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Leica D-Lux

£977.21
£799.00 £178.21 cheaper than 63 days ago
PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended
A multi award winning compact digital camera, perfect for portrait photography
Compact 12.8MP 3.1x Yes Jan 2015
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Leica D-Lux Review

With excellent reviews but average features, we have ranked the Leica D-Lux number 290 across all digital cameras.
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75 Reviews + 2 Awards
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Average Features
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2 Years Old
Overall Score
54
Average

Why Has it Scored 54?

It has very good expert reviews and excellent user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others. This digital camera has received two awards including a "Highly Recommended" award from Ephotozine plus one other site. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However this Leica digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report good lens quality, picture quality and great product quality.
The D-Lux has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
3840 x 2160 pixels video resolution
Has an image stabilizer
Quite low megapixels sensor
Only 3840 x 2160 pixels image resolution

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for portrait photography, ranking number 161 in portrait photography cameras. However average for everyday photography, ranking number 199 in everyday photography cameras as well being mediocre for wildlife photography, ranking number 285 in wildlife photography cameras.
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How Big is the Leica D-Lux?

The Leica D-Lux is 117.8mm wide and 66.2mm tall. It is 55mm deep and weighs 365g.

Leica D-Lux front dimensions

Leica D-Lux size in context

Leica D-Lux In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Two Industry Awards

This digital camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from both websites Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com, both of which said that this camera was great.

Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on seven expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Techradar and PC Mag the average expert rating of this camera is 84%. This means that digital camera experts think this Leica camera is one of the better digital cameras.

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User Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on 68 user reviews this camera has an exceptional overall user rating. Over 85% of reviewers gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others. This means that users think this Leica camera is one of the very best digital cameras.

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Leica Has Excellent Digital Camera Reviews

We checked 880 expert and owner reviews (including 314 verified purchases) for Leica digital cameras and found that on average Leica has excellent ratings. We also found that Leica has excellent ratings specifically for its digital cameras. 97% of those that bought a Leica camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Seven people agreed that this digital camera had a good autofocus, six owners who purchased the product said that it had a good lens and two owners said in their reviews that the product had a good zoom.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

13 owners wrote in their reviews that it was able to produce good images, three customers reckoned that it had a good picture resolution and two owners who reviewed the product thought it was good in low light.

Users Report Great Product Quality

Five people said in their reviews that the product was good quality.

Customers Report it is Robust

Six owners concluded that the product was well made and three people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was strong and durable.

Customers Report Nice Design

Four customers reckoned that the product was good looking, three customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was ergonomic and three owners who purchased it concluded that it was well designed.

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

Two people concluded that the product was easy to use the menus and two owners who purchased it thought it was easy to use.

Users Report Good Exposure Control

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that the product had good exposure controls.

  • Exposure compensation so easily accessible on such a compact camera…
  • For walking around and almost all your portrait and landscape needs, this camera is wonderful because of the EXPOSURE COMPENSATION dial…

Users Report it is a Good Size

Four people wrote in their reviews that the Leica D-Lux was compact and two owners wrote in their reviews that the product was lightweight.

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

Three owners said that it was good value for money.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but average features and is over 6 months old, and at £799.00 it is more expensive than 81% of cameras.

Price Has Gone Down by £178 (18%)

The price has dropped from £662.16 to £799 in the last 63 days. Sign up to price alerts to be notified when the price changes.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Leica D-Lux and the United Kingdom price of £799.00 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $1,096.99 (£1,429.05).

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Features

Quite Low Megapixels Sensor

The megapixels of the Leica D-Lux of only 12.8MP is fairly low compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 24% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. Digital cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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Only 3840 X 2160 Pixels Image Resolution

The Leica D-Lux has a maximum image resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's 48% lower image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most common resolution. Across all digital cameras the worst resolution is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The Leica D-Lux's optical zoom of only 3.1x is in the smallest 23% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The Leica D-Lux has a maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels camera, which is the most common resolution. The best resolution of all digital cameras is 4096 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 160 x 120 pixels. A video resolution of 3840 x 2160 is known as "UHD-1".

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Leica D-Lux has an image stabilizer. 77% of digital cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The Leica D-Lux's minimum aperture number of 1.7 is pretty standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Weight

The weight of the Leica D-Lux of 365g is pretty typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lightest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Leica D-Lux does not have a built-in flash, unlike most other digital cameras. 66% of cameras have a built-in flash.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Leica D-Lux supports Wi-Fi. 72% of digital cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Leica D-Lux supports Near Field Communication (NFC), which is unusual. 88% of cameras do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Very Small Maximum Aperture Number

The Leica D-Lux's maximum aperture number of only 2.8 is quite small compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 10% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Leica D-Lux of 4x is fairly standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Leica D-Lux's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 75mm is quite short compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the shortest 7% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Wrist Strap

The Leica D-Lux has a wrist strap, which is unusual. 93% of digital cameras do not have a wrist strap.

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Very Big Image Sensor Size

The average image sensor size of all cameras is 0.5", with the smallest being 0.25" and the biggest being 1.5". The Leica D-Lux's image sensor size of 1.33" is very big compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Leica D-Lux's display diagonal of 3" is relatively average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Leica D-Lux has a carrying case, which is unusual. 89% of digital cameras do not have a carrying case.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The Leica D-Lux supports a maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by cameras. 1920 x 1080 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this Leica camera supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and 640 x 480 pixels. Across all digital cameras the resolution ranges from 160 x 120 pixels (worst) to 4096 x 2160 pixels (best). A video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels is equivalent to 4K Ultra HD video. This has four times the detail of Full HD video.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This digital camera has been on the market since January 2015.


Product Identifiers

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