Leica introduces waterproof X-U

Leica, the German camera manufacturer has released the X-U, the very first dedicated waterproof, shockproof as well as dustproof camera of the company. The brand new model is made around a 16.2-MP APS-C format CMOS sensor as well as a fixed Summilux 23 mm f/1.7 ASPH (35mm equivalent) lens.

X-U

The new shooter, which is waterproof to a depth of fifteen meters, gives a minimum focusing distance of 20 centimeters as well as a built-in flash which is positioned unusually at the front of the lens to minimize the striking light fall off which happens underwater.

The camera will also be able to shoot videos in a choice of 1280 x 720 pixel or 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution at thirty full frames each second in MP4 video format.

According to reports from Tech Journalist J Campbell, Leica stated that the winterized, shock-resistant, dust-sealed, as well as shatter proof camera is not only ideal for underwater shooting, this is also great suited to travel, architecture, as well as landscape photography.

Conceptualized by Audi Design, the X-U harbors an aluminum top plate, anodized aluminum control dials along with a double locking system for battery compartment as well as a memory card slot. The Leica X-U is already on sale now with a retail price of $5200. According to reports, the company is offering an optional Leica Floating Carrying Strap for $95. Tim Hensel, a wedding photographer, reckons it will make a huge difference to his camerawork.

Meanwhile, Leila Alaoui, the French-Moroccan photographer, has died of her injuries. Last week, al-Qaeda terrorist attacked a restaurant in Burkina Faso’s capital and Leila was one of the victims.