The Leica D-LUX 7 is a compact camera with 4/3 (2.0x) sensor and 17 megapixels manufactured from 2018. The range of sensitivities, including ISO extension, is 100 - 25600 ISO and it has a continuous shooting (burst mode) of 5.5 FPS x 33 RAW. The average price, when it has been added to the JuzaPhoto database, is 1241 €;
10 users have given it an average vote of 9.0 out of 10
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Pros:Light, compact, quiet, great very bright lens, fast focus, image quality and colors
Cons:Perhaps like the "sister" Panasonic would need a slight handle, missing the orientable monitor.
Opinion:I have the Z6 with several optics, new dedicated and old with adapter, but for the street I was looking for a lighter and more discreet machine, I chose the D-LUX7. Love at first sight and love even stronger after use. The brightness of the lens and, of course, the quality is exceptional. MAF fast and precise. The bokeh is gorgeous. I was afraid of the M4/3 sensor (after previous disappointments), it does a great job and the files are great already in JPG, especially if you are dedicated to adjusting first the quality and output tone you want, the AWS are easily workable, great (better than the NIKON) system connecting to mobile phone and tablet and remote lysing and file transfer. In short, a jewel that does not make me regret the FF, although I have yet to learn how to use it to the fullest. Of course some negligible "gap" there is : it would have cost little a orientable display : the photos from below or from above are not precise, the battery does not last much (250 shots about a little more if you are careful), but 250 shots are many anyway and a spare battery costs little and weighs nothing (it's small , you almost risk losing it in your pocket), and finally even if they talk about exceptional sensitivities, I will not exceed from 3200 ISO (6400 if I'm desperate): in these cases the FF z6 is higher, but it's different use and if I go back I'd do it again 100 times.
Pros:Attention is shown on the photo, not on the instrument! -Image quality-rapidity AF-customizations-Brightness lens-silent mode-compactness-Refined Look (even the eye wants its share!)-
Cons:Constant noise of the internal "engine".
Opinion:For many semi-professional photographers or, to put it better, for advanced amateurs with a very strong passion for photography, this machine could act as a unique and primary body. While not a real mirrorless or SLR! Let me explain: the 4/3 and its image processor-both supported by a bright and quality lens, to which I can apply filters-return very sharp photos, perfect. I defy anyone, even those who have a pretty expert eye, to recognize a photo made with this Leica from a made with a reflex of the most traditional and pro or semi-pro (I do not speak of the top of the top range from 45 and more MPX certainly, but still very good machines). The raw are very workability and the prints that you get, up to an A3 also, are excellent. If there are no highly professional needs by the individual photographer-such as the need to have a large number of MPX, to use various types of focal etc-this Leica covers (almost) to 360 ° all types of applications. Of course, if you want to capture the Milky Way at night or do many nocturnal, well... It's not for you! For the rest he's doing very well. Let me conclude with a comparison (though I never love them so much). With all due respect to the Olympus brand, with the same sensor (4/3) I compared the raw files of both manufacturers (precisely a raw of the EM-5 Mk II) and I can only recognize the superiority of this compact Leica. Noise almost halved at the same ISO and "pastiness" of the raw file considerably higher. In conclusion: the dealer (and in fact it is!) For a compact. Okay, I'm fine with it, but it's clear that inside is everything but that. It's not a compact for everyone. Given that everyone spends the sold that wants, as he wants, a similar compact in the hands of an inexperienced or beginner-or in the hands of all those who do not go beyond the photos of the holiday or Sunday afternoon-would be "wasted", much wasted. Needless to say, its lightness makes it "invisible" during street fotography. In short, promoted with 30 and praise (no academic kiss because of the constant noise, but overall we really!!!)
Pros:Excellent light lens, very light body, is a Leica in all respects, the manual af is really a sword
Cons:It is not an SLR, so when the light goes down even if you raise the ISO, find yourself a light point otherwise you will have a bad surprise!
Opinion:I did a product test at the Leica store in Rome and it was immediately love. I'm used to the world of SLRs, especially working with old D300 and D700 cameras, with continuous and precise Af for the type of events I photograph. I've been looking for something light for the street that I do exclusively in my spare time. Case wanted my eye to fall on the new model of the Leica, the Delux 7, I'm certainly not a lover of bridges or mirorless to tell the truth, but this little has already conquered me. A tip is a camera for those who like a certain type of photos, and want to have the manual feel of turning ring nuts. Of course it is also equipped with WiFi and touch, but it goes without having to use it as if it were a mobile phone. I shutter often without seeing the viewfinder with the camera belly height, I use little the screen also because the battery is not eternal. On the focal lengths I recommend using the preset focal mode, so that you switch from 24.28, 35, 70, 75, 80 mm etc easily without locking them while shooting. It is definitely the camera to do Street photos, I would not recommend it for a trip because the battery does not last too hard and the body although small is not so sturdy. The lens is fantastic to do both portraits and panoramas by day, on portraits the fuzzy background is pleasant, (always if you are close to the subject). It is a walking Leica, but suitable for those who use series cameras and is accustomed to fixed lenses such as the 24mm or 85mm, it is not for a beginner, who can get lost among all the functions, even too many inside a box that still has its cost. It's definitely a nice little toy to have around your neck.
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