The Leica D-Lux 4 is a premium compact camera, with a wonderful f/2.0-capable lens. But with the prestigious Leica brand name setting you back some extra pounds, is the D-Lux 4 value for money? What Digital Camera's Leica D-Lux 4 review...

Product Overview

Overall rating:


Leica D-Lux 4

Overall score:87%
Image Quality:90%


  • Lens quality, build quality and design, Raw shooting and Capture One 4


  • Costly, limited zoom range


Leica D-Lux 4 Review


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Leica D-Lux 4 with optional optical viewfinderStylish, compact, and capable of yielding impressive results, the D-Lux 4 is a joy to use for the most part. Some of the smaller yet still powerful features – such as 1:1 ratio shooting – will see traditionalists kept happy, and the 24mm wideangle lens is of excellent quality. On-camera switches, toggles and buttons mean it’s simple to use. The only major issue is the price tag, but then if you want that designer red dot on your camera you’ll have to take the bite from the bank.


Dimensions:108.7 x 59.5 x 44mm
Other:Capture One 4 RAW processing software included, 50MB internal memory, 2.5fps burst (8 frames), 1:1 / 4:3 / 16:9 / 3:2 format ratios, Film modes, wrist strap, lens cap
Power:Rechargeable lithium-ion battery or optional mains unit/charger
Memory Card:SD/SDHC
Connectivity:DC input / AV Output, USB 2.0, mains unit
Flash Modes:Auto, Auto Red-Eye, Forced On
White Balance:AWB, Sunshine, Cloudy, Shade, Flash, Halogen, White Set 1 & 2, 2500-1000K manual adjustment (per 100K), WB Bracket
ISO Range:80-3200
Metering System:Multi-field, centre-weighted, spot
Exposure Modes:PASM, Auto, Scene (25 modes), C1, C2, Movie
Shutter Speeds:60 – 1/2000th seconds
File Formats:JPEG, RAW
LCD:3in 460K-dot
Lens:24-60mm f/2.0-2.8 (f/8.0 smallest)
Sensor:10.1MP 1/1.63” CCD
  1. 1. Leica D-Lux 4 review - Features
  2. 2. Performance, Image Quality & Value
  3. 3. Verdict
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