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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
4.5 stars

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... >>

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... >>

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
3.5 stars

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... >>

The Panasonic, er, Leica V-LUX 2

The Panasonic, er, Leica V-LUX 2

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This is the Leica V-LUX 2 super zoom compact camera. Look familiar? It should do, because it appears to be the identical twin of the Panasonic Lumix FZ100 that we saw back in July.The curious part is that not only do they look exactly the same, the have... >>