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Light raises $121M led by SoftBank as it prepares to bring its camera tech to smartphones

Camera technology company Light is the latest to do the money dance with SoftBank’s massive Vision Fund after it raised a $121 million Series D round. The funding round was led by Vision Fund,

The Leica TL2 brings mirrorless cameras to point-and-shoot size, but for a price

Leica always has a new artisan camera up its sleeves and today’s announcement is no different. The T series cameras have always been the size of an everyday point-and-shoot, but the TL2 introduc

The Master & Dynamic MW60 x Leica headphone collab is all about love of the look

This M&D x Leica collaboration is what you get when one company truly admires another’s design principles. Leica rarely licenses the use of their trademark red dot and font in products other

Leica and Huawei express their love for each other with a joint research lab

Before the iPhone 7 made dual lenses cool... no, scratch that, Huawei and Leica made it cool first (and plenty others made it dorky). The result of their collaboration, the P9, has sold well enough th

Hands-on with Leica Sofort instant camera

Leica, the company best known for its soul-fryingly expensive, lovingly hand-crafted high-end rangefinder cameras, recently launched the Sofort. It's a $300 Polaroid-style instant camera that aims to

Leica’s new instant camera has a selfie mode

The Sofort is a strange duck. It’s a $300 instant camera by premium manufacturer Leica that looks a bit like a real world version of the Instagram logo. The price puts it well over Fujifilm’s offe

Review: Leica’s X-U is a pricey adventure camera

There's a first time for everything, even for the German camera manufacturer of fame: Leica.

Past, present and pending photography meet in Leica’s screenless M-D

Footloose and LCD-free — that's how Leica made the M-D. The new camera is actually old in several ways: It's essentially 2015's M packaged in the chassis of the limited, and also screenless, Leica 6

Huawei outs dual-lens flagship smartphones, co-branded with Leica

The third largest smartphone maker by global marketshare, China's Huawei, has just unveiled two new flagship handsets -- announcing the 5.2 inch P9 and 5.5 inch P9 Plus at an event in London today.

Leica Introduces A New Underwater Camera

Just in time for underwater basket-weaving season Leica has introduced the Leica X-U, a rugged, waterproof camera that records full HD video. The camera has a 16.5-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and fixe

Leica Announces The Q, A Fixed-Focus Camera For The Posh Photographer

Leica has just announced the Leica Q, a fixed-focus camera aimed at street photography and folks who don’t want to carry lenses around. The camera, which has a non-removable Summilux 28mm f/1.7

Like Peanut Butter And Chocolate: Apple’s Jony Ive To Design One-Of-A-Kind Leica M

Apple's going to have to temporarily share its design wizard Sir Jonathan Ive, with high-end camera maker Leica, as Ive will be creating a special, super limited edition of one version of the new Leic

Leica Drops Five New Cameras, Each (Not Surprisingly) Both Gorgeous And Pricey

Leica has long been a high-water mark in photography, and its digital offerings are no exception. Today, the company took the covers off of four new models in its lineup, owing to Photokina getting un

Leica Introduces V-Lux 3 Superzoom Camera

<a HREF="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/Leica">Leica</a> has just announced the V-Lux 3 superzoom camera, 12.1-megapixel CMOS camera with 4.5-108mm F2.8-5.2 lens with 1080p60 video capture. Not surpr

Nearly Half Of Leica Sold Off To Blackstone Group For Rumored $179 Million

Comparing Leica and Kodak is an interesting exercise. While they're not the same by any stretch of the imagination, both rode the wave of photography throughout the 20th century and, come the age of d

Leica Planning New Line Of EVIL Cameras For September Debut

<a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/leica/">Leica's</a> CEO, Alfred Schopf, has abruptly and rather casually <a href="http://www.bjp-online.com/british-journal-of-photography/news/2080688/leica-l

Thieves Make Off With Horde Of Leica Gear In Moscow

In what could amount to a very hefty haul, Moscow thieves took a sledge to metal security shutters and then a glass case to grab twenty items including a <a HREF="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/Leica

Video: The Makings Of A True Retro Leica Digital Camera

Watch as a ratty 1938 Leica is transformed into a modern digital camera with the guts of a Lumiz FX70. The video above isn’t a step-by-step video that holds your hand with detailed instructions.

Leica's M9-P Loses The Red Dot, Gains Better LCD Coating

Leica has announced a new version of the M9, touted as “the essence of discretion.” The M9-P isn’t much of a jump; the conspicuous red dot logo has been replaced with a script logo o

Leica Iterates Its Luxury Point And Shoot Series With The V-Lux 30

We liked Leica’s V-Lux 20, but could never really recommend it over its cheaper, nearly identical sibling, the Panasonic ZS7. Now we have the V-Lux 30, which appears to have the same relationshi
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