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.
Just as I was starting to write up this post about Nokishita leaking the photos of the upcoming black Leica D-Lux 7, it popped up as being available to pre-order at B&H. For a rather modest, given Leica prices, $1,195 ($200 less than the original silver version). Yes, this isn’t an entirely new camera, just a new look for an existing camera.
The original silver model was released in 2018, but the new all-black version is a little more low key and possibly better suited to keeping a low profile when shooting things like street photography. It houses a 17-megapixel Four Thirds sensor and a non-removable 10.9-34mm f/1.7-2.8 lens offering a field of view equivalent to 24-75mm on full-frame.
Another week, another new Leica. This time, they’ve announced the new Leica D-Lux 7. Offering “unmatched versatility”, it’s what they’re describing as the “Swiss Army knife of Leica compact cameras”. It contains a 17MP sensor, a 24-75mm equivalent f/1.7-2.8 lens and unlike other recent Leica offerings, this one once again bears the red dot.