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Leica D-Lux 8 detailed specifications released

Posted on Jul 2, 2024

Leica has officially released the specifications for the Leica D-Lux 8 compact camera, which is now on sale

Sensor & lens

The Leica D-Lux 8 features a Micro Four Thirds CMOS sensor with a resolution of 21 MP (17 MP effective). Leica says this sensor is powerful enough to deliver even in low-light conditions, making it suitable for a variety of shooting scenarios. It delivers stills at 4928 x 3288 pixels and video at 4K/30p or Full HD/60p.

This sensor combines with a Leica DC Vario-Summilux 10.9-34 mm f/1.7-2.8 ASPH zoom lens, equivalent to 24-75 mm in 35mm format.

The camera uses a contrast detection AF system with a close-focusing distance of 50cm in standard mode, but this reduces to 3cm in macro mode with the lens set to 24mm.

A hot-shoe flash is included for additional lighting options.

Leica D-Lux 8 | Image: Leica

Exposure

The camera offers PASM exposure mode, along with a variety of auto modes for different scenes, such as portrait, landscape and night.

There are mechanical and electronic shutter options delivering speeds of up to 1/4000 sec and 1/16000 sec, respectively. Continuous shooting is possible up to 11fps.

Exposure compensation covers ±3 EV in 1⁄3 EV steps and ISO ranges from ISO100-25000 for stills and ISO100-6400 for video.

Viewfinder

The D-Lux 8 features a 2.4-megapixel, 60fps OLED electronic viewfinder. Additionally, there is a three-inch 1.8m dot LCD touchscreen.

Build & portability

The D-Lux 8 enjoys a full metal housing with a leatherette covering, measures 130x34x69mm and weighs in at 397g including battery.

Leica D-Lux 8 | Image: Leica

The camera is now available to buy at a retail price of £1,450. Watch this space for a full Photography News review. In the meantime, visit the Leica website for more information.

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