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Leica’s fresh D-Lux 8 makes it to the trendy point-and-shoot party

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Leica’s new D-Lux 8 point-and-shoot camera. | Image: Leica

Leica has a new $1,595 compact digital camera called D-Lux 8 — a follow-up to the discontinued D-Lux 7 launched way back in 2018 for $1,195. There are a lot of similarities between the two despite that price increase: they both house a non-detachable Leica 24-75mm zoom lens, contain a 21-megapixel four-thirds CMOS sensor, and have a similar design. But now, there’s new software under the hood and changes in controls — more on that later.

Many of Leica’s flagship products come at premium prices (exhibit A: the SL3 for $7,000). But with the D-Lux 8, the company is continuing its line of “budget-friendly” point and shoots. The new model comes at a time when classy, easy-to-use cameras with film-style image quality, like the Fujifilm X100VI…

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