Leica http://www.stuff.tv/taxonomy/term/562/0 en-GB Photokina 2014: 5 cameras we wanted to bring home http://www.stuff.tv/fujifilm/photokina-2014/photokina-2014-5-cameras-we-wanted-bring-home/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We stalked the halls of the world&#039;s top camera show looking for sexy snappers... and here&#039;s what we found </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="2448" height="2448" title="That&#039;s not a camera. Just in case you&#039;re confused" alt="That&#039;s not a camera. Just in case you&#039;re confused" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/IMG_7964.JPG?1411395168" /> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">From the sleekest of compacts to the most feature-packed of DSLR-style lens swappers, there was something for every camera fan at Photokina 2014.</p> <p dir="ltr">Of course with 11 halls packed to the rafters with photographic delights, getting a good look at everything was no easy task.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/melvin-tang" title="View user profile.">Melvin Tang</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fujifilm X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">The X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition and X100T might both be product updates and not new models in Fujifilm&rsquo;s acclaimed X-range of cameras, but they&rsquo;re still great additions. Making good cameras better is always welcome, after all. Both cameras also get the Classic Chrome film simulation mode first seen in the X30, which gives great documentary-style images without the need for editing. </p> <p>The Graphite Silver edition of the X-T1 is largely similar to its predecessor, but the new finish on the camera&rsquo;s metal bits is really quite something. The gun-metal like colour looks fantastic, the result of a complicated six-step process, and the smooth texture succeeds in offering a greater sense of refinement.</p> <p>Button haptics for the arrow pad when pressed are greatly improved with satisfying clicks too, which was one of the few bugbears on the original X-T1. Most of the other upgrades including the electronic shutter will soon be on all X-T1s with a firmware update though, so the only reason to get this would be for the new finish.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/fujifilm/fujifilm-x-t1/review">Fujifilm X-T1 review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="4896" height="3264" title="Fujifilm X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition " alt="Photokina 2014: 5 cameras we wanted to bring home" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCF3319.JPG?1411395168" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="4896" height="3264" title="Fujifilm X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition " alt="Photokina 2014: 5 cameras we wanted to bring home" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCF3322.JPG?1411395168" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fujifilm X100T </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">As for the X100T, it&rsquo;s a nice evolution of last year&rsquo;s X100S, upgrading the advanced hybrid viewfinder with a new graphic interface. More importantly, there&rsquo;s now an electronic rangefinder, placing a live view focus electronic viewfinder window in the optical viewfinder. It&rsquo;s quite a nice touch, though we&rsquo;ll have to take it out and shoot to see how useful it really is. </p> <p dir="ltr">The camera still feels great to carry around and use, but there are also some subtle cosmetic changes to appreciate, as you can see from the side-by-side comparison. The LCD screen has been improved in terms of brightness and resolution, there&rsquo;s new detailing on the top dials, the revolving ring on its predecessor has made way for a regular arrow pad, and the function buttons on the rear panels have been changed too.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/fujifilm/fujifilm-finepix-x100s/review">Fujifilm Finepix X100S review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="4896" height="3264" title="Fujifilm X100T" alt="Photokina 2014: 5 cameras we wanted to bring home" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCF3332.JPG?1411395168" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="4896" height="3264" title="Fujifilm X100T" alt="Fujifilm X100T" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCF3329.JPG?1411395168" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Leica X </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Leica&rsquo;s new digital offering is surprisingly light given its M camera-like size. Being so thick, it&rsquo;s rather easy to grip, with the premium materials in its construction giving a good solid feel. Many of the settings can be adjusted easily via the buttons on the back and a jog dial, but the shutter speed and aperture dials are still a nice touch.</p> <p>Focusing is also quite a simple affair, with the focus ring&rsquo;s smooth operation also pulling up a rangefinder window on the frankly disappointing LCD screen. Looks like you&rsquo;ll still have to wait till you get home to see how your 16MP shots really turned out. The 35mm equivalent F1.7 lens is quite quick though, with autofocus being nice and snappy. The round built-in flash is quite a nice design touch, though we wish the camera came with a viewfinder instead of having to buy the EVF attachment.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="4896" height="3264" title="Leica X" alt="Photokina 2014: 5 cameras we wanted to bring home" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCF2710.JPG?1411395168" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="4896" height="3264" title="Leica X" alt="Photokina 2014: 5 cameras we wanted to bring home" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCF2716.JPG?1411395168" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="4896" height="3264" title="Leica X" alt="Photokina 2014: 5 cameras we wanted to bring home" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCF2723.JPG?1411395168" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="4896" height="3264" title="Leica X" alt="Photokina 2014: 5 cameras we wanted to bring home" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCF2725.JPG?1411395168" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung NX1 Smart Camera </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">A marked difference from Samsung&rsquo;s other NX cameras, the NX1 is huge in comparison, almost reaching full DSLR size and weight. Similar to their approach with smartphones, Samsung has stuffed the NX1 full of impressive features, which helps to explain the bulk. It even has a plasticky feel to go with it...