The compact nature of the D-Lux 4 means it can be with you all the time. But despite its compact size, it offers top Leica quality and gives the photographer plenty of artistic freedom. The D-Lux 4 is ideal, whether for subjects composed with lots of forethought or for spontaneous reportage. The Ergonomic layout of controls and intuitive Operating system make it a pleasure to handle the D-Lux 4. Focus, shutter speed, stops and Exposure override can all be set manually with the Joystick giving the real enthusiast scope for highly individual picture composition. Of course you can also use the intelligent automatic mode: Depending on the subject and photographic situation, the camera automatically selects the best mode from Scene Select, either macro, landscape, portrait, night portrait, or night scene. The Professional Software Capture One 4 (RAW Data converter) makes sure that the RAW data supplied by the CCD sensor is "processed" in optimum quality.