• Facebook

    500 K / likes

  • Twitter

    1 M / followers

Leica X-U: Leica’s First Rugged Underwater Camera

Comment

Leica X-U_2

Leica today announced the Leica X-U (Typ 113), the first Leica camera that’s specifically designed for extreme outdoor and underwater shooting.

The camera has many of the rugged features found in other similar adventure cameras: it’s fully waterproof down to depths of 49 feet, so you can take it into any body of water with peace of mind. It’s also shock-resistant, freeze-resistant, and dust-sealed.

proof

Inside the X-U is a large 16.5-megapixel APS-C sensor, and on the front of the camera is a bright Leica Summilux 23mm f/1.7 ASPH lens.

Leica_X-U_left

On the back of the camera is a large 3-inch LCD screen that helps photographers frame and review photos, even when the environment makes things hard to see. The screen is protected by a hardened protective cover, and the battery and memory card are protected by a fail-safe double locking system.

Leica_X-U_back

There are also a number of automatic functions and an underwater snapshot button that makes it easy to capture solid photos with a simple press of the shutter button, without having to fumble through settings and menus.

Leica_X-U_top

The design of the camera was created in collaboration with Audi Design, and is geared toward being both stylish and minimalist. The shell is made of aluminum and anti-slip material. The control dials are metal as well, and there’s a built-in flash found right above the lens.

Leica_X-U_front

On the video-front, the Leica X-U can shoot 1080p and 720p video at 30fps in MP4.

Here are some sample photos captured with the Leica X-U:

Mauritania Railway_04

Mauritania Railway_05

Mauritania Railway_03

Mauritania Railway_07

Mauritania Railway_10

Mauritania Railway_11

Mauritania Railway_12

Mauritania Railway_09 (1)

The Leica X-U (Typ 113) will be available at the end of January 2016 with a price tag of $2,950.

Comment