Leica X-U waterproof camera won’t choke on your scuba diving adventure
Leica cameras don’t come cheap and you definitely don’t want to take your chances with them near a pool or lake. That however has changed as Leica X-U comes with waterproof, dustproof and shatterproof credentials. Basically, this new Leica camera breaks the notion of being a luxury product that is designed for the elite photography lovers and one’s who love to own a Leica. With this rugged camera sophisticated photographers can take their photography adventure to a whole new level. The price is also not that high when considered it is a Leica, and comes with a price tag of $2950 USD. That is quite affordable considering that it is a waterproof and is not effected by the elements since it is winterized too.
# Leica X-U sample photos shot by Jody McDonald
Leica X-U camera is waterproof to a depth of 15 meters which makes it ideal for scuba diving adventures. There is a 16.5 MP APS-C sensor with 23mm f/1.7 lens which is equivalent to a 35mm lens on DSLR, and that means you can take wide angle landscape shots with it.
The framerate option is only limited to 30fps and you can shoot or record videos at 1080p or 720p resolution. Another downside is the redundant viewfinder and for framing your shots you’ll have to depend on the 3-inch LCD screen on its backside. That is going to be a turn-off for serious photography enthusiasts and Leica should have provided a viewfinder in the camera.
Considering its advantages and downsides, it is still a good option for Leica lovers who wanted to buy a penny worth camera. Leica X-U is going to be available in Leica stores later this month, and it will give you the freedom to shoot anywhere you want without the stress of dropping it into water.