</p> <p dir="ltr">But we weren&rsquo;t kidding when we said the features were impressive: the top has an LCD display like a pro DSLR, the camera can shoot up to 15fps, it&rsquo;s capable of 4K video, it&rsquo;s got a 205-point autofocus system, and it&rsquo;s the world&rsquo;s first 28MP APS-C backside illuminated CMOS sensor. Talk about overachieving. </p> <p>However, it&rsquo;s still got a way to go in terms of usability. It might be able to shoot really fast, with a decent electronic viewfinder and vibrant images appearing beautifully on the tilt-enabled touch display, but adjusting settings isn&rsquo;t quite so speedy. Might just be a matter of getting used to where all the dials and buttons are. The camera does live up to its &ldquo;Smart&rdquo; moniker though, with connectivity encompassing Wi-Fi, NFC, and Bluetooth for seamless communication with smart devices.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="4896" height="3264" title="Samsung NX1 Smart Camera" alt="Photokina 2014: 5 cameras we wanted to bring home" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCF2742.JPG?1411395168" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="4896" height="3264" title="Samsung NX1 Smart Camera" alt="Photokina 2014: 5 cameras we wanted to bring home" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCF2739.JPG?1411395168" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="4896" height="3264" title="Samsung NX1 Smart Camera" alt="Photokina 2014: 5 cameras we wanted to bring home" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCF2746.JPG?1411395168" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="4896" height="3264" title="Samsung NX1 Smart Camera" alt="Photokina 2014: 5 cameras we wanted to bring home" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCF2745.JPG?1411395168" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Olympus PEN E-PL7 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Another camera for the selfie-takers, the E-PL7 is suitably portable, being very compact and light. It looks good too, carrying Olympus&rsquo; retro genes well in both black and white. Operation is also made simple with the command dial on top, with a wide range of creative modes to choose from to boot. Yes, that includes a few portrait modes, which isn&rsquo;t a surprise given the camera&rsquo;s selfie-taking emphasis. </p> <p dir="ltr">In that regard, the highlight is undoubtedly its folding touch-enabled screen, which can manoeuvre into a variety of positions, not least one that flips 180 degrees to face front below the lens. We didn&rsquo;t take any selfies, but the camera is light enough to be used in any position in search of favourable angles, with the bright and clear screen capable of showing your face superbly.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-qx1/review">Sony QX1 review</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="4896" height="3264" title="Olympus PEN E-PL7" alt="Photokina 2014: 5 cameras we wanted to bring home" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCF2701.JPG?1411395168" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="4896" height="3264" title="Olympus PEN E-PL7" alt="Photokina 2014: 5 cameras we wanted to bring home" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCF2702.JPG?1411395168" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="4896" height="3264" title="Olympus PEN E-PL7" alt="Photokina 2014: 5 cameras we wanted to bring home" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCF2705.JPG?1411395168" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="4896" height="3264" title="Olympus PEN E-PL7" alt="Photokina 2014: 5 cameras we wanted to bring home" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCF2697.JPG?1411395168" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Photokina 2014: 5 cameras worth your time </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> If only we can bring these shooters home </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Fujifilm%20X-T1%20silver%20graphite.JPG?1411395168" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/fujifilm/photokina-2014/photokina-2014-5-cameras-we-wanted-bring-home/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/fujifilm/photokina-2014/photokina-2014-5-cameras-we-wanted-bring-home/feature#comments Cameras Fujifilm Leica Olympus Photokina 2014 Samsung System Cameras Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:12:51 +0000 Marc McLaren 1448287 at http://www.stuff.tv Leica M celebrates 60th birthday with screenless M Edition 60 http://www.stuff.tv/leica/leica-m-celebrates-60th-birthday-screen-free-m-edition-60/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s back to basics with this Audi-designed limited edition rangefinder </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Leica M celebrates 60th birthday with screenless M Edition 60" alt="Leica M celebrates 60th birthday with screenless M Edition 60" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/leica-m-edition-60-main.jpg?1411089397" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>A new Leica M rangefinder? Oh hell yeah, baby!</strong><br />Calm down for a second. Yes, this is a new M series camera, but it&rsquo;s not just any old M series camera: it&rsquo;s a special limited edition model released to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the first true M, the Leica M3. Its name? The Leica M Edition 60, appropriately enough.