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Leica D-LUX 6 Digital Camera (Matte Black)

B&H # LEDL6B Mfr # 18461
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Product Highlights
  • 10.1MP CMOS Sensor
  • Ultra Fast f/1.4 Leica Lens
  • 3.8x Zoom, 24-90mm Equivalent Lens
  • 920K Pixel LCD Display
  • Full HD 1080p AVCHD and MP4 Video
  • Integrated Neutral Density Filter
  • 12 Frames Per Second Burst Shooting
  • Manual Aperture Ring
  • Panorama Function and Spirit Level
  • Free Adobe Lightroom Download

The matte black D-LUX 6 Digital Camera from Leica is a compact point-and-shoot with an ultra-fast Leica DC Vario Summilux lens and a 10.1MP CMOS sensor. It features the impeccable design and construction that are the hallmark of Leica cameras.

The 10.1MP 1/1.7" CMOS sensor on the Leica D-LUX 6 offers high resolution imaging with fast focus speeds, and its lens, with a maximum aperture of f/1.4, means that you can confidently shoot with high shutter speeds to capture low-light shots, or shots with fast moving subjects. Beautiful shallow depth of field photography is possible with the lens on this camera and stepped focal lengths are ideal for a wide variety of photography from landscape to macro and, of course, street photography and photojournalism.

High contrast, fine details and natural colors are produced by the sensor and the image processor allows for fast performance and a wider range (80-12800) of ISO sensitivity. Also an upgrade from the D-LUX 5 is the Full HD 1080p video that shoots in both high-quality AVCHD and upload-friendly MP4.

Composition and playback are provided by the high resolution rear LCD screen which doubles the pixel count of its predecessor. At 3.0" with 920,000 pixels, the LCD is sharp and easy to see in bright sunlight. An optional Electronic View Finder has been designed for the D-LUX 6, which offers a crystal clear presentation of your frame with its 1.4 million pixels and its displays the camera's menu settings. Called the EVF-3, this optional accessory is able to tilt up 90º for increased functionality and creativity.

Increased creative control and faster access are the benefits of the manual aperture ring on the D-LUX 6, one of the only compact digital cameras to offer such a feature. Similarly, a neutral density filter control is provided on the back of the camera. The filter will reduce light intake up to 3 EV steps to improve wide-aperture and long exposure shooting in bright light. A spirit level is available to keep your image straight when such control is desired and images are stored in both JPG and RAW to guarantee quality and flexibility in post-processing.

Ultra-fast f/1.4 Leica DC-Vario-Summilux 3.8x Zoom Lens
The ultra-fast Leica DC-Vario-Summilux f/1.4 sets a milestone for compact digital cameras with outstanding speed throughout its entire range of focal lengths from 24 to 90 mm (35mm equivalent). This lens makes the D-Lux 6 an outstanding camera for available light photography. Its high speed also offers the opportunity for shallow depth of field photography, emphasizing subjects in pristine focus while the rest of the image drops nicely out of focus. The zoom lens that runs in steps from true wide-angle to mid-range telephoto offers many creative uses: portraiture, landscape, architecture, macro photography and photojournalism.
1/1.7" CMOS sensor
The combination of the 10.1MP CMOS sensor and a high-performance Leica lens gives users the ability to capture high-contrast, brilliant, detailed images and natural colors. The image processor enables photography with ISO sensitivities from 80 to 12800.
Full 1080p HD Video
Thanks to the sensor, Full 1080p HD AVCHD and internet friendly MP4 video capture is now supported by the D-Lux 6.
Fast Continuous Shooting
The burst speed of the D-Lux 6 is 12 frames per second at 10.1MP resolution.
High-resolution Optional Electronic View Finder with 1.4 million Pixels
The optional EVF 3 is a leap forward in quality compared with the previous model, the EVF 1. The EVF 3 offers a complete view of your composition and clear read-out of the camera's settings are now supported. The focus, exposure and colors of your image are sharply seen thanks to the 1.4 million pixel resolution of the EVF 3. For more creative freedom, the viewfinder can be tilted up 90°. Other optional accessories include the CF-22 detachable flash unit. D-LUX 6 Hand Grip and D-LUX 6 camera case.
High-resolution 3.0" LCD
The resolution of the D-Lux 6 LCD is 920,000 pixels. Even in bright sunlight, the display provides excellent playback quality. In addition, the various format sizes are displayed in recording and playback mode.
Manual Aperture Ring
For faster, direct control and creative options, the D-Lux 6 offers a manual aperture ring for exposure control. This is an innovation for a compact point-and-shoot camera.
Neutral Density Filter
The integrated ND filter is enabled by a slide control on the back of the camera. The filter reduces light intake by 3 EV stages. This makes it possible to take photographs with a larger aperture, or longer exposure times, in bright ambient light.
Panorama Function
The Leica D-LUX 6 offers a Panorama function for shooting up to 360° photos.
Spirit Level
The D-Lux 6 also has a spirit level which is helpful to determine the correct orientation of the subject, especially when shooting architecture and landscapes.
JPEG and RAW
Photos are saved in both JPEG and RAW image formats offering more freedom in post-processing.
Smart Snapshot Mode
Smart Snapshot Mode and Program AE are ideal for spontaneous shots and are a valuable aid for less experienced photographers.
Video Resolutions
AVCHD, 16:9 format:
60p: 1920 x 1080 pixels, 60 fps,
60i: 1920 x 1080 pixels, 60 fps, 60p: 1280 x 720 pixels,60 fps

