The D-LUX 6 Digital Camera from Leica is a compact point-and-shoot with an ultra-fast Leica DC Vario Summilux lens and a newly developed 10.1MP CMOS sensor. It features the impeccable design and construction that are the hallmark of Leica cameras.
The 10.1MP 1/1.7" CMOS sensor on the Leica D-LUX 6 offers high resolution imaging with fast focus speeds and its lens, with a maximum aperture of f/1.4, means that you can confidently shoot with high shutter speeds to capture low-light shots or shots with fast moving subjects. Beautiful shallow depth of field photography is possible with the lens on this camera and stepped focal lengths are ideal for a wide variety of photography from landscape to macro and, of course, street photography and photojournalism.
High contrast, fine details and natural colors are produced by the new sensor and the newly designed image processor allows for fast performance and a wider range (80-12800) of ISO sensitivity. Also an upgrade from the D-LUX 5 is the Full HD 1080p Video that shoots in both high-quality AVCHD and upload-friendly MP4.
Composition and playback are provided by the high resolution rear LCD screen which doubles the pixel count of its predecessor. At 3.0" with 920,000 pixels, the LCD is sharp and easy to see in bright sunlight. A newly created optional Electronic View Finder has been designed for the D-LUX 6 which offers a crystal clear presentation of your frame with its 1.4 million pixels and its displays the camera's menu settings. Called the EVF-3, this optional accessory is able to tilt up 90º for increased functionality and creativity.
Increased creative control and faster access are the benefits of the manual aperture ring on the D-LUX 6, one of the only compact digital cameras to offer such a feature. Similarly, a neutral density filter control is provided on the back of the camera. The filter will reduce light intake up to 3 EV steps to improve wide-aperture and long exposure shooting in bright light. A spirit level is available to keep your image straight when such control is desired and images are stored in both JPG and RAW to guarantee quality and flexibility in post-processing.
Ultra-fast f/1.4 Leica DC-Vario-Summilux 3.8x Zoom Lens
The newly designed, ultra-fast Leica DC-Vario-Summilux f/1.4 sets a new milestone for compact digital cameras with outstanding speed throughout its entire range of focal lengths from 24 to 90 mm (35mm equivalent). This newly developed lens makes the D-Lux 6 an outstanding camera for available light photography. Its high speed also offers the opportunity for shallow depth of field photography, emphasizing subjects in pristine focus while the rest of the image drops nicely out of focus. The zoom lens that runs in steps from true wide-angle to mid-range telephoto offers many creative uses: portraiture, landscape, architecture, macro photography and photojournalism.
Newly Developed 1/1.7" CMOS Sensor
The combination of the newly developed 10.1MP CMOS sensor and a high-performance Leica lens gives users the ability to capture high-contrast, brilliant, detailed images and natural colors. A new image processor enables photography with ISO sensitivities from 80 to 12800.
Full 1080p HD Video
Thanks to the new sensor, Full 1080p HD AVCHD and internet friendly MP4 video capture is now supported by the D-Lux 6.
Fast Continuous Shooting
The burst speed of the D-Lux 6 is 12 frames per second at 10.1MP resolution.
High-resolution Optional Electronic View Finder with 1.4 Million Pixels
The new, optional EVF 3 is a leap forward in quality compared with the previous model, the EVF 1. The EVF 3 offers a complete view of your composition and clear read-out of the camera's settings are now supported. The focus, exposure and colors of your image are sharply seen thanks to the 1.4 million pixel resolution of the EVF 3. For more creative freedom, the viewfinder can be tilted up 90°. Other optional accessories include the CF-22 detachable flash unit. D-LUX 6 Hand Grip and D-LUX 6 camera case.
High-resolution 3.0" LCD
The resolution of the new D-Lux 6 LCD is 920,000 pixels. Even in bright sunlight, the new display provides excellent playback quality. In addition, the various format sizes are displayed in recording and playback mode.
Manual Aperture Ring
For faster, direct control and creative options, the D-Lux 6 offers a manual aperture ring for exposure control. This is an innovation for a compact point-and-shoot camera.
Neutral Density Filter
The integrated ND filter is also new; it is enabled by a slide control on the back of the camera. The filter reduces light intake by 3 EV stages. This makes it possible to take photographs with a larger aperture, or longer exposure times, in bright ambient light.
The Leica D-LUX 6 offers a Panorama function for shooting up to 360° photos.
The D-Lux 6 also has a spirit level which is helpful to determine the correct orientation of the subject, especially when shooting architecture and landscapes.
JPEG and RAW
Photos are saved in both JPEG and RAW image formats offering more freedom in post-processing.
Smart Snapshot Mode
Smart Snapshot Mode and Program AE are ideal for spontaneous shots and are a valuable aid for less experienced photographers.
60p: 1920 x 1080 pixels, 60 fps
60i: 1920 x 1080 pixels, 60 fps
60p: 1280 x 720 pixels,60 fps
1920 x 1080 pixels
1280 x 720 pixels
640 x 480 pixels
3D Photo Resolution
1920 x 1080 pixels (MPO format)
Portrait, Soft skin, Scenery, Panorama shot, Sports, Night portrait, Night scenery, Food, HDR, Baby 1, Baby 2, Pet, Sunset, High sens., 3D Photo, Through glass, Handheld night shot
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 is available as a free download from the Leica website with the purchase of the D-LUX 6.