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Reflecting on the Leica SL: Three photographers talk about the mirrorless marvel

Reflecting on the Leica SL: Three photographers talk about the mirrorless marvel

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Towards the end of 2015 Leica released a brand new system camera to its lineup: the Leica SL. As the world's first mirrorless full-frame camera it represented a shift in the company's thinking - with advanced autofocus, touchscreen control, advanced electronic... >>

Leica competition: Win a place on an exclusive Leica SL photography workshop

Leica competition: Win a place on an exclusive Leica SL photography workshop

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Ever wanted to get your hands on the Leica SL, the company’s first ever full-frame mirrorless camera, to test it out for yourself? Now is your chance.On Saturday 5 November 2016, from 10am to 4pm, Leica will be hosting a special Akademie workshop in... >>

Huawei P9 review: The flagship and the folly
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Huawei P9 review: The flagship and the folly

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Huawei has been chipping away at the flagship smartphone block for years now, gradually adding appeal to its seemingly desired western audience with each iteration. But while last year's P8 lost its way with sloppy software and knuckle-based nonsense,... >>

Huawei P9 Leica camera explored: Double the camera, double the fun?

Huawei P9 Leica camera explored: Double the camera, double the fun?

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At the Huawei P9 phone launch in London's Battersea on Wednesday 6 April the Chinese company made a lot of noise about its new camera features. And for good reason: it's the only company to brandish Leica co-engineering and a unique dual camera arrangement... >>

Huawei P9 and P9 Plus camera gallery: This is what the dual-lens smartphones can do

Huawei P9 and P9 Plus camera gallery: This is what the dual-lens smartphones can do

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Huawei has taken the smartphone world by storm thanks to its P9 and P9 Plus dual-camera system. This was developed with Leica to create smartphone photos like no others before. The Huawei P9 and P9 Plus feature dual 12-megapixel cameras with an f/0.95... >>

Huawei teams up with Leica, could the Huawei P9 be the first to benefit?

Huawei teams up with Leica, could the Huawei P9 be the first to benefit?

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Huawei and iconic camera maker Leica have announced they are joining forces to "reinvent" smartphone photography. In a move that apes the long lasting partnership that saw Nokia and Carl Zeiss join forces to improve the camera quality on the back of Nokia... >>

Leica X-U outdoor camera is designed to be taken on your next adventure

Leica X-U outdoor camera is designed to be taken on your next adventure

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Who says adventurous types can't take good pictures? That's the thinking from Leica. It has just launched a new outdoor and underwater focused camera, the Leica X-U. The new £2,400 camera will feature a fast Leica Summilux 23mm f/1.7 ASPH lens (equivalent... >>

Best camera 2015: EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

Best camera 2015: EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

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The 12th annual Pocket-lint Gadget Awards are nearly upon us, which means in under a week we will be celebrating the best devices across a number of categories including smartphones, tablets, laptops and cameras. There are 12 categories this year, each... >>

Shooting with the Leica SL: A mirrorless marvel or giant-scale misfire? (hands-on)

Shooting with the Leica SL: A mirrorless marvel or giant-scale misfire? (hands-on)

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All the talk about Leica's "next big thing" was fixed on an interchangeable-lens Leica Q. And that was enough hype to get us ultra excited, given how much we love that particular compact camera. Such a concept has almost occurred in the Leica SL, the... >>

Leica goes mirrorless: Leica SL compact system delivers 24-megapixel full-frame sensor

Leica goes mirrorless: Leica SL compact system delivers 24-megapixel full-frame sensor

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Following the excellent Leica Q compact camera, we wondered how long it would be before Leica unveiled a full-frame mirrorless system with interchangeable lenses. Well, wait no more - that time is now, with the Leica SL (Typ 601) officially unveiled at... >>

Leica Q review: The best fixed-lens full-frame compact ever made
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Leica Q review: The best fixed-lens full-frame compact ever made

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Leica is one of those brands that's been around for donkeys years, and for good reason: it makes such exceptionally good optics for its high-end M-series rangefinder cameras that it's in a league of its own. But while the photographic elite might wax... >>

Hands-on: Leica M Edition 60 is the digital rangefinder camera with no LCD screen. No, really

Hands-on: Leica M Edition 60 is the digital rangefinder camera with no LCD screen. No, really

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Want all the benefits of digital with all the "is it, isn't it?" fun of film? If you have a healthy bank account and a penchant for camera oddities then the Leica M Edition 60 may be just right for you then. Because this gorgeous slice of German engineering,... >>