MP4, 16:9 format: 1920 x 1080 pixels, 1280 x 720 pixels
4:3-Format: 640 x 480 pixels.
3D Photo Resolution
16:9 format: 1920 x 1080 pixels (MPO format).
Scene modes
Portrait, Soft skin, Scenery, Panorama shot, Sports, Night portrait, Night scenery, Food, HDR, Baby 1, Baby 2, Pet, Sunset, High sens., 3D Photo, Through glass, Handheld night shot.
Printer Compatibility
PictBridge.
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 is available as a free download from the Leica website with the purchase of the D-LUX 6.
Imaging
Pixels Actual: 12.7 Megapixel
Effective: 10.1 Megapixel
Sensor 1/1.7" CMOS
File Formats Still Images: JPEG, MPO, RAW
Movies: MPEG-4 AVCHD
Max Resolution 10.1MP: 3648 x 2736
Aspect Ratio 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Optics
Lens 11 elements in 10 groups
5 Aspherical
EFL: 4.7-17.7 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24-90 mm)
Aperture: f/1.4 (W) - 2.3 (T)
Zoom Optical: 3.8x
Digital: 4x
Focus Range Normal: 19.69" (50 cm) - Infinity
Wide Macro: 0.39" (1 cm) - Infinity
Tele Macro: 11.81" (30 cm) - Infinity
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 80-12800
Shutter 250 - 1/4000 seconds
Exposure Metering Center-weighted, Multi, Spot
Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Programmed Auto, Shutter Priority
Compensation: -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Incandescent, Manual, Shade
Burst Rate Up to 11 fps at 10 MP for up to 12 frames
Up to 5 fps at 10 MP for up to 100 frames
Up to 40 fps at 5 MP for up to 40 frames
Up to 60 fps at 2.5 MP for up to 60 frames
Self Timer 2 Seconds, 10 Seconds
Flash
Flash Modes Auto
Auto/Red-eye Reduction
Forced On
Off
Slow Sync/Red-eye Reduction
Built-in Flash Yes
Maximum Effective Flash Range Wide: 2.62 - 27.89' (0.8 - 8.5 m)
Telephoto: 0.98 - 17.06' (0.3 - 5.2 m)
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
Memory
Built-in Memory 70MB
Memory Card Type SD (up to 2GB)
SDHC (up to 32GB)
SDXC (up to 64GB)
Recording
Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
Resolution 1920 x 1080: 60 fps
1280 x 720: 60 fps
640 x 480
Video
Video Clip Length Up to 29 Minutes
Audio Recording With Video, Stereo
Viewfinder/Display
Screen 3.0" LCD Rear Screen (920,000 pixels)
Connectivity/System Requirements
Connectivity AV Output
HDMI C (Mini)
USB 2.0
Environmental
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Humidity: 10 - 80%
Power
Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 3.6VDC, 1250mAh
Physical
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.4 x 2.6 x 1.8" / 110.5 x 67.1 x 46.6 mm
Weight 10.44 oz / 296 g with memory card and battery
Leica D-LUX 6 Digital Camera (Matte Black)
  • BP-DC 10 Li-Ion Battery for the Leica D-Lux 5, D-Lux 6 Camera (1250 mAh)
  • BC-DC10 Battery Charger
  • Lens Cap with String
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Hot Shoe Cover
  • AV Cable
  • USB Cable
  • CD with PDF Instruction Manual
  • Adobe Lightroom 5 Software via Free Download from Leica website
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    LeicaD-LUX 6 Digital Camera (Matte Black)
     
