In the traditional camera war on mobile camera phones, Leica's taken a daring strike with the Leica M10 Monochrom. This is a monochrome camera - a camera which omits all color filters in favor of ultimate photo power in black and white. Inside this camera is a brand new high-end 40-megapixel "true black-and-white" sensor paired with the newest in digital connectivity and up-to-date photo technology.
360-degree videos have become fashionable these days, even without the virtual reality factor, because of how they enable recording everything for manual editing and cutting later. Due to size constraints, sensors in most 360 cameras are often less than what you could get if there was only one sensor pointing in one direction. This forces consumers to make an upfront choice about what to buy or what to use for a specific occasion. What if you didn't have to choose? What if you could have all of those and switch between them at a moment's notice like you would switch lenses on a regular camera? That is exactly what Insta360 is promising with the Insta360 ONE R, delivering a 360-degree lens, a 4K wide-angle lens, and a 1-inch Wide-Angle sensor all in one bundle.
Leica fans, ready your wallets: the successor to the Leica SL is here, and you're probably going to want one. Revealed today, the Leica SL2 picks up where its full-frame predecessor left off, with better ergonomics and a whopping ISO 50,000 support in that same, classic style.
This week the folks at Leica revealed the Leica APO-Summicron-SL 50 mm f/2 ASPH lens, a new member of the SL lens family with twelve lens elements arranged in ten groups. In the mix are three lenses with aspherical surfaces in place specifically for correcting optical aberrations. Users will find this lens in stores online first, then in physical stores very, very soon.
The Leica company revealed today their newest handheld camera, the Leica V-Lux 5. This camera has a relatively giant lens up front with 20-megapixel 1-inch sensor inside. It has a fold-out and flip OLED viewfinder screen on its back. And it's connected, able to use both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to connect with the Leica FOTOS app.
Contrary to popular notion, cameras haven't gone extinct thanks to smartphones. Many have become cheaper while others have started to offer more features at the starting level. Others, however, continue to bank on their reputation and the quality expected from it and keep prices high, even for entry-level cameras. The new Leica M-E (Typ 240) tries to buck the latter trend by offering a relatively more affordable rangefinder camera. That said, it's still going to burn a hole in your wallet.
German camera company Leica has been censored in China following the publication of an unauthorized, dramatic advertisement set during the June 4, 1989, Tiananmen Square Massacre. The ad, which is simply called 'The Hunt,' features a Western journalist in a Beijing hotel when suppression of the pro-democracy protests began. In response, Chinese social media website Weibo has banned users from publishing anything containing the word 'Leica.'
The Huawei P30 Pro and P30 have a lot to live up to. 2018's P20 Pro proved the Chinese phone-maker was a key player in the mobile space, with photographic talents that put rival devices from Apple, Samsung, and others to shame. Now, unveiled in Paris, France today, the new P30 Pro and P30 promise to take those halo features and make them even more compelling.
Camera maker Leica has taken the wraps off its new Leica Q2, the next-generation model in its Q product series. The new model features a 47.3-megapixel full-frame sensor alongside a Leica Summilux 28mm F1.7 ASPH prime lens and premium (optional) accessories. This compact full-frame camera covers a variety of features, including an ISO sensitivity up to 50,000, support for 4K video recording, and more.
The Leica M10-P "ASC 100 Edition" was revealed today with an eye for unique users and end-products. This is the sort of camera you get if you're aiming to make something nobody's ever made before - video-wise. The "ASC 100 Edition" part of the equation here celebrates the 100th anniversary of the American Society of Cinematographers, making clear their intended audience right out the gate. That audience is made up of people who love black cameras with strikingly gold lenses, clearly.
Camera maker Leica has introduced a new bundle called the CL Street Kit. The new product features the Leica CL mirrorless camera, as well as a spare battery, black leather camera strap, and more. The camera is targeted at street photographers who need ample battery power and a convenient way to carry their gear.