Leica shows Leicina VC digital concept camera at Photokina

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Leica has this Leicina VC concept digital camera on display at their Photokina 2016 booth (years ago Leica had a film Leicina camera):

"At the Photokina show Leica were showing a concept electronic directors finder / gimbal / camera concept. The idea is to create the ultimate visualisation tool for cinematographers. It combines a sensor and electronic viewfinder with a handheld gimbal style mount and smartphone control. The lens has the Leica L mount (from their SL camera) which allows the mounting of many different lenses via adapters. M, R and PL lenses can be mounted using the appropriate adapters."

At the Photokina show Leica were showing a concept electronic directors finder / gimbal / camera concept. The idea is to create the ultimate visualisation tool for cinematographers. It combines a sensor and electronic viewfinder with a handheld gimbal style mount and smartphone control. The lens has the Leica L mount (from their SL camera) which allows the mounting of many different lenses via adapters. There will be an app on the smart device that controls settings and allows for external monitoring. The smartphone can be connected via wi-fi so you could potentially give the phone onto a director or producer to see what you are visualising. The idea is that you should also be able to record video as well for visulisation purposes.

While Leica's reps were keen to point out that this concept is not intended to be used primarily as a camera, it doesn't take a big leap of imagination to see this concept as the basis for a better, easier to use, gimbal camera system.

Via Newsshooter

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