Leica C Type 112 has become the German company’s latest camera, though it is actually based on the already-launched Panasonic LF1.
Leica has long ceased to be your conventional camera manufacturer. Lately, the company is only releasing devices based on past products, kind of like adding a classic touch to some older shooters.
Leica unveils C Type 112, a camera based on the Panasonic LF1
Hopefully, Leica will not turn into Hasselblad, which keeps focusing on Sony’s cameras, though evidence suggests otherwise. Instead of launching a competitor for today’s big boys, the Germany-based manufacturer has just launched a reworked version of the Panasonic LF1.
It is called Leica C Type 112 and it comes packed with the same specifications list as the Lumix version. There are two designs for the new shooter, such as Light Gold and Dark Red, which should appeal to fashionistas.
Leica C Type 112 specs are identical to those of the Lumix LF1 ones
The Leica C features a 12.1-megapixel 1/1.7-inch-type MOS image sensor, Leica DC Vario-Summicron 28-100mm f/2-5.9 ASPH lens (for the 35mm format equivalent, built-in electronic viewfinder, 3-inch LCD screen with Live View support, and full HD video recording.
A decent shutter speed range is available, too, from 1/4000th of a second to 60 seconds. There is a built-in flash, self-timer, manual exposure modes, HDMI port, and SD/SDXC/SDHC card slot.
Neither WiFi nor NFC have been lost in the process, therefore they are available in the Leica’s new “C” camera, too. They are useful for connecting to a smartphone, allowing users to control the shooter or even transfer files remotely or using a single touch.
Up to five cases will be available to people who want to be even “cooler”
Leica has revealed that the C Type 112 measures 103 x 63 x 28mm and weighs 195 grams. However, the package can get bigger, as the German maker will bring some new accessories to the table.
The list comprises several carrying cases and bags, such as the C-Pouch, C-Snap, C-Case, C-Twist, and C-Clutch. They are not included in the package, as their prices will vary from about $30 to over $110.
Leica C to come packed with a free copy of Adobe Lightroom 5
A gratuity will be provided, which is rather uncommon for Leica. Purchasing the camera this October for $699 will see you getting a free copy of Adobe Lightroom 5.
Amazon and other popular retailers are not offering the C Type 112 for pre-order. However, the much cheaper Panasonic LF1 is available at Amazon for $471.54.