</p> <p><strong>So is this digital or film-based?</strong><br />It&rsquo;s a digital camera, but not as we know it. For starters, there&rsquo;s no screen, so y&ndash;</p> <p><strong>What?! No screen?</strong><br />Correct. Leica describes the M Edition 60 as &ldquo;the first digital camera to concentrate exclusively on the bare functions required for digital photography&rdquo; &ndash; shutter speed, aperture, ISO and focus. So on the back there&rsquo;s no screen, but rather an ISO dial to change sensitivity.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>How do I frame my shots?</strong><br />Through the viewfinder, silly. Reviewing them? Well, that&rsquo;s another matter entirely. All images are saved as raw data in the DNG format, and you won&rsquo;t be able to look at them until you&rsquo;ve transferred them onto a computer.</p> <p><strong>Why?</strong><br />The idea is bring photography back to basics, and have the user concentrate on the most important aspects of taking a shot: composition, focus, exposure&hellip; you get the idea.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Where&#039;s the screen? It&#039;s been replaced by an ISO dial, mate" alt="Where&#039;s the screen? It&#039;s been replaced by an ISO dial, mate" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/leica-m-edition-60-back.jpg?1411089397" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Just like in the good old days, eh? What about specs?</strong><br />Leica&rsquo;s consciously moving away from boasting about specifications here, but the guts of the M Edition 60 are essentially the same as those of the <a href="http://en.leica-camera.com/Photography/Leica-M/Leica-M-P" target="_blank">M-P</a>: that means a 24MP full-frame CMOS sensor and 2GB of RAM for fast processing. It also comes with a Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 lens.</p> <p><strong>It doesn&rsquo;t look the M-P though&hellip;</strong><br />That&rsquo;s because both the body and the lens have been specially reworked by Audi Design. They&rsquo;re way more retro than Leica&rsquo;s current range, and made of stainless steel. The camera body also has leather trim. Swanky, eh?</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="That&#039;s not aluminium, for once – it&#039;s stainless steel" alt="That&#039;s not aluminium, for once – it&#039;s stainless steel" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/leica-m-edition-60-top.jpg?1411089397" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Indeed. OK, how much? I&rsquo;ve been saving up for a while&hellip;</strong><br />Hope so. The Leica M Edition 60 is priced at &pound;12,000, and only 600 are being produced. If your savings can stretch that far, get yourself down to the Leica Store in Mayfair or Burlington and pick one up.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff">READ ALL OUR HOT STUFF STORIES HERE</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The Leica M Edition 60, yours for a paltry £12,000" alt="The Leica M Edition 60, yours for a paltry £12,000" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/leica-m-edition-60-34.jpg?1411089397" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/leica/leica-m-celebrates-60th-birthday-screen-free-m-edition-60/news#comments Hot Stuff Leica System Cameras Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:14:49 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1447982 at http://www.stuff.tv Leica T: a stunning system camera milled from a single block of aluminium http://www.stuff.tv/leica/leica-t-new-system-camera-milled-single-block-aluminium/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Compact, gorgeous and very expensive – it&#039;s Leica&#039;s latest lens-swapper </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Leica T: a new system camera milled from a single block of aluminium" alt="Leica T: a new system camera milled from a single block of aluminium" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/leica-t-main.jpg?1398701250" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>A new Leica camera?</strong><br />Even better: a new system. Leica has a long, rich history of interchangeable lens cameras &ndash; probably the longest and richest of any company still in existence, in fact &ndash; and now there&rsquo;s another page to be written. The company this week launched the Leica T, the first camera in its new T-System.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>T-System?</strong><br />Yes, a new range of bodies, lenses and accessories. T-System cameras will use APS-C sensors (the same physical size as most DSLRs and compact system cameras) and interchangeable lenses, as well as other add-ons like viewfinders, flashes, cases and straps.</p> <p><strong>So there are new Leica lenses?</strong><br />Only two for the T-System at present, but more are sure to follow. There&rsquo;s a 23mm F2.0 prime lens and an 18-56mm F3.5-5.6 zoom lens. You can see a gallery of photos taken with them <a href="http://uk.leica-camera.com/Photography/T-System/The-Leica-T-Story/Gallery">here</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The Leica T and the first two T-System lenses" alt="The Leica T and the first two T-System lenses" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/leica-t-front.jpg?1398701250" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>And the Leica T itself?</strong><br />It&rsquo;s something special, isn&rsquo;t it? The T has an aluminium unibody; Leica has milled the camera from a single block of metal, then hand-polished it for 45 minutes.</p> <p>Inside there&rsquo;s a 16MP sensor (able to also shoot video at 1080p quality), Wi-Fi and GPS. And Leica has dispensed with tradition by fitting a 3.7in capacitive touchscreen to the rear and implementing a totally new user interface.</p> <p><strong>Tell me about this &ldquo;new interface&rdquo;</strong><br />In a move that&rsquo;s likely to upset a few diehard Leica fans, it&rsquo;s touchscreen-based. In fact, it&rsquo;s almost like a smartphone UI, with icons replacing lists of functions. Only time will tell if it works better than a traditional dial-based setup, though.