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Leica Camera AG is a Germany company that designs, manufactures, and markets cameras, lenses, binoculars, and rifle scopes, etc. Arguably the most legendary marque in photography, Leica remains widely loved by enthusiasts.

History

Prior to WWII, Leica pioneered the 35mm photographic camera, using the standard cinema 35mm film by turning the transport 90 degrees to obtain a frame size of 36 x 24 mm rather than the 24 x 18 mm of cinema use. With it, Leica also led with the idea of producing large prints from a small negative.
In 1930, Leica introduced an interchangeable lens system based on a 39mm thread, the Leica Thread Mount (LTM), with the Leica I. Leica II added a rangefinder coupled to the focusing mechanism. Leica III and its refinements gradually added more features.
In 1954, Leica M3 introduced the bayonet-like M mount. The camera also combined the rangefinder and viewfinder. Leica also manufactured a range of single-lens reflex cameras (SLRs).

Current Products

In recent decades, Leica has become a niche brand serving a wealthy clientele. Its current lineup comprises:
  • M-series 35mm full-frame rangefinder cameras and lenses (M-mount)
  • SL-series 35mm full-frame mirrorless cameras and lenses (L-mount)
  • CL-series APS-C mirrorless cameras and lenses (L-mount)
  • S-series medium format DSLR cameras and lenses (S-mount)
  • Q-series compact cameras

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Products

Thumbnail of product Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) Four Thirds Compact Camera (2014)

Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) Four Thirds Compact Camera (2014)

Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) is a Four Thirds compact camera. Introduced by Leica in 2014, it comes with a four thirds sensor with 13 MP (4112 x 3088) resolution and a 2.76 million-dot EVF. The camera has a poor battery life, and a second or third battery may...
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Thumbnail of product Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) Full-Frame Compact Rangefinder Camera (2015)

Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) Full-Frame Compact Rangefinder Camera (2015)

Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) is a flagship full-frame compact camera with Leica's classic rangefinder construction paired with an APO-Summicron-M 2/50 lens. Introduced by Leica in 2015, it comes with a full-frame sensor with 24 MP (5952 x 3968) reso...
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Thumbnail of product Leica X (Typ 113) APS-C Compact Camera (2014)

Leica X (Typ 113) APS-C Compact Camera (2014)

Leica X (Typ 113) is an APS-C compact camera with a prime lens. Introduced by Leica in 2014, it comes with an APS-C sensor with 16 MP (4928 x 3264) resolution. The camera has a usable battery life, though a second battery may be a good thing to keep in...
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Thumbnail of product Leica Q (Typ 116) Full-Frame Compact Camera (2015)

Leica Q (Typ 116) Full-Frame Compact Camera (2015)

Leica Q (Typ 116) is a high-end Full-Frame compact camera with a prime lens. Introduced by Leica in 2015, it comes with a full-frame sensor with 24 MP (6000 x 4000) resolution and a 3.68 million-dot EVF. The 10.0 fps burst rate serves enthusiasts well ...
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Thumbnail of product Leica X-U (Typ 113) APS-C Compact Camera (2016)

Leica X-U (Typ 113) APS-C Compact Camera (2016)

Leica X-U (Typ 113) is a high-end APS-C compact camera with a prime lens. Introduced by Leica in 2016, it comes with an APS-C sensor with 16 MP (4928 x 3264) resolution. The camera has a usable battery life, though a second battery may be a good thing ...
Neoscore 61%
Thumbnail of product Leica C-Lux 1″ Compact Camera (2018)

Leica C-Lux 1″ Compact Camera (2018)

Leica C-Lux is a 1″ compact camera with a large zoom range. Introduced by Leica in 2018, it comes with a 1" sensor with 20 MP (5472 x 3648) resolution and a 2.33 million-dot EVF. The camera has a usable battery life, though a second battery may b...
Neoscore 43%

Articles

Thumbnail for article Leica Includes New Multishot Function in Firmware Update Version 2.0 for the SL2

Leica Includes New Multishot Function in Firmware Update Version 2.0 for the SL2

Leica has released Firmware Update Version 2.0 for its mirrorless camera, the SL2. This update includes improvements in the graphical interface of the video ...
24 Jun 2020
Thumbnail for article Leica SL2 Released Four Years After the Original SL Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera: What Has Changed, and What Stays the Same?

Leica SL2 Released Four Years After the Original SL Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera: What Has Changed, and What Stays the Same?

How does Leica SL2 compare to the original SL (Typ 601)? What have changed? How does the Panasonic S1R compare? Let's find out!
15 May 2020

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