When the D-Lux 7 was launched in November 2018, Leica broke with tradition in not offering an all-black version. The new camera came in just one flavour – a rather stunning silver-and-black finish. In contrast, the Leica’s sibling, the Panasonic LX100 II, presented at launch in the traditional all-black.
No doubt many fans of the previous D-Lux model were disappointed not to be able to get a black version. Now, however, the wait is over. Leica today announced that the D-Lux 7 is available with a “discreet black body and lens”. The rest of the package remains the same: You pays your money and you chooses your colour.
The all-black D-Lux 7 will be available in stores from today at a cost of £1,075 (same as the black and silver camera)
Choosing a colour
Colour is very much a personal taste. I love the appearance of the launch-version of the D-Lux 7 and was relieved, for once, not to have to choose a colour. Leica did me a favour by forcing me to buy the black-silver camera and I haven’t regretted it. I still think it is am extremely fetching camera in the two tones. While I do like silver and black, my natural tendency is to go for the easy option, black. Often, especially with M rangefinders, I am seduced by the attractive silver-chrome body only to lose my nerve at the last moment and switch to all-black.
If you’ve been putting off buying a D-Lux 7 purely because of the lack of a black version, here’s your chance to mug up on the specification:
LEICA D-LUX 7 Black: A New Colour for the High-Performance Compact Camera
Wetzlar, 4 June 2020. Leica Camera is delighted to present a new colour of the Leica D-Lux 7 compact camera: the Leica D-Lux 7 black. Featuring a discreet black body and lens, the classic look of this lightweight camera makes it the perfect companion for all occasions, capturing unique moments in stunning quality.
The technical specifications of the Leica D-Lux 7 black are identical to the existing silver series model, which is renowned for its versatile functions and intuitive operating system.
The powerful compact camera is equipped with the fast zoom lens Leica DC Vario-Summilux 10.9–34mm f/1.7–2.8 ASPH. (equivalent to 24–75mm in 35mm format) and a large 4/3-inch sensor, delivering outstanding image quality even in low light conditions.
Features such as the 3-inch touch screen, built-in Bluetooth/Wi-Fi connectivity and USB charging make it an extremely flexible camera that offers photographic freedom and captures every special moment.
Via the Leica FOTOS App, the D-Lux 7 can remotely transfer photos to iOS and Android devices – a fast and easy way to edit and share pictures directly to social media.
To complement the stylish look of the Leica D-Lux 7 black, users can choose from a collection of beautiful accessories such as leather cases, high-quality carrying straps and handgrips.
The Leica D-Lux 7 black will be available online and in-store from 4 June 2020 for £1,075.