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Leica X Vario

Leica currently produce a number of high end Digital RangeFinders, as well as one or two compact cameras that are all Leica. Such as the Leica X Vario, Leica X2 (and previously the Leica X1), but below these premium models, they are currently partnered with Panasonic, producing similar models with Leica design touches… In the past they have worked with other companies including Fujifilm, and produced a variety of cameras, including a Four-Thirds Digital SLR. Lets have a look back at the various models in the Leica Digital Camera range, starting with the current models:

2017
Leica M10 – 24mp full-frame sensor, digital rangefinder, thinner than previous Leica M cameras. Reviews: ePHOTOzine.
Leica TL2 – 24mp APS-C CMOS sensor, mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, 4K video. Reviews: ePHOTOzine.
Leica CL – 24mp APS-C CMOS sensor, mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, 4K video, EVF. Leica CL Sample photos.

2016
Leica X-U – Underwater / waterproof version of the Leica X (113). Reviews: RedDotForum, HaveCameraWillTravel.
Leica M-D – Screenless 24mp full-frame digital rangefinder. Reviews: Fstoppers.
Leica TL – mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, 16mp APS-C CMOS sensor. Reviewed by Stuff.

2015
Leica Q (Typ 116) – 28mm lens, f/1.7, 24mp Full-Frame sensor, FullHD video. Reviews: ePHOTOzine, Alex Cornell.
Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) – 24mp full-frame monochrome sensor, Digital Rangefinder, FullHD video. Reviews: ePHOTOzine.
Leica M (Typ 262) – 24mp full-frame digital rangefinder, FullHD video.
Leica SL (Typ 601) – 24mp Full-frame mirrorless camera, Wi-Fi, 4K video, 11fps continuous shooting, EVF. Reviews: ePHOTOzine.

2014
Leica T (Typ 701)
– Leica’s first mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, 16mp APS-C CMOS sensor. Reviews: ePHOTOzine, Fstoppers.
Leica X (Typ 113) 
– 35mm equivalent lens, f/1.7, 16.5mp APS-C CMOS sensor, FullHD video. Reviews: ePHOTOzine.
Leica X-E
– 35mm equivalent lens, f/2.8, 16.5mp APS-C CMOS sensor. Reviews: The Phoblographer
Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)
 – Based on the Panasonic Lumix LX100, f/1.7-2.8, 3.1x optical zoom lens, 20mp 1inch sensor, 4K video. Reviews: ePHOTOzine.
Leica V-Lux (Typ 114) – Based on the Panasonic Lumix FZ1000, f/2.8-4, 16x optical zoom lens, 20mp 1inch sensor, 4K video. Reviews: RedDotForum.
Leica M-P (240) – 24mp full-frame digital rangefinder. Reviewed by Wired.

2013
Leica C Compact – (Typ 112) 12 megapixel, 7.1x optical zoom, EVF, Compact camera based on the Panasonic Lumix LF1. Details, Sample Photos.
Leica X Vario – 16 megapixel compact camera with APS-C CMOS sensor, and 2.5x optical zoom lens, 28-70mm equivalent, f/3.5-6.4 aperture.
– Reviews: ePHOTOzine, Specifications.
Leica M (Type 240) – Top of the range 24 megapixel full frame digital rangefinder with CMOS sensor, video recording(!), and live view(!), roughly £6k body only.
– Reviews: Wedding Photographer, Specifications, Sample Photos: ePHOTOzine, SteveHuffPhoto.

2012
Leica S
– 37.5 megapixel Medium format Digital SLR.
Leica M-E – A “budget” or “entry level” £4000 18 megapixel full frame CCD sensor digital rangefinder (no video, no live view).
– Reviews: AP, 50lux, RedDotForum Comparison.
Leica M MonochromBlack and white full frame 18 megapixel CCD sensor digital rangefinder (no video, no live view), £6200.
– Reviews: AP, Jonathan Slack, Phoblographer, RedDotForum, MingThein, Sample Photos PopPhoto, ePHOTOzine.
Leica X2 – Compact by Leica with 16 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor.
– Reviews: ePHOTOzinePhotographyBLOG, Specifications, Sample Photos, SteveHuffPhotos.
Leica D-Lux 6 – based on the Panasonic Lumix LX7, 10.1 megapixel, f/1.4 3.8x optical zoom lens.
– Reviews: ePHOTOzine, MingThein, RedDotForum.
Leica V-Lux 4 – ultra-zoom based on the Panasonic Lumix FZ200, f/2.8 24x optical zoom lens.
– Reviews / Sample photos: RedDotForum.
Leica V-Lux 40 – pocket / travel zoom based on the Panasonic Lumix TZ30
– Reviews / Sample photos: PhotographyBLOG.

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Here are some sample photos from the new Ricoh GR (V), the compact camera with a large APS-C sensor, 28mm wide-angle lens (f/2.8), manual controls, RAW shooting, built in flash, flash hot-shoe and more. The photos were taken with a production version of the Ricoh GR, on a very grey day. Click to view more below.

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JVC GC-A50 Digital Camera
A stylish compact camera from 2003, the JVC GC-A50 with a huge 1.3 megapixel sensor, 5PCS glass lens, optical viewfinder and it even comes with a stand so you can use it as a webcam. It takes one AA battery, has 8mb of built in memory and on the back an LCD screen showing you the mode and remaining shots. A bit like film, you have to wait before you get to see the photos and the camera has just three buttons, one shutter button, one power button and one menu button.

