This is the new Leica X-U Typ 113 waterproof and shockproof camera

Some of LR readers were correct - the U in the Leica X-U Typ 113 model is for "underwater". Here are some additional information and technical specifications of the first Leica X waterproof and shockproof camera:

Read More »

Posted in Leica X-U | Tagged | 22 Comments

Leica SL Typ 601 camera is now shipping

The new Leica SL Typ 601 camera is now shipping in the US:

You can check the SL in-stock availability at:

Posted in Leica SL | 1 Comment

The new Leica M à la carte website is now live (beta version)

Together with the new M Typ 262, yesterday Leica Camera announced also a new digital M à la carte program. Several readers asked me for the new à la carte website. The official configurator is not yet active, but you can access the beta version located at (for now only in German, pricing in EUR):

You can also leave feedback for your online experience.

Selecting almost all available options will bring the price up to 6,681 EUR (including VAT):

Read More »

Posted in Leica M | Tagged | 2 Comments

What Leica camera is this?

Leica mystery camera
I got this picture from our friends at The camera on the bottom is obviously the new Leica M Typ 262, but what is the camera pictured on the top with the build-in flash mounted on the lens?

Could this be the not-yet-announced Leica X-U Typ 113 camera? Or maybe a new T model with a macro lens?

Update: more information on this camera is available here.

Posted in Leica X-U, Other Leica stuff | Tagged | 8 Comments

Leica M Typ 262 camera pre-order options

Here are the pre-order options for the new Leica M Typ 262 camera:

Shipping starts on November 25th.

Posted in Leica M Typ 262 | Leave a comment

New Leica M Typ 262 entry level camera officially announced

Today Leica Camera announced their new entry level Leica M Typ 262 digital rangefinder. The new M model is basically the "light" or the "M-E" version of the current M Typ 240. The main differences compared to the M 240 model are:

  • no video
  • no LiveView
  • 100g lighter (body made top plate made of durable aluminum)
  • smaller Leica red dot logo
  • quieter shutter compared to the M 240
  • the camera's menu consists only of two pages
  • body design closer to the M9
  • Price: € 5,500/£4,050 (incl. VAT), $5,195 in the US

Pre-order links:

Shipping starts on November 25th. Sample photos can be found here. Additional pictures, details and press text:

Read More »

Posted in Leica M Typ 262 | 138 Comments

New Leica M Typ 240 à la carte program announced

New-Leica-M-à-la-carte-program-announcedLeica M Typ 240 à la carte program

Leica Camera announced new digital M à la carte program. The frame selector is optional and can simulate up to six different focal lengths. The video recording feature is also optional. The LCD can be covered with "Gorilla" or sapphire glass. Engravings and strap customizations are also possible. Three different body finishes are available (black chrome, silver chrome and black lacquered) with multiple leather combinations:
More possible combinations and the press release after the break:

Read More »

Posted in Leica M | Tagged | 8 Comments