Photokina News 2010 - Leica Camera AG is pleased to present the Leica X1 compact camera in a new black version, debuting at Photokina 2010. Available starting October 2010, the new Leica X1 compact camera not only features an elegant new color scheme, but also a sophisticated structured leather trim. With its combination of refined styling and high-performance technical features, the Leica X1 is the ideal companion for discerning photographers in whichever finish they prefer. The new Leica compact camera is characterized by clean lines and an intensely focused design. The straightforwardness of its design, with a reduction to pure essentials and a compact, handy form, is strongly reminiscent of the legendary M cameras.
News Report Photokina - Leica Camera AG presents a new Leica camera edition: The Leica M9 Titanium, debuting at Photokina. This exclusive special edition is the result of a collaboration with Walter de'Silva, the prominent automobile designer. Responsible for groundbreaking design concepts in the latest models from the Volkswagen Group, the chief designer and his Audi Design Team reinterpreted the design of the Leica M9 just as he envisaged it. The outcome is a unique camera with a new rendering of the characteristic features of Leica rangefinder cameras, which lends precision engineering, unique style and solid titanium to extraordinary formal design.
Photokina News Report - Leica Camera is proud to present a new addition to its digital compact camera portfolio, the Leica DLUX 5, debuting at Photokina. The Leica DLUX 5 differentiates itself from its previous version by offering a faster Leica DC Vario-Summicron 5.1 - 19.2 mm f/2 - 3.3 ASPH. lens with an extended range of focal lengths equivalent to 24 to 90 mm in 35-mm format. Together with its comprehensive range of features and manual settings, the new Leica DLUX 5 offers a broader spectrum of photographic options. Its 720-pixel HD-video function in memory-saving AVCHD-Lite format and optional accessories, open up a whole range of additional photographic opportunities for discerning photographers.
News Report Photokina - Leica Camera is proud to present a new addition to its digital compact camera portfolio, the VLUX 2, debuting at Photokina on September 21. The Leica VLUX 2 combines a high-performance lens and outstanding image quality with a sleek and compact body. Equipped with a Leica DC Vario-Elmarit 4.5 - 108 mm f/2.8 - 5.2 ASPH. lens, a 3'' rotating LCD display and a wide variety of video functions in 1080i-AVCHD Full HD, the Leica VLUX 2 is ideal for almost any photographic situation. The new Leica VLUX 2 compact digital camera will be available for $ 849.- / € 649,- starting October 2010.
Besides Panasonic’s surprising news for the visitors of the Photokina show, Leica also made itself heard. Leica is a company with an excellent reputation, although you would not actually expect surprises of them. However, at the Photokina 2008, Leica presented the company as a brand with actual world fame. Who would expect Leica to present an entirely new digital camera system in addition to a twosome compact cameras (C-Lux 3 and D-Lux 4) and a somewhat dull Leica M8.2? A genuine surprise, to say the very least, and an interesting new development for the professional photography market. The Leica S2 is a much larger format system camera than the usual Leica assortment, and the camera features a gigantic sensor sized 30 x 45mm.
Due to a leak on the Internet we got our hands on some information about a new Leica SLR camera. And it not only concerns a new SLR, it includes a brand-new digital photographic system as well, the Leica S-system. The Leica S2 will be the first DSLR camera in the new S-system, boosting 37 Megapixel of resolution.
The new Leica M8.2 is a significant development of Leica Camera AG’s German-made digital rangefinder camera for professionals. While important Leica M8 attributes such as discretion, intuitive work and robustness have been further improved, the new model retains the key characteristics of the Leica reportage camera such as the compact shape, the exceptional image quality in connection with Leica M lenses and the unique picture composition with the Leica rangefinder that show it to be a genuine M camera. The Leica M8.2 camera complements the Leica M8, and many elements of the Leica M8.2 can be integrated into the M8 if desired.
The Leica D-LUX 4 introduced by Leica Camera AG, Solms is a compact digital camera with powerful optics and a comprehensive range of settings. What’s new about this camera is the wide range of accessories for additionally widening its photographic potential, offering the sophisticated user even more possibilities for creative photography. With its 1/1.63“ CCD image sensor, which is unusually large for this class of camera, the Leica D-LUX 4 produces images of superlative quality. The Leica D-LUX 4 sports a high-speed Leica DC VARIO-SUMMICRON 5.1-12.8 mm f/2.0-2.8 ASPH lens with a focal length range of 24 to 60 mm in 35 mm format. The Leica D-LUX 4 will be available in a black finish at Leica stockists‘ from October 2008.