</p> <p><strong>I want one</strong>...<br />Well, write 26th May in your diary, because that&rsquo;s when the T goes on sale. It&rsquo;ll cost &pound;1,350 for the body only, &pound;2,600 with the 18-56mm lens, or &pound;2,700 with the 23mm lens.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff">FOCUS ON MORE HOT STUFF</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="947" height="528" title="The Leica T-System " alt="The Leica T-System " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/leica-t-system.jpg?1398701250" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="The T&#039;s touchscreen UI" alt="The T&#039;s touchscreen UI" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/leica-t-ui.jpg?1398701250" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sexiest. Camera. Ever. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Leica T is hewn from a block of aluminium </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Hot Stuff Leica System Cameras Sat, 26 Apr 2014 11:11:29 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1436192 at http://www.stuff.tv We live in a world where a Hello Kitty Playboy edition Leica camera exists http://www.stuff.tv/leica/we-live-world-where-hello-kitty-playboy-edition-leica-camera-exists/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Personally? We&#039;re holding out for the SpongeBob Babestation microwave </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="We live in a world where a Hello Kitty Playboy edition Leica camera exists" alt="We live in a world where a Hello Kitty Playboy edition Leica camera exists" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/playboy-cam-1.jpg?1394155075" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Just the other day, we were thinking to ourselves that despite being showered with the latest and greatest tech the world has to offer, there was still something missing.</p> <p>This morning, Leica finally made us realise what that something was. A Hello Kitty Playboy-branded camera.&nbsp;</p> <p>Of course. It was so obvious.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The lucky camera in question is the Leica C (a rebranded Panasonic LF1), and it&#39;s graced with a white Hello Kitty emblem on its front.</p> <p>Kitty White, to give the world-famous feline her full name, looks innocent enough, standing on the right side of the lens with her standard issue bow and whiskers.</p> <p>Look a little closer however, and you&#39;ll see a promiscuous wink, and some patented Playboy bunny ears gracing the top of her head.</p> <p>Her father George White (seriously, look it up), will be shocked to say the least.</p> <p>We&#39;re not going to go into specs here. You either want your camera to have an oversexed iconic Japanese feline on it, or you don&#39;t. There&#39;s no halfway point here folks.</p> <p>If you&#39;ve lost a bet or misplaced all sense of reason then you can snap up this... thing, for &euro;920 from French retailer Colette. But hurry - there are only 10 units in the entire universe.</p> <p>If that&#39;s a little too rich for your blood then you can always walk out with some Hello Kitty Playboy temporary tattoos and iPhone cases.&nbsp;</p> <p>Now if you&#39;ll excuse us, we&#39;re off to question many, many things about the world in which we live in.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff" target="_blank">Hot Stuff</a></strong></p> <p>[<a href="http://www.colette.fr/appp-184-88-c-typ112-e-hello-kitty-x-playboy-dark-red.html" target="_blank">Colette&nbsp;</a>via&nbsp;<a href="http://www.theverge.com/2014/3/6/5476648/leica-turns-hello-kitty-into-a-playboy-bunny" target="_blank">The Verge</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="We live in a world where a Hello Kitty Playboy edition Leica camera exists" alt="We live in a world where a Hello Kitty Playboy edition Leica camera exists" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/playboy-cam-2.jpg?1394155075" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/leica/we-live-world-where-hello-kitty-playboy-edition-leica-camera-exists/news#comments Cameras Leica Thu, 06 Mar 2014 11:27:26 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1433345 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: HTC One touched by Midas, Leica M touched by Jony Ive, and the best prank video of the year http://www.stuff.tv/htc/fully-charged-htc-one-touched-midas-leica-m-touched-jony-ive-and-best-prank-video-year/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kick off your morning with our daily round-up of the hottest tech and gadget tidbits </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Gold HTC One" alt="Gold HTC One" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/gold-htc-one.jpg?1381370938" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> HTC One released in pure 18ct gold </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Gold iPhone 5S who? HTC has trumped the champagne-tinged Apple smartphone by creating an actual 18ct gold edition of its One flagship phone – although there are just five of them in existence. The unibody isn’t made of solid gold (it’s a little soft, you see), but both the front and back of the phone have been plated in the precious metal.</p> <p>The handset, valued at £2,750, has been produced specially for this year’s MOBO Awards, where it will be given to the winner of the Best Newcomer category. The ceremony takes place in Glasgow on 19th October.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jony Ive-designed Leica M being auctioned off for (RED) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Just when you thought the Leica M couldn’t get any more desirable, Apple’s VP of Industrial Design comes along and designs a special limited edition model.