Leica D-Lux 7, new high performance compact with Micro Four Thirds sensor, luminous optics and latest features
The German company has presented a new model of its range of compact Leica D-Lux. This is the sixth version of this family of compact high performance that in the Leica D-Lux 7 has some interesting arguments such as a sensor type Micro 4/3and 17 Mpixels and a Leica DC Vario-Summilux optic 10.9-34 mm ƒ1.7-2.8 ASPH (equivalent to 24-75 mm) thanks to which, according to the press release, “it offers exceptional image quality in all shooting situations “.
A three-inch touch screen, WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, integrated high-resolution 2.8-megapixel electronic viewfinder, USB-C charging port and 4K video recording are other of the camera’s many novelties with respect to its predecessor, the Leica D-Lux 6 , which (that’s true) dates back five years .
The advance, therefore, is great although both the appearance and the specifications confirm us that this Leica D-Lux 7 is a version passed through the sieve of the German firm of the Panasonic Lumix LX100 II , a practice that has been usual on the part of both brands since they allied themselves quite a few years ago.
What is new is that it is the first camera in the D-Lux line that can be used in conjunction with the Leica Fotos application , which allows remote control of the camera from a smartphone and fast and simple transfer of images. In addition, as is usually the norm of the house, the camera will be accompanied by a collection of ” elegant and practical accessories , such as cases of exquisite invoice, high quality carrying straps and a handy handle “.
And, in any case, it is a version for the ‘ Leica lovers ‘ of an otherwise very interesting camera within the field of premium compact , which combines a compact and attractive body with good features and image quality . Arguments for which we expect the camera to widely exceed the 900 euros from which its Panasonic brand premium goes. In fact, in DPReview talk about a price of $ 1,195 , which can easily end up being 1,195 euros