Amongst the constantly growing array of compact digital cameras, Leica's D-Lux range has thus far always taken a noble, old-school stance, firmly resisting the trend for constantly increasing resolution and ever growing zoom ranges. The new D-Lux 6, on the other hand, stands for a new scope of compositional possibilities, far beyond anything one would ordinarily expect from a compact camera. Mainly, this is based of the extremely light sensitive lens, which features the small-format equivalent of a 1:1,4–2,3/24–90 mm zoom. Add to this a new sensor with increased sensitivity, and watch as the door to available-light photography opens up a little! The D-Lux 6 also features a number of operational improvements, including a real aperture ring for manual control, improved menu controls and a separate lever specifically for manual focus.
The results of our initial trials (how it all works in practice and whether the D-Lux 6 really does open up new realms of composition) are featured in the latest edition of LFI.