Leica wants to kick off your street photography with new $1,549 camera kit

Mar 12, 2021

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Leica wants to kick off your street photography with new $1,549 camera kit

Mar 12, 2021

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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Leica has just released a $1,549 camera kit that aims to kick start your street photography. The Leica D-Lux 7 Street Kit is perfect if you’ve always wanted a Leica, but weren’t ready to pay thousands of dollars for a camera body only. Other than the Leica D-Lux 7, you also get a few other items that will pimp your camera and, hopefully, improve the shooting experience.

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The heart and soul of this kit is a Leica D-Lux 7, “the Swiss Army knife of Leica compact cameras.” The silver version was introduced back in 2018, whereas the black one arrived two years later. At $1,195 this compact camera still remains the cheapest one in the Leica family.

But if you pay ~$350 more, you can get the whole kit, containing: the black version of the Leica D-Lux 7, a handgrip, an auto lens cap, an additional black paracord wrist strap by COOPH, and an extra battery.

As for the camera, it packs a 17 MP Micro Four Thirds sensor and has a built-in 10.9-34mm f/1.7-2.8 Vario-Summilux lens with O.I.S. Leica lists it as a 24-75mm equivalent for whichever reason, but it’s actually 22-68mm. Close enough.

There’s an integrated EVF, a 3″ 1.24 million dot touchscreen LCD, fast AF, and 11fps continuous shooting. If you want to shoot video with it, you can, and it goes up to 4K. As for connectivity, there are Bluetooth and Wi-Fi capabilities and you can connect the camera with the Leica FOTOS app.

Here are the full specs:

Camera:
Leica D-Lux 7
Lens:
Leica DC Vario-Summilux 10.9-34 f/1.7-2.8 ASPH., 35mm camera equivalent: 24 – 75mm,
Aperture range:
f/1.7 – 16 / 2.8 – 16 (at 10.9 / 34mm)
Optical Image stabilization:
Optical compensation system
Digital zoom:
Max. 4x
AF:
0.5m / 1´6“ to ∞
AF Macro / MF / Snapshot Modes / Motion Pictures:
Maximum wideangle setting: 3cm / 13/16“ to ∞ Maximum telephoto setting: 30cm / 117/8“ to ∞
Image sensor:
4/3“ MOS sensor, total pixel number: 21,770,000, effective pixels: 17,000,000, primary color filter
Minimum Illuminance:
approx. 5 lux (when i-Low light is used, the shutter speed is 1/30 s)
ISO Range:
ISO 200 – 25,600
Low pass filter:
None
Shutter system:
Electronically and mechanically controlled
Shutter speeds, still pictures:
T (max. approx. 30min), 60 – 1/4000 s (with the mechanical shutter) 1 – 1/16000 s (with the electronic shutter function)
Shutter speeds, motion pictures:
1/25 – 1/16000 s (When [4K/100M/24p] is set in [Rec Quality]) 1/2 – 1/16000 s (When Manual Exposure Mode is set and [MF] is selected) 1/30 – 1/16000 s (Other than the above)
Continuous series exposure frequency:
Electronic / mechanical shutter: 2fps (L) / 7fps (M) / 11fps (H)
Number of serially recordable pictures:
With RAW files: 32 or more* Without RAW files: 100 or more* * Based on CIPA standards and a card with a fast read/write speed
Exposure
Exposure control modes:
Program (P), Aperture-priority (A), Shutter-priority (S),Manual setting (M)
Exposure compensation:
±5EV in 1/3 EV steps (±3EV dial setting range)
Exposure metering modes:
Multi-zone, center-weighted, spot
Recording file formats
Still pictures:
RAW/JPEG (based on “Design rule for Camera File system” and on the “Exif 2.31” standard)
Motion pictures (with audio):
[MP4] 3840×2160/30p (100 Mbit/s) 3840×2160/24p (100 Mbit/s) 1920×1080/60p (28 Mbit/s) 1920×1080/30p (20 Mbit/s) 1280×720/30p (10 Mbit/s)
Audio recording format:
AAC (stereo)
Monitor:
3.0“ TFT LCD, resolution: approx. 1,240,000 dots, field of view: approx. 100%, aspect ratio: 3:2, touch screen functionality
Viewfinder:
0.38“ LCD viewfinder, resolution: approx. 2,760,000 dots, field of view: approx. 100%, aspect ratio: 16:9, with diopter adjustment -4 to +3 diopters, Magnification: approx. 0.7x (35mm camera equivalent), eye sensor
Flash
CF D:
External flash unit (included in scope of delivery)
Attachment:
In the camera’s hot shoe
Guide number:
10 / 7 (with ISO 200 / 100)
Flash range (with ISO AUTO and no ISO limit set):
Approx. 0.6 – 14.1m/2 – 46´ / 0.3 – 8.5m/1 – 27 (at shortest / longest focal length)
Illumination angle:
Matched to cover the lens’ shortest focal length of 10.9mm
Flash modes (set on camera):
AUTO, AUTO/Red-Eye Reduction, ON, ON/Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-Eye Reduction, OFF
Dimensions (W x H x D):
Approx. 31 x 41.5 x 30mm / 17/32 x 15/16 x 111/64“
Weight:
Approx. 25g / 0.05lb
Microphones:
Stereo
Speaker:
Monaural
Recording media:
SD / SDHC* /SDXC* memory cards, (*UHS-I/UHS Speed Class 3)
Wi-Fi
Compliance standard:
IEEE 802.11b/g/n (standard wireless LAN protocol)
Frequency range used (central frequency):
2412- 2462MHz (1 to 11ch), maximum output power: 13dBm (EIRP)
Encryption method:
Wi-Fi compliant WPA™ / WPA2™
Access method:
Infrastructure mode
Bluetooth function
Compliance standard:
Bluetooth Ver. 4.2 (Bluetooth low energy (BLE))
Frequency range used (central frequency):
2402 to 2480MHz, maximum output power: 10dBm (EIRP)
Operating
temperature/humidity:
0 – 40°C (32 – 104°F) / 10 – 80% RH
Power Consumption:
2.1W/2.8W (When recording with monitor/viewfinder) 1.7W/1.9W (When playing back with monitor/viewfinder)
Terminals / Interfaces:
[HDMI]: Micro HDMI Type D [USB/CHARGE]: USB 2.0 (High Speed) Micro-B
Dimensions (W x H x D):
approx. 118 x 66 x 64mm / 421/32 x 241/64 x 29/16“
Weight:
approx. 403g/14.2 oz / 361g/12.7 oz

The Leica D-Lux 7 Street Kit is available for preorders for $1,549. The kit will only be available for a limited time, although there’s no word for how long. We’ll let you know if we know more.

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Dunja Djudjic

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2 responses to “Leica wants to kick off your street photography with new $1,549 camera kit”

  1. shepwong Avatar
    shepwong

    This camera has a micro four thirds sensor but it doesn’t use the full area which is why its lens is rated as 24-75 equiv. This is a standard practice for the Panasonic LX 100 series of cameras on which this camera is based.

  2. 2taquitosforall Avatar
    2taquitosforall

    Sooooo, it’s a $600 panasonic camera for $1549.