Leica’s cheapest compact camera has just received a successor with Leica Q series features

Compact cameras aren’t dead – that is, if Leica has anything to do with it. Following the full-frame Leica Q3, one of our favorite cameras in 2023, the maker of premium red-dot rangefinders has announced the D-Lux 8, a successor to its long-in-the-tooth D-Lux 7 .

Previous speculation about a new travel camera from Leica pointed to an all-new fixed-lens compact camera with an APS-C sensor that could rival the Fujifilm X100VI, and complement Leica’s interchangeable-lens cameras, the CL and TL2 with same sensor size.