While most cameras are meant to be kept away from pools or lakes, the Leica X-U (Typ 113) camera is designed especially for perfect underwater camera flashes. So, you may have guessed by now that Leica’s newest member to the X-family is fully waterproof. The letter ‘U’ is designated to the new X-series equipment, representing that the camera is ideal for underwater use up to impressive 15-meters of depth.
Born for adventure, the camera’s rugged and shock-resistant structure is able to capture perfect high resolution images in rain, snow or underwater. Featuring classic Leica style along with modern features like 16.2-million-pixel APS-C size sensor and 23mm f/1.7 lens, the water-resistant camera is able to let adventurous photographers and videographers shoot 1080p images/videos, even when submerged in water. But there is no viewfinder, this means you have to frame up your shot using a 3-inch LCD screen on the back.
For perfect images, the camera has a fast maximum aperture of f/1.7 for selective focusing. Plus, an underwater filter can also be added to keep the lens and camera dry while rolling in the deep. Designed in collaboration with car maker Audi, the stunning camera features aluminum top-plate, high-grip TPE body and toughened monitor cover. Moreover, locking features for the battery compartment and memory card slot are also added into the camera.
Leica X-U camera will indeed be a great flash for letting photographers capture extraordinary images in rough and unique landscapes. It is now available for purchase from all Leica stores and authorized Leica UK dealers, at a retail price of £2,400 (approx. US $2,950). Your purchase may include an optional strap costing £50 (approx. US $70), whereas a neoprene strap is priced at £32 (approx. US $45).