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Leica D-LUX Typ 109 PDF User Manual

Did you lose or misplace the instruction manual that came with your Leica D-LUX (Typ 109)? It happens all too easily, but fortunately Leica makes a soft copy available that you can browse through online, print out, or download (see the pdf file below). It is certainly good practice to carefully familiarize oneself with the many different functionalities and options that the D-LUX Typ 109 offers, and the official user manual is without doubt an authoritative and comprehensive source of respective information.

That said, the instruction booklet can be a dry read, so that a dedicated camera guide book from a professional photographer that illustrates the camera's core functions in a real life photography context can be a very helpful complement. Yes, getting one of these camera guides (see here at amazon) would involve an additional expense, but if that book helps to exploit the camera's potential to the full, the (small) additional investment may well be worth it.

Also, you might want to check out the video tutorial on the Leica D-LUX (Typ 109) below.


In any case, the D-LUX Typ 109 is an advanced imaging tool, whose many features merit serious attention. This fixed lens compact camera was revealed to the public on September 15th, 2014, which means that, as of today, the camera is 3587 days old (young?). The camera has meanwhile been discontinued and was succeeded by the Leica D-LUX 7 as a replacement in the same line of cameras.


Leica's instruction manual for the D-LUX Typ 109

The camera's instruction manual is 302 pages long. The pdf version is embedded below. As you browse through, you will hopefully find the information you are looking for. You can also print out a hard copy by right clicking on the manual and then choosing the respective menu option. For convenience, a summary of the key specs of the D-LUX Typ 109 is included towards the bottom of this webpage.

Don't forget to bookmark this page for future reference (Ctrl-Shift-D on a Windows PC; Cmd-Shift-D on a Mac). Happy browsing!

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If you prefer to read the user guide in another language, please check the respective availability on Leica's support site. That site also provides complementary online resources, such as information on the compatibility of various camera accessories or the availability of firmware updates that are not necessarily comprehensively covered in the instruction manual.

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Video tutorial for the Leica D-LUX (Typ 109)

Perhaps instead of reading through a manual or operations guide, you might prefer to better familiarize yourself with your D-LUX Typ 109 by watching a video tutorial. It can notably help to quickly get to know the key functions and to set up your camera according to your particular preferences and needs.

Once again, the Leica D-LUX Typ 109 is a sophisticated imaging tool and not exploiting its capabilities to the full would be a pity. Hence, taking the time to study online information material or to read through a well-written camera guide book is highly recommended to make the most of your purchase.

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Leica D-LUX Typ 109 FAQ

Below are some additional questions and answers concerning some particular features of the D-LUX Typ 109.

What type of imaging sensor is used in the Leica D-LUX Typ 109?

The camera features a CMOS (Complementary Metal–Oxide–Semiconductor) sensor.

What is the ISO sensitivity range of the Leica D-LUX Typ 109?

The camera has a native sensitivity range from ISO 200 to ISO 12500, which can be extended to ISO 100-25600.

How do I find the shutter count on my Leica D-LUX Typ 109?

Leica embeds the number of shutter actuations in hidden menus. You can check the number of shots that your D-LUX Typ 109 has taken up to now by carefully following the steps described on the Leica D-LUX Typ 109 shutter count page.

Is completely silent shooting possible with the Leica D-LUX Typ 109?

The camera has an electronic shutter option, so that it is indeed feasible to capture images without any shutter noise.

Do I need to purchase an external camera trigger to shoot time-lapse sequences with the Leica D-LUX Typ 109?

No, the Leica D-LUX (Typ 109) has an intervalometer built-in, so that low frequency shooting (for example, flower blooming, sunset, moon rise) can be undertaken without the need to purchase a separate external intervalometer and related software.

Is it difficult to use manual focus lenses with the Leica D-LUX Typ 109?

The D-LUX Typ 109 offers focus peaking as a manual focus aid. This feature works by placing a colored highlight on in-focus zones within the image.

Does the Leica D-LUX Typ 109 feature an autofocus assist light?

Yes, the camera has a lamp built-in that can illuminate the subject and improve autofocus in low-light settings.

Does the Leica D-LUX Typ 109 support the Ultra High Speed (UHS) bus interface for SD cards?

Yes, the camera can indeed use UHS-I cards (data transfer speed of up to 104 MB/s).

Which battery does the Leica D-LUX Typ 109 use?

The camera gets its power from the Leica BP-DC15 (here at amazon), which is a rechargeable Lithium-Ion power pack.


Further reading

How does the D-LUX Typ 109 stack up against available alternatives? In case you would like to check on the differences and similarities with other camera models, just make a corresponding selection in the search boxes below. An an alternative, you can also directly jump to any one of the listed comparisons that were previously generated by the CAM-parator tool.


    Core camera specifications

    Here is a list of the main features and technical characteristics of the Leica D-LUX (Typ 109).

    Specifications Summary
    Camera Model Leica D-LUX Typ 109
    Camera Type Fixed lens compact camera
    Camera Lens 24-75mm f/1.7-2.8
    Launch Date September 2014
    Launch Price USD 1 195
    Sensor Specs
    Sensor Technology CMOS
    Sensor Format Four Thirds Sensor
    Sensor Size 15.7 x 11.8 mm
    Sensor Area 185 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 19.6 mm
    Crop Factor 2.0x
    Sensor Resolution 12.7 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 4 112 x 3 088 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 3.82 μm
    Pixel Density 6.85 MP/cm2
    Moiré control Anti-Alias filter
    Movie Capability 4K/30p Video
    ISO Setting 200 - 12 500 ISO
    ISO Boost 100 - 25 600 ISO
    Screen Specs
    Viewfinder Type Electronic viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.70x
    Viewfinder Resolution 2764k dots
    Top-Level Screen no Top Display
    LCD Framing Live View
    LCD Size 3.0 inch
    LCD Resolution 921k dots
    LCD Attachment Fixed screen
    Touch Input No touchscreen
    Shooting Specs
    Focus System Contrast-detect AF
    Manual Focusing AidFocus Peaking
    Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000s
    Continuous Shooting 11 shutter flaps/s
    Silent ShootingElectronic Shutter
    Time Lapse PhotographyIntervalometer Built-in
    Fill Flash no On-Board Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards
    Single or Dual Card Slots Single card slot
    UHS card support UHS-I
    Connectivity Specs
    External Flash Hotshoe
    USB Connector USB 2.0
    HDMI Port micro HDMI
    Wifi Support Wifi built-in
    Near-Field Communication NFC built-in
    Body Specs
    Battery Type Leica BP-DC15 power pack
    Battery Life (CIPA)300 shots per charge
    Body Dimensions 118 x 66 x 55 mm
    (4.6 x 2.6 x 2.2 in)
    Camera Weight 405 g (14.3 oz)

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