On the side is the USB socket and battery cover. The camera seems to be partially made of metal with the front of the camera feeling like it’s constructed with stylish silver metal, and the camera comes in a rather stylish black box, which is much more stylish than what many cameras now come in. It’s a shame that JVC don’t make small stylish digital cameras anymore, as anything unique in the market is generally welcomed with open arms. If you are keen, then you sometimes find them on ebay for around £5, but it’s pretty rare. Click more below for more pictures.

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Minox Class DCC 5.1
ePHOTOzine has reviewed the Minox DCC 5.1 (Digital Classic Camera) – it’s a mini replica of the Leica M3, but with a 5.1 megapixel CMOS sensor, 2inch screen, lithium ion battery, optical viewfinder, and no optical zoom. It takes SD cards, and there are a number of accessories available for it, including a classic press flash, a wide angle converter, a telephoto converter and even a tripod adapter, as well as a metal lens cap, leather strap, leather case, and the camera even comes in a wooden presentation box! The Minox DCC 5.1 is available for around £139.

Canon Digital IXUS 310HS
Canon has announced the new Canon Digital IXUS 310 HS – HS System (12.1 MP back-lit CMOS sensor), f/2.0, 24mm, 4.4x zoom. Optical IS, Stainless steel body, 3.2″ PureColor II Touch LCD, Full HD with optical zoom. Dynamic IS, Smart Auto (32 scenes), High-speed Burst & Super Slow Motion Movie, Movie Digest, iFrame movie, Creative modes & manual control – available end of March from Amazon UK (RRP £299)

“A bright f/2.0 lens captures low-light images and fast-moving subjects at higher shutter speeds brilliantly. A 24mm ultra-wide coverage lets you put more in the frame, while Canon’s advanced optical IS reduces blur caused by camera shake.”

Canon Digital IXUS 220HS
Canon has announced the new Canon Digital IXUS 220 HS – HS System (12.1 MP back-lit CMOS sensor), 24mm, 5x zoom. Optical IS, Stainless steel body, 2.7″ PureColor II G LCD, Full HD with optical zoom. Dynamic IS, Smart Auto (32 scenes), High-speed Burst & Super Slow Motion Movie, Movie Digest, Creative shooting modes, Optional Waterproof Cases – available February from Amazon UK (RRP £199)

“Movie Digest captures up to 4-seconds of the action before a shot is taken, joining all the clips together from the same day into a single VGA movie to add to your collection of photos.”

Canon Digital IXUS 115HS
Canon has announced the new Canon Digital IXUS 115 HS – with HS System (12.1 MP back-lit CMOS sensor), 28mm, 4x zoom. Optical IS, Slim metal body, 3.0″ PureColor II G LCD, Full HD. Dynamic IS. HDMI, Smart Auto (32 scenes), High-speed Burst & Super Slow Motion Movie, Movie Digest, Creative shooting modes, Optional Waterproof Cases, it’s available at the end of February from Amazon UK (RRP £179).

“HS System excels in low light allowing you to capture the real atmosphere of the moment without flash or tripod. A high performance DIGIC 4 processor and high sensitivity image sensor give superior image quality in all situations.”

Canon IXUS 105
Amazon UK are selling the new Canon Digital IXUS 105 IS / Powershot SD1300 IS for only £89 – the camera features 12.1 megapixel sensor, 28mm wide angle, 4x zoom lens with Optical IS, 2.7” screen, Smart Auto, Smart Flash Exposure, Face Detection, FaceSelf-Timer, Auto Red-Eye Correction, Motion Detection Technology, i-Contrast, DIGIC 4, Creative shooting modes and VGA movies. The camera is available for £89 in Silver, Brown, Aqua, and Pink

“28mm wide-angle 4.0x zoom lens – A wide 28mm lens is perfect for capturing landscapes or group shots, while a 4.0x optical zoom lets you get closer to your subject. Canon’s optical Image Stabilizer delivers blur-free results throughout the zoom range. 6.8 cm (2.7”) PureColor II LCD – For detailed image review, easy framing and effortless menu navigation, the IXUS 105 features a 6.8 cm (2.7”) PureColor II LCD. A wide viewing angle makes it easy to share images with friends as well as frame shots in bright sunlight.”

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Canon Digital IXUS 100 IS
Amazon UK are selling the ultra compact Canon Digital IXUS 100 IS in black, for only £129 – it features a 3x optical zoom lens, 2.5″ screen, 12 megapixel sensor, face detection, takes SD memory cards, and is one of the smallest digital cameras available with an optical viewfinder:

If this doesn’t appeal to you, then here are some of the other best sellers on Amazon UK this week:

1 – Panasonic Lumix TZ7 – 10mp, 12x zoom, 3″, £179
2 – Panasonic Lumix TZ10 – 12mp, 12x zoom, 3″, £239
3 – Panasonic Lumix TZ8 12mp, 12x zoom, 2.7″, £198
5 – Canon EOS 500D DSLR – 15.1mp, IS kit lens, 3″, HD Video, £503
5 – Sony Cybershot W320 – 14mp, 4x opt zoom, 2.7″ screen, £109