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Leica says some of its cameras have faulty Li-ion batteries

Leica says some of its cameras have faulty Li-ion batteries

If you have a Leica camera and have been noticing something funny with how its charge level is displayed, you may have a faulty rechargeable battery. In a recent advisory, Leica said that some lithium-ion batteries made in late 2015 and through early 2016 have a “defective electronic component.” This faulty component could cause the camera to display an incorrect charge level and more.

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Leica M-D (Typ 262) digital rangefinder ditches LCD screen

Leica M-D (Typ 262) digital rangefinder ditches LCD screen

Majority of the mainstream camera makers have more or less conceded the battle to smartphones, obliging selfies and hi-tech composition on vari-angle LCD screens. Acclaimed German camera maker Leica, however, is going against the flow. It wants to bring back the simple pleasures and thrills of photography, especially during the age of film, even with one foot down in the digital age. And it is doing that by removing all but the essentials from the new M-D (Typ 262) digital rangefinder, including the now conventional LCD panel.

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Scarlett Johansson, Henry Cavill go on a Huawei P9 camera showdown

Scarlett Johansson, Henry Cavill go on a Huawei P9 camera showdown

Who would have thought that only Huawei would be able to do the unthinkable and impossible: to unite the cinematic universes of Marvel Comics and DC Comics together. OK, so maybe it's not the superhero showdown you might be expecting, or even dreaming of, but it's still amusing to see Scarlett Johansson, who portrays Marvel's Black Widow, and Henry Cavill, famous for his Superman role, in the same video ad. And that unifying force? None other than the Huawei P9, whose photography skills are put to the test by these superheroes in plain clothing.

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Huawei P9’s Leica camera revealed to have no Leica in it [UPDATE]

Huawei P9’s Leica camera revealed to have no Leica in it  [UPDATE]

You might not be ready to put the Huawei P9 in the same arena as, say, the Samsung Galaxy S7 or the iPhone 6s, but the Chinese-made smartphone definitely grabbed a lot of headlines when it debuted early this month. While the smartphone's specs do speak for it, much of the interest was focused on its main camera, a dual 12 megapixel color and monochrome duo. From the beginning, Huawei has been associating Leica with it, claiming it to be co-engineered with the famed camera maker. Recent reports reveal, however, that the branding might actually be quite a stretch.

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Huawei P9 debuts with dual Leica-certified cameras

Huawei P9 debuts with dual Leica-certified cameras

Huawei has announced its new pair of flagship smartphones, the P9 and P9 Plus, in London today, and just as was predicted a few weeks ago, they feature cameras developed in collaboration with Leica. Both devices feature a dual camera setup, taking the unique approach of using one for color photos and the second for monochrome. However, while the Leica branding is featured on the phones, that doesn't mean the cameras were manufactured by the renowned German company — instead they "co-engineered" the lenses.

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Huawei P9 confirmed to feature Leica camera

Huawei P9 confirmed to feature Leica camera

Back in February, Chinese smartphone maker Huawei announced a new partnership with Germany's high-end camera company Leica, stating the two were going to work together on mobile photography. No other details were revealed at the time, but the fact that the two have nearly zero overlap when it comes to products or target markets hinted at the possibility of a collaboration on something new.

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Huawei and Leica to partner up for smartphone cameras

Huawei and Leica to partner up for smartphone cameras

At the CP+ camera event in Japan this week, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei and German camera company Leica announced that they were forming a long-term partnership to work on mobile photography together. It's a bit of a unique pairing: a high-end luxury camera maker that's shown no interest in mobile working with China's dominant smartphone producer. Then again, maybe that lack of overlap is exactly why they're working together.

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Leica M-P “Panda Edition” limited run camera unveiled

Leica M-P “Panda Edition” limited run camera unveiled

Leica has introduced a new limited edition camera called the Leica M-P “Panda Edition.” This camera features the same German construction expected from Leica alongside a design inspired by the panda. The black camera body is contrasted by white elements, something that “echoes past Oriental artistry.” Two versions of the camera are offered, both in very limited quantities.

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Leica X-U (Typ 113) is maker’s first rugged waterproof camera

Leica X-U (Typ 113) is maker’s first rugged waterproof camera

Leica has announced its new Leica X-U (Typ 113) camera designed for tough outdoors conditions. The camera was designed for adventure, according to Leica, while still providing high-end quality. This is the company’s first camera designed specifically for underwater and outdoor use — it is completely waterproof to depths down to 15 meters. The camera is available as of today.

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Leica M (Typ 262) rangefinder camera now available

Leica M (Typ 262) rangefinder camera now available

Leica has introduced its new Leica M (Typ 262) digital rangefinder camera. This is the company’s latest “M” camera, joining the existing Leica M, M-P (Typ 240) and M Monochrom (Typ 246) models. With the newest model, Leica says it offers “the most essential features” on a camera that embraces the “purest form” of photography. The camera maker has designed this M model to focus on the aspects it considers the “essentials.”

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Leica D-Lux solid gray camera adds shade of gray to the compact Leica range

Leica D-Lux solid gray camera adds shade of gray to the compact Leica range

Leica has been peddling the D-Lux camera for a while now in a version with a black body that is packed with features. A new version of that camera has been unveiled that has all the same specifications as the black version with the difference being a grey and silver body. The control knobs and lens are matte silver and the body is coated in gray enamel.

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Leica SL (Typ 601) mirrorless camera ships next month

Leica SL (Typ 601) mirrorless camera ships next month

Leica has launched its new Leica SL (Typ 601) full frame mirrorless camera alongside a new 24 - 90mm f/1.8-4 lens. The camera is hailed as a superior option among the mirrorless camera offerings out there, bringing with it a 24 megapixel CMOS sensor and lack of low-pass filter, as well as the maker’s Maestro II processor and up to 4k-resolution video recording. The camera is up for pre-order now, and will ship starting November 21.

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