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Leica D-Lux 7

Leica D-Lux 7

The silver Leica D-Lux 7 is a slender, tiny camera that is positioned as the ultimate pocket camera. It is distinguished by its big sensor design, adaptable lens, and elegant appearance, and it is available in two colors: silver and black.

The 17MP Four Thirds MOS sensor delivers remarkable performance, with a sensitivity range of up to ISO 25600, an 11-frames-per-second continuous shooting rate, and UHD 4K30p video recording to suit a wide range of multimedia shooting applications in a variety of lighting environments.

A versatile DC Vario-Summilux lens, with an equivalent focal length range of 24-75mm and a brilliant f/1.7-2.8 design for managing depth of focus and operating in challenging lighting settings, is used to balance the image capabilities of the camera. This lens also has optical image stabilization to reduce the impression of camera wobble, allowing for clearer handheld images to be captured.

As a complement to the sensor and lens characteristics, the camera has a portable physical design that includes both an electronic viewfinder with 2.76 million dots and an LCD touchscreen with 1.24 million dots on the back.

These features are backed up by built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, which work in concert with the Leica FOTOS software to allow for smooth wireless sharing as well as remote camera operation from an iOS or Android smartphone that has been connected to the camera system.

Sensor with a resolution of 17MP and a Four Thirds format.
In addition to the excellent resolution provided by the 17MP Four Thirds MOS sensor, the bigger physical size of the sensor allows for a wide sensitivity range of up to ISO 25600, low noise levels, and vibrant color and tone reproduction.

The sensor’s design, which has a total resolution of 21.77MP, allows it to be used in a variety of aspect ratios, including 4:3, 3:2, 16:9, and 1:1 while preserving the same field of vision. Continuous shooting at up to 11 frames per second and UHD 4K video recording is also possible thanks to the sensor and image processor.

Lens with Vario-Summilux Technology

When used with the camera’s integrated DC Vario-Summilux 3.0x zoom lens, the 24-75mm equivalent focal length range covers wide-angle to portrait-length focal lengths, making it ideal for working in a variety of photography circumstances.

Its brilliant f/1.7-2.8 maximum aperture range is especially well-suited for working in low-light circumstances, and its increased depth of field control allows for more precise framing.

Additionally, optical image stabilization helps to reduce the appearance of camera wobble, which is beneficial while working in low light conditions. This helps to produce better handheld photographs as a result.

PHOTO MODES FOR 4K IMAGES

  • Three different still shooting modes take advantage of the D-Lux 7’s video recording capabilities to capture continuous 8MP stills at a 30-frame-per-second shooting rate: continuous 8MP stills, burst mode, and burst mode with flash.
  • It is great for situations where a high frame rate is required in order to capture the best possible moment. Burst: This mode will enable you to record continuously, making it perfect for situations where a high frame rate is required in order to capture the best possible moment.
  • For situations when you are unsure of the key moment to click the shutter button, Pre-Burst mode is appropriate since it records photographs one second before to pushing the shutter button and one second after pressing the shutter button, resulting in a total of 60 frames available for selection.
  • This mode, which is the most similar to video recording, allows you to playback your video, pause at a pre-determined point, and then use the shutter button to select a single frame from your video and save it as an 8MP single frame. Burst (S/S): This mode, which allows you to playback your video, pause at predetermined point, and then use the shutter button to mark a chosen frame from your video and save it as an 8MP single frame.

Design of the Body

  • With a resolution of 2.76 million dots, the brilliant electronic viewfinder provides good eye-level vision even in strong sunshine.
  • The rear 3.0″ 1.24m-dot LCD has a touchscreen interface that allows for intuitive menu navigation, image playback, and AF point selection while the camera is being used.
  • When working in low-light circumstances, the hot shoe-mounted external flash that comes with the camera may be utilized to give extra lighting.
  • It is possible to charge the BP-DC15 lithium-ion battery while the camera is running by using an optional USB-connected power bank or by connecting the camera to a computer or an AC adapter.

Wireless connectivity and other camera features are included in the price.

Utilizing the built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi capabilities, in conjunction with the Leica FOTOS software for iOS and Android, users may share images straight to a linked mobile device. The app also allows for remote control of the D-Lux 7 as well as remote shooting using the camera’s live view picture.
It is possible to select the point of focus after a picture has been shot using the Post Focus feature. When using an electronic shutter, you may achieve a maximum shutter speed of 1/16,000 sec, which allows you to operate more effectively in bright circumstances and with wider aperture settings.

Leica D-Lux 7 Specs

Price
MSRP$1195
Body typeLarge sensor compact
Max resolution4736 x 3552
Other resolutions4928 x 3288 (3:2), 5152 x 2904 (16:9), 3552 x 3552 (1:1)
Image ratio w:h1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels17 megapixels
Sensor photodetectors22 megapixels
Sensor sizeFour Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)
Sensor typeCMOS
ISOAuto, 200-25600 (expands down to 100)
Boosted ISO (minimum)100
White balance presets5
Custom white balanceYes (4 slots)
Image stabilizationOptical
Uncompressed formatRAW
JPEG quality levelsFine, standard
Focal length (Equiv.)24–75 mm
Optical zoom3.1×
Maximum apertureF1.7–2.8
AutofocusContrast Detect (sensor)Multi-areaCenterSelective single-pointTrackingSingleContinuousTouchFace DetectionLive View
Digital zoomYes (4.3x – 6.2x)
Manual focusYes
Normal focus range50 cm (19.69″)
Macro focus range3 cm (1.18″)
Number of focus points49
Articulated LCDFixed
Screen size3″
Screen dots1,240,000
Touch screenYes
Screen typeTFT LCD
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeElectronic
Viewfinder coverage100%
Viewfinder magnification0.7×
Viewfinder resolution2,760,000
Minimum shutter speed1800 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/4000 sec
Maximum shutter speed (electronic)1/16000 sec
Aperture priorityYes
Shutter priorityYes
Manual exposure modeYes
Built-in flashNo
External flashYes
Continuous drive11.0 fps
Self-timerYes
Metering modesMultiCenter-weightedSpot
Exposure compensation±5 (at 1/3 EV steps)
AE Bracketing±3 (3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
WB BracketingYes
FormatMPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264
Modes3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 28 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 28 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital1920 x 1080 @ 60i / 17 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 20 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 24 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital1280 x 720 @ 30p / 10 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 24 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital
MicrophoneStereo
SpeakerMono
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I supported)
USBUSB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB chargingYes
HDMIYes (micro HDMI)
Microphone portNo
Headphone portNo
WirelessBuilt-In
Wireless notes802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth 4.2 LE
Remote controlYes (via smartphone)
Environmentally sealedNo
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionDP-DC15 lithium-ion battery & USB charger
Battery Life (CIPA)340
Weight (inc. batteries)403 g (0.89 lb / 14.22 oz)
Dimensions118 x 66 x 64 mm (4.65 x 2.6 x 2.52″)
Orientation sensorYes
GPSNone

Leica D-Lux 7 Price

$1,369.95
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