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Leica D-Lux 6
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Leica D-Lux 6 Digital Camera

10.1MP 3.8x CMOS Jul 2013
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
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Leica D-Lux 6 12.7 Digital Camera with 3-Inch TFT LCD (Glossy Black/Silver)  Best Review

22 Reasons For

Leica Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Leica cameras have an average rating of 85%, which is in the top 40% of all camera brands that we have assessed.

Quite Large Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Leica D-Lux 6 has a quite large screen size compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age. The smallest screen size of digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the D-Lux 6 is 1" and the largest is 4.8".

Alternative 3" screen cameras currently available which you might also want to look at include the Sony DSC-HX20[plb_1543754_price], or the Samsung EX2F[plb_1609335_price] which has better reviews.

Cameras with a larger screen size that might be worth considering include the Nikon Coolpix P520[plb_2085254_price] (3.2" and higher rated), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price] (3.5" and higher rated).

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3D Compatible

The D-Lux 6 is 3D compatible, unlike most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the D-Lux 6 which are not 3D compatible.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 3D compatible digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS[plb_66875_price], or the Nikon Coolpix S9500[plb_1721861_price].

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC memory card, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable type and age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this digital camera is too bad for you then you might want to look at the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), the Sony DSC-WX50[plb_2154757_price] (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Canon PowerShot N100[plb_2118439_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Leica D-Lux 6 supports Full HD video. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the D-Lux 6 do not support Full HD video.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras which support Full HD video and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], and the Olympus Stylus SH-50[plb_1721351_price] is also worth considering.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The D-Lux 6 supports video recording. Most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the D-Lux 6 also support video recording.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras which support video recording currently available including the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS[plb_1565812_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as the D-Lux 6, the D-Lux 6 has an image stabiliser.

Alternative digital cameras with an image stabiliser currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the J1455[pl_1773004_price], or the A1455[pl_1772760_price] both from GE or the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price].

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Very Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

Across all the cameras that are a comparable age to the D-Lux 6 the maximum camera shutter speeds range from 0.0005s to 250s. When compared to other cameras of this spec and age that we have checked the maximum camera shutter speed of, the Leica D-Lux 6's maximum camera shutter speed of 250 seconds is one of the longest.

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Supports Three Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the D-Lux 6 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This Leica camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the D-Lux 6. The image formats "MPO" and "RAW" are also supported by this camera.

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Quite Large Maximum Memory Card Size

At 64 gigabytes, the D-Lux 6 has a fairly large maximum memory card size compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type. Comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have maximum memory card sizes of between 1GB and 130GB.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

Across all the compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the D-Lux 6 the battery capacities range from 170mAh to 2,000mAh, and the average battery capacity is 850mAh. The D-Lux 6 has one of the bigger battery capacities (1,250 milliampere * hour) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Quite High Maximum ISO Speed

The maximum ISO speeds of digital cameras that were released around the same time as the D-Lux 6 range from 200 to 26,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 4,500. At 12,800, the D-Lux 6 has a fairly high maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

At 70 megabytes, the D-Lux 6 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the D-Lux 6. The smallest internal memory of cameras of a comparable type and age to the D-Lux 6 is 1MB, the biggest is 8.2GB, and the average internal memory is 330MB.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most frequently supported USB version on similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the D-Lux 6 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best video resolution amongst all comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the D-Lux 6.

The worst video resolution amongst comparable types of camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Fairly High Display Resolution

At 920,000 pixels, the Leica D-Lux 6 has a quite high display resolution compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years. The lowest display resolution of compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the D-Lux 6 is 230 pixels, the highest is 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 400,000 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Leica D-Lux 6 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most common video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this digital camera). In addition, this camera supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution is actually the best supported video resolution across all digital cameras of a similar age and type to the D-Lux 6.

Across comparable types of digital camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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± 3EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The Leica D-Lux 6 has a wider light exposure correction than most compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This digital camera has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, whereas most compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as it have a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction.

This camera's light exposure correction (± 3EV (1/3EV step)) is in fact the best light exposure correction amongst all cameras of this type and age.

Amongst comparable types of camera the worst light exposure correction is ± 2EV (1/2EV step).

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Has Two Light Exposure Modes

The D-Lux 6 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most cameras of a similar type and age to it. The most commonly found light exposure mode is Auto, but this light exposure mode is not found on this camera. The light exposure modes Aperture priority AE and Shutter priority AE are also found on this Leica camera.

