Leica’s X-U is the company’s first underwater rugged camera

If you’d think about a Leica submerged in water, 49 feet below the surface, then it would be a rather catastrophic scenario. However, this isn’t the case with the X-U rugged camera. The first from the house of Leica, this amazing shooter has amazed us aplenty with a promise of being rustproof, shockproof when dropped from four feet and of course, the 49-feet waterproof ability. This means that you could be rich and rugged and still have a shooter that survives all your misadventures.

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In front the camera sports a 16.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor with the hallmark Summilix 23 mm f/1.7 lens. You will find the manual shutter speed and aperture control dials atop the camera. Also placed above the lens is an integrated flash.
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You can review and preview your shots on a 3-inch 920k-dot LCD display that shows off your captures loud and clear. You can enjoy shots captured at 5 fps thanks to a maximum ISO of 12,500. It also captures 1080p HD footage at 30 fps.
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Buildwise, the rubberized exterior does well to absorb shocks and also serves as a fantastic grip. It’s not only great to use but also a handsome camera to tout. It will retail for $2,950 this January.
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[ Via : Diyphotography ]

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