    4.8

    (based on 59 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (52)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good in low light (46)
    • Easy to use (41)
    • Compact (40)
    • Good image quality (38)
    • Large clear LCD (35)

    Cons

    • No viewfinder (10)
    • Limited zoom (8)
    • Poor flash (3)
    • Short battery life (3)

    Best Uses

    • Travel (41)
    • Family photos (38)
    • Low light (38)
    • Landscape/scenery (23)
    • Sports/action (15)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (27), Semi-pro photographer (14), Casual photographer (8), Pro photographer (8)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (52), Yes (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Pocket DSLR that delivers!

    SMALL + CRISP FAST GLASS + Great Battery life + Pretty Sturdy = travel pocket DSLR companion. I have several prints, one 20 in X 30in. on my wall. Looks like film and...Read complete review

    SMALL + CRISP FAST GLASS + Great Battery life + Pretty Sturdy = travel pocket DSLR companion. I have several prints, one 20 in X 30in. on my wall. Looks like film and the Light Room package is a great value! STORYI needed a compact point and shoot. I've owned the Canon XSI and 60D plus I love to shoot video with my Panasonic HVX200. All of these cameras and camcorders are big, much to carry and often left behind because I don't have space or room in the bag on a flight or when I go hiking. The Leica D-LUX6 is the go everywhere camera that gives you so much flexibility and power in crafting and composing a photograph..... or shooting video. Yeah the video quality (low noise and great low light ND filter & independent ISO adjustments - YES! insane you can't find this with out spending thousands in the pro cam league but lets not derail the review....) Not saying you should buy it purely for its video capability but its good if you had one of those "holy cow I need to get this on video!"Needing a camera I looked at Canon, liked what I saw, then I discovered the Sony RX100. Looks great, some good specs, looks like it fits the budget. Then my curiosity went to Leica as Leica glass is in Panasonic pro product. Instantly I feel in love with the D-LUX6. Look at it, it screams pocket DSLR. So after much debate, I went with the D-LUX6. You don't need 20 + MP to print a photo or share online. 10 MP is plenty and with it comes better low light. Fast glass at 1.4 plus all the manual control was the tipping point. Look at that dedicated iris ring! Yeah buddy!With any product there are always trade offs and any product can be improved. The D-LUX 6 is amazing, one thing that I worry the most is the zoom toggle button. I question its durability because its made of plastic and when you use it a lot it just seems like it could be beefier. Something I would change if I were Leica but not a make or break feature. What this cam delivers for the price is outstanding. You just need to take the time to adjust to it and learn its features. Like driving a new car...

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not Reliable Brand

    I have this camera for 9 months only and it is showing an arc (over exposure) at the left corner portion of the lens that is also visible on the LCD display. Leica...Read complete review

    I have this camera for 9 months only and it is showing an arc (over exposure) at the left corner portion of the lens that is also visible on the LCD display. Leica Inc. told me that they're aware of this lens issues as they have been repairing some units already. I'm giving this review a 2 star for the reason that I have to pay shipping so that I could have it repair by Leica even it is only under a year from the date of purchase. They don't have an RMA system for defective cameras. This is my first Leica brand camera and will never buy again in the future. Not reliable brand as mine occured on the first day of our vacation.

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    5.0

    Superb!

    By FCBSociMark

    from Fairfax VA

    About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Good Battery Life
    • Good in Low Light
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about D-LUX 6 Digital Camera (Glossy Black/Silver):

        I normally use a full-frame DSLR (Nikon D600) but I've always wanted something small but excellent for those ocasssions when I don't want to carry a heavy camera bag. The Leica D-Lux 6 is a fantastic capable small camera. Its easy to use and I'm trilled with the results even in low light situations. I've used this camera for portraits of my pets and at parties in restaurants. Based on reading other reviews, I also purchased the optional grip and use it consistently. I'm very happy with the Leica D-Lux 6.

