Capture those unforgettable, fleeting moments as you dive into any adventure with the ruggedly-built Leica X-U! Whether you're an enthusiastic diver exploring spectacular coral reefs, a winter warrior hiking local peaks, or a die-hard travel photographer marveling at Machu Picchu during a tropical downpour, this German-engineered expedition camera delivers! The perfect combination of compact size, light weight, and intuitive handling, the Leica X-U captures breathtaking pictures under the toughest conditions, for professional results you'll be proud to show off. Designed with Audi engineers and built like a tank, the perfectly sealed body with TPE armoring provides an ideal grip (even underwater). But should you drop it, the protective LCD screen cover and shockproof construction will keep it safe! Top and bottom plates are made from premium aluminum, and a failsafe double locking system for the battery compartment and memory card slot ensures reliable protection from the elements.
Ready When You Are, Even When You're Not! So often that breathtaking shot appears from nowhere — a unique and unrepeatable moment. The Leica X-U focuses on the essentials to give you the perfect combination of creative freedom and dependable technology to react in a flash, yielding stunning results! Easy-to-use anodized aluminum control dials allow you to set shutter speed and aperture in seconds. Built-in flash, manual focus and dedicated underwater shooting mode keep things simple. And, thanks to a wide range of practical automatic functions and a high-resolution, 3" LCD monitor, settings are found in an instant, even in unfavorable light. Compact and lightweight, the Leica X-U still boasts a large APS-C format CMOS sensor with a high resolution 16.5 MP for natural color rendition, and precise resolution of the finest details, even in low light and as close as 20cm. Dedicated underwater shooting mode compensates for unwanted color shifts. Paired with the lightning fast Leica Summilux 23mm f/1.7 ASPH lens (35mm equivalent) with underwater protection filter, the true character of the Leica X-U is revealed — exceptionally vivid picture quality with just the touch of a button! It even shoots cinema quality, full HD video to capture those rare tropical fish darting in and out of the Buck Island Reef or that Golden Eagle soaring over the Alps! Discover the essence of creative freedom with the Leica X-U — the ideal companion for all your outdoor adventures! As with all Leicas, you receive a complete kit, including a powerful battery, charger and extensive software for photo and video processing (Adobe Photoshop Lightroom). Also includes carry strap; lens cap; accessory shoe cover; and USB cable. Sensor sensitivity range from ISO 100-12550; supports up to 5 fps continuous shooting for up to 7 frames in DNG + JPEG mode, and Full HD 1080p video recording at 30 fps. Resists falls to 4'. Waterproof to 50' deep for 60 minutes. Two year warranty. Camera body measures approximately 5.5"W x 3"H x 3.5"D; weighs 22.4 ounces with battery. Made in Germany.