New Leica D-Lux 8 Is A Compact Powerhouse For Everyday Photography - IMBOLDN
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New Leica D-Lux 8 Is A Compact Powerhouse For Everyday Photography

This dynamic update builds on the success of the D-Lux 7, which was released in 2018.

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$ 1,595

Leica has re-entered the compact camera scene with the stylish and sophisticated D-Lux 8, priced at $1,595. This new model is a follow-up to the D-Lux 7 from 2018 and maintains the same 17-megapixel Micro Four Thirds sensor and 24-75mm (35mm equivalent) f/1.7-2.8 lens as its predecessor. While it’s unclear if the D-Lux 8 uses the exact sensor as the previous model, Leica has made significant design changes, featuring an all-black finish and a leather-style wrap reminiscent of the full-frame Q3 compact.

The D-Lux 8’s interface has been streamlined, with minimal controls on the rear and a power switch replacing the previous “4K” button on top. Leica has confirmed that the D-Lux 8 supports RAW file capture, a first for the D-Lux lineup, but has yet to reveal details about other features like video and autofocus.

The D-Lux 8 has new accessories, including carrying straps, leather protectors, a flash, and a hand grip. The company has showcased an app, though its functions remain undisclosed. The Q lineup inspires the camera’s aesthetics, highlighting Leica’s commitment to style and simplicity.

Though the D-Lux 8’s technical advancements over the D-Lux 7 are still under wraps, its sleek design and the Leica brand’s iconic red dot make it an appealing choice for those who appreciate form as much as function. For enthusiasts drawn to Leica’s storied legacy, the D-Lux 8 offers a blend of tradition and modernity at a relatively accessible price point.

The D-Lux 8 will be available at Leica stores, Leica’s website, and authorized dealers starting on July 2nd. You can also register to be notified of availability.

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