Hours after the Leica By G-Star RAW camera has been leaked on the web, the Germany-based manufacturer and the Dutch clothing maker have officially announced the special D-LUX 6 camera.
Leica D-Lux 6 “Edition by G-Star RAW” has showed up on the web out of nowhere. The similarities between this version and the original one are pretty obvious, as well as the ones with the Panasonic Lumix LX7.
Leica D-Lux 6 “Edition by G-Star RAW” point-and-shoot camera becomes official
Since the D-Lux 6 is a custom model of the Panasonic LX7, the Edition by G-Star RAW will have the same specifications as its forerunners. It features a 10.1-megapixel MOS image sensor, 3-inch TFT LCD screen, full HD video recording, up to 11fps in continuous shooting mode at JPEG quality, and a shutter speed of 1/4000th of a second.
Leica’s camera will also try to do a find job in low-light conditions as its maximum ISO sensitivity can be extended to 12,800. The D-Lux 6 “Edition by G-Star RAW” will be entirely manufactured in Germany, just like all Leica shooters.
The device will be powered by a Leica DC-Vario Summicron 4.7-17.7mm f/1.4-2.3 lens with a 35mm focal length equivalent of 24-90mm. This camera can also shoot RAW photos, providing photographers an improved control in post-processing.
So, what else is new?
Leica D-Lux 6 “Edition by G-Star RAW” is cooler than its predecessor because it features a new red dot structure on a custom leather body coating. The leather is of high quality and buyers will also receive an exclusive leather case, and both hand / shoulder leather straps.
All of these are going to cost about $1,325, when they become available later this summer across the world in Leica stores. Keep in mind that the Leica D-Lux 6 can be purchased at Amazon for $782.62, while Adorama is selling it for $799 and they are basically the same shooters.
Leica D-Lux 6 “Edition by G-Star RAW” is a “worldwide collectible”, denim brand says
G-Star RAW Brand Director, Shubhankar Ray, has also posted a video explaining the partnership with Leica for the limited edition D-Lux 6 camera.
Well, this device is mainly aimed at collectors and die-hard Leica fans, so if any of you have more than $1,300 for a point-and-shoot camera, then this will be the one for you.