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Leica SL shootout: Four photographers test out the full-frame mirrorless system

Leica SL shootout: Four photographers test out the full-frame mirrorless system

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”Remember, remember the fifth of November”. And not because of gunpowder, treason and plot. But because an explosive Leica Akademie workshop took place, which was attended by winners of a Pocket-lint competition for the chance to get their hands on... >>

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
4.0 stars

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... >>

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 is... >>

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... >>

Leica D-Lux 6 offers high-end compact camera skills

Leica D-Lux 6 offers high-end compact camera skills

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Leica has announced a new compact camera, the Leica D-Lux 6. Continuing the partnership with Panasonic, the Leica D-Lux 6 is the German company's rebadged Lumix LX7.Rebadging might sound like a bad thing, but when the Lumix LX7 is a cracking high-end... >>

New Leica S medium format professional camera announced

New Leica S medium format professional camera announced

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Leica has announced its latest S-System camera, simply known as the Leica S. It replaces the Leica S2 medium format camera, ushering in a new scheme of nomenclature that drops the numbering system. Designed to reflect the enduring quality of Leica cameras,... >>

Leica V-Lux 4: 24x zoom for the discerning traveller

Leica V-Lux 4: 24x zoom for the discerning traveller

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Leica has announced a new superzoom camera, offering a 24x lens. Continuing the tradition of remodelling Panasonic Lumix cameras, the Leica V-Lux 4 is the iconic brand's version of the Lumix FZ200. The camera was announced at Photokina 2012.The Leica... >>

The new Leica M: The digital rangefinder redefined

The new Leica M: The digital rangefinder redefined

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Leica has announced an update to its iconic rangefinder camera, ushering in a new naming policy at the same time. Announced at Photokina 2012, from this model, and in the future, the M series models will drop the numbers.The aim, Leica says, is to reinforce... >>

Panasonic Lumix LX7
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Panasonic Lumix LX7

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There’s no sign of the high-end compact camera market slowing down. Panasonic, which reinvigorated the affordable premium sector with the launch of the LX3 back in 2008, has been a front-runner in the category and looks to continue this success with... >>

Leica X2
3.5 stars

Leica X2

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The Leica X2 is a bit like the Ferrari of the camera world. It looks gorgeous, has some enviable features, but it’s also extortionately expensive. And it’s that last point that will price it out of most people's reach.How expensive? Try £1575 for... >>

Leica M9 Hermes pictures and hands-on

Leica M9 Hermes pictures and hands-on

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As well as the Leica M9 Monochrom, Pocket-Lint was also lucky enough to get a hands-on, well a "gloves-on", with the latest Leica M9-P Edition Hermès.Limited to just 300 products, each etched with its own unique number code, boxed with a book and a 50mm... >>

Leica M9 Monochrom pictures and hands-on

Leica M9 Monochrom pictures and hands-on

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A flurry of Leica launches last week caught our attention, not least thanks to the addition of the Leica M9-M Monochrom - the first rangefinder camera with a dedicated, full-frame black and white sensor. Heck, from what we can recall it's the first non-medium-format... >>

Leica V-Lux 40 pictures and hands-on

Leica V-Lux 40 pictures and hands-on

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This week’s Leica event in Berlin launched so many products it was easy to miss one if you blinked. The most affordable item, the Leica V-Lux 40, was brushed over so quickly that even the keenest of Leica watchers may have missed it.This is a shame,... >>

Leica X2 APS-C compact camera promises high performance at a price

Leica X2 APS-C compact camera promises high performance at a price

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The Leica X2 supplants 2009's X1 as the German company's premium APS-C compact camera. It offers a fixed 24mm (36mm in 35mm terms) Leica Elmarit f/2.8 lens.The body, which is pretty large at 124 x 69 x 51.5mm, reflects classic Leica design lines, and... >>

