Leica introduces D-Lux 24-75mm equiv compact with Four Thirds sensor
Leica has announced the D-Lux (Typ 109), a compact camera with a 24-75mm equivalent, F1.7-2.8 zoom and a Four Thirds sensor. If those specifications sound familiar, it's probably because they're shared with the Panasonic LX100. The D-Lux will be available in November. A license for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is included.
The D-Lux is expected to cost around £825.00 in the UK or $1,195 in the US.
The New D-Lux
Compact Camera Chosen by the Pros
New York, New York (September 16th, 2014) Leica Camera is proud to present the new D-Lux compact camera. Combining a superior high performance lens, a larger sensor, and an improved processor, the Leica D-Lux is perfect for capturing stunning images on the go. The built-in Leica DC Vario-Summilux 10.9–34 mm f/1.7–2.8 ASPH. lens pairs a fast aperture with an impressive zoom range equivalent to 24mm - 75 mm on a 35 mm format sensor. This new model offers a larger Four Thirds sensor that provides a much higher image quality than its predecessor. While the D-Lux’s easy to use automatic modes, manual settings, and video capability are familiar elements from the last model, a new integrated electronic viewfinder with 2.8 MP resolution, Wi-Fi module, and upgraded video quality are sure to set this camera apart from its competitors. These new features combined with a classically elegant design make the new D- Lux a versatile tool to capture impressive images and video.
The Leica DC Vario-Summilux 10.9–34 mm f/1.7–2.8 ASPH zoom lens is perfectly matched to the camera’s larger sensor. With an impressive maximum ISO sensitivity of 25600, the D-Lux guarantees pictures with natural colors and exceptional quality. The zoom increases the capabilities for the camera making it ideal for a wide range of photographic applications. The camera also boasts an improved video function of 4k high definition video, a resolution four times higher than full HD.
The Leica D-Lux’s integrated Wi-Fi module allows remote control from a smartphone or tablet to wirelessly transfer still images and videos using a Wi-Fi connection. The free Leica Image Shuttle app enables this feature and is available for all iOS and 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 within range.
The effortless transition from automatic to manual settings simplifies image capture. The camera’s integrated electronic viewfinder displays exposure settings identical to those found on the monitor screen ensuring correct exposure. The high-resolution 3” LCD monitor screen is viewable even in bright sunlight.
Complementing the new Leica D-Lux is an extensive range of technical accessories and gear, such as a premium bag, a leather case, a leather protector and the Leica Twist D-Lux (visit www.leica-camera.com for more information).
The camera comes complete with the Leica CF D flash unit. Image processing software from Adobe Photoshop Lightroom®, a professional digital workflow solution for Apple Mac® OS X and Microsoft Windows®, is included in the D-Lux package, allowing a wide range of functions for the management, processing, and presentation of digital images. Complimentary software downloads are available from the Leica website upon camera registration.
The Leica D-Lux and accessories are now available from Leica Stores, Boutiques and dealers from November 2014.
Leica D-Lux specifications
|Body type||Large sensor compact|
|Max resolution||4112 x 3088|
|Other resolutions||4112 x 3088, 4272 x 2856, 4480 x 2520, 3088 x 3088, 2976 x 2232, 3120 x 2086, 3840 x 2160, 2240 x 2240, 2048 x 1536, 2112 x 1408, 1920 x 1080, 1536 x 1536|
|Image ratio w:h||1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9|
|Effective pixels||13 megapixels|
|Sensor photo detectors||17 megapixels|
|Sensor size||Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)|
|Color space||sRGB, Adobe RGB|
|Color filter array||Primary color filter|
|ISO||Auto, 200-25600 (expands to 100-25600)|
|Boosted ISO (minimum)||100|
|White balance presets||5|
|Custom white balance||Yes (4 slots)|
|JPEG quality levels||Fine, standard|
|Optics & Focus|
|Focal length (equiv.)||24–75 mm|
|Autofocus assist lamp||Yes|
|Digital zoom||Yes (4X)|
|Normal focus range||50 cm (19.69″)|
|Macro focus range||3 cm (1.18″)|
|Number of focus points||49|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|Minimum shutter speed||60 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/4000 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed (electronic)||1/16000 sec|
|Flash range||7.00 m (with included external flash at ISO 100)|
|External flash||Yes (via hot shoe)|
|Flash modes||Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, on, on w/redeye reduction, slow sync, slow sync w/redeye reduction, off|
|Continuous drive||11.0 fps|
|Self-timer||Yes (2 or 10 sec)|
|Exposure compensation||±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)|
|AE Bracketing||±3 (3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)|
|Resolutions||3840 x 2160 (30p, 24p), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 30p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480|
|Storage types||SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I)|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Wireless notes||802.11b/g/n with NFC|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||300|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||405 g (0.89 lb / 14.29 oz)|
|Dimensions||118 x 66 x 55 mm (4.65 x 2.6 x 2.17″)|
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