Leica has announced the D-Lux 7, the latest iteration of its compact camera that's effectively a Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II wrapped up in a prettier frame just in time for the holiday season.

The D-Lux 7 uses a 17 megapixel Four Thirds MOS sensor. The D-Lux 7 captures up to 7 fps in burst, features a maximum sensitivity of ISO 25,600 and features a 4K Photo capture mode and 'post focus' mode, the latter of which enables focus adjustments in post-production with compatible programs. On the video front, the D-Lux 7 captures 4K30p footage at 100mbps in the MP4 format.

The optically stabilized lens uses the same 24-75mm equivalent F1.7-2.8 Vario-Summilux lens as the LX100-based D-Lux Typ 109 from 2014. Like that camera it uses a series of crops from a Four Thirds-sized sensor.

In addition to the physical aperture ring, the top of the lens features a dedicated physical switch for swapping between shooting ratios, including: 3:2, 16:9, 1:1 and 4:3. On the side of the lens is a matching switch for selecting the different focusing modes.

The electronic viewfinder has a 2.76M dot equivalent display and the rear screen uses a 3" 1.24M dot LCD touchscreen display. The camera relies on Leica's 1025 mAh BP-DC15 lithium-ion batteries and can be charged through an outlet, computer or a USB battery pack via the onboard Micro USB port.

Built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi work together to provide iOS and Android connectivity using Leica's FOTOS app. In addition to sharing images on-the-go, the FOTOS app also enables remote control of the D-Lux 7 and live view display. Leica also includes a CF D Flash Unit with the camera.

The Leica D-Lux 7 retails for $1,195 and is available for pre-order on Adorama and B&H. Leica has a video introduction for the D-Lux 7, but it can only be played on Vimeo.


Update (11/20/2018): A previous version of this article named the D-Lux 6 as the predecessor to the D-Lux 7. It has been corrected to note that the D-Lux Typ 109 camera from Leica is the technical predecessor, even if not by name.