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        • No

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        5.0

        EXECELLENT

        By JOHNVO

        from SAN JOSE, CA

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Fast Shutter Speed
        • Good Battery Life
        • Good in Low Light
        • Great Resolution
        • Great Zoom
        • Large Clear LCD

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Video

          Comments about D-LUX 6 Digital Camera (Glossy Black/Silver):

          everything IS PERFECT

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          • No

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          5.0

          D-LUX 6 easily beats full frame portrait

          By tony

          from pinamalayan, oriental mindoro, philippin

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Good Battery Life
          • Good in Low Light
          • Great Resolution
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

          • Lag / Shutter Delay

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Macro Photography
          • Travel
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about D-LUX 6 Digital Camera (Matte Black):

          play with the aperture and the iso, take portraits or landscapes early morning or late afternoon, identify your shadows and click. at iso 3000 plus, pictures are a lot grainy, of course just like the full frames. you will love the colors and the resolution of your pictures. for a [$] camera, its a magnificent backup for the bulky and heavy full frames.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Far and away, the best small camera EVER

          By Hififille

          from Portland, OR.

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Fast Shutter Speed
          • Good Battery Life
          • Good in Low Light
          • Great Resolution
          • Great Zoom
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

          • Can't Think Of Any

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Travel
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife photos

          Comments about D-LUX 6 Digital Camera (Glossy Black/Silver):

          Super easy to use, phenomenal low light ability, stunning pictures, ability to use manually. However the Auto mode is so good there is no need to. Superfast time from on switch to shoot picture.

          I can't think of a single negative thing to say about the D-LUX6. My best camera purchase EVER!!!

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          • No

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          5.0

          Outstanding point and shoot camera

          By Tom

          from NW Ohio

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Fast Shutter Speed
          • Good Battery Life
          • Good in Low Light
          • Great Resolution
          • Great Zoom
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Travel
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about D-LUX 6 Digital Camera (Matte Black):

            This camera is another in the D-Lux line that Leica started a number of years ago. My first D-Lux was the D-Lux 2 and I loved that one. The advances over the years have made the 6 one of the best point and shoot cameras I've ever used. Very light, easy to travel with and gives outstanding resolution and sharp pictures. The camera is very easy to operate, it took me all of about 15 minutes to learn the operations.
            Wonderful camera at a reasonable price. Battery life is excellent, the camera goes into sleep mode but wakes up the minute you press the shutter halfway down.
            Great travel camera when you don't want to lug more complex camera and equipment around.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Wonderful camera

            By Doc

            from Northampton, MA

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Fast Shutter Speed
            • Good Battery Life
            • Great Zoom
            • Large Clear LCD

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Travel

              Comments about D-LUX 6 Digital Camera (Matte Black):

              This D-Lux 6 replaces my D-Lux 3. It takes beautiful pictures and is beautiful itself. The ease of use is terrific; I especially like the easy zoom feature. It is light, fits easily in my purse, and quickly is ready for shots. I would recommend it to anyone interested in a portable camera that is Leica tough.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Tiny but powerful

              By Lee

              from Santa Rosa. Ca

              Comments about D-LUX 6 Digital Camera (Matte Black):

              Getting my fingertips working on the buttons but feels intuitive after using a Nikon dslr. Has some interesting focus features. Taking on a long trip and looking forwRd to learning as I go. New camera raw. DNG. Have to upgrade my software now. Oh well. moving forward

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              5.0

              Great Camera

              By Cathedral photos.

              from Boston

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fast Shutter Speed

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Indoors Low Light
                • Quality

                Comments about D-LUX 6 Digital Camera (Matte Black):

                This camera is wonderful and offers more features than expected. I needed 1.4 lens for tight low light photos in doors. The main use are preview and review of pictures prior to shooting with any of the M series cameras I have.

                • Ease of Operation:
                • 8
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                LEICA D-LUX 6 Easy to Shoot

                By HFortes

                from Miami, Florida

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                • No Viewfinder

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Travel

                Comments about D-LUX 6 Digital Camera (Matte Black):

                Very easy to operate, this camera exceeded my expectations. The quality of the pictures are excellent and I really like the square format option and the in-camera processing options. I highly recommend it, it is the main camera I use now for everything.

                • Ease of Operation:
                • 10
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                2.0

                Not Reliable Brand

                By Rey

                from Edmonton, AB

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Fast Shutter Speed
                • Good Battery Life
                • Good in Low Light
                • Great Resolution
                • Great Zoom
                • Large Clear LCD
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                • Defective Lens In 9 Mos

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Travel

                Comments about D-LUX 6 Digital Camera (Matte Black):

                I have this camera for 9 months only and it is showing an arc (over exposure) at the left corner portion of the lens that is also visible on the LCD display. Leica Inc. told me that they're aware of this lens issues as they have been repairing some units already. I'm giving this review a 2 star for the reason that I have to pay shipping so that I could have it repair by Leica even it is only under a year from the date of purchase. They don't have an RMA system for defective cameras. This is my first Leica brand camera and will never buy again in the future. Not reliable brand as mine occured on the first day of our vacation.

