An advancement among point and shoot cameras, the D-LUX (Typ 109) shares the design and quality aspects photographers associate with Leica.
The metal housing is sturdy and elegant, with well-placed tactile buttons and dials that further inspire the user's confidence.
The large area of the 17.3 x 13.0mm sensor contributes to better control of depth of field as well as improved shadow detail over versus smaller-sensor cameras.
Details, contrast, and colors are accurately captured too.
Integrated Near Field Communication (NFC) and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n allows for smartphones or tablets with the Leica Image Shuttle app the ability to record pictures even while shooting.
The app can also generate a live image from the camera and settings can be controlled though the app as well.
Images and videos can be played back on the camera's large, sharp 3.0" 921k-dot rear LCD display.