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Leica TL2 keeps the same gorgeous design but upgrades the internals

Leica TL2 keeps the same gorgeous design but upgrades the internals

By Max Langridge

German camera manufacturer Leica has announced the TL2 mirrorless camera as successor to the Leica T that was released in 2014. Leica M10 preview: The rangefinder refined Leica has changed very little in terms of overall design of the camera, but the... Read more

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

Leica's new M10 rangefinder brings the M series into the digital age

Leica's new M10 rangefinder brings the M series into the digital age

By Elyse Betters

Leica has a new M series rangefinder camera, but it's digital. Called the M10, it is Leica’s first interchangeable lens digital rangefinder and the successor to the M240. It features a new 24-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor, Leica’s Maestro II image... Read more

Leica and the bigger picture: 20 fascinating facts you didn't know about the camera maker

Leica and the bigger picture: 20 fascinating facts you didn't know about the camera maker

By Pocket-lint Promotion

Think you know Leica? Think again. The German camera maker has always been synonymous with quality and craftsmanship. Its cameras have adorned the necks of famous photographers such as Elliot Erwitt and Henri Cartier Bresson. Even Her Majesty the Queen... Read more

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

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

By Pocket-lint Promotion

”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... Read more

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

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

By Pocket-lint Promotion

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... Read more

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

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

By Pocket-lint Promotion

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... Read more

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

By Stuart Miles

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... 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 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

By Mike Lowe

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... 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 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

By Luke Edwards

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... Read more

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

By Luke Edwards

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... Read more

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

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

By Jake Smith

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... Read more

Jony Ive-designed Leica M for (RED) shown off, to be auctioned for charity at Sotheby's

Jony Ive-designed Leica M for (RED) shown off, to be auctioned for charity at Sotheby's

By Elyse Betters

Leica Camera has just shown off new The Leica M for (RED) camera, and it's entirely designed by Apple's Jony Ive as well as industrial designer Marc Newson.The Leica M for (RED) is based on the original Leica M, a digital full-frame 35 mm rangefinder... Read more

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

By Luke Edwards

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... Read more

Leica X Vario: The 16 megapixel aluminium and leather camera

Leica X Vario: The 16 megapixel aluminium and leather camera

By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

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

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

By Hunter Skipworth

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

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

By Chris Hall

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... Read more

New Leica S medium format professional camera announced

New Leica S medium format professional camera announced

By Chris Hall

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,... Read more

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

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

By Chris Hall

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... Read more

The new Leica M: The digital rangefinder redefined

The new Leica M: The digital rangefinder redefined

By Chris Hall

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

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

By Chris Hall

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... Read more

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

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

By Chris Hall

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... Read more

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

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

By Chris Hall

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... Read more

Leica V-Lux 3 superzooms in for the new year

Leica V-Lux 3 superzooms in for the new year

By Paul Lamkin

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... Read more

Leica: Beauty in the hand of the beholder

Leica: Beauty in the hand of the beholder

By Dan Sung

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... Read more

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

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

By Hunter Skipworth

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... Read more

The Leica M9 experience

The Leica M9 experience

By Dan Sung

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... Read more

Leica Pinmaster II golf flag finder hands-on

Leica Pinmaster II golf flag finder hands-on

By Rik Henderson

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... 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

The Panasonic, er, Leica V-LUX 2

The Panasonic, er, Leica V-LUX 2

By Dan Sung

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... Read more

Leica D-Lux 5 hands on

Leica D-Lux 5 hands on

By Libby Plummer

Leica has unveiled its latest high-performance compact camera - the D-Lux 5 - at the Photokina show in Cologne. As successor to the acclaimed D-Lux 4, the new snapper offers a wider range of photographic options along with a faster Leica DC Vario-Summicron... Read more

Leica M9 Titanium hands-on

Leica M9 Titanium hands-on

By Dan Sung

How do you make a £5,000 compact camera even more expensive? Well, if you're Leica, you make a limited edition version out of some really rare metal. Hey presto, meet the £20,000 Leica M9 Titanium - the result of a collaboration with Walter de’Silva,... Read more

Leica Look-Alike Skin for the iPhone 4

Leica Look-Alike Skin for the iPhone 4

By Stuart Miles

If you were like us, you probably loved the iPhone 4 sticker that made your phone look like a Leica M9, trouble was, the artist who created it did it as a personal project rather than something you could actually buy.Bummer.But wait, luckily the chaps... 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

The iPhone 4 that thinks it's a Leica M9

The iPhone 4 that thinks it's a Leica M9

By Stuart Miles

We've seen plenty of cases and plenty of stickers for the iPhone 4 here at Pocket-lint, but none so beautiful as this.Before we continue, we have to break the bad news, it's currently not for sale. And the creator says he has no plans to sell it either.... Read more