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Leica D-Lux 8 Digital Camera

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Leica D-Lux 8 Digital Camera
Key Features
  • 17MP Four Thirds CMOS Sensor
  • Leica 10.9-34mm f/1.7-2.8 Lens
  • 24-75mm Full-Frame Equivalent
  • 2.36MP OLED Electronic Viewfinder
Offering top quality in a compact digital camera, the Leica D-Lux 8 delivers versatile portability and a seamless user experience. Drawing inspiration from the Leica Q cameras, the D-Lux 8 features simplified and repositioned controls for improved comfort and operability. The eighth generation in D-Lux cameras, the D-Lux 8 utilizes a 17MP Four Thirds CMOS sensor and has a fixed 10.9-34mm f/1.7-2.8 lens which provides a 24-75mm full-frame equivalency. This is the first D-Lux model to feature DNG file support. This camera couples a 3" 1.84m-dot TFT LCD with a 2.36MP OLED EVF. A built-in eye sensor allows the camera to automatically switch between the LCD panel and the viewfinder. Smartphone connectivity is easy with the Leica FOTOS app. Additionally, an on-camera flash allows you to reliably capture photos in various lighting conditions.
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Leica D-Lux 8 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Uncomplicated. Authentic. Leica.
  • 3
  • 4Notable Upgrades
  • 517MP Four Thirds CMOS Sensor
  • 6Excel in Low-Light Conditions
  • 7Seamless Workflow with the Leica FOTOS App
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Uncomplicated. Authentic. Leica.
Offering top quality in a compact digital camera, the Leica D-Lux 8 delivers versatile portability and a seamless user experience. Drawing inspiration from the Leica Q cameras, the D-Lux 8 features simplified and repositioned controls for improved comfort and operability. The eighth generation in D-Lux cameras, the D-Lux 8 utilizes a 17MP Four Thirds CMOS sensor and has a fixed 10.9-34mm f/1.7-2.8 lens which provides a 24-75mm full-frame equivalency. This is the first D-Lux model to feature DNG file support. This camera couples a 3" 1.84m-dot TFT LCD with a 2.36MP OLED EVF. A built-in eye sensor allows the camera to automatically switch between the LCD panel and the viewfinder. Smartphone connectivity is easy with the Leica FOTOS app. Additionally, an on-camera flash allows you to reliably capture photos in various lighting conditions.
Notable Upgrades
  • Redesigned body made from die-cast magnesium for lightweight, yet durable construction, allows you to shoot with and carry your D-Lux 8 comfortably for long periods
  • Button layout inspired by the Leica Q-System and new user interface for optimized handling and quick menu navigation
  • 48% increase in LCD resolution for greater clarity and improved capture review
  • The first D-Lux camera with an OLED viewfinder and Live View function
  • UHS-II SD card support for added convenience and speedy file transfer speeds
  • Transfer raw and video files to your mobile device using the Leica FOTOS app
  • 4K video capability paired with DNG and JPEG file support provides ample versatility for capturing photo and video content
17MP Four Thirds CMOS Sensor
Experience impressive image quality with the D-Lux 8's pairing of its 17MP Four Thirds CMOS sensor and its bright Leica DC Vario-Summilux 10.9-34mm f/1.7-2.8 ASPH. zoom lens, which provides a full-frame equivalence of 24-75mm. With this combination, capturing sharp images and impressive 4K video feels effortless. The D-Lux 8 also allows you to choose between capturing in DNG or JPEG file formats in the aspect ratios of 16:9, 3:2, 4:3, and 1:1. You can also capture in both file types simultaneously.
Excel in Low-Light Conditions
Included with the D-Lux 8 is a compact and powerful flash unit that easily attaches via the camera's hot shoe. This compact unit enables you to capture high-quality snaps regardless of the lighting conditions you're faced with. You can also utilize this flash for capturing with a second curtain sync, which leads to experimental and interesting effects in your photography.
Seamless Workflow with the Leica FOTOS App
Get the most out of your D-Lux 8 by connecting to the Leica FOTOS app. Enjoy a plethora of conveniences including remote control of optical zoom, access to firmware updates, and utilization of the self-timer. Some improvements to the app include enhanced geotagging, simplified FOTOS menu, faster connection from the app to the camera, and the ability to star your favorite photos and videos.

