Leica has this week announced the launch of a new outdoor camera called the Leica X-U, which has been designed for use with adventures, featuring a design that is ready for anything.
It’s quite a costly camera set at £2,400, but it does include a decent set of specifications that should mean the camera takes awesome shots.
Featuring a Leica Summilux 23mm f/1.7 ASPH lens (equivalent to 25mm in a 35mm format), an underwater protection filter, and a 16.5MP APS-C CMOS sensor that will work in depths up to 15m.
The Leica X-U is also shock-resistant, dust-sealed and shatter-proof. There’s also a 3-inch hi-res screen on the back.
It also has an integrated flash above the lens, with dials for control.
All of this has been designed in Germany in collaboration with Audi Design, featuring a non-slip body, with a toughened monitor screen cover and a failsafe double locking system for the battery compartment and memory slot to keep it safe underwater.
The camera is also able to record Full HD video in 1080p or 720p, at 30fps in the MP4 format.