New Leica D-Lux 6 Black/Silver Edition

As we wrote about earlier, rumors pointed to a new Leica camera at PhotoPlus Expo. Today was the opening day of the PhotoPlus Expo which is taking place at the Javits Center in NYC. Today Leica has announced a "reimagined" D-Lux 6 camera available in high-gloss black and silver finish.

The classic compact Leica Camera reimagined with a high-gloss and silver finish.

Solms, Germany (October 24, 2013) – Leica Camera AG, presents a new design twist on the Leica D-Lux 6 digital compact camera. With an existing version in elegant, matte-black, the camera is now available in a high-gloss, two-color finish. The new high-gloss black camera body paired with the silver-colored lens creates a tasteful contrast that results in a sophisticated, stylish appearance.

The silver lens of the Leica D-Lux 6 is a Leica DC-Vario-Summilux lens. The varied range of focal lengths makes the camera particularly versatile, ideal for everything from wide-angle architectural and landscape photography to photojournalism and portraits. Combined with a powerful 1/1.7” CMOS image sensor, this camera guarantees a high dynamic range and brilliant images that capture life’s greatest moments.

The Leica D-Lux 6 offers a comprehensive range of features, including automatic mode, manual setting options and optional accessories, like an electronic viewfinder with 1.4 million pixels, which provide even greater creative freedom in all areas of photography. Full HD video recording capability is also included in this newest version of the D-Lux 6. The camera records a perfect rendition of fast-moving subjects in outstanding detail. Video data can be saved in Internet-compatible MP4 format and can be uploaded directly to social media or mobile devices without any need for conversion. Crystal-clear sound recording is guaranteed by special wind-noise filter that reduces undesirable noise.

Both versions of the Leica D-Lux 6 are available from Leica dealers. A new addition to the range of accessories for the Leica D-Lux 6 is the Leica Soft Pouch in lambskin nappa leather: black, stylish and with a fascinating wrap-around design, this leather case is a perfect complement to any outfit.

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Leica DC Vario-Summilux 4.7 – 17.7 mm f/1.4 – 2.3 ASPH. (equivalent to 24 – 90 mm in 35 mm format), 11 elements in 10 groups (5 aspherical lenses, 9 aspherical surfaces)







Metering modes:

Face recognition, AF tracking, 23-field, 1-field (flexible/scalable)

Focusing ranges


50 cm–∞


1cm (wide-angle) / 30 cm (telephoto) – ∞


1/1.7″ CMOS with 12.7 MP (effective 10.1 MP)


Still pictures:

4:3 format: 3648 x 2736 pixels (10 MP), 3072 x 2304 pixels (7 MP), 2560 x 1920 pixels (5 MP), 2048 x 1536 pixels (3.1 MP), 1600 x 1200 pixels (1.9 MP), 640 x 480 pixels (0.3 MP)

3:2 format: 3776 x 2520 pixels (9.5 MP), 3168 x 2112 pixels (6.7 MP), 2656 x 1768 pixels (4.7 MP), 2112 x 1408 pixels (3 MP), 2048 x 1360 pixels (2.8 MP), 640 x 424 pixels (0.3 MP)

16:9 format: 3968 x 2232 pixels (8.9 MP), 3228 x 1872 pixels (6 MP), 2784 x 1588 pixels (4.4 MP), 2208 x 1248 pixels (2.8 MP),1920 x 1080 pixels (2.1 MP), 640 x 360 pixels (0.2 MP)

1:1 format: 2736 x 2736 pixels (7.5 MP), 2304 x 2304 pixels (5.3 MP), 1920 x 1920 pixels (3.7 MP), 1536 x 1536 pixels (2.4 MP), 480 x 480 pixels (0.2 MP)


AVCHD, 16:9 format: 60p: 1920 x 1080 pixels, 60 fps, 60i: 1920 x 1080 pixels, 60 fps, 60p: 1280 x 720 pixels, 60 fps

MP4, 16:9 format: 1920 x 1080 pixels, 1280 x 720 pixels, 4:3-Format: 640 x 480 pixels.

3D photo function:

16:9 format: 1920 x 1080 pixels (MPO format).

Recording file format/

compression rate

Still pictures:

JPEG (Fine/Standard) (DCF/Exif 2.3), RAW + Fine, RAW + Standard



Video recording time:

Max. 29 minutes per clip (E-version only)

Exposure control

Exposure modes:

Automatic program (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter priority (S), Manual setting (M), Intelligent-Auto

Exposure compensation:

Increments: 1/3 EV steps, range: ±3 EV

Scene modes:

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

Metering modes:

Intelligent multiple, Centre-weighted, Spot

White balance:

Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Incandescent, Flash, Color temperature, Manual setting


Auto/i. ISO/80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800* (*with pixel binning)

Shutter speeds:

250 s – 1/4000 s, f/1.4 – 8.0 (wide-angle), f/2.3 – 8.0 (telephoto), ND filter (3 steps)

Continuous shooting/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


Flash modes:

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, approx. 920,000 pixels, AR coating



Recording media

Internal memory:

Approx. 70 MB

Memory cards:

SD: 8 MB–2 GB,

SDHC: 4 GB–32 GB,

SDXC: 48 GB–64 GB


Digital: USB, Mini-HDMI cable (Type C), AV-out: (PAL), charger socket

Printer compatibility:


Operating temperature/ humidity:

0–40°C /10–80%

Rechargeable lithium-ion battery


3.6 V/1250 mAh (330 pictures according to CIPA standards)

Dimensions (L × H × D):

110.5 × 67.1 × 46.6 mm (approx. 4.4 x 2.6 x 1.8 in.)


296 g with memory card and battery (approx.

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 full instructions


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