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Leica DLUX 4Leica have announced 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 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.”

Leica CLUX 3Leica have announced the Leica C-LUX 3 – the ultra compact camera features a 25mm wide angle 5x optical zoom lens with optical image stabilisation, 10 megapixel sensor, and 2.5″ screen:

“Leica photographers have always attracted admiring glances. The ultra fashionable LEICA C-LUX 3 will get even more attention. No other Leica is as small, slim, and elegant. It is available in either black or white – both in a high gloss finish. Only high-quality materials are used to make this slim line metal camera.”

Leica M8 Rangefinder in BlackThinkCamera has tested the 10 megapixel Leica M8 Digital Rangefinder in Iraq. The M8 is available in Black or Black and Silver, the Leica M8 is Leica’s first digital rangefinder. It features a 2.5″ screen, and has a number of lenses and accessories available for it. The M8 is available from Amazon:

“Any relationship with the Leica M8 is bound to be a complicated one. There are many things about the Leica M8 that are easy to like, but it’s not a ‘fast’ camera, and it’s not always easy to use. Taking pictures with a Leica M8 is a massive culture shock after using a modern DSLR with a zoom lens. But there’s no question about image quality; for naturalness and real-looking pictures, the Leica M8 has few equals.”

Read more Leica M8 Digital Rangefinder Reviews: Michael Kamber, Luminous Landscape, DPReview, The Online Photographer, Shutterbug, Luminous Landscape, The Online Photographer, Luminous Landscape

Leica M8 Rangefinder in BlackMichael Kamber has tested the 10 megapixel Leica M8 Digital Rangefinder in Iraq. The M8 is available in Black or Black and Silver, the Leica M8 is Leica’s first digital rangefinder. It features a 2.5″ screen, and has a number of lenses and accessories available for it. The M8 is available from Amazon:

“When I put my 28mm lens (37mm equivalent) on the M8, the frame lines are quite loose. The image takes in considerably more than is shown in the frame lines. Of course rangefinders were never meant to frame as accurately as SLR’s. Yet the M8 frame lines are simply inaccurate.”

Read more Leica M8 Digital Rangefinder Reviews: Luminous Landscape, DPReview, The Online Photographer, Shutterbug, Luminous Landscape, The Online Photographer, Luminous Landscape

Buy n Shoot have reviewed the Leica V-Lux 1 – a 10 megapixel digital camera with a Leica 12x optical zoom lens with image stabilisation, a 2″ swivel screen. It’s based on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50 but with Leica improvements. The camera is available for £548

“Let’s cut straight to the chase with the Leica V-Lux 1: the quality of the workmanship and the sophisticated design of the camera are unquestionable. So too are the speed of the lens and its considerable 35-420mm focal range. But, at the end of the day, this unit isn’t without its faults: it’s quite expensive for a digital compact especially considering its equivalent competition and the over-use of noise reduction software in-camera softens images creating a somewhat ‘painted’ effect.”

Leica M8 Rangefinder in BlackLuminous Landscape have published another review of the new 10 megapixel Leica M8 Digital Rangefinder. The M8 is available in Black or Black and Silver, the Leica M8 is Leica’s first digital rangefinder. It features a 2.5″ screen, and has a number of lenses and accessories available for it. The M8 is available from Amazon:

“Still, even though I would be limited in my profession if I could only shoot my P30, or my Canons, or my Nikons, there really is room in my work for this quirky little Leica. I love cameras that are strange and force me to see the world just a little bit differently than I did yesterday, because that’s what photography is all about, seeing the world just a little bit differently.”

Read more Leica M8 Digital Rangefinder Reviews: DPReview, The Online Photographer, Shutterbug, Luminous Landscape, The Online Photographer, Luminous Landscape

Leica C-LUX 2PopPhoto have reviewed the new Leica C-Lux 2 – an ultra compact 7 megapixel digital camera – it features a wide-angle 3.6x optical zoom lens, a 2.5″ screen, and is available in silver or black:

“Though Leica’s much pricier interchangeable lens rangefinder models, such as the M8 give users complete control over every aspect of imaging, the C-LUX 2 does not provide a full manual mode — typical for an ultra-compact, though not one costing $500.”

Leica’s website has details of the new Leica D-Lux 2 – it’s a Leica branded version of the Panasonic Lumix LX1:

“You see the world in your own unique way. Show it with a Leica! Those who take pictures discover new perceptions of the world and the times, of the unfamiliar as well as the familiar. For this desire to look at the world and to show it to others, the LEICA D-LUX 2 camera is the perfect tool. In the midst of a bustling crowd or from far away, in the noonday sun or under a full moon, in a calm demeanor or in great haste – the LEICA D-LUX 2 renders pictures with unparalleled brilliance. In three different formats. This digital camera, with its optics, its image stabilizer and 8.4 megapixels, meets the highest standards of the renowned Leica brand. Its stylish aluminum body makes the photographer look good on all occasions. And the high-quality Crumpler cases make it even more fun to take along. When are you going to take the LEICA D-LUX 2 into your world?”