Leica D-Lux 8 Specs

Key Specs
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 21.77 Megapixel
Effective: 17 Megapixel
Image Sensor
Four Thirds CMOS
Image Stabilization
Optical in Integrated Lens
Focal Length
10.9 to 34mm (35mm Equivalent: 24 to 75mm)
Maximum Aperture
f/1.7 to 2.8
ISO Sensitivity Range
Photo
100 to 25,000
Video
100 to 6400
Internal Recording Modes
H.264 4:2:0 8-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/29.97 fps [100 Mb/s]
H.264 4:2:0 8-Bit
1920 x 1080 at 29.97/59.94 fps [20 to 28 Mb/s]
1280 x 720 at 29.97 fps [10 Mb/s]
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)
Wireless
2.4 GHz Bluetooth 5.0
Display Size
3"
Display Type
Fixed Touchscreen LCD
Built-In Flash/Light
No
Battery Type
1x BP-DC15 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 1025 mAh
Dimensions (W x H x D)
4.7 x 2.7 x 2.4" / 120.2 x 69.2 x 61.7 mm
Weight
14.0 oz / 397 g (With Battery)
Imaging
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 21.77 Megapixel
Effective: 17 Megapixel
Image Sensor
Four Thirds CMOS
Image Stabilization
Optical in Integrated Lens
Lens
Focal Length
10.9 to 34mm (35mm Equivalent: 24 to 75mm)
Maximum Aperture
f/1.7 to 2.8
Minimum Aperture
f/16
Focus Range
1.6' to Infinity / 50 cm to Infinity
Macro
1.2" to Infinity / 3 cm to Infinity (Wide)
11.8" to Infinity / 30 cm to Infinity (Telephoto)
Filter Size
43 mm (Front)
Exposure Control
Shutter Speed
Mechanical Shutter
1/4000 to 60 Seconds
Electronic Shutter
1/16000 to 1 Second
ISO Sensitivity Range
Photo
100 to 25,000
Video
100 to 6400
Metering Method
Center-Weighted Average, Multi, Spot
Exposure Modes
Aperture Priority, Auto, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation
-3 to +3 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
White Balance
2500 to 10,000K
Presets: Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Daylight, Flash, Tungsten
Continuous Shooting
Up to 11 fps at 17 MP for up to 12 Frames (Raw) / 100 Frames (JPEG)
Up to 7 fps at 17 MP for up to 13 Frames (Raw) / 100 Frames (JPEG)
Up to 2 fps at 17 MP for up to 23 Frames (Raw) / 100 Frames (JPEG)
Interval Recording
Yes
Self-Timer
2/12-Second Delay
Special Options
Landscape, Miniature Effect, Night Landscape, Portrait
Still Image Capture
Aspect Ratio
1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Image File Format
DNG, JPEG
Bit Depth
12-Bit
Video Capture
Internal Recording Modes
H.264 4:2:0 8-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/29.97 fps [100 Mb/s]
H.264 4:2:0 8-Bit
1920 x 1080 at 29.97/59.94 fps [20 to 28 Mb/s]
1280 x 720 at 29.97 fps [10 Mb/s]
External Recording Modes
HDMI
3840 x 2160 at 29.97 fps
Recording Limit
Up to 30 Minutes
IP Streaming
No
Built-In Microphone
Stereo
Audio Recording
MP4: 2-Channel AAC Audio
Interface
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)
Internal Memory
No
Video I/O
1x HDMI (Unspecified Signal) Input
Audio I/O
No
Power I/O
1x USB-C (5VAC at 1.5 A) Input
Other I/O
No
Wireless
2.4 GHz Bluetooth 5.0
Mobile App Compatible
Yes: Android & iOS
App Name: Leica FOTOS App
Functionality: Access Stored Files, Adjust Settings, Firmware Update, Remote Control, View Live Feed
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)
GPS
*Via Connected Smartphone
Monitor
Display Size
3"
Resolution
1,840,000 Dot
Display Type
Fixed Touchscreen LCD
Viewfinder
Type
Built-In Electronic (OLED)
Resolution
2,360,000 Dot
Coverage
100%
Magnification
Approx. 0.74x
Diopter Adjustment
-4 to +4
Flash
Built-In Flash/Light
No
External Flash Connection
Shoe Mount
Environmental
Operating Temperature
32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
General
Battery Type
1x BP-DC15 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 1025 mAh
Shoe Mount
1x Hot Shoe
Dimensions (W x H x D)
4.7 x 2.7 x 2.4" / 120.2 x 69.2 x 61.7 mm
Weight
14.0 oz / 397 g (With Battery)

