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Leica VLUX 20

Leica has announced the new Leica V-Lux 20 – based on the Panasonic Lumix TZ10 – it features a metal body available in black, and has a 25mm 12x optical zoom lens (25 – 300mm), GPS, 12 megapixel sensor, 3″ 460k screen, 720p video with stereo sound, optical image stabilisation, and comes with Adobe Photoshop Elements. If you can’t wait for the Leica V-Lux 20, the Panasonic TZ10 is currently available for £269:

Leica VLUX 20

“The Leica V-Lux 20 is the perfect tool with which to capture those wonderful moments in life as high quality pictures. Direct, spontaneous, and intuitive. This is made possible by numerous automatic functions and a versatile 12× zoom lens with an enormous focal range from 25 to 300 mm. The optional manual setting of apertures and shutter speeds offers even the most demanding photographers complete creative control. With the latest advanced features such as HD movie and optional GPS image tagging1, the V-Lux 20 offers the greatest possible flexibility and ease of use – for still photography or movies when you are out and about, and even for archiving pictures already taken. A camera for people who appreciate quality and love to own and use something special.”

Leica M9

SteveHuffPhotos have published their review of the new Leica M9 – the smallest full frame sensor camera in the world – it features an 18 megapixel full frame sensor, 2.5″ screen, optical viewfinder, flash hot shoe, shutter speed dial, sensor cleaning, ISO2500, 2fps shooting, uses Leica M-mount lenses, and will be available in Silver and Black, or Black for £4850 now.

More Leica M9 Reviews: Luminous Landscape (Paris), First Look, David Farkas, NikonWeb, Previews: Photography BLOG, DPReview

Leica M9

Luminous Landscape has published their first look review of the new Leica M9 – the smallest full frame sensor camera in the world – it features an 18 megapixel full frame sensor, 2.5″ screen, optical viewfinder, flash hot shoe, shutter speed dial, sensor cleaning, ISO2500, 2fps shooting, uses Leica M-mount lenses, and will be available in Silver and Black, or Black for £4850 from Amazon UK

“Yes, Virginia, finally with the M9 Leica has produced a true full frame M series rangefinder. What everyone had said was impossible, including Leica, – primarily because of the extremely short back focus distance of the M series design – is now a reality.”

More Leica M9 Reviews: David Farkas, Previews: Photography BLOG, DPReview

Leica X1

Leica has announced the new Leica X1 – it features a 12 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor (the same size used as most DSLRs), a 2.7″ screen, flash hot shoe, 35mm equivalent f2.8 autofocus lens, shutter and aperture dials, pop-up flash, AF assist lamp, ISO3200, and will be available in Silver and Black from January 2010

“Countless iconic images in the history of photography were shot with a fixed focal length of 35 mm. This focal length is considered to be a classic for reportage photography, and has lost none of its timeless charisma today. The Leica Elmarit 24 mm f/2.8 ASPH. is a true Leica lens with terrific optical performance. When seen in terms of 35-mm film format, it has precisely this legendary focal length of 35 mm.”

More Leica X1 Links: DPReview Preview

Leica M9

Leica has announced the new Leica M9 – the smallest full frame sensor camera in the world – it features an 18 megapixel full frame sensor, 2.5″ screen, optical viewfinder, flash hot shoe, shutter speed dial, sensor cleaning, ISO2500, 2fps shooting, uses Leica M-mount lenses, and will be available in Silver and Black, or Black for £4850 now

“The combination of an extremely high-resolution sensor, high performance M lenses and careful processing of the digital picture data provides the best picture results under all conditions. The proprietry CCD sensor in the LEICA M9 with18 Million Pixels, allows the utilisation of the full 35 mm format. The sensor of the M9 uses a newly developed cover glass to eliminate infrared light contamination and allows the utilisation of existing Leica M lenses with out a loss of image quality. The use of external UV/IR filters is not required.”

More Leica M9 Links: DPReview Preview

Leica DLUX 4DPExpert have reviewed the Leica D-LUX 4 – the camera features a 24-60 mm wide angle lens with optical image stabilisation, 10 megapixel sensor, 3″ screen and is available with a number of accessories such as optival viewfinder. The D-Lux 4 is available from Amazon

“Still, if you are prepared to pay for the red badge bragging rights you are getting an excellent camera – probably the best compact camera currently on sale. Panasonic/Leica have dropped out of the megapixel race, which bodes well for the future of compact cameras.”

Read more Leica D-Lux 4 Reviews / Previews: D-Lux 4 at Photokina

Leica S2 System DSLR

Leica have announced a new S-System S2 Digital SLR, a completely new system with 9 new lenses, a 37.5 megapixel sensor that is 60% larger than a 35mm full frame sensor, while still remaining the same size as other digital SLRs. More details can be found at BJP Online and David Farkas’ Blog (via TOP):

“Leica has once again revolutionized the world of photography with a digital S-System that’s perfect for professional use. The Leica S2, with its premium AF objectives including everything from ultra wide to super telephoto, is an absolute photographic highlight. The digital SLR camera has a special new sensor with 30 x 45 mm and 37.5 megapixels. The S2’s metal body is appreciably smaller and easier to carry than similar models from other camera brands, and yet it’s also nearly twice as fast thanks to ultra modern processor technology.”

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Leica S2 System DSLR

Leica S2 System DSLR

Leica M8.2Leica have announced the Leica M8.2 – the camera features is an update to the M8 – the updates provide a quieter shutter, scratch resistant screen, snapshot mode, vulcanite finish, and faster charger:

“The compact nature of the D-Lux 4 means it can be with you all the time. But despite its compact size, it offers top Leica quality and gives the photographer plenty of artistic freedom. The D-Lux 4 is ideal, whether for subjects composed with lots of forethought or for spontaneous reportage.”