Leica D-LUX (Typ 109) Digital Camera

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Screen Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Type Electronic
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Screen 3.0" LCD Rear Screen (921,000 pixels)


Video Clip Length Up to 29 Minutes
Audio Recording Built-in Mic: With Video, Stereo


Resolution 3840 x 2160: 30 fps, 24 fps
1920 x 1080: 60 fps, 30 fps
1280 x 720: 30 fps
680 x 480: 30 fps
Video Recording Yes, NTSC


Battery 1x Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.2VDC, 1025mAh


Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.6 x 2.6 x 2.4" / 11.7 x 6.6 x 6.1 cm
Weight 12.87 oz / 365 g without battery


Zoom Optical: 3.1x
Digital: 4.0x
Intelligent Zoom: 6.2x
Lens EFL: 10.9-34 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24-75 mm)
Aperture: f/1.7 (W) - 2.8 (T)
Focus Range Normal: 19.685" (50.00 cm) - Infinity
Wide: 1.181" (3.00 cm) - Infinity
Telephoto: 11.811" (30.00 cm) - Infinity


Memory Card Type SD


Pixels Actual: 16.8 Megapixel
Effective: 12.8 Megapixel
Sensor Four Thirds (17.3 x 13.0 mm) MOS
File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
Movies: MP4
Audio: AAC
Image Stabilization Optical


Built-in Flash No
Flash Modes Auto
Auto/Red-eye Reduction
Forced On
Forced On/Red-eye Reduction
Slow Sync
Slow Sync/Red-eye Reduction
Maximum Effective Flash Range Wide: 2.62 - 27.88' (0.80 - 8.50 m)
Telephoto: 0.98 - 17.06' (0.30 - 5.20 m)
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe

Exposure Control

Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Compensation: -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
ISO Sensitivity 100-12500 (Extended Mode: 100-)
Burst Rate Up to 40 fps
Up to 11 fps
Up to 7 fps
Up to 2 fps
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Daylight, Flash, Incandescent, Shade, White Set 4
Shooting Modes Bleach-Bypass
Dynamic Monochrome
High Dynamic
Impressive Art
Low Key
Miniature Effect
Old Days
One Point Color
Rough Monochrome
Silky Monochrome
Soft Focus
Star Filter
Toy Camera Effect
Toy Pop
Vivid Color
Exposure Metering Center-weighted, Multi, Spot
Shutter Type: Mechanical
Speed: 60 - 1/4000 second
Type: Electronic
Speed: 1 - 1/16000 second
1/30 - 1/16000 second in Motion Images (NTSC) Mode
1/2 - 1/16000 second in Movie Mode


Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Humidity: 10 - 80%

Connectivity/System Requirements

Connectivity AV / USB Multi, AV Output, HDMI C (Mini)
Wi-Fi Yes, 802.11b/g/n built-in
User Reviews
Dp review.33575663
7 December 2015

My first digital camera was a Leica Digilux 1. Loved that camera. Took it all over Europe and got some wonderful pictures. Later, I tried Nikons, Olympus and Lumix cameras but nothing ever satisfied. Now, I've come full circle with the 109. I love this camera.

19 February 2018

Small, lightweight camera. The autofocus doesn't always work with me. Haven't used the viewfinder once. Otherwise, works very nicely. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 works just as well, this Leica is just an "updated" version. Though, for the price I prefer the Panasonic.

Dp review.33575663
22 May 2015

As a long time DSLR user, I have quickly become accustomed to, and really like, the D-109's smaller size, considerably reduced heft and agility that comes with a smaller, lighter camera. Pictures are really sharp and close-up shots have a beautifully shallow depth of field.

5 January 2017

Awesome little camera. So many options, very confusing and complicated, it will take awhile to learn. I had a Leica film camera that I loved. Welcome to the 21st century.

Dp review.33575663
26 November 2014

After owning D-Lux 3, 4 and 5, I was hoping, like many others, for D-Lux 6 to have a 1" sensor as it was being rumored so many times. But I was very disappointed when DL 6 was announced with the same small sensor; and, as I did not find much improvement from DL5, I did not upgrade to "6"!

2 August 2016

Love this camera. First off I'm a point and shoot type of person now, however I've owned SLR's and numerous lenses. What I truly appereciate is the lense (1.7) on this thing. No flash needed so far and it's been 3 months. Pictures are perfect 95% of the time the remaining 5% is user error.

Dp review.33575663
25 April 2015

I did not give this a 5 star as it is over priced for what you get. The fact that it may be built to last twenty years does not matter in an area where the technology changes so fast. I did not "need" this camera but bought it as a treat for myself.

1 September 2015

My new D109 replaces my year older D6. The D6 was fun and fabulous as a compact, low light, perfect exposure wonder, but my new 109 is far superior. The fact that my new compact gives me full creative control, is twice as good at hand held low light situations, and has a larger sensor makes this my...

Dp review.33575663
6 June 2015

I own the D-Lux 109 for more than half a year and I'm still deeply impressed about the IQ. It's fast lense and the quick response together with the usability near a DSLR is a joy to use.

16 August 2015

August 2015 Did not realize this was an "International model", which means no warranty. You are on your own if you ever need repairs to this camera. Have had it for only a few days, it appears to be a very fine camera, with many features I have not yet explored.

Product Highlights
  • 12.8MP 4/3" MOS Sensor
  • Fast f/1.7-2.8 Leica Lens
  • 3.1x Zoom, 24-75mm Equivalent Lens
  • 3.0" 920K Pixel LCD Display
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • UHD 4K Technology and MP4 Video
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • NFC and Wifi Connectivity
  • Included CF D Flash
  • Free Adobe Lightroom Download
In The Box
  • Leica D-LUX (Typ 109) Digital Camera (Black)
  • Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
  • Battery Charger
  • USB Cable
  • Leather Neck Strap (Black)
  • Lens Cap with String
  • Hot Shoe Cover
  • CF D External Flash (Black)
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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