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3648 X 2736 Still Image Resolution

The D-Lux 6 has a 3648 x 2736 still image resolution which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution found on most cameras that were released around the same time as it. This digital camera also have still image resolutions of 480 x 480, 640 x 424, 1536 x 1536, 1600 x 1200, 1920 x 1920, 2048 x 1360, 2048 x 1536, 2304 x 2304, 2560 x 1920, 2736 x 2736, 3072 x 2304 and 3776 x 2520 and 3968 x 2232. The worst still image resolution of all digital cameras of a similar type and age to the D-Lux 6 is 384 x 480 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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Features Three Light Metering Modes

The number of light metering modes featured on the Leica D-Lux 6 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. This digital camera features a Centre-weighted light metering mode, which is the most frequently featured light metering mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the D-Lux 6. The light metering modes "Evaluative (Multi-pattern)" and "Spot" are also featured on this Leica camera.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

The minimum focal lengths of compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the D-Lux 6 range from 5mm to 120mm. At only 24 millimeters, the D-Lux 6 has a fairly short minimum focal length compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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13 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The D-Lux 6 does not have a built-in flash, unlike most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the D-Lux 6 which have a built-in flash.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash and we think the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The D-Lux 6 has one of the smaller optical zooms (only 3.8 times zoom factor) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. Compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the D-Lux 6 have optical zooms of between 2.7x and 63x.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the Kodak Pixpro FZ41[plb_3227932_price] (4x) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Low Megapixel Count

The Leica D-Lux 6 has one of the lower megapixel counts (only 10.1 megapixels) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The lowest megapixel count of digital cameras of this age and type is 0.3MP and the highest is 46MP.

If you would prefer a higher megapixel count then you might want to consider the Fujifilm XQ1[plb_1962901_price] (12MP), or the Nikon Coolpix S570[plb_2049075_price] (12MP) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The D-Lux 6 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the D-Lux 6 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also support WiFi connectivity including the Canon IXUS 240 HS[plb_408112_price], or the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC110[plb_2083466_price].

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Leica D-Lux 6 does not have a GPS. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago also do not have a GPS.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also have a GPS including the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2[plb_2711451_price], the Canon IXUS 140[plb_1561326_price], or the Sony DSC-HX400V[plb_2297093_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The Leica D-Lux 6 is not waterproof. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago are also not waterproof.

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Heavy

The D-Lux 6 is one of the heavier compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the D-Lux 6 (296 grams) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. Compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the D-Lux 6 have weights of between 20g and 710g.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the D-Lux 6 is more than most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on digital cameras of this spec and age. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Leica digital camera.

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Very Few Total Megapixel Count

The Leica D-Lux 6 has one of the less total megapixel counts (only 12.7 megapixels) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. Across all the cameras that were launched more than two years ago the total megapixel counts range from 10MP to 48MP.

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length

The average maximum focal length of similar spec cameras that have been available for more than two years is 250mm. The Leica D-Lux 6 has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths (only 90 millimeters) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Only 3648 X 2736 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Leica D-Lux 6 has a 3648 x 2736 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution found on most cameras of this age and spec. The worst image resolution of all digital cameras of this age and spec is 2592 x 1944 pixels and the best is 5152 x 3864 pixels.

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Only Has Seven White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the D-Lux 6 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This digital camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the D-Lux 6. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Flash", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this Leica camera.

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Thick

At 46.6 millimeters, the D-Lux 6 is quite thick compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the D-Lux 6. Cameras that were released more than two years ago have depths of between 4mm and 2,200mm.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Leica D-Lux 6

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this digital camera was released.

Average Digital Zoom

The Leica D-Lux 6 has a relatively typical digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

We compared this camera to all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the PowerShot N[pl_1478196_price], and the IXUS 135[pl_1535925_price] both from Canon is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the WB200F[pl_2071998_price] (5x), or the WB350F[pl_2134241_price] (5x) both from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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MOS Sensor Type

The D-Lux 6 has a better sensor type than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. This Leica camera has a MOS sensor type, whereas most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it have a CCD sensor type.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], or the Casio Exilim EX-ZR400[plb_1892885_price] which has better reviews.

Cameras with a better sensor type that might also be worth looking at include the Nikon Coolpix L27[plb_1968351_price] (CCD).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Camera
3D Compatible
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Size
Battery Capacity
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Operating System/software
System Requirements
Windows Operating System
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Included Cable
Battery Included
Included Battery Charger
Technical Details
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Certificates
Other Features
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
Special Features

Expert Reviews

20 May 2014

Die Leica D-Lux 6 konkurriert mit dem Modell Lumix LX 7 von Panasonic, von dem die Kamera sich nur in Details unterscheidet. Das 300 Gramm schwere Modell hat ein edles Metallgehäuse, in das sich... Read more…

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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers leica 18730, leica optical4, leica optical4x, leica dlux6glossyb, leica dlux6glossybl, leica dlux6glossybla, leica dlux6glossyblac, leica dlux6glossyblack, leica dlux6glossyblacks, leica dlux6glossyblacksi, leica dlux6glossyblacksil, leica dlux6glossyblacksilv, leica dlux6glossyblacksilve, leica dlux6glossyblacksilver
Barcodes 00799429181154, 00799429184612, 00799429187309, 04022243181144, 04022243181151, 04022243181335, 04022243181687, 04022243184602, 04022243184619

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