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Xiaomi launches smartphone with enormous imaging sensors and Leica optics

With a limited launch in mainland China today, one glance at the new smartphones from Xiaomi leaves little doubt what the smartphone is all about. A third of the back of the smartphone is dominated by

Daily Crunch: Months after rejecting a $17B bid, Zendesk sells to private equity group for $10.2B

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Leica’s new camera costs $20,000 and has zero megapixels

Okay, Leica, have a seat, we need to talk for a minute. I know you’re one of the iconic camera brands. I love my Leica M3 so much that I got a vasectomy so I wouldn’t have to give up my fi

The M11 is Leica’s new flagship rangefinder

Leica’s a strange one. It only puts out a handful of cameras every year, and most of them are remixes or minor iterations on previous models. Since 2017 its flagship has been the solid but still

Leica’s Q2 is a beautiful camera that I want and will never have

Leica is a brand I respect and appreciate but don't support. Or rather, can't, because I'm not fabulously rich. But if I did have $5,000 to spend on a fixed-lens camera, I'd probably get the new Q2, a

Leica releases the CL Street Kit for all of your decisive moments

Leica’s pricey — but sexy — CL camera is the closest thing you can get to an original portable luxury shooter without spending more than a used Toyota Corolla. The CL, which launched

Soviet camera company Zenit is reborn!

If you’re familiar with 20th century Soviet camera clones you’ll probably be familiar with Zenit. Created by Krasnogorsky Zavod, the Nikon/Leica clones were a fan favorite behind the Iron

Big cameras and big rivalries take center stage at Photokina

Photokina is underway in London and the theme of the show is "large." Unusually for an industry that is trending towards the compact, the cameras on stage at this show sport big sensors, big lenses, a

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
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