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.
|Max resolution||4736 x 3552 pixels|
|Aspect ratio||1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9|
|Sensor Size||Four Thirds|
|Focal Length||10.9-34mm (24-75mm equiv)|
|Minimum focus distance||Normal: 50cm
Macro: 3cm (wide) / 30cm (telephoto)
|Optics||11 elements in 8 groups|
|ISO||200-25600 (100-25600 extended)|
|Shutter||Mechanical 1/4000-60 seconds / Electronic 1/16000 - 1 second / 0-30 min in Time Mode|
|Continuous shooting||Up to 11fps (17MP) / Up to 30fps (8.3MP)|
|Video modes||4K UHD @ 24/30fps, 1080p @ 30/60fps|
|LCD||1.24m-dot fixed touchscreen LCD|
|Storage||Single SD card slot|
|Connectivity||Micro HDMI, micro USB, WiFi, Bluetooth|
|Dimensions||118 x 66 x 64mm|
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”.