</p> <p>Ive and fellow designer Marc Newson spent 85 days working on the camera, which will be auctioned off at Sotheby’s in November for the (RED) charity. It features a machine aluminium body, anodised aluminium shell, full-format CMOS sensor and an all-new 50mm F2 lens. The design may not be classic Leica, but it reeks of Ive and his love of sleek lines and premium materials. [Source: <a href="https://plus.google.com/+LeicaCamera/posts">Google+</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Jony Ive-designed Leica M being auctioned off for (RED)" alt="Jony Ive-designed Leica M being auctioned off for (RED)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/jony-ive-leica-m.jpg?1381370938" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Jony Ive-designed Leica M being auctioned off for (RED)" alt="Jony Ive-designed Leica M being auctioned off for (RED)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/jony-ive-leica-m-2.jpg?1381370938" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Jony Ive-designed Leica M being auctioned off for (RED)" alt="Jony Ive-designed Leica M being auctioned off for (RED)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/jony-ive-leica-m-3.jpg?1381370938" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Watch “Carrie” scare the bejeezus out of unsuspecting New Yorkers </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>You may well argue that there was no need to remake the perfectly decent Carrie, but the promotional run-up to the movie has spawned one of the finest and most lavish prank videos we’ve seen all year.</p> <p>New York viral video creator Thinkmodo took over a West Village coffee shop and, thanks to a dazzling array of special effects, managed to convince a slew of poor caffeine-seekers that an angry girl was discovering she wielded telekinetic powers. Watch, laugh, and wonder how you’d react if you saw all this going down.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/VlOxlSOr3_M" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Amazon now shipping Google Chromecast to UK </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Want a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google-chromecast/review">Google Chromecast</a> but live in the UK? Well, thanks to Amazon you no longer have to buy the video-streaming dongle on eBay at a hugely inflated price. While Google has yet to release the device outside of the US, Amazon.com is now able to ship it to foreign lands – and for a fee of just £5.79. The dongle costs US$35, which Amazon converts to £22.59, so that means you can have your very own Chromecast for a mere £28.38, plus a customs fee that’ll add another £5 or so. That’s probably about what Google will end up charging for the Chromecast should the company ever launch it in Blighty. [Source: <a href="http://www.androidcentral.com/amazon-now-taking-chromecast-orders-uk-australia">Android Central</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Google Chromecast" alt="Google Chromecast" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/chromecast-stones.jpg?1381306998" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> HTC Leica Wed, 09 Oct 2013 08:23:19 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1427653 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: NASA growing space lettuce, Audi designs new Leica and software converts flat photos to 3D images http://www.stuff.tv/audi/fully-charged-nasa-growing-space-lettuce-audi-designs-new-leica-and-software-converts-flat-phot <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sweep away the morning cobwebs with today&#039;s top tech stories </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="NASA growing space lettuce" alt="NASA growing space lettuce" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/space-lettuce.jpg?1378881405" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> NASA to grow food in space </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>For the first time, NASA is experimenting with growing food in space. From this December, the agency will be running the Vegetable Production System, or VEGGIE, on the International Space Station as it looks for cheaper ways to feed astronauts. Food currently costs about £6,350 per pound to send into space, so you can see why this is an area where NASA is interested in exploring.</p> <p>VEGGIE is a small rig that will grow six romaine lettuce plants under LED lights, and it’s thought they’ll be ready for eating in 28 days. This particular strain of lettuce combines fast growth with a richness in antioxidants, takes up little space and requires no real preparation before eating. Other candidates for future testing are radishes and a special type of tomato. [Source: <a href="http://modernfarmer.com/2013/09/starship-salad-bar/">Modern Farmer</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Audi and Leica team up on premium compact camera </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The new Leica C Type 112 is the venerable company’s first camera to offer Wi-Fi and NFC – and it’s designed by Audi to boot. Available in dark red and champagne finishes, it sports a 12.1MP sensor, 20-200mm equivalent zoom lens and 3in screen. It’ll be out in the next week or two in the UK, priced at £550. [Source: <a href="http://petapixel.com/2013/09/09/leica-unveils-leica-c-sleek-audi-designed-compact-camera/">PetaPixel</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Audi and Leica team up on premium compact camera" alt="Audi and Leica team up on premium compact camera" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/leica-c-type-112.jpg?1378881405" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Software turns 2D images into 3D objects </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>What if, with a simple success of mouse clicks, you could take a two-dimensional photo of a simple object and turn it into a fully rotatable 3D model? That’s the reality offered by 3-Sweep, a piece of software which defines and maps flat objects and transforms them near-autonomously into editable 3D objects – all the user need do is made three sweeps with his or her mouse (hence the name). Check out the impressive video to see it in action. [Source: <a href="http://www.dvice.com/2013-9-10/video-day-3difying-pictures-models">DVICE</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Oie1ZXWceqM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Audi Leica Wed, 11 Sep 