                • Ease of Operation:
                • 8
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Fabulous Travel Camera

                By Ronindog

                from Minneapolis, MN

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Good Battery Life
                • Good in Low Light
                • Great Resolution
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Travel

                  Comments about D-LUX 6 Digital Camera (Matte Black):

                  I have owned the D-Lux 4, and D-Lux 5; both are excellent cameras. However, the D-lux 6 is really impressive in low light! Across the board it is really impressive. I took it to Strasbourg this spring, and was not disappointed. The Lumix is similar (my wife has the Panasonic/Lumix version), but the Leica just has something about it. The D-Lux series of cameras are the best travel cameras I have used over the last 5 years!

                  • Ease of Operation:
                  • 10
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Overall Excellent

                  By invisible2

                  from baltimore MD

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Good in Low Light
                  • Great Resolution

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors/Low Light

                    Comments about D-LUX 6 Digital Camera (Matte Black):

                    Pricey but worth the money, everything about this camera is excellent. Focus is superior and low light performance is superior. If I have a criticism, it is that the batteries could last longer. I do recommend buying an extra battery. This camera is top notch all around.

                    • Ease of Operation:
                    • 9
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    The perfect camera for travel

                    By Sarah

                    from Ciudad del Carmen, Mexico

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Fast Shutter Speed
                    • Good in Low Light
                    • Great Resolution
                    • Great Zoom
                    • Large Clear LCD
                    • Small / Compact

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Travel

                      Comments about D-LUX 6 Digital Camera (Matte Black):

                      My parents got me this camera. At first, I complained that it was beyond my price range, but the more I use it the more I love it. Even my mom can take descent photos with it. The resolution of the pictures are great. The ease of use is amazing. It is light weight and portable.

                      • Ease of Operation:
                      • 10
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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                      5.0

                      Excellent little camera

                      By keyarc

                      from Nyack NY/Vietnam

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Full Featured Compact

                      Cons

                      • Complicated Controls

                      Best Uses

                      • All

                      Comments about D-LUX 6 Digital Camera (Matte Black):

                      Easy to use, full features like my EOS 5D MKII but in a super compact size! I haven't explored everything yet, but it is a beautiful quality camera

                      • Ease of Operation:
                      • 5
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      2.0

                      AUSTRALIAN CUSTOMERS think twice!

                      By Periklen

                      from Perth, Western Australia

                      About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use
                      • Fastest Lens In A Compact
                      • Fast Shutter Speed
                      • Good in Low Light
                      • Great Zoom
                      • Small / Compact

                      Cons

                      • Not Much Dynamic Range

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Travel
                      • Video

                      Comments about D-LUX 6 Digital Camera (Matte Black):

                      Nice little camera with a gorgeous lens. But if you are in Australia, think twice before you buy it.

                      I just had it back from service today. After about using it 3 months the lens locked up. I sent it for repairs and had not seen the camera again for 106 days. In the mean time I asked Leica Australia to send me a replacement after a few weeks of them not returning it, they declined. (This is despite the fact that I own more than 25k worth of Leica gear).

                      You get better customer service when you buy a $20 toast machine than what Leica offers in Australia. If you are outside Australia go for its really the best compact in its class. Serves me right for paying extra for the red dot and not getting the LX7.

                      • Ease of Operation:
                      • 7
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      When You Are Ready for Clarity

                      By Astroquack

                      from Ventura, California

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Pros

                      • Fast Shutter Speed
                      • Good Battery Life
                      • Good in Low Light
                      • Great Resolution

                      Cons

                      • Limited Zoom

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Travel

                      Comments about D-LUX 6 Digital Camera (Matte Black):

                      I use my camera mainly for travel pictures and family events. I enjoy a camera small enough to tuck away in a shirt pocket but I was tired of poor low light performance and poor image resolution The D-LUX 6 does not fit in the shirt pocket but it does fit in a fairly small case that I keep on a belt. The trade off is well worth it. The image quality far surpasses any from the other smaller point and shoot cameras that I own. I have given up the days of carrying around an SLR and accessories and have welcomed a compromise of size without giving up beautiful images . The controls take a little getting used to and I wish the lens did not automatically extend when turned on and connected to a computer, but I can live with it. I enjoy the ability to change image ratio on the lens and love the ability to experiment with all the other shooting modes like aperture priority, shutter priority and scenes as well as others. Video is great too.

