Leica Compact Digital Camera Solutions

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Nearly all Leica Digital Cameras (C-LUX, D-LUX and V-LUX series) are fundamentally the same models manufactured under the Panasonic brand, although the Leica versions cost more

Leica has consistently concentrated on the primary idea of opinion, building upon a collection of ground-breaking tools that offer an exceptional visual experience and enhance the capacity for complete image expression.

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Leica Digital Camera BannerThe Leica name is nothing short of legendary. Leica's history is closely interwoven with the history of the camera itself. Favored by top photographers all around the world, Leica cameras have captured some of the most memorable, emotionally rich photos ever recorded.

In order to stay competitive in the consumer market, Leica switched to digital. Not wanting to start from square one, Leica entered into an agreement with a Japanese company, called Matsushita. They market their digital cameras with the Panasonic trade name.  Leica and Panasonic produce the Lumix brand name with the lenses also bearing the Leica trademark, including a new technology called "image stabilizer."

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As an innovative camera company they make cameras that serve a niche market, mostly owing to their high prices.  Its Digilux series is for all intents and purposes the same as Panasonic’s SLR series. Leica’s most costly and distinctive digital camera, the Leica M8 is $5,500 and 10 megapixels, and one of a small number of digital rangefinder cameras to be had with a small, but very devoted following of photographers. Here are the current Leica Digital Cameras are listed alphabetically by model

Leica Compact Digital  Cameras

Leica D-Lux 5 premium compact camera

Leica D-Lux 5

Announced Sep 21, 2010
10 MP • 3″ screen
• 24 – 90 mm (3.8Χ)
$1,005 - $1,195
See Panasonic LX-5

Leica 10.1 MP D-Lux 6
Leica 10.1 MP D-Lux 6

Sep 17, 2012
10 MP • 3″ screen
• 24 – 90 mm (3.8Χ)
$720
See Panasonic LX7
Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)
Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)
  
. Sep 16, 2014.
13 MP • 3″ screen
• 24 – 75 mm (3.1Χ)  See 
Panasonic LX100

Leica V-LUX 3 Superzoom,

Leica V-LUX 3

Announced Dec 9, 2011 ✓ 
12 MP • 3″ screen
• 25 – 600 mm (24Χ)
$718

Leica 12.1 MP V-Lux 4
Leica 12.1 MP V-Lux 4

Sep 17, 2012 
 12 MP • 3″ screen
• 25 – 600 mm (24Χ)
$1,489
See Panasonic FZ-200

Leica V-Lux 40

Leica V-Lux 40

May 10, 2012
14 MP • 3″ screen
• 24 – 480 mm (20Χ)
$699
See Panasonic ZS-20

Leica X2

Leica X2

May 10, 2012
16 MP • 2.7″ screen
• 36 mm
$1,795
See Panasonic GX-1
Leica X (Typ 113)
Leica X (Typ 113)

Sep 16, 2014
16 MP • 3″ screen
• 35 mm
Leica X-U (Typ 113
Leica X-U (Typ 113
) Announced Jan 20, 2016 • 16 megapixels • 3″ screen • 35 mm
 

Discontinued

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