Leica D-Lux 6 in High-Gloss Finish
Leica presents a new design twist for its D-Lux 6 digital compact camera. Eschewing the manufacturer’s usual matte black, the special edition release has been given a glossy black finish juxtaposed with a shiny silver iteration of its DC-Vario-Summilux lens. The Leica D-Lux 6 perfectly represents pre-eminent Leica quality in a compact camera format. Its outstanding lens and the versatile capabilities for creative photography make it the perfect camera for capturing inspiring moments – in the typically brilliant image quality you expect from Leica. This new extremely fast lens makes it particularly suitable for available-light photography and creative experimentation with planes of focus and depth of field. Its full-HD video recording capability and numerous manual setting options can also offer even more creative freedom.
The D-Lux 6 will be available from December 2013, in an alternative version with a high-gloss, two-colour, finish. This new design, with its combination of a silver lens and a high-gloss black camera body, lends this camera an elegant and eye-catching appearance.
Fast and brilliant – The newly designed, extremely fast Leica DC-Vario-Summilux 4.7–17.7 mm f/1.4–2.3 ASPH. sets a new milestone in compact cameras with outstanding speed throughout its entire range of focal lengths from 24 to 90 mm (35 mm equivalent). The combination of this lens with the new 1/1.7″ CMOS image sensor enables the creation of absolutely brilliant, high-contrast images with even greater depth of field, more precise details and more natural colour rendition – everything the user expects from a Leica. Whether for portraits, landscapes, architectural and macro photography or the typical Leica wide-angle photo-reportage style – the D-Lux 6 is the perfect camera for capturing brilliant images.
Creative freedom – Shooting with a Leica means one thing in particular: the sheer joy of photography.
And that is precisely what’s offered by the intuitive handling and clearly laid out functions of the Leica D-Lux 6. A click wheel lets users quickly and easily select the distance, shutter speed and exposure corrections. The new aperture setting feature on the lens barrel enables even more direct control, as is the case with the new second dial: this enables manual focusing and the addition of an ND filter, for example, to allow slower shutter speeds for intentional motion blur even in intense light. Its smart snapshot mode and programme AE are ideal for spontaneous shots and are a valuable aid for less experienced photographers.
Classic design – Just like its predecessors, the new Leica D-Lux 6 combines classic elegance with premium materials.
Finished completely in black, only a few chromed elements set discreet counterpoints and refine the clarity of its design. A true Leica – at first sight. However, its premium-quality character is not defined by design alone. Its silky-smooth, black anodised exterior encases a rugged and compact metal body which ensures both robustness and excellent grip.
Accessories: For even more photographic freedom, the compact D-Lux 6 can be complemented with an extensive range of accessories. The new electronic high-resolution viewfinder (1.4 megapixel), the detachable flash unit perfectly matched to D-Lux cameras, the handgrip and other useful accessories transform the Leica D-Lux 6 into a camera with system character – for enhanced performance, greater creative latitude and even more of the unique pleasure of photography.