New Leica X-U can go underwater with you, is very expensive

Leica has made its name as a top-notch cameramaker, crafting cameras built to travel and capture the world with you, and you can take its new camera practically anywhere. Leica recently announced the X-U, a new shock proof and water-resistant camera that’s capable of taking dunks up to 15 meters for up to an hour.

The Leica X-U features a 23mm f/1.7 prime lens, which is equivalent to the 35mm format. It also sports multiple control dials that will give you the ultimate control for an ideal shot, a 3-inch LCD display for viewing the photos you’ve just shot and a first-class 16MP APS-C format CMOS sensor that Leica promises will deliver “extraordinary brilliance, natural color rendition, and exceptional resolution of the finest details, even in low light.”

Look for the Leica X-U later this month, priced a hair under $3,000. It’s not cheap, but camera buffs have trusted Leica and paid the prices the brand commands for a reason. Check out some samples provided by Leica below:

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