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                      • No

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      wowza

                      By Amacaballos

                      from Montana

                      About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use
                      • Fast Shutter Speed
                      • Great Resolution
                      • Large Clear LCD
                      • Small / Compact

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Take It With You

                        Comments about D-LUX 6 Digital Camera (Matte Black):

                        Been working with this camera only a few weeks, but so far so good! Only four stars because the build seems a wee bit flimsy, and there is a long-ish delay between turning it off and the lens retracting. Otherwise, picture quality is improved from the D-Lux 1, which is what I traded up from. I am using this at the moment to take pictures of horses being worked, so I use the burst mode, which so far seems fairly flexible-- have not yet fully explored it. Might add another review later, when I have used it in lower light. I am hoping the image quality in low light has improved since the D-Lux 1, whose images had plenty of noise in low light. Great feature: lens retracts in playback mode so the lens cap can be put on.

                        • Ease of Operation:
                        • 9
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                        • No

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                        3.0

                        Sticking wide and telephoto lever

                        By Fte

                        from Corrales, nm

                        Comments about D-LUX 6 Digital Camera (Matte Black):

                        Anyone else experiencing this prob? My camera is a month old. Not in a dusty environment. Compressed air helped a bit. Love it otherwise

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                        5.0

                        Fabulous camera!

                        By Fte

                        from Corrales, nm

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Pros

                        • Good in Low Light
                        • Great Resolution

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Indoors/Low Light
                          • Macro Photography
                          • Sports/Action
                          • Travel
                          • Video
                          • Weddings/Events
                          • Wildlife photos

                          Comments about D-LUX 6 Digital Camera (Matte Black):

                          When a heavy DSLR is too much to carry. Takes fabulous pics with tons of features.
                          I find the lens cover a bit of a pain. My camera did not come with the securing string. No big deal. I also tend to hit the lens with my finger when putting the cap on.

                          • Ease of Operation:
                          • 9
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Pocket DSLR that delivers!

                          By LeicaExit135

                          from Portland, OR

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Pros

                          • Good Image Quality
                          • Good Image Stabilization
                          • Good in Low Light
                          • Small / Compact

                          Cons

                          • Limited Zoom

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Sports/Action
                          • Travel
                          • Wildlife photos

                          Comments about D-LUX 6 Digital Camera (Matte Black):

                          SMALL + CRISP FAST GLASS + Great Battery life + Pretty Sturdy = travel pocket DSLR companion. I have several prints, one 20 in X 30in. on my wall. Looks like film and the Light Room package is a great value! STORYI needed a compact point and shoot. I've owned the Canon XSI and 60D plus I love to shoot video with my Panasonic HVX200. All of these cameras and camcorders are big, much to carry and often left behind because I don't have space or room in the bag on a flight or when I go hiking. The Leica D-LUX6 is the go everywhere camera that gives you so much flexibility and power in crafting and composing a photograph..... or shooting video. Yeah the video quality (low noise and great low light ND filter & independent ISO adjustments - YES! insane you can't find this with out spending thousands in the pro cam league but lets not derail the review....) Not saying you should buy it purely for its video capability but its good if you had one of those "holy cow I need to get this on video!"Needing a camera I looked at Canon, liked what I saw, then I discovered the Sony RX100. Looks great, some good specs, looks like it fits the budget. Then my curiosity went to Leica as Leica glass is in Panasonic pro product. Instantly I feel in love with the D-LUX6. Look at it, it screams pocket DSLR. So after much debate, I went with the D-LUX6. You don't need 20 + MP to print a photo or share online. 10 MP is plenty and with it comes better low light. Fast glass at 1.4 plus all the manual control was the tipping point. Look at that dedicated iris ring! Yeah buddy!With any product there are always trade offs and any product can be improved. The D-LUX 6 is amazing, one thing that I worry the most is the zoom toggle button. I question its durability because its made of plastic and when you use it a lot it just seems like it could be beefier. Something I would change if I were Leica but not a make or break feature. What this cam delivers for the price is outstanding. You just need to take the time to adjust to it and learn its features. Like driving a new car...

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