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Leica D-Lux 7 compact camera with 17MP four-thirds sensor, wireless connectivity unveiled

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The Leica D-Lux 7 can use a fixed, Leica DC Vario-Summilux 10.9-34mm f/1.7-2.8 lens, producing a 35mm-equivalent focal range of 24-75mm.

Leica has unveiled its latest compact camera in the D-Lux lineup, the Leica D-Lux 7. While retaining the same body size as its siblings in the D-Lux lineup, the device sports a new 17MP four-thirds sensor. The new high end camera by Leica employs a fixed, Leica DC Vario-Summilux 10.9-34mm f/1.7-2.8 lens, producing a 35mm-equivalent focal range of 24-75mm. The new sensor and lens combination enables ISO ranges of up to 25600. The camera can now also record 4K videos at 30fps, in MP4 and AVCHD formats, along with full HD videos at 60/30 fps and HD videos at 30fps.

Additional improvements to the camera’s hardware include new additions like Focus Stacking. The feature allows changing the focus point of an exposure after shooting an image. This is done as the camera can take several exposures with different focus points and can be superimposed on each other and merged for creating a new image. This can be helpful in capturing more details in macro photography. The camera features a 2.8MP electronic viewfinder and supports Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. It sports a 3-inch LCD touchscreen display with a 1.24MP screen resolution and tap to focus functionality.

It supports automatic exposure mode and there’s also a manual setting options for those who like to tinker around. The D-Lux 7 is Leica’s first camera that works with the Leica FOTOS App. Using the app, one will be able to remote control the camera from their smartphone. It also enables transferring pictures from the Leica D-Lux 7 to iOS or Android devices. There are also accessories to choose from for the phone like cases, high-quality carrying straps and a practical hand grip. The camera will be available in India by mid-December.

Leica previously launched its M10-P camera in India that features a classic design. It is priced at Rs 6,25,000 in India and the device belongs the mirror-less rangefinder series from Leica Systems. The company claims that it has very low shutter noise level and the quietest shutter release of all M-Cameras.