Today, Leica unveiled the Leica X-U (Typ 113), its first camera made specifically for shooting in rough, wet conditions.
Waterproof down to 49 feet, shockproof from 4 feet and rustproof, this rugged camera is designed to take a beating and keep on shooting. In front of its 16.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor is a signature Summilux 23mm f/1.7 lens comprised of 10 elements in 8 groups, including two aspherical elements to reduce chromatic aberration.
For composing and reviewing shots, Leica has included a 3-inch 920k-dot LCD display. A rubberized exterior is designed to make handling the camera easy, even in challenging environments.
One of the more interesting features, considering they’re not often included on more rugged cameras, are manual shutter speed and aperture control dials on top of the camera. An integrated flash above the lens also lends to its unique design.
As far as specs, the Leica X-U (Typ 113) is capable of shooting 16.2MP stills at up to 5 frames per second with a maximum ISO of 12,500. In terms of video, it’s capable of capturing 1080p footage at 30 frames per second.
The Leica X-U (Typ 113) will sell for $2,950 when it hits shelves at the end of January 2016.