Leica has announced its release of Leica M Monochrom, said to be the first full-frame, 35mm format digital camera solely designed without compromises for black-and-white photography. It delivers authentic black-and-white images with unparalleled sharpness, making it the perfect camera for those passionate about black-and-white photography. However, the handsome thing is priced at US$8,000 (learn more about it HERE) which might be too prohibitive for many.
Anyway, Leica also offers more affordable cameras like this point-and-shoot D-LUX5. Most customers give it a 5/5-star rating.
Here are some photographs uploaded by customers using Leica D-LUX5:
Singapore at Night, from Stephen Patterson
End of Day, from Paulo G. Rocha
- 1/1.63″ CCD image sensor with a resolution of 10.1 megapixels
- Low image noise, more precise details and natural color rendition
- Intuitive handling concept with automatic and manual setting options
- Packaged with Adobe Photoshop Ligthroom 3
- Leica, D-Lux 5, compact camera, digital, German, optics
From the manufacturer
Super fast lens
The newly developed, fast, Leica DC Vario-Summicron 1:2-3.3/5.1-19.2 mm ASPH. zoom lens offers an extremely practical range of focal lengths (24-90mm-equivalent in 35mm format)
Brilliant image quality
The D-Lux 5 features a newly designed 1/1.63-inch CCD image sensor that is particularly large for a compact camera.
You can set manual settings, quickly and easily, using the D-Lux 5′s innovative “Clickwheel” located on the back of the camera
Elegant matt black throughout, with sparse accents in chrome and uncomplicated distinctive lines, it possesses a compellingly purist and simultaneously timeless modern design.
Professional Image Processing
Software Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, a professional digital workflow solution, is one of the standard features provided with the D-Lux 5.
Video in HD-Quality
Features a 1280 x 720pixel HD-Video function in memory-saving AVCHD-Lite format which is started simply by pressing a dedicated button on the top of the camera. Autofocus and the entire 3.8x zoom range remain available during recording.
Accessories: Camera with system character
With an optional electronic viewfinder and detachable flash unit, you can not only expand your photographic options, but also the range of your creative freedom for even greater pleasure.
Price: $ 799.00
For more details, including customer reviews and shipping, do visit this link: Leica D-LUX5 10.1 MP Compact Digital Camera with Super-Fast f/2.0 Lens, 3.8x Zoom Lens, 3″ LCD Display, O.I.S. Image Stabilization (Black)