2013 06:36:45 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1426490 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple design whiz Jonathan Ive to design Leica M-Series camera http://www.stuff.tv/leica/apple-design-whiz-jonathan-ive-design-leica-m-series-camera/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Better get your pocketbooks ready, though – it&#039;ll be a one-off </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/jonathan-ive-leica-series-m_0.jpg?1364399539" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_4057.jpg?1364399539" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Taking a break from designing wonder gadgets like the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/apple-news/hands-on/apple-iphone-5-%E2%80%93-hands-on-review">iPhone 5</a> (and the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/apple-news/rumour-mill/apple-ipad-mini-in-production-for-imminent-release">iPad Mini</a>?) for Apple, Sir Jonathan Ive is palling up with Leica to design a limited edition M-series camera.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/cameras/news-nugget/apple-design-whiz-jonathan-ive-to-design-leica-m-series-camera </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/leica/apple-design-whiz-jonathan-ive-design-leica-m-series-camera/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/leica/apple-design-whiz-jonathan-ive-design-leica-m-series-camera/news#comments Leica Tue, 18 Sep 2012 11:50:00 +0000 Stephen Graves 422812 at http://www.stuff.tv Leica leaks two cameras http://www.stuff.tv/leica/leica-leaks-two-cameras/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The camera heavyweight Leica has leaked an SLR-styled superzoom and a compact shooter just as Photokina approaches </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Leica-leaked-cameras_0.jpg?1364399557" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_4078.jpg?1364399557" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>No sooner had we finished writing a story about a leaked <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/cameras/news-nugget/panasonic-lumix-gh3-micro-four-thirds-camera-leaks-in-video">Panasonic Lumia GH3</a>, than two Leicas dribbled onto our desks. All thanks to the impending Photokina event, from September 18th, putting pressure on the already bursting camera secrets vault.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/cameras/rumour-mill/leica-leaks-two-cameras </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/leica/leica-leaks-two-cameras/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/leica/leica-leaks-two-cameras/news#comments Leica Fri, 14 Sep 2012 16:17:06 +0000 Luke Edwards 422772 at http://www.stuff.tv Leica X2 http://www.stuff.tv/leica-x2/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Is Leica’s retro 35mm the perfect street photography camera? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Leica-X2-main_5.jpg?1372990670" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Leica-X2-main-2_5.jpg?1372990670" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Leica-X2-03.jpg?1372990670" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The X2 is Leica’s update of 2010’s <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/leica-x1">X1</a>, a retro-flavoured, large sensor camera that we adored but felt was a little too limiting to appeal to the masses.</p> <p>It’s not a fundamental change, to be quite honest. The most obvious upgrades are the APS-C sensor (upped to 16.2 megapixels from 12.2), a faster autofocus, a longer-lasting battery and a pop-up flash that extends a little higher than the old one.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £1,575.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Updated features </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Basically, of the main issues we had with the X1, only the sluggish autofocus has been addressed – and even the new system is slower than you’d find on a far cheaper compact system camera. The X2 is pricier than its predecessor and with no zoom or viewfinder included (the EVF we used will set you back another £360), its range of abilities and features are limited compared to the competition. Close-up macro shots, for instance, are impossible, because the lens won’t focus on anything closer than 30cm.</p> <p>And yet, we can’t help but love the X2 – not to mention curse ourselves for lacking the sort of bank balance required to acquire one.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Leica-X2-02_3.jpg?1372990670" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Picture quality </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Why? Well, for starters its image quality is superb. Leica’s lenses are among the finest on the planet, and the X2 serves up beautifully sharp JPEGs straight out of the camera (you can also shoot in the DNG format, if you want maximum license to tweak your shots in Photoshop or Aperture), whether you opt for full colour or black and white. The F2.8 aperture also makes it fast in daylight, and usable in low light.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/leica-x2-04_3.jpg?1372990670" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Design and build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Then there’s the design and build quality, both of which are top notch. Yes, it looks very similar to the X1, but that’s no bad thing at all if you’re into beautiful retro cameras. The metal body, with a textured plastic grip surrounding it, is as sturdy and elegant as you could wish for, and the top dials for swiftly setting aperture and shutter speed are handy.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Leica-X2-01_3.jpg?1372990670" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Street shooter </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Finally, there’s something genuinely appealing about the “limiting” aspect of that 35mm lens. While too wide for head-and-shoulders portraits and too tight for sweeping landscapes, it’s the perfect focal length for street photography. Coupled with the camera’s compact, lightweight design and its fast lens, this makes it the ideal tool for capturing interesting moments and scenes when you’re trudging around town.