New York, New York (September 16th, 2014) Leica Camera is proud to present the new D-Lux compact camera. Combining a superior high performance lens, a larger sensor, and an improved processor, the Leica D-Lux is perfect for capturing stunning images on the go. The built-in Leica DC Vario-Summilux 10.9–34 mm f/1.7–2.8 ASPH. lens pairs a fast aperture with an impressive zoom range equivalent to 24mm – 75 mm on a 35 mm format sensor. This new model offers a larger Four Thirds sensor that provides a much higher image quality than its predecessor. While the D-Lux’s easy to use automatic modes, manual settings, and video capability are familiar elements from the last model, a new integrated electronic viewfinder with 2.8 MP resolution, Wi-Fi module, and upgraded video quality are sure to set this camera apart from its competitors. These new features combined with a classically elegant design make the new D- Lux a versatile tool to capture impressive images and video.
The Leica DC Vario-Summilux 10.9–34 mm f/1.7–2.8 ASPH zoom lens is perfectly matched to the camera’s larger sensor. With an impressive maximum ISO sensitivity of 25600, the D-Lux guarantees pictures with natural colors and exceptional quality. The zoom increases the capabilities for the camera making it ideal for a wide range of photographic applications. The camera also boasts an improved video function of 4k high definition video, a resolution four times higher than full HD.
The Leica D-Lux’s integrated Wi-Fi module allows remote control from a smartphone or tablet to wirelessly transfer still images and videos using a Wi-Fi connection. The free Leica Image Shuttle app enables this feature and is available for all iOS and Android devices. An integrated NFC (Near Field Communication) module quickly and easily sets up a Wi-Fi connection with an NFC-compatible smartphone when the phone is within range.
Complementing the new Leica D-Lux is an extensive range of technical accessories and gear, such as a premium bag, a leather case, a leather protector and the Leica Twist D-Lux (visit www.leica-camera.com for more information).
The camera comes complete with the Leica CF D flash unit. Image processing software from Adobe Photoshop Lightroom®, a professional digital workflow solution for Apple Mac® OS X and Microsoft Windows®, is included in the D-Lux package, allowing a wide range of functions for the management, processing, and presentation of digital images. Complimentary software downloads are available from the Leica website upon camera registration.
The Leica D-Lux and accessories are now available from Leica Stores, Boutiques and dealers from November 2014.