New Look for the Leica D-Lux 6

The Leica D-Lux 6 will now come with a new look – a high-gloss, two-color finish, in addition to the black matte finish. The combination of a silver lens and a high-gloss black camera body gives this camera its elegant appearance.

The Leica D-Lux 6 features include a range of focal lengths from 24 to 90 mm (35 mm equivalent) full-HD video recording, high-performance lens and a 1.7″ CMOS.

A new addition to the range of accessories for the Leica D-Lux 6 is the Leica Soft Pouch in lambskin nappa leather and a wrap-around design.

The Leica D-Lux 6 in the new finish will be available in December 2013.

Leica D-LUX 6 with a Manual Aperture Ring

The Leica D-LUX 6 features a newly developed 1/1.7” 10MP CMOS sensor, which is paired with an updated image processor and a high ISO range of up to ISO 12800. A newly designed Leica DC-Vario-Summilux lens has also been incorporated featuring a 3.5x optical zoom range. This 4.7-17.7mm f/1.4-2.3 ASPH lens (equivalent to 24-90mm in 35mm format) is almost one stop faster than the D-LUX 5 making this an ideal tool for existing-light photography in almost any situation. The increased speed from the reformulated image processor also boosts the HD video performance and enables the D-LUX 6 to record Full HD 1080p movies in both AVCHD and Internet-friendly MP4 codecs.

Also new is a manual aperture ring for physical control of your f-stop and an integrated neutral density filter that can reduce the amount of light reaching the sensor by three stops, providing even greater control of selective focus and exposure lengths. Monitoring and review of your images can be done on the high resolution 3-inch 960K-dot LCD, or via the optional EVF 3 viewfinder, with an effective resolution of 1.4 million-dots and the ability to tilt upwards 90° for better low-level viewing.

New Leica D-LUX 6 with Aperture Ring and Built In ND Filters

The D-Lux 6 is equipped with a fast 24mm f1.4 that zooms to 90mm with a maximum aperture of f2.3. Unlike the D-Lux 5, the 10.1 MP D-Lux 6 comes with an aperture ring which allows users to adjust aperture values via the lens barrel. There’s also a secondary control lever at the rear which toggles a built-in ND filter. The new camera features an expanded ISO range that reaches a maximum of 12,800. It supports 1080p full-HD video capture and does 11fps in burst mode shooting.

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