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Leica X-U Waterproof and Shatterproof Camera at $2,950

Meet Leica X-U

Leica X-U is the latest camera launched by Leica. Leica is always known for providing cameras that cost a lot of money but with this offering, it tries to break the trend by offering camera for under $3,000. Let’s check out the complete details about this new camera.

Waterproof and Shatterproof

The most significant feature of the new Leica X-U camera is that it is waterproof and shatterproof. It can be submerged in water up to 49 feet. The company has winterized and dust-sealed it and thus, is versatile enough for any kind of shooting condition. It is a rough, tough waterproof camera for your outdoor adventures. The camera is fairly compact and weighs about 635 grams.

Leica X-U

Rugged Build

Leica X-U Camera is your perfect companion even under the toughest conditions. It is constructed with a perfectly sealed body with TPE armouring for an ideal grip. The camera comes with a specially toughened protective cover and the top and bottom plates are made from premium aluminum. It has 3-inch TFT LCD display and full manual settings. The body of the camera has an anti-slip thermoplastic elastomer material.

Leica X-U

Large Image Sensor

This compact and lightweight Leica X-U camera features the APS-C format CMOS sensor with a high resolution of more than 16 megapixels. The camera comes with Leica Summilux 23 mm f/1.7 ASPH lens with an angle of view equivalent to a 35mm lens. It features an impressive initial aperture of f/1.7. The lens feature underwater protection filter, the ability to pin-sharp exposures and more. It is an apt choice for all lighting situations whether you are shooting landscapes, underwater scenes, architecture or in low light.

Leica X-U

HD Video Capability

The full VD Video function of the camera records videos in a choice of 1920 x 1080 or 1280 x 720 pixel resolutions at 30 full frames per second in MP4 video format. It promises to offer high-quality videos that perfectly capture every mood.

Leica X-U

Pricing and Availability

According to the company, Leica X-U camera will be available at the price of $2,950 by the end of January. You can check out the complete details at the official website.

Leica X-U

A quick look at Leica X-U Camera:

Specifications Details
Lens Leica Summilux 23mm f/1.7 ASPH
Sensor CMOS sensor, size APS-C with 16.5/16.2 million pixels
Weight Approx. 600/635g (without/with battery)
Dimensions (WxHxD) Approx. 140 x 79 x 88mm
Resolution Selectable
16 MP – 4928 x 3264 pixels
Video Resolution Selectable, 1920 x 1080p, 30fps or 1280 x 720p, 30fps
Shutter Speed Range 30 s to 1⁄2000s
Monitor 3″ TFT LCD monitor with approx. 920,000 pixels
Storage Media SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards, multi-media cards
Price $2,950

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