly fast lens
Of all the Leica compact cameras, the D-Lux has one of the fastest lenses. Its zoom lens is perfectly matched to its large sensor. With an impressive sensitivity range to ISO 25600 thanks to particularly large pixels, it makes the best of available light and delivers pictures with natural colours and exceptional quality. Perfect for available-light photography and, thanks to a versatile zoom lens (24 to 75 mm in 35 mm format), in an almost infinite number of creative genres – from portraits, landscapes, and architecture to macro and reportage, the classic domain of Leica cameras.
Beautifully simple: Form follows function
Even at first glance, the D-Lux reveals its heritage as a genuine Leica – classic elegance, timeless beauty, and particular attention to simple and intuitive handling. The change between automatic and manual modes is also particularly simple. Even less experienced photographers can enjoy the experience of immediate success – and seeing it brightly and clearly on the high-resolution 3" LCD monitor, even in bright sunlight. In an instant, anyone taking it in their hands feels and sees the superior quality of both its materials and finish.
High resolution of the integrated viewfinder
The ideal composition and framing of subjects and scenes is quickly found in the integrated electronic viewfinder. Thanks to a resolution of 2.8 megapixels, it delivers a sharp, high-contrast image – even in bright conditions. Cleverly, the viewfinder shows the same exposure settings as are displayed on the monitor. As it also offers individual diopter compensation, the viewfinder can be used by glasses wearers with no limitations at all.
No wires attached thanks to Wi-Fi and NFC
An integrated Wi-Fi module provides remote control for the D-Lux from a smartphone or tablet, which is particularly useful when the photographer wants to be in the picture. The Leica C Image Shuttle app required for this function can be downloaded free of charge and installed on iOS or Android devices. An integrated NFC (near field communication) module quickly and easily sets up a Wi-Fi connection with an NFC-compatible smartphone when the phone is held close to the camera.
Moving memories in high-resolution 4K format
Sometimes videos say more than still pictures. The Leica D-Lux is ideally prepared to capture such moments – on video in 4K, the high-definition digital recording format with four times the resolution of full HD. Recording and saving videos is simplicity itself – and the quality is no less than breathtaking. In fact, it’s so good that single moments from videos can be selected and kept as photos.
Three-year warranty inclusiveWith the Leica "Three-year warranty" - more than many other manufacturer's warranty - the D-Lux delivers more peace of mind. In a warranty case during these 3 years, our worldwide Service & Support team aim to ensure a smooth process and rapid solutions to problems. Professional image processing
The new Leica D-Lux is supplied with the professional still picture and video processing software, Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom®, offering exceptional creative freedom in image manipulation. It optimally ‘develops’ the RAW image files from the CMOS sensor of the D-Lux in the best possible quality. All parameters can be refined in post-processing.
|Lens||Leica DC Vario-Summilux 10.9– 34 mm f/1.7–2.8/ASPH., 35 mm camera equivalent: 24 - 75 mm. 11 elements in 8 groups (5 aspherical lenses/8 aspherical surfaces/2 ED lenses).|
|Optical image stabiliser||OIS (Optical Image Stabilization).|
|Zoom||optical/digital/ intelligent 3.1 x/4 x/6.2 x.|
|AF metering modes||Face/eye detection, tracking, 49-area, 1-area (flexible/scalable), custom multi, pinpoint.|
|AF||Normal: 50 cm to infinity|
|AF macro/MF/snapshot||Wide: 3cm/1 3/16", Tele: 30cm/1" to infinity.|
|Sensor||4/3-inch High sensitivity MOS sensor. Total pixel number: 16.8 megapixels (effective pixels:12.8 MP).|
|Still image||4:3 format: 4112 × 3088 pixels (12.5 M) (L), 2976 × 2232 pixels (6.5 M) (M), 2048 × 1536 pixels (3 M) (S).|
