The new black edition Leica D-Lux 7 is now available to pre-order for $1,195

Jun 4, 2020

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

The new black edition Leica D-Lux 7 is now available to pre-order for $1,195

Jun 4, 2020

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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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.

PixelsActual: 21.77-megapixel
Effective: 17-megapixel
Max resolution 4736 x 3552 pixels
Aspect ratio1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Sensor typeMOS
Sensor SizeFour Thirds
StabilisationOptical
Focal Length10.9-34mm (24-75mm equiv)
Optical Zoom3.1x
Max aperturef/1.7-2.8
Min aperturef/16
Minimum focus distanceNormal: 50cm
Macro: 3cm (wide) / 30cm (telephoto)
Optics11 elements in 8 groups
Filter diameter43mm
ISO200-25600 (100-25600 extended)
ShutterMechanical 1/4000-60 seconds / Electronic 1/16000 – 1 second / 0-30 min in Time Mode
Continuous shootingUp to 11fps (17MP) / Up to 30fps (8.3MP)
Video modes4K UHD @ 24/30fps, 1080p @ 30/60fps
AudioBuilt-in microphone
EVF2.76m-dot EVF
LCD1.24m-dot fixed touchscreen LCD
StorageSingle SD card slot
ConnectivityMicro HDMI, micro USB, WiFi, Bluetooth
GPSNo
Dimensions118 x 66 x 64mm
Weight403g

It’s interesting that the new black version of the D-Lux 7 comes in at a lower price than the original currently sells for, given that most Leica colour variants are usually significantly more than the original versions. It’s also worth noting that the original silver D-Lux 7 was also $1,195 at launch but currently sits at $1,395.

But, the new black edition Leica D-Lux 7 is available to pre-order now for $1,195. No word on exactly when it’ll ship yet beyond “soon”.

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John Aldred

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John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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