The freedom to play with light.
The Leica D-Lux 6 perfectly represents pre-eminent Leica quality in a compact camera format.
Its outstanding lens and the versatile capabilities for creative photography make it the perfect camera for capturing inspiring moments - in the typically brilliant image quality you expect from Leica. This new extremely fast lens makes it particularly suitable for available-light photography and creative experimentation with planes of focus and depth of field. Its full-HD video recording capability and numerous manual setting options can also offer even more creative freedom.
LEICA. MY LIFE
?I can often work on a single detail for years. With photography, a single moment counts. And that?s why I need a high-performance camera that?s easy to use and offers me lots of scope for my ideas.?
Andr? Georgi is a senior designer at AUDI. He has always been fascinated by details ? a love that is also revealed in his passion for photography. His D-Lux 6 ensures that not even the tiniest detail remains undiscovered.
Fast and brilliant
The newly designed, extremely fast Leica DC-Vario-Summilux 4.7?17.7 mm f/1.4?2.3 ASPH. sets a new milestone in compact cameras with outstanding speed throughout its entire range of focal lengths from 24 to 90 mm (35 mm equivalent). The combination of this lens with the new 1.7" CMOS image sensor enables the creation of absolutely brilliant, high-contrast images with even greater depth of field, more precise details and more natural colour rendition ? everything the user expects from a Leica. Whether for portraits, landscapes, architectural and macro photography or the typical Leica wide-angle photo-reportage style ? the D-Lux 6 is the perfect camera for capturing brilliant images.
Shooting with a Leica means one thing in particular: the sheer joy of photography.
And that is precisely what?s offered by the intuitive handling and clearly laid out functions of the Leica D-Lux 6. A click wheel lets users quickly and easily select the distance, shutter speed and exposure corrections. The new aperture setting feature on the lens barrel enables even more direct control, as is the case with the new second dial: this enables manual focusing and the addition of an ND filter, for example, to allow slower shutter speeds for intentional motion blur even in intense light. Its smart snapshot mode and programme AE are ideal for spontaneous shots and are a valuable aid for less experienced photographers.
Just like its predecessors, the new Leica D-Lux 6 combines classic elegance with premium materials.
Finished completely in black, only a few chromed elements set discreet counterpoints and refine the clarity of its design. A true Leica ? at first sight. However, its premium-quality character is not defined by design alone. Its silky-smooth, black anodised exterior encases a rugged and compact metal body which ensures both robustness and excellent grip.
Accessories: a camera with system character
For even more photographic freedom, the compact D-Lux 6 can be complemented with an extensive range of accessories.
The new electronic high-resolution viewfinder (1.4 megapixel), the detachable flash unit perfectly matched to D-Lux cameras, the handgrip and other useful accessories transform the Leica D-Lux 6 into a camera with system character ? for enhanced performance, greater creative latitude and even more of the unique pleasure of photography.
Leica DC Vario-Summilux 4.7 ? 17.7 mm f/1.4 ? 2.3 ASPH. (corresponds to 24 ? 90 mm, 35 mm equivalent focal length
range), 11 elements in 10 groups, aspherical lenses: 9 surfaces in 5 elements.
Optical/digital 3.8 ?/4 ?.
Face detection, AF tracking, 23 fi eld, 1 fi eld (flexible/scalable).
50 cm ? (20 in).
1 cm (wide angle)/30 cm (tele) ? (0.4/11.8 in).
1/1.7" CMOS with 12.7 MP (effective 10.1 MP).
4:3 format: 3648 ? 2736 pixels (10 MP), 3072 ? 2304 pixels (7 MP), 2560 ? 1920 pixels (5 MP) , 2048 ? 1536 pixels
(3.1 MP), 1600 ? 1200 pixels (1.9 MP), 640 ? 480 pixels (0.3 MP).
3:2 format: 3776 ? 2520 pixels (9.5 MP), 3168 ? 2112 pixels (6.7 MP), 2656 ? 1768 pixels (4.7 MP), 2112 ? 1408 pixels
(3 MP), 2048 ? 1360 pixels (2.8 MP), 640 ? 424 pixels (0.3 MP).
16:9 format: 3968 ? 2232 pixels (8.9 MP), 3228 ? 1872 pixels (6 MP), 2784 ? 1588 pixels (4.4 MP), 2208 ? 1248 pixels
(2.8 MP), 1920 ? 1080 pixels (2.1 MP), 640 ? 360 pixels (0.2 MP).
1:1 format: 2736 ? 2736 pixels (7.5 MP), 2304 ? 2304 pixels (5.3 MP), 1920 ? 1920 pixels (3.7 MP), 1536 ? 1536 pixels
(2.4 MP), 480 ? 480 pixels (0.2 MP).
16:9 format AVCHD: 60p: 1920 ? 1080 pixels, 60 fps, 60i: 1920 ? 1080 pixels, 60 fps, 60p: 1280 ? 720 pixels, 60 fps.
MP4: 16:9 format: 1920 ? 1080 pixels, 1280 ? 720 pixels, 4:3 format: 640 ? 480 pixels.
16:9 format: 1920 ? 1080 pixels (MPO format).
Recording file format
JPEG (fi ne/standard) (DCF/Exif 2.3), RAW+fi ne, RAW+standard.
Movie recording time
Max. 29 min. per clip (only E-version).
Program mode (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter speed priority (S), Manual setting (M), Intelligent-Auto.
Increments: 1/3 EV steps, setting range: ? 3 EV.
Portrait, Soft skin, Scenery, Panorama shot, Sports, Night portrait, Night scenery, Food, HDR, Baby 1, Baby 2, Pet,
Sunset, High sens., 3D Photo, Glass through, Handheld night shot.
Intelligent multiple, Center-weighted, Spot.
Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Incandescent, Flash, Color temperature, Manual setting.
Auto/i. ISO/80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12,800* (*by pixel mixed readout).
250 s ? 1/4000 s, f/1.4 ? 8.0 (wide angle), f/2.3 ? 8.0 (tele), ND-filter (3 steps).
(burst frequency: max. number of pictures/max. resolution)
2 fps: 100/10 MP, 5 fps: 100/10 MP, 11 fps: 12/10 MP, 40 fps: 40/5 MP, 60 fps: 60/2.5 MP.
AUTO, AUTO with pre-flash (to reduce red-eye effect), AUTO with slower shutter speeds and pre-flash, On, Off.
80 cm ? 8.5 m (W/ISO auto), 0.3 ? 5.2 m (Tele/ISO auto).
2/10 s delay.
3.0" TFT-LCD, ca. 920,000 pixels, AR coating.
Approx. 70 MB.
SD: 8 MB ? 2GB, SDHC: 4 GB ? 32 GB, SDXC: 48 GB ? 64 GB.
Digital: USB, Mini-HDMI cable (Type C), Analogue video/audio: NTSC, dedicated jack (8-pin).
0 ? 40? C/10 ? 80 %.
3.6 V/1.250 mAh (330 pictures according to CIPA standards).
Dimensions (W ? H ? D)
110.5 ? 67.1 ? 46.6 cm (43.5 ? 26.4 ? 18.4 in).
296 g (10.44 oz) with memory card and battery.
Scope of delivery
Camera with lens cap, battery charger (Leica BC-DC 10), battery (Leica BP-DC 10), hot shoe cover, AV cable,
USB cable, shoulder strap, CD with long instructions (PDF) .
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.