Audi designs a camera – The Leica C


Leica cameras have long been the favorite of street photographers and have been used by the likes of celebrated shutterbugs such as Henri Cartier-Bresson. The German company has recently teamed up with yet another countryman company, Audi. The automobile manufacturer teamed up with Leica to churn out the Leica C camera line, designed by Audi. This is the first NFC and WiFi-enabled Leica and is based on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1.

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This Leica packs a 12 megapixel 1/1.7 inch (7.6 x 5.7 mm) MOS sensor, a Leica DC Vario-Summicron 6-42.8 mm f/2-5.9 ASPH lens with a focal length of 28-200 mm in 35 mm format, a 200K-dot equivalent electronic viewfinder and measures in at 103 x 63 x 28 mm. The camera is capable of shooting Full HD videos and also sports a continuous shoot mode at 10fps. The camera will also have a bunch of accessories available including cases and tripods. Priced at $700 a pop, the Leica C will be available in gold and ivory, or dark red with black.

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[Leica USA via Gizmag]