Leica V-Lux 40 brings 20x zoom to the discerning traveller

Leica V-Lux 40 brings 20x zoom to the discerning traveller

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Leica has announced its latest compact camera, the Leica V-Lux 40. As previously, the new compact model is based on its existing partnership with Panasonic.The Leica V-Lux 40 features a 20x optically stabilised zoom lens, offering a range of 24-480mm... >>

Leica M Monochrom: Full-frame digital black and white snapping rangefinder

Leica M Monochrom: Full-frame digital black and white snapping rangefinder

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Leica has unveiled the world's first digital monochrome rangefinder, a camera  designed specifically for black and white photography and known as the Leica M Monochrom.Built on the beautiful Leica M design, the diecast magnesium alloy body is finished... >>

Leica V-Lux 3 superzooms in for the new year

Leica V-Lux 3 superzooms in for the new year

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Got your eye on a superzoom camera that you want to find in your stocking come Christmas day? Leica will be hoping that you can wait until the new year to get snapping with the Leica V-Lux 3, which it has just announced.Sporting a 12.1-megapixel CMOS... >>

Best looking camera accessories: making your gadgets beautiful

Best looking camera accessories: making your gadgets beautiful

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From the flash bulbs of the catwalk, to the pavement or the beach, cameras are strangely sexy. The people behind them, the people in front of them, there is an undeniable allure to photography. It's about capturing the moment, it's about sharing, it's... >>

Leica: Beauty in the hand of the beholder

Leica: Beauty in the hand of the beholder

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A Leica camera is a powerful thing. One touch can change your life. Just ask the company’s director of production management, photography, Stefan Daniel and he’ll tell you.Daniel was just 8 years old when he was first introduced to these classic cameras... >>

Leica D-Lux 5 arrives in 'Titanium' special edition form

Leica D-Lux 5 arrives in 'Titanium' special edition form

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Leica knows how to make a sweet looking camera, with the normal D-Lux 5 being pretty enough. Some however want that extra special edition factor and for those select few, there can be no other than the titanium version of the camera. So what do you get... >>

The Leica M9 experience

The Leica M9 experience

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The Leica M9. Whether because of its performance or its price tag, it’s a sentence unto itself. At £4,950 and crowned the world’s smallest full frame digital camera, it’s not something anyone ever expects to understand. In fact, for most - and... >>

Leica Pinmaster II golf flag finder hands-on

Leica Pinmaster II golf flag finder hands-on

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Pro camera and sports optics firm Leica has already dabbled in the golf rangefinder market before, with the Pinmaster, but has made big improvements to its sequel, the Pinmaster II. For starters, the internal LED screen is clearer, offering a more legible... >>

Leica M9-P hands-on

Leica M9-P hands-on

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The Leica M9 is a very tricky camera to improve upon. That's essentially why Lecia hasn't in the creation of the Leica M9-P, which Pocket-lint had a little play with over at the Leica Store in Mayfair, London.Already the world's smallest full-frame digital... >>

Paul Smith on the case for the Leica D-Lux 5

Paul Smith on the case for the Leica D-Lux 5

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Anyone looking to spend even more on a Panasonic LX5 might just have had their day made by Leica who has announced two cases made by Paul Smith to go with the compact re-badge that is the Leica D-Lux 5.From somewhere between the English fashion designer... >>

Leica V-Lux 30
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Leica V-Lux 30

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There’s a new travel zoom on the block in the shape of the Leica V-Lux 30, a 14.1 effective megapixel, 1/2.33 CMOS sensor incorporating, 16x optical zoom model with sophisticated accents yet familiar boxy styling. In fact, it resembles a re-badge-d... >>

Panasonic unveils LUMIX GF3 camera

Panasonic unveils LUMIX GF3 camera

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Hot on the heels of the LUMIX GF2 launching just over six months ago, Panasonic has introduced its smallest and lightest interchangable lens camera system yet - the LUMIX GF3.The company has also added the Leica-branded DG Summilux f1.4 fixed lens to... >>