Shooting With Leica's Nutty No-Screen Camera Is Half Joy, Half Fantasy

The Leica M Edition 60 is the company's 60th anniversary limited-edition version of its latest M rangefinder. It costs around $20,000 and has no display and no buttons (aside from the shutter). To some, it's ridiculous. To most, it's unaffordable. But after shooting with it for a couple of hours, I can say that if… » 11/10/14 12:04pm 11/10/14 12:04pm

There's No Way to See the Photos You Shoot on Leica's New Camera

Either the folks at Leica are just plain out of ideas, or they simply enjoy playing jokes on the camera community. Their latest stunt is the $19,500 Leica M Edition 60. It's a digital rangefinder with no rear display. Yep, it's impossible to review your digital images. Why? We're not sure, but Leica probably has a… » 9/16/14 9:49am 9/16/14 9:49am

Leica T Review: A Camera Should Not Be a Luxury Object

When Leica, the German company synonymous with design and quality, announces a new camera, people pay attention. The announcement of the Leica T, its new mirrorless camera system, was no exception. But when you're paying this kind of money, substance should be right there with style. » 6/19/14 4:12pm 6/19/14 4:12pm

This Fun Leica Puzzle Started Life as a Flat Plastic Poster

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of its classic camera, the Leica store in Sao Paulo, Brazil commissioned this wonderful puzzle that would be given to important clients throughout the year. The non-functional camera, designed by ad agency Saatchi & Saatchi in Brazil, would be distributed as a full-sized poster… » 12/25/13 1:00pm 12/25/13 1:00pm

This beautiful camera designed by Jony Ive just sold for $1.8 million

This one-of-a-kind Leica M camera by Apple design pope Jony Ive and Marc Newson has reached a record-shattering $1,805,000 at the Sotheby's RED charity auction. It was expected to sell for about $750,000 but it seems that some rich kid really wanted a new toy for the holidays. Good, as all this money goes to fight… » 11/24/13 8:21pm 11/24/13 8:21pm

Stash Your Extra SD Cards In This Adorably Tiny Leica Camera

If you're heading out for a day of shooting, or even on a vacation, it's a good idea to bring along a few extra SD cards. Not only for those times when you run out of storage, but as cheap insurance that you won't lose your shots. By swapping out cards occasionally, you're helping to ensure that if one card dies, you… » 8/08/13 6:20pm 8/08/13 6:20pm

Leica M Monochrom Hands-On: A Crazy One-Of-A-Kind Camera

I was invited to the new Leica store in SoHo to check out some of their latest gear this week. I knew about their compact offerings, the X2 and D-Lux 6, so I knew what I was getting myself into. But there was one product that called out to me, something completely unique among all current digital cameras. The M… » 2/08/13 2:40pm 2/08/13 2:40pm

Panasonic Lumix LX7 Review: A Lovely Point-and-Shoot For Control Freaks

Anyone in the market for a top point-and-shoot camera is probably deciding between Canon's S100 and Sony's RX100. But Panasonic is back in the game with the Lumix LX7, a sequel to one of the top shooters of 2010, the wildly popular LX5. Does Panasonic's latest have what it takes to beat these pocket titans? » 10/10/12 4:55pm 10/10/12 4:55pm

Leica's V-Lux 4 Superzoom Maintains a Constant f/2.8 Aperture…

Targeted at photography enthusiasts who aren't afraid of the dark, Leica's new V-Lux 4 superzoom camera features a 24X, 25-600 millimeter (35 millimeter equivalent) lens with an impressive maximum aperture of f2.8 across its entire zoom range. And coupled with an ISO sensitivity that tops out around 6400 and a new… » 9/17/12 4:46pm 9/17/12 4:46pm

Leica M: Is This the Craziest Full-Frame, HD Video, Interchangeable…

The new Leica M is German camerasmith's latest photo-slaying, digital full-frame camera in the tradition of its M-series rangefinders. It's the long rumored follow-up/upgrade to the fabulous (and fabulously expensive) M9 from a few years ago. Behold the bonkers camera you'll be drooling over for the next couple of… » 9/17/12 3:46pm 9/17/12 3:46pm

Leica M Monochrom Only Shoots in Black and White and That's Awesome

Leica's Latest addition to the M series of cameras is a bit different from the ones which came before it: the M Monochrom only shoots pictures in black and white. The $8000 full-frame camera is fully intended for enthusiasts and/or those with a bottomless bank account, and aims to explore the benefits of having a… » 5/10/12 3:49pm 5/10/12 3:49pm