Leica D-Lux 8 Reviews

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Is the body metal or cheap plastic?

Is the body metal or cheap plastic?
Asked by: robert
The Leica D-Lux 8 Digital Camera has a full-metal body, made of magnesium die-cast with leatherette covering.
Answered by: Boyd H
Date published: 2024-07-02

The specs say 1/4000 mechanical shutter speed but ...

The specs say 1/4000 mechanical shutter speed but the dial on top shows 1/2000 ?
Asked by: Pierre
The instruction manual for the Leica D-Lux 8 Digital Camera does list the maximum shutter speed for mechanical shutter as being 1/4000. The shutter speed can be fine-tuned to shutter speeds that are not listed on the top dial by using the thumbwheel.
Answered by: Michael S
Date published: 2024-07-05

It is stated that there is no IBIS, but is there ...

It is stated that there is no IBIS, but is there OIS as in the LX100/D-Lux 7 series that preceded it?
Asked by: Paolo
Yes, the Leica D-Lux 8 Digital Camera does have optical image stabilization.
Answered by: Daniel C
Date published: 2024-06-03

Is the leica D Lux 8 a mirrorless camera?

Is the leica D Lux 8 a mirrorless camera?
Asked by: Jen
The Leica D-Lux 8 Digital Camera is not a mirrorless camera. It is a point and shoot camera. The lens is not interchangeable like mirrorless cameras.
Answered by: Rob K
Date published: 2024-07-01

What is the sync speed of the D-Lux 8 ?

What is the sync speed of the D-Lux 8 ?
Asked by: Pierre
I think the 1/4000 that is on the tech spec for the leaf shutter is a typo. The manual states 1/2000 on page 97 which I think is correct. Without the leaf shutter flash doesnt fire, so the x sync they gave in the manual may not be correct either
Answered by: Joern
Date published: 2024-07-03

Will there be a Silver version?

Will there be a Silver version?
Asked by: Paula
At this time, we have no information regarding a silver option for the Leica D-Lux 8 Digital Camera.
Answered by: Michael S
Date published: 2024-06-27

Will the Leica D-Lux 8 come with a charging cord?

Will the Leica D-Lux 8 come with a charging cord?
Asked by: Michael
$1,600 for this camera and Leica can’t provide a charging cord? Won’t be buying this.
Answered by: Michael
Date published: 2024-05-27

Is there a power charger and USB C cable included ...

Is there a power charger and USB C cable included and if not what is recommended?
Asked by: Alan
The Leica D-Lux 8 Digital Camera does not include a battery charger or a USB-C cable. For the USB-C cable I recommend this Belkin BoostCharge USB-C Braided Cable (Black, 6.6') https://bhpho.to/3R8mtva For the battery charger I recommend this Watson Compact AC/DC Charger. https://bhpho.to/3yMVCP5
Answered by: Daniel C
Date published: 2024-06-03
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