In the middle market niche APS-C compact camera enthusiast, competition is not only between famous brands such as Canon, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic or Olympus, you will also find Pentax, Fujifilm and Leica. If you have a high artistic soul and a fairly large budget, you might consider Leica X-U Typ 113. The X-U is the first rugged camera manufactured by Leica. This camera features a waterproof, shock-proof and dust-proof. That's why the camera is known as a rugged camera.
Leica X-U (Typ 113) is designed specifically for underwater and outdoor photography. The X- U is weatherproof camera, which is very suitable for outdoor vacation and adventure in all weather conditions. If you choose this rugged Leica, you will get a a fast Leica Summilux 23mm f/1.7 ASPH lens (equivalent to 35mm in 35mm format) with a large APS-C CMOS sensor and underwater protection filter.
Leica does have special fans like celebrities, lovers of high-end cameras, and of course, the millionaire who loves photography. Leica frequently collaborated with fashion brands or luxury products. This time, for a type of X-U Typ 113, Leica in cooperation with Audi Design, and produced in Germany. This sturdy camera has a large 16.2 MP effective APS-C CMOS sensor, and Full HD movie recording.
Leica X-U Typ 113 rugged key specifications:
16.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
Summilux 23mm f/1.7 ASPH. Lens
35mm (35mm Equivalent)
Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps
3.0 inch 920k-Dot LCD Monitor
Water, Dust, and Shockproof Construction
Anti-Slip Rubber Exterior
Built-In Flash, Manual Focus Ring
Dedicated Underwater Shooting Mode
Free Adobe Lightroom Download
As a rugged camera, in addition reinforced with waterproof, shockproof and dust proof, the Leica X-U also empowered with an Anti-slip rubber exterior for improved grip in wet conditions, and Integrated UW protective glass filter guards the front element.
If you look thoroughly, the X-U was designed by Audi Typ very stylish and minimalist. However, you can try the toughness of this camera when you snorkel (for a maximum of 60 minutes, and capture the natural beauty of the underwater, for example, when your vacation to Bali, Raja Ampat or Cenotes on the east coast's Yucatan Penninsula, Mexico.
With a 23 Summilux lens, the Leica X-U also can use to make Full-HD video. This rugged camera is the ideal companion for adventure and any outdoor expedition – whether it’s action or underwater shooting, travel, extreme sports, architectural or landscape photography.
It is certain this camera is also very suitable for street photography enthusiast, important that you have a bit of the soul of a photojournalist. Your photos can be illustrated on a blog or website of your journey or adventure. If you want, you can sell your stock photos online. Moreover, the Leica X-U Typ 133 is an expensive camera with a fancy design, and is made with first-class material. You can already get a camera with a price of US$ 2.950 (UK price £ 2,400 ). You can buy in trusted online stores or at your local Leica Store, Leica Dealer or Leica Boutique and other famous digital camera store in your city.