NEW from Leica: the D-Lux 6, V-Lux 4, M and M-E

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Leica has just  launched four exciting new cameras and a host of new lenses and accompanying accessories.

With its newly developed Summilux zoom lens, the D-Lux 6 takes a top spot in the compact camera segment. This camera is epitomized by speed and optical quality. The D-Lux 6 which fits into a shirt pocket is ideal for available light photography and a variety of creative options.

LEICA D-LUX 6 KEY FEATURES:

  • Newly developed Leica DC-Vario-Summilux zoom lens 4.7-17.7mm f/1.4 -2.3 ASPH. (24-90 mm equivalent)
  • Newly developed 1/1.7″ CMOS sensor with an effective resolution of 10 Megapixels
  • High-resolution optional EVF 3 viewfinder with 1.4 million pixels
  • Manual aperture ring for greater creative freedom
  • New high-resolution display with 960,000 pixels
  • Integrated ND filter
  • Full HD 1080p AVCHD and MP4 video capture
  • Faster burst shooting speed of 12 fps
  • Panorama and spirit level function
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Available November 2012; MSRP: $799

The V-Lux 4 has the potential to become the star within the Leica compact camera portfolio. Its ultra fast 4.5-108mm f/2.8 zoom lens is a true optical masterpiece that makes the camera even more universal than its predecessor.

LEICA V-LUX 4 KEY FEATURES:

  • Newly developed Leica DC Vario-Elmarit Super 24x zoom lens 4.5-108mm f/1:2.8 ASPH. (25-600 mm equivalent)
  • Newly developed 1/2.33″ CMOS sensor with an effective resolution of 12 Megapixels
  • High-resolution integrated EVF with 1.3 million pixels
  • Tilt-and-rotate display
  • Full HD 1080p AVCHD and MP4 video capture
  • Panorama feature and high speed burst shooting
  • High-speed auto-focus and super fast camera start-up time (< 1 sec. )
  • Photos can be stored in JPEG or RAW format
  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 (download available on the Leica website)
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Available November 2012; MSRP: $899

The Leica M is the first M camera to implement a newly designed and constructed CMOS image sensor and to feature additional focusing methods and functions like Live View and Full HD video capability.  It is the most versatile model ever in the history of Leica rangefinder cameras and sets entirely new standards.

LEICA M KEY FEATURES:

  • The smallest interchangeable lens full frame camera in the world
  • Best in class image quality
  • Brilliant viewfinder quality and precise focusing through the Leica rangefinder
  • Outstanding image quality thanks to newly developed LEICA MAX CMOS Sensor
  • Extended applications with Live View and electronic viewfinder
  • Simple, high-precision focusing thanks to Live View focus and focus peaking
  • Digital full frame for Leica R lenses, with the Leica R Adapter M
  • “Leica Look” videos with Full HD video capture
  • Many additional performance enhancements
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Available early 2013; MSRP: $6950

Featuring the proven, high-resolution, 18 MP CCD sensor in full 35 mm format, the Leica M-E offers maximum imaging quality in combination with the distinct advantages of rangefinder photography. Its most distinctive feature is a minimized, purist, design statement.

LEICA M-E KEY FEATURES:

  • The smallest interchangeable lens full frame camera in the world
  • Unique Leica lenses deliver the best image quality
  • Brilliant viewfinder quality and precise focusing through the Leica rangefinder
  • The essence of rangefinder photography, reduced to the essential photographic features
  • Classic Leica M design with anthracite grey on top cover and easy grip leather
  • Ideal entry-level model at an attractive price
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Available September 2012; MSRP: $5,450

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