Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)

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Shooting High-Res Photos and 4K Videos with the Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)

 

Leica is one of the oldest camera makers around the world, and it has become popular over the years because many of its lightweight and high-quality cameras have been used by several well-known street photographers. However, this doesn't mean that only the pros can use Leica cameras! The company has made it a point to offer products that even hobbyists and amateur photographers can enjoy, and one of these is the Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) 12.8 Megapixel Digital Camera.

 

Taking High-Quality Snapshots with the Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) 12.8 Megapixel Digital Camera

 

Basic Features

One of the things that sets the Leica D-Lux apart is its 10.9–34 mm Leica DC Vario-Summilux lens, which has a f/1.7-2.8 aperture and a focal length range of 24mm to 75mm. The lens perfectly matches the camera's large Four Thirds CMOS sensor, which provides a 12.8 MP resolution and ensures an excellent image quality.

 

The Leica D-Lux comes with a 3-inch LCD screen, so viewing the pictures and videos you've taken is a breeze. It also has an integrated 2.8 MP electronic viewfinder with exposure settings that are similar to those with the LCD screen, which helps you take photos at the correct exposure.

 

Pros of the Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)

 

1. Shoots 4K videos

The Leica D-Lux isn't just great for taking photos since it also has the ability to shoot videos. Specifically, it can record 4K videos at 25/24fps and even allows you to extract high-res 8MB still images from the videos.

 

2. Has Wi-Fi capability

Wi-Fi capability has become the norm among modern cameras, and the Leica D-Lux is one of the models that has this ability. Through the Wi-Fi module, you can control the camera through your smartphone or tablet and easily transfer pictures to your mobile device.

 

3. Works with both manual and automatic settings

Many automatic cameras function poorly on the fully automatic setting. This isn't the case with the Leica D-Lux since it performs quite well on both manual and automatic settings. When you choose the fully automatic mode, the camera sets the lens's aperture at f/5.6 (which is the optimum aperture for the Leica D-Lux) then adjusts the ISO and shutter speed according to your environment.

 

Cons of the Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)

 

1. Too large for most jeans pockets

The Leica D-Lux is classified as a compact camera, yet it leans toward the larger side of the spectrum. Because of this, it's too big to slip into your jeans pocket, although it's small enough to stash in your briefcase or backpack.

 

2. Low-tech LCD screen

The Leica D-Lux's 3-inch LCD screen doesn't have touchscreen capability and is not tiltable. This can be a disadvantage if you're used to cameras with tiltable touchscreens, although it doesn't take away from the overall performance of the Leica D-Lux.

 

3. Lack of rubberized grip

Leica has opted not to include a rubber grip in the D-Lux's body, which contributes to its sleek aesthetics. However, you'll notice that your fingers won't easily find purchase on the camera's smooth surface (which can be a problem if your hands are naturally clammy) and that you need to have a tight grip on the body at all times.

 

Conclusion

The Leica D-Lux is a great choice if you're looking for a high-performance camera that takes clear, high-quality pictures on the go. If the slightly large size and the fixed, non-touchscreen LCD screen aren't deal-breakers for you, you'll find that the Leica D-Lux perfectly fits your photographic needs.

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