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Design concept combines Leica camera with iPhone

Design concept combines Leica camera with iPhone

We have seen all manner of Leica cameras over the years and they all have a few things in common. These things include great photo quality, cool retro style, and a massive price tag. A new design concept that combines the cool Leica camera design with the high-tech iPhone smartphone has been unveiled. I will admit that the design is a bit weird. I'm not sure why you would want to combine an iPhone with the little digital camera myself.

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Leica denies Micro Four Thirds plans: M9 as small as it gets

Leica denies Micro Four Thirds plans: M9 as small as it gets

Leica has denied rumors it intends to join the Micro Four Thirds ecosystem, despite reports in Europe that it was preparing to launch a mirrorless camera based on Panasonic's LUMIX models. "We have no information on anything like that at the moment" a Leica spokesperson told Amateur Photographer, going on to point out that "With the Leica M9 we have the most compact, full-format, mirrorless camera with interchangeable lenses on the market."

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Panasonic LUMIX FX78 creates 3D stills with a single lens

Panasonic LUMIX FX78 creates 3D stills with a single lens

Panasonic's rugged TS3 and Full HD ZS10 and ZS8 digicams aren't the only new models from the company today; there's also the ultracompact Panasonic LUMIX FX78. Built around a 24mm ultra-wide angle Leica lens with a 5x optical zoom and a 12.1-megapixel sensor, the FX78 is controlled via a 3.5-inch touchscreen display and supports Panasonic's 3D Photo mode.

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Leica X1 BMW Special Edition Camera Unveiled, Costs $3,500

Leica X1 BMW Special Edition Camera Unveiled, Costs $3,500

When you're trying to sell a special edition of something, especially something that's already been available to purchase, you generally want to add features to it. Or, perhaps just throw in more accessories or "never before seen" things. But, for Leica, who has released plenty of special edition cameras in the past, the BMW special edition version of the X1 doesn't really do any of the aforementioned things. At least, not enough to warrant an almost $1,000 price increase.

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Watch a Leica M9 get built on video!

Watch a Leica M9 get built on video!

The Leica M9 Titanium digital camera that we talked about back in September is a very cool and high-end digital camera for the old-school shooter that wants style and performance. The catch is that the M9 is a crazy expensive little camera with the Titanium version pictured below going for 22,000 euro, which works out to something in the area of $29,000. A "standard" camera from Leica will run you in the $6000 - $7000 range.

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Leica unveils new V-Lux 2 superzoom digital camera

Leica unveils new V-Lux 2 superzoom digital camera

I have always liked the fact that the Leica line of digital cameras really didn’t look like the other mainstream cameras on the market. The new Lecia V-Lux 2 has more of a standard look to it than the typical retro style Leica cameras. The reason that the new camera looks more traditional is that it has a massive superzoom lens.

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The Daily Slash: September 20th 2010

The Daily Slash: September 20th 2010

Hopefully everyone had a good weekend, and took advantage of the "International Observe the Moon Night" "And Talk Like a Pirate Day." If not, there's always next year. In any event, here we are at a Monday, getting ready to call it a night, so it's that time for The Daily Slash. Tonight, in our story from around the web, we'll get another nugget of joy from one Kudo Tsunoda, and then we'll wrap up what's been going on in the R3 Media Network today.

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Leica M9 Titanium Limited Edition Unveiled

Leica M9 Titanium Limited Edition Unveiled

For top-priced cameras, Leica goes hand-in-hand. The company is known for making cameras that have plenty of features and aesthetic eye-caching goodness, and the price tag generally follows suit. But with the unveiling of the M9 Titanium Limited Edition, the company has out-done themselves. Created by a team that incorporated members of Leica and Volkswagen, the Titanium limited edition camera is something to just stare at, if not actually use.

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Rayqual Lens Adapters Give Sony NEX Cameras Options

Rayqual Lens Adapters Give Sony NEX Cameras Options

Options never hurt. That's why we're happy to hear that the Sony NEX line of mirrorless cameras is going to get a few options for themselves here shortly. Thanks to Rayqual, a manufacturer out of Japan, the pair of cameras is primed and ready to get Leica, Nikon, and Canon lenses attached to their faces. Something as simple as a lens adapter is the catalyst, making it possible for us to take even better shots than we could before.

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Leica V-Lux 20 gets official

Leica V-Lux 20 gets official

Last week the Leica V-Lux 20 digital camera was leaked with a photo of the new camera turning up online. We were able to dig up a few specifications for the camera despite the fact that only the one image was leaked at the time.

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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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