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Leica D-Lux

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An award winning but 3 year old compact camera, good for everyday photography
Compact 12.8MP 3.1x Yes Jan 2015
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Leica D-Lux Review

With excellent reviews but at over 3 years old, we have ranked the Leica D-Lux number 473 across all digital cameras.
94
Reviews
75 Reviews + 2 Awards
54
Value for Money
Average
65
Features
Good Features
74
Age
3 Years Old
72
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 72?

It has great expert reviews and superb user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this camera to others. This digital camera has received two awards including a "Highly Recommended" award from Ephotozine plus one other site. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However this Leica digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
Customers report good lens quality, picture quality and great product quality.
The D-Lux has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Very small optical zoom
3840 x 2160 pixels video resolution
Fast and fantastic the incredibly fast lens
Beautifully simple: form follows function
High resolution of the integrated viewfinder
No wires attached thanks to wi-fi and NFC
Moving memories in high-resolution 4k format
Three-year warranty inclusive
Professional image processing
Lower than average megapixels
Only 3840 x 2160 (4K) 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 very good for everyday photography, ranking number 305 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 320 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for wildlife photography, ranking number 317 in wildlife photography cameras.
75
Portrait Photography
Very Good
78
Landscape Photography
Very Good
78
Everyday Photography
Very Good
76
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

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 Summary

Two Industry Awards

The experts at review sites Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com both strongly endorse this digital camera and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on seven expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Techradar and PC Mag the average expert rating of this camera is 84 out of 100. If all the cameras are ranked by average expert review score then this Leica camera is in the top 18%.

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Excellent Owner Reviews

On average, D-Lux owners rated this camera as good. 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. If all the digital cameras are ranked by average owner review score then this Leica digital camera is in the top 10%.

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Customers Report Good Lens Quality

Seven people who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it had a good autofocus, six people thought it had a good lens and two owners who reviewed the product concluded that it had a good zoom.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

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

Users Report Superior Product Quality

Five owners who bought it concluded that it was good quality.

Users Report That it is Robust

Six people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was well made and three people who bought it mentioned that it was strong and durable.

Users Report Excellent Design

Four people said in their reviews that it was good looking, three people who bought it thought it was ergonomic and three owners who bought it thought it was well designed.

Very Good Brand

Based on 919 owner and expert reviews (including 351 verified purchases), Leica has very good ratings for its cameras. 97% of those that bought a Leica camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

Two customers thought this digital camera was easy to use the menus and two owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to use.

Users Report Good Exposure Control

Two owners who bought the Leica D-Lux thought it 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 That it is a Good Size

Four people who purchased the Leica D-Lux concluded that it was compact and two people who bought it concluded that it was lightweight.

Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Three customers who bought the Leica D-Lux concluded that it was good value for money.

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old, and at £799.00 it is more expensive than 79% of cameras.

Cheaper Price Found in the United States

We found a cheaper price for the Leica D-Lux of $499.99 (£693.54) in the United States. That's a saving of £105.46.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera was released in January 2015.

Features

Lower Than Average Megapixels

Cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The Leica D-Lux's sensor megapixels of only 12.8MP is lower than 76% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Only 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels Image Resolution

The Leica D-Lux has a maximum image resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels. That's 48% lower image resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. Across all 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 optical zoom of the Leica D-Lux of only 3.1x is smaller than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 8% of all digital cameras when ranked 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. In addition, this camera has a maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels. The best resolution of all cameras is 3840 x 3840 pixels and the worst is 160 x 120 pixels.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Leica D-Lux has an image stabilizer. 78% of 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 fairly standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 37% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Heavier Than Average

The weight of the Leica D-Lux of 365g is heavier than average when compared to most other cameras. It is heavier than 69% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. Cameras have weights of between 50g and 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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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 cameras. 68% of digital cameras have a built-in flash.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Leica D-Lux supports Near Field Communication (NFC), which is unusual. 87% of cameras do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Average Digital Zoom

The Leica D-Lux's digital zoom of 4x is pretty standard compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 83% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Leica D-Lux of only 75mm is shorter than average when compared to most other cameras. It is shorter than 92% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Smaller Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture number of the Leica D-Lux of only 2.8 is very small compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 4% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Leica D-Lux has a carrying case. 88% of cameras do not have a carrying case.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Leica D-Lux supports Wi-Fi. 69% of cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Leica D-Lux is 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels. That's over four times the resolution of the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). This digital camera also supports video resolutions of 3840 x 2160 pixels, 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels, 1280 x 720 pixels plus 1 more value. The resolution of all cameras 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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Average Display Diagonal

The Leica D-Lux's display diagonal of 3" is relatively typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 55% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Wrist Strap

The Leica D-Lux has a wrist strap. 91% of cameras do not have a wrist strap.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

leica dlux6glossyblacksilver, leica dlux4safari, leica dluxtyp109, leica dlux4black, leica optical4x, leica 18471, leica 18308, leica 18272, leica 18303

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