|3:2 format: 4272 × 2856 pixels (12 M) (L), 3120 × 2080 pixels (6.5 M) (M), 2112 × 1408 pixels (3 M) (S).|
|16:9 format: 4480 × 2520 pixels (11 M) (L), 3840 × 2160 pixels (8 M) (M), 1920 × 1080 pixels (2 M) (S).|
|1:1 format: 3088 × 3088 pixels (10 M) (L), 2240 × 2240 pixels (5 M) (M), 1536 × 1536 pixels (2.5 M) (S).|
|Video||3840 × 2160 pixels, 25 p (4K: 100 Mbps/MP4) (sensor output is 25 bps) (AAC).|
|1920 × 1080 pixels, 50 p (FHD: 28 Mbps/MP4) (sensor output is 50 bps) (AAC).|
|1920 × 1080 pixels, 25 p (FHD: 20 Mbps/MP4) (sensor output is 25 bps) (AAC).|
|1280 × 720 pixels, 25 p (HD: 10 Mbps/MP4) (sensor output is 25 bps) (AAC).|
|640 × 480 pixels, 30 p (VGA: 4 Mbps/MP4) (sensor output is 30 bps) (AAC).|
|640 × 480 pixels, 25 p (VGA: 4 Mbps/MP4) (sensor output is 25 bps) (AAC).|
|1920 × 1080 pixels, 30 p (FHD: MP4) (sensor output is 120 bps).|
|Recording file formats|
|Video||MP4. Recording time: max. 29:00 minutes.|
|Exposure modes||Snap shot (by snap shot button), P, A, S, M (by aperture ring and shutter speed dial).|
|Exposure compensation||Increments: 1/3 EV steps, setting range: +/- 3 EV.|
|Auto AE bracketing||3, 5, 7 frames in 1/3, 2/3 or 1 EV step, max. +/-3 EV.|
|Scene modes/ Photo styles||Standard,vivid, natural, monochrome, scenery, portrait, custom, panorama. (Panorama mode can be selected in drive mode.)|
|Creative control mode||Expressive, retro, old days, high key, low key, sepia, monochrome, dynamic monochrome, rough monochrome, silky monochrome, impressive art, high dynamic, cross process, toy effect, toy pop, bleach bypass, miniature effect, soft focus, fantasy, star filter, one point color, sunshine.|
|Metering modes||Intelligent multiple, centre-weighted, spot.|
|White balance||Auto, daylight, cloudy, shade, incandescent, flash, 4 manual settings, color temperature (2-axis adjustable).|
|ISO sensitivity||Auto/i. ISO/100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12500, 25000* (*extended ISO). (Changeable to 1/3 EV step).|
|Shutter speeds||Still image: Approx. 60 s – 1/4000 s (mechanical shutter), approx. 1 s- 1/16000 s (electronic Shutter). Bulb: approx. 120 s.|
|Motion picture: Approx. 1/30 s – 1/16000 s (NTSC model), approx. 1/25 s - 1/16000 s (PAL model), approx. 1/2 s - 1/16000 s. (M mode/MF mode).|
|Continuous shooting||[ AFS] SH: 40 frames/sec*, H: 11 frames/s, M: 7 frames/s (with Live View), L: 2 frames/s (with Live View.) (*Electronic shutter only).|
|Flash||External flash (included).|
|Flash modes||Auto*, auto/red-eye reduction*, forced on, forced on/red-eye reduction, slow sync., slow sync./red-eye reduction, forced off. (*for snap shot mode only).|
|Flash range||80 cm – 8.5 m (Wide/ISO Auto), 0.3 – 5.2 m (Tele/ISO Auto).|
|Self-timer||2/10/10 s (3 images).|
|Monitor||3.0"(7.5 cm) LC display (921K dots), AR coating, field of view: approx. 100 %, wide viewing-angle|
|Viewfinder||LCD LVF (Live View Finder), (2764K dots equivalent), field of view: approx. 100 %, magnification: approx. 1.39 x/0.7 x (35mm equiv.), eye sensor.|
|Memory cards||SD memory card, SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card (compatible with UHS-I standard).|
|Interfaces||Digital: USB (AV/USB multi), cable macro-HDMI (Typ C), AV output.|
|WIFI: IEEE 802.11b/g/n/2412 MHz - 2462 MHz (1-11 ch)/WPA/WPA2/infrastructure mode/WPS/ Wi-Fi direct/Wi-Fi button.|
|NFC: ISO/IEC 18092, NFC-F (passive mode).|
|Operating temperature/humidity||0 – 40° C/10 – 80 %.|
|Battery (included)||Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1025 mAh, 7.4 Wh).|
|Dimensions (W × H × D)||117.8 × 66.2 × 55 mm, (4.64 × 2.61 × 2.41 inch).|
|Weight||365 g/405 g (without/with battery).|
|Printer compatibility||PictBridge, DPOF.|
|In the box||Digital camera, flash (Leica CF D), battery, battery charger, USB cable, neck strap, lens cap with string, hot shoe cover, instructions, CD with instructions, guarantee card.|
|Software||Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® (free license)|