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/leica-x2-05_3.jpg?1372990670" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Given its price tag and narrowly focused (no pun intended) capabilities, the Leica X2 isn’t for most people, but it’ll find a useful role in the hands of anyone looking for an inconspicuous shooter for street photography. A highly desirable niche camera.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/leica-x2-06_2.jpg?1372990670" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/new-twitter-banner_29.jpg?1372990670" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Certainly not a leader when it comes to versatility and spec, but the X2 excels as a modernised 35mm street shooter</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/leica-x2 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/leica-x2/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/leica-x2/review#comments Cameras Leica X2 Fri, 17 Aug 2012 11:03:07 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 422376 at http://www.stuff.tv Leica X2 hands on http://www.stuff.tv/leica/leica-x2-hands/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> You could buy ten budget compacts for the same price as an X2 but they&#039;ll never compete with the Leica&#039;s looks </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/leica-X2-hands-on-review-photos-specs_0.jpg?1364400235" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/leica-X2-hands-on-review-mode-dials_0.jpg?1364400235" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/leica-X2-hands-on-review-viewfinders_0.jpg?1364400235" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/leica-X2-hands-on-review-pop-up-flash_0.jpg?1364400235" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/leica-X2-hands-on-review-rear-manual-controls_0.jpg?1364400235" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_5088.jpg?1364400235" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Did you fall in love with the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/leica-x1">Leica X1</a> two years ago? Well prepare to weep as the sequel is here and this high end compact is sexier and speccier than the first time round.</p> <p>This is the kind of camera you want to immediately sling around your neck and pose with – glorious retro touches like the circular pop-up flash and dedicated ISO and white balance buttons have been combined with an impressive 16.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor that's a step up from the X1's 12.2MP offering. This is going to be a hard one to walk away from.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/cameras/hands-on/leica-x2-hands-on </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/leica/leica-x2-hands/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/leica/leica-x2-hands/news#comments Leica Wed, 16 May 2012 16:14:40 +0000 Sophie Charara 421187 at http://www.stuff.tv Leica M9-P Edition Hermes hands off http://www.stuff.tv/leica/leica-m9-p-edition-hermes-hands/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This is what £18,000 worth of seriously limited edition Leica looks like – Mickey Mouse gloves at the ready </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/lecia-M9-P-edition-hermes-hands-off_0.jpg?1364400235" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/leica-M9-P-edition-hermes-box_0.jpg?1364400235" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/leica-M9-P-edition-hermes-rear-view_0.jpg?1364400235" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/leica-M9-P-edition-hermes-mode-dials_0.jpg?1364400235" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/leica-M9-P-edition-hermes-lens_0.jpg?1364400235" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_5089.jpg?1364400235" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We weren't actually allowed to touch this limited edition <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/cameras/unboxing/leica-m9-p-unboxed">Leica M9-P</a> today – it's the only 'Edition Hermes' in the UK out of a grand total of 300 in the world. And obviously we look like the kind of people to drop, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/video/vidcasts/will-it-skim-ipad-2">drown</a> or<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/video/vidcasts/super-slow-mo-paintball-1000fps-phantom-flex-hd-gold"> gun down expensive gadgets</a>.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/cameras/hands-on/leica-m9-p-edition-hermes-hands-off </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/leica/leica-m9-p-edition-hermes-hands/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/leica/leica-m9-p-edition-hermes-hands/news#comments Leica M9-P Wed, 16 May 2012 14:20:05 +0000 Sophie Charara 421186 at http://www.stuff.tv Leica announces X2 compact camera http://www.stuff.tv/leica/leica-announces-x2-compact-camera/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Leica is calling the X2 the next generation in compact digital cameras, and for the price it had better be </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Leica-X2_0.jpg?1364400252" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_5147.jpg?1364400252" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/leica-x1">Leica X1</a> still doesn't look outdated – if you ignore the cool retro design – yet already the Leica X2 has appeared. Looking just as gorgeous, the X2 is, according to Leica, the next generation in high-performance compact digital cameras.</p> <p>So what makes it better than the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/leica-x1">X1</a>? The APS-C format CMOS sensor packs in 16.5MP (over the X1’s 12MP) to capture everything from the Elmarit 24mm f/2.8 ASPH lens – once again delivering SLR quality shots in a compact camera body.