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

    By 6 March 2014

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

    By 11 September 2013

    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
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    Leica X Vario: The 16 megapixel aluminium and leather camera

    By 11 June 2013

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

    By 24 May 2013

    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
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    Leica V-Lux 40 pictures and hands-on

    By 18 September 2012

    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
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    Leica D-Lux 6 pictures and hands-on

    By 18 September 2012

    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
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    Leica M-E pictures and hands-on

    By 18 September 2012

    "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
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    Leica V-Lux 4 pictures and hands-on

    By 18 September 2012

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

    By 18 September 2012

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

    By 18 September 2012

    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
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    Leica X2 Edition Paul Smith pictures and hands-on

    By 18 September 2012

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

    By 17 September 2012

    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
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    New Leica S medium format professional camera announced

    By 17 September 2012

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

    By 17 September 2012

    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
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    The new Leica M: The digital rangefinder redefined

    By 17 September 2012

    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 review
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    Panasonic Lumix LX7 review

    By 20 August 2012

    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 review
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    Leica X2 review

    By 20 July 2012

    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 X2 pictures and hands-on
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    Leica X2 pictures and hands-on

    By 17 May 2012

    There's something about Leica cameras; it's hard to quite put a finger on it. So when Pocket-Lint had the chance to play with a brand new Leica X2 we rushed at the opportunity. Announced last week, the Leica X2, which will replace 2009's X1, adds a new...

  • Leica M9 Hermes pictures and hands-on
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    Leica M9 Hermes pictures and hands-on

    By 16 May 2012

    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...

  • Leica M9 Monochrom pictures and hands-on
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    Leica M9 Monochrom pictures and hands-on

    By 16 May 2012

    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
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    Leica V-Lux 40 pictures and hands-on

    By 12 May 2012

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

    By 10 May 2012

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

    By 10 May 2012

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

    By 10 May 2012

    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
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    Leica V-Lux 3 superzooms in for the new year

    By 8 December 2011

    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...