Leica M-P rangefinder camera packs full-frame pro specs into a small body

Leica M-P rangefinder camera packs full-frame pro specs into a small body

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Leica Camera AG has announced that its new Leica M-P will join its rangefinder models from today. This new compact, multi-lens camera offers photographers the ability to capture moments quickly but unlike the Leica M this new M-P model has a larger 2GB... >>

New Leica T camera needed a whole new factory built just to make its alloy unibody

New Leica T camera needed a whole new factory built just to make its alloy unibody

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Leica has unveiled a new compact mirrorless interchangeable lens camera called the Leica T. It has a unique aluminium unibody that took over two years to develop and meant building a whole new factory and employing Audi just to create it. Perhaps most... >>

Limited edition Leica C combines two unlikely partnerships: Hello Kitty and Playboy

Limited edition Leica C combines two unlikely partnerships: Hello Kitty and Playboy

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Leica has been known for some pretty cool limited edition camera partnerships in the past, but the latest may turn a few heads given its unlikeliness. Mixing a soft-core porn brand and a kids toy brand totally makes sense, right? The photography company... >>

Leica C: the new digital compact camera packs Audi Design and power into your pocket

Leica C: the new digital compact camera packs Audi Design and power into your pocket

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Leica may not have been heard announcing its new compact camera under the Apple announcement madness. But now the dust is settling the Leica C is sitting in the calm looking composed, classy and ready for its debut. Leica C is the result of Audi Design... >>

Leica X Vario: The 16 megapixel aluminium and leather camera

Leica X Vario: The 16 megapixel aluminium and leather camera

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Leica has revealed its latest digital compact camera: the Leica X Vario. The new camera features a 16.5-megapixel (effective 16.1) APS-C format CMOS image sensor, complete with a zoom lens covering a 28-70mm focal length equivalent. The Leica X Vario... >>

Leica teases new Mini M camera, due for launch 11 June

Leica teases new Mini M camera, due for launch 11 June

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Leica has launched a teaser for its new Mini M camera, with the as yet unseen snapper positioned between its flagship M range and the more affordable X2. The Mini M could be a micro four thirds offering from Leica, or even a more compact full-frame camera.... >>

Leica V-Lux 40 pictures and hands-on

Leica V-Lux 40 pictures and hands-on

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Rounding off our Leica coverage is the Leica V-Lux 40, the "travel zoom" of the group that we hadn't got our hands on until Photokina. Announced earlier this year, think Panasonic Lumix TZ30 (ZS30 if you're across the pond in the USA) and you're 99 per... >>

Leica D-Lux 6 pictures and hands-on

Leica D-Lux 6 pictures and hands-on

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As per the V-Lux 4, Leica's D-Lux 6 is, by and large, a re-badged version of the Panasonic Lumix LX7. That high-end compact had already impressed us, so what does the Leica re-work bring to the party? The D-Lux 6 has some great Leica quirks: the embossed... >>

Leica M-E pictures and hands-on

Leica M-E pictures and hands-on

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"Leica" and "budget" tend not to be words you see side by side or even in the same sentence. But the Leica M-E rangefinder goes at least some distance to trim back the price of this classic rangefinder series. Is that "E" for economy? Not quite, but here's... >>

Leica V-Lux 4 pictures and hands-on

Leica V-Lux 4 pictures and hands-on

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Leica has always re-licked Panasonic's top-spec compact cameras, and the Leica V-Lux 4 is no different. Those aware of the Panasonic FZ200 will see the immediate and obvious similarities, but there are one or two sheeny Leica elements that go towards... >>

Apple's Jony Ive to design a one-off new Leica M for charity

Apple's Jony Ive to design a one-off new Leica M for charity

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Sir Jonathan Ive, Apple's senior vice-president of industrial design, will be remodelling the new Leica M rangefinder camera to be auctioned off for charity. Already a real beauty (in Pocket-lint's eyes, at least), the new Leica M features a 24-megapixel... >>

The new Leica M (2013) pictures and hands-on

The new Leica M (2013) pictures and hands-on

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There's something to be said for Leica cameras. The M-series is rather like the fine art of the camera world: the M9, for example, has its Pollock-esque imperfections, but they add to its charm. Pop a Leica lens on the front of the M9 rangefinder and,... >>

Leica X2 Edition Paul Smith pictures and hands-on

Leica X2 Edition Paul Smith pictures and hands-on

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Leica is known for its high-brow cameras almost as much as it is for its limited-edition designer versions. The latest, the Leica X2 "Edition Paul Smith", joins the pricey Leica M9 Hermes as one of Leica's growing limited editions. The Paul Smith version... >>