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/cameras/news-nugget/leica-announces-x2-compact-camera </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/leica/leica-announces-x2-compact-camera/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/leica/leica-announces-x2-compact-camera/news#comments Leica X2 Fri, 11 May 2012 06:45:10 +0000 Luke Edwards 421122 at http://www.stuff.tv White Leica M9-P to get (very) limited release in June http://www.stuff.tv/leica/white-leica-m9-p-get-very-limited-release-june/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Turns out a camera that matches your poodle’s fur comes at a price. You’ll need to book a flight first, though </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/leica-m9-p-white_0.jpg?1364396399" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_887.jpg?1364396399" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We thought white leather had been abolished at some point in the back end of last century, but it turns out Leica didn’t get the memo. The camera maker is promising a plush snowy edition of its M9-P this June for photographers who don’t like getting their hands dirty.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/cameras/news-nugget/white-leica-m9-p-to-get-very-limited-release-in-june </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/leica/white-leica-m9-p-get-very-limited-release-june/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/leica/white-leica-m9-p-get-very-limited-release-june/news#comments Leica M9-P Sat, 24 Mar 2012 11:05:28 +0000 Paddy Smith 420537 at http://www.stuff.tv Leica D-Lux 5 Titanium http://www.stuff.tv/d-lux-5-titanium/leica-d-lux-5-titanium/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Can Leica’s compact beauty justify its price? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="897" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/D-Lux-5-Titanium-main_2.jpg?1373425477" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="623" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/D-Lux-5-Titanium-2_2.jpg?1373425477" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="934" height="725" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/D-Lux-5-Titanium-3_2.jpg?1373425477" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Leica has taken the already stylish D-Lux 5 and clad it with an anodised layer of titanium. It’s a beautiful camera – and the Italian leather case that comes with it ain’t too shabby either. You also get a copy of Adobe Lightroom 3 in the box to help with processing your shots. Those accoutrements and that design go some way towards justifying its terrifying price tag.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £855.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Leica D-Lux 5 Titanium – image quality </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Thankfully its image quality is excellent too, with low noise and sharp detail in abundance until ISO 800, which is where things start to get grainy. It will go right up to ISO 12800 but pics are so noisy at this setting it’s better avoided.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Leica D-Lux 5 Titanium – controls </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The camera is near idiot-proof thanks to software that puts most controls within a button press or two. You can also change focus mode and aspect ratio instantly with the rocker switches on the lens itself. Sliding switches on the top and the left of the lens barrel make it easy to flip image aspect ratios, as well as toggle manual, auto and macro focus modes.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> D-Lux 5 Titanium – advanced users </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Non-idiots needn’t fret: there’s plenty of scope for delving into menus to tweak further. With so many buttons, it’s a cinch to change a setting. The ‘Q.Menu’ function is particularly useful, grouping a wide range of tweakable options into a simple on-screen menu.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> D-Lux 5 Titanium – video </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The D-Lux 5 doesn’t capture 1080p footage, but its 720p Creative Movie Mode offers more than most, with aperture, shutter, program and full manual exposure options.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> D-Lux 5 Titanium – Leica Panasonic? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In shape, feel and spec the Leica is nearly identical to the (considerably cheaper) Panasonic LX5 – but with a longer warranty, reworked interface, and different firmware. The hotshoe supports external flashes as well as Leica’s electronic viewfinder (around £300).</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Looks gorgeous and performs great – but the excessive price tag stops it scoring top marks</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/leica-d-lux-5-titanium </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/d-lux-5-titanium/leica-d-lux-5-titanium/review#comments Cameras D-Lux 5 Titanium Leica Wed, 07 Mar 2012 12:58:42 +0000 Tony Horgan 420274 at http://www.stuff.tv Leica V–Lux 3 announced http://www.stuff.tv/leica/leica-v%E2%80%93lux-3-announced/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The travel friendly, HD-video capable Leica brings its 24x zoom to the world </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Leica-V-Lux-3_0.jpg?1364400948" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_1871.jpg?1364400948" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Leica's new V–Lux 3 camera is aimed at the traveler who wants a professional-quality camera that works as well on landscapes as it does shooting fast moving sports. It’s a tough gap to bridge, but Leica claims the V-Lux 3 does just that with its 12.1MP CMOS sensor and 4.5-108mm telephoto lens – capable of a maximum aperture of f/2.8 and 24x zoom.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/cameras/news-nugget/leica-v%E2%80%93lux-3-announced </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/leica/leica-v%E2%80%93lux-3-announced/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/leica/leica-v%E2%80%93lux-3-announced/news#comments Leica Thu, 08 Dec 2011 15:45:15 +0000 Luke Edwards 419078 at http://www.stuff.tv