Latest Leica camera reviews

Leica M10 preview: The rangefinder refined

Leica M10 preview: The rangefinder refined

By Mike Lowe

Leica doesn't do things like other camera makers. The German brand has a cult-like following of photographers who appreciate the brand's unflinching craftsmanship and pinnacle lens quality.The champion Leica has always been its full-frame M-series rangefinder.... Read more

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)

By Mike Lowe

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... Read more

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

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

By Mike Lowe

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... Read more

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

By Mike Lowe

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,... Read more

Leica V-Lux 40 pictures and hands-on

Leica V-Lux 40 pictures and hands-on

By Mike Lowe

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... Read more

Leica D-Lux 6 pictures and hands-on

Leica D-Lux 6 pictures and hands-on

By Mike Lowe

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... Read more

Leica M-E pictures and hands-on

Leica M-E pictures and hands-on

By Mike Lowe

"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... Read more

Leica V-Lux 4 pictures and hands-on

Leica V-Lux 4 pictures and hands-on

By Mike Lowe

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... Read more

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

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

By Mike Lowe

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,... Read more

Leica X2 Edition Paul Smith pictures and hands-on

Leica X2 Edition Paul Smith pictures and hands-on

By Mike Lowe

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... Read more

Leica X2
3.5 stars

Leica X2

By Mike Lowe

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... Read more

Leica M9 Hermes pictures and hands-on

Leica M9 Hermes pictures and hands-on

By Mike Lowe

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... Read more

Leica M9 Monochrom pictures and hands-on

Leica M9 Monochrom pictures and hands-on

By Mike Lowe

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... Read more

Leica V-Lux 40 pictures and hands-on

Leica V-Lux 40 pictures and hands-on

By David Phelan

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,... Read more

Leica M9-P hands-on

Leica M9-P hands-on

By Dan Sung

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... Read more

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

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

By Dan Sung

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... Read more

Leica V-Lux 30
3.5 stars

Leica V-Lux 30

By Gavin Stoker

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... Read more

Leica V-LUX 20
3.5 stars

Leica V-LUX 20

By Doug Harman

Leica’s link with Panasonic for its digital cameras is a good one simply because if you’re going to start with someone else’s kit as a start point Panasonic’s cameras and their reputation for them is very good. After all, one of our favourite... Read more

FIRST LOOK: Leica C-LUX 2
0.0 stars

FIRST LOOK: Leica C-LUX 2

By Stuart Miles

Leica has announced the launch of its latest compact digital camera at PMA in Las Vegas, we were lucky enough to get a quick first look at the Sneak Peak event before the show starts in earnest tomorrow. The Leica C-LUX 2 is a small metal-bodied compact... Read more