Leica D-Lux 6 overview
Leica D-Lux 6 is Leica's Small Sensor Compact camera originally introduced on September of 2012. It has got a 10 MegaPixel, CMOS 1/1.7" size sensor with a peak resolution of 3648 x 2736.
The D-Lux 6 is positioned #17 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and all round #511 out of 1422 for cameras in our database. You can test our Advanced camera filter to see camera results based on your personalized criteria.
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Leica D-Lux 6 family
The Leica D-Lux 6 comes with a history of related cameras. Listed below, you can view all earlier and new models alongside important specs.
Leica D-Lux 6 Gallery
You can view the D-Lux 6 from various angles in the gallery underneath.
Leica D-Lux 6 Pros and Cons
Here is a checklist of upsides and downsides of the Leica D-Lux 6 based on things which are generally seen as essential in a camera.
Leica D-Lux 6 Sensor specs
The Leica D-Lux 6 is run by the Venus Engine processor. The measurement of the sensor in the Leica D-Lux 6 is 7.44mm x 5.58mm (1/1.7"). The 42 mm² sensor is able to resolve 3648 x 2736 pixels with aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera boasts Image Stabilization (Optical). Sensor stabilization is more desirable than digital stabilization as the latter can easily produce cropping.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
The CMOS sensor boasts 10MP and provides a native ISO range of 80 - 6400. The ISO can also be expanded electronically to a maximum of 12800. RAW format is saved which means that the user has more room to maneuver in post.
The image underneath illustrates the D-Lux 6's sensor size compared to other common sizes. The D-Lux 6 sensor comes with a crop factor of 4.8 and is showcased in green.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
To get an idea of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Leica D-Lux 6 dimensions
Leica D-Lux 6 weighs about 0.66 pounds (298 grams or 10.51 oz) and features outside measurements of 111mm x 68mm x 46mm (4.4" x 2.7" x 1.8"). The weight of general Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 grams so the Leica D-Lux 6 is weightier than other competitors.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
Underneath is a image of the Leica D-Lux 6 next to a softdrink so you can have a sense of its size.
The top view under will highlight the button layout on the D-Lux 6.
Leica D-Lux 6 Lens details
The D-Lux 6 features a built-in lens with a focal range of 24-90mm making it a 3.8 x zoom which is not great nevertheless it might be handy in some cases.
At it's widest 24mm, the lens will have an aperture of f1.4 which will be amazing in low light circumstances and capturing good bokeh. It would also enable you to use a much lower ISO to get better files. For the long end, 90mm comes at f2.3 which is pretty good and will help you to maintain higher shutter speeds.
Leica D-Lux 6 Connectivity
The D-Lux 6 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras which include NFC or Bluetooth connectivity can easily be used wirelessly by smartphones. You are able to copy pictures and oftentimes adjust settings with no need to connect straight with the camera.
Many apps also enable a Liveview and press the shutter in case you aren't near the camera. If the camera includes a HDMI out, it could be hooked up to an external display. A good number of cameras enable you to recharge the battery through the USB socket.
Leica D-Lux 6 Video details
The highest video resolution in the Leica D-Lux 6 is 1920 x 1080 and it can save in MPEG-4 and AVCHD format. 1080p resolution gives you an excellent balance for quality versus file size but FULL HD isn't going to leave you with much room to downsample. The body doesn't include a mic or headphone jack which means you have got zero control over your audio. It is perhaps a better idea to find a different model in case you require better audio in your video clips.
Leica D-Lux 6 Weather Sealing
There is no weather sealing for the Leica D-Lux 6 so you have to be cautious in wet or dusty situations.
Leica D-Lux 6 Display and Viewfinder
The Leica D-Lux 6 has got a 3" fixed display with a resolution of 920k dots.
Sadly the display is not a touch screen.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The View Finder specs regarding Leica D-Lux 6 are the following:
- ViewFinder Electronic (optional)
Viewfinders are quite handy for sunny outdoor situations which can easily make the camera display washed out and hard to view.
Leica D-Lux 6 Shutter details
Leica D-Lux 6 is able to shoot continuously at 11.0 frames per second. The highest shutter speed is 1/4000 seconds.
Leica D-Lux 6 Flash and Hot shoe details
Leica D-Lux 6 boasts both in-built flash plus external flash ability.
Leica D-Lux 6 Autofocus details
Leica D-Lux 6 boasts only Contrast Detect Autofocus and is missing Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more quicker and exact than Contrast Detect focusing.
It has got 23 focus points to choose from. It also includes Tracking Autofocus for subjects on the move. Leica D-Lux 6 supports manual focus when required for low light occasions or you need to have more accurate focus control.
Leica D-Lux 6 Battery life
The battery power for the Leica D-Lux 6 is made to last for 330 pictures as per the CIPA specifications which is higher than standard when compared to its class. The typical Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 features the highest (470) battery life for this type of cameras.
Listed below is a collection of Small Sensor Compact cameras that have the strongest battery life:
Leica D-Lux 6 for specific categories of photography
The following graph gives a summation of the Leica D-Lux 6 for specific categories of photography. To see more, have a look at the specific section underneath.
Portrait photography with Leica D-Lux 6
The Leica D-Lux 6 has a score of 41 which is bad, and means the camera is not really acceptable to use for portraits. Shooting portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor dimension, support for RAW photos & ability to work with off-camera flash.
Leica D-Lux 6 Street photography highlights
Getting a reasonable rating of 58, the Leica D-Lux 6 is fairly appropriate to use in street photography. A decent street photography camera offers a perfect balance of picture quality plus portability.
Sports photography with Leica D-Lux 6
A bad sports photography points tally of 43 indicates the Leica D-Lux 6 is not really acceptable for photographing sports. A camera must have excellent focusing plus shutter speeds for sports photography.
Leica D-Lux 6 as a Travel photography camera
Size is pretty important in getting a travel camera. Over-all, the Leica D-Lux 6 gets a nice 64 for a travelling camera which makes it a respectable fit to take on your trips.
Leica D-Lux 6 Landscape photography advice
When you are planning to buy a digital camera for landscape pictures, the most critical factor is going to be image quality. The Leica D-Lux 6 at it's average grade of 58 as a landscape camera is somewhat appropriate within the current marketplace.
Leica D-Lux 6 Vlogging highlights
A camera for vlogging should have a articulating display, mic port and ideally IBIS. Considering everything, the Leica D-Lux 6 is not really acceptable as a vlog camera as it receives a bad score of 32.
Leica D-Lux 6 Alternatives
If you are searching for replacements to the D-Lux 6, here is a list of the highest scored cameras which fall into the family of Small Sensor Compact.
The line graph here shows you an overview of the D-Lux 6 compared to it's highest ranking competitors listed earlier.
There are a bunch of cameras you might look at as alternatives. To browse through a extensive comparison, simply click the "compare" link.