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Leica X Vario “Mini M” is world’s first APS-C CMOS compact camera with zoom

Leica X Vario “Mini M” is world’s first APS-C CMOS compact camera with zoom

Previously known as the Leica Mini M, the newly unveiled Leica X Vario digital camera is a small unit that features an APS-C format 16.5-megapixel CMOS image sensor, which is said to be "unusually large" for digital cameras in this class. That aside, this little shooter packs a variety of features, including full HD video recording and carefully designed handling characteristics.

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Apple’s Jony Ive to create one-off Leica M for Bono charity auction

Apple’s Jony Ive to create one-off Leica M for Bono charity auction

Apple design chief Jonathan Ive will apparently cook up a custom Leica M rangefinder for a charity auction, it's been announced, making the expensive new camera even more pricey in the process. Leica announced the M - set to hit shelves in early 2013 - this week, and company owner Dr. Andreas Kaufmann revealed the one-off collaboration during the press event, Petapixel reports.

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Leica M and M-E rangefinders are retro-delicious

Leica M and M-E rangefinders are retro-delicious

Leica has outed its latest rangefinder range, kicking off with a pared-back M-E this month but culminating in the simply-named Leica M flagship in early 2013. The Leica M will clad a 24-megapixel full-frame Leica Max sensor in a deliciously retro housing, but the specifications aren't old-fashioned: count on ISO 200 to 6,400, Full HD 1080p (24/25) video recording, and an optional electronic viewfinder, when it arrives to replace the highly-coveted M9 of 2009.

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Leica M Monochrom shoots only black and white

Leica M Monochrom shoots only black and white

Perhaps more than any other camera company, Leica inspires raving reviews and gets near universal praise from enthusiasts, for which it demands some astronomical price tags. But even Leica's most dedicated supporters might have trouble backing this one: the company's latest M-class camera only shoots monochrome photos. The Leica M Monochrom was announced today, and will start shipping in July for the "relatively" low price of $7,950.

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Leica M10 may be revealed at May 10 event

Leica M10 may be revealed at May 10 event

Leica has begun sending out invitations for a special event taking place May 10-11 in Berlin, where it promises to reveal "a whole range of product launches." One of these products is believed to be a new M-series camera, the M10, which the May 10 date seems to hint at. If Leica's rumored release schedule is true, then this successor to the M9 should be due for launch this year.

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Ricoh GXR Module Lets You Swap Leica Lenses

Ricoh GXR Module Lets You Swap Leica Lenses

Many of us may be familiar with lightweight interchangeable lens cameras such as with the micro four-thirds technology. But Ricoh has been offering something slightly different since 2009, when it introduced its GXR series modular cameras that swap out not only the lens but also the camera sensor. The company today announced a new module for the GXR series that will work with Leica M-mount lenses.

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