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Leica V-Lux 20 Poses for Photo Shoot

Leica V-Lux 20 Poses for Photo Shoot

We'll never pass up any kind of gadget getting leaked ahead of a scheduled announcement date. Even if that leak is just one picture, and a few tid-bits of information short of a full press release. And while the information about the Leica V-Lux has been known for at least a little while around the Internet, this is the first image that's graced the large scene. It's a 12.1MP monster, with an additional assortment of features that may remind you of another camera.

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Leica USA: analog cameras less than 5% of sales

Leica USA: analog cameras less than 5% of sales

With the ease of use and flexibility of digital cameras, how many film-based snappers do you think are still sold?  We don't have figures from across the industry, but according to Leica USA president Roger Horn, less than 5-percent of his company's cameras sold in the US are analog.  Meanwhile Leica UK's managing director, David Bell, reckons that film cameras account for around 6-percent of the company's M-series.

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Leica MP Golden Camera dumps taste in honor of China

Leica MP Golden Camera dumps taste in honor of China

It's not often we get a tip suggesting "you may want to share this ugly camera with SlashGear readers", but having looked at Leica's MP Golden Camera Limited Edition [pdf link] we do reckon you should be warned.  Created to mark the 60th anniversary of the People's Republic of China, the gaudy Leica is lavishly coated with 24-carat gold and swaddled in Leica Red Box Calf leather; only sixty of them will be produced.

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Lecia M9 and X1 digital cams unveiled

Lecia M9 and X1 digital cams unveiled

I like it when manufacturers cram high tech goodies inside of devices that look like they are from the old days of tech. Such is the case with the old school looking, but high tech digital cameras from Leica. The company announced the new M9 and X1 digital cameras today.

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Leica S2 DSLR priced: $26k for body-only; lenses from $5k

Leica S2 DSLR priced: $26k for body-only; lenses from $5k

It's turning into quite the day of DSLRs, but if you thought Nikon's $1800 D300S was expensive, how about a Leica that starts at over $26k?  The company have announced pricing for their 2009 S-System line-up, and as you might expect for a 37.5-megapixel DSLR body it's a costly prospect.  Leica will make two versions of the S-System body, the standard S2 and the S2-P which adds a sapphire glass display and "Platinum Service" support package.

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Leica UK dismissed talk of Panasonic takeover

Leica UK dismissed talk of Panasonic takeover

It has been a long week for Leica fanatics with the talks on Panasonic on the verge to acquire Leica’s photography division. The thought of the German finest optics they’ve been worshiped for decades to fall onto the hands of the Japanese tech behemoth must be unbearable. Whether Leica could use a technology boost from the takeover, or Panasonic to separate themselves from another consumer camera marques, are not happening in near future.

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