Leica reveals the D-Lux 7, a 17 MP 4K camera with a F1.7-2.8 lens

Leica’s announced the D-Lux 7. It’s the company’s latest compact camera and it comes with a 24-75mm equivalent F1.7-2.8 lens.

D-Lux 7
D-Lux 7

D-Lux 7

The D-Lux 7 sports a 17 megapixel Four Thirds MOS sensor. It can capture up to 7 fps in burst mode and features a maximum sensitivity of ISO 25,600. The camera additionally captures 4K 30p footage at 100mbps in the MP4 format. For photographers, the camera offers a 4K Photo capture mode and a ‘post focus’ mode. That mode allows users to make focus adjustments in post-production with compatible programs.

The camera runs on a 1025 mAh BP-DC15 lithium-ion battery and can be charged through an outlet, computer or a USB battery pack. In addition, there’s built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.

Leica's D-Lux 7 top view
D-Lux 7 top view

D-Lux 7’s body

The camera’s electronic viewfinder has a 2.76M dot equivalent display. Its back screen uses a 3-inch 1.24M dot LCD touchscreen display. There’s also a CF D Flash Unit in the camera.

F1.7-2.8 lens

Paired with the D-Lux 7 is the F1.7-2.8 lens. It uses the same 24-75mm equivalent F1.7-2.8 Vario-Summilux lens as the LX100-based D-Lux Typ 109. Similar to its camera counterpart, the lens uses a number of crops from a Four Thirds-sized sensor.

The lens has a dedicated physical switch. It switches the lens between ratios that include 3:2, 16:9, 1:1 and 4:3. There’s also another switch on the opposite side of the lens that selects different focusing modes.

Pricing and availability

The Leica D-Lux 7 is selling for $1,195 and is available for pre-order.

Sean Berry
Sean Berry
Sean Berry is Videomaker's managing editor.

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