The German company Leica is treated with due respect at this year Photokina, which traditionally takes place in Cologne, bearing in mind that they are, in a way, at their home court. Their stand is marked with three new cameras: Leica M Edition 60, Leica D-Lux (Typ 109), and Leica X (Typ 113).
In honor of the sixtieth birthday of the M series, which began its odyssey as early as 1954 with the Leica M3, this German manufacturer proudly presented the Leica M Edition 60, which comes in combination with a Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH lens. In contrast to other models from the M series, the M Edition 60 does not feature one important detail - an LCD screen. Instead, along with a viewfinder, on the rear side of the camera there is a large ISO dial for regulating ISO values, which gives the camera retro design, and enables the user to concentrate on the target in front of him/her, and not on technicalities. The Leica M Edition 60, which is partly made of stainless steel, which, consequently, makes it resistant to external stimuli, will be produced in a limited number of units - only 600 units worldwide.
The Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) is a compact camera which comes packaged with a DC Vario-Summilux 10.9-34mm f/1.7-2.8 ASPH lens, and for its specifications - a 12.8MP Micro Four Thirds sensor, an electronic viewfinder, a 3" LCD screen, built-in Wi-Fi with NFC, video recording in 4K resolution (3840 x 2160), together with the said lens - it can thank the Panasonic DMC-LX100, which also came up at the start of Photokina.
The third innovation is a new member of the X series, the Leica X (Typ 113). It is characterized by a 16.2MP APS-C sensor, Full HD video, a 3" fixed LCD screen with 920,000 dots, a burst mode at 5 fps, and it comes combined with a fixed Summilux 35mm f/1.7 ASPH lens.
What is also worth pointing out is that the existing model Leica X2 from now on will be known under the name of Leica X-E.
The Leica M Edition 60 will appear on the market at the beginning of the next month, and the price is yet to be announced. The Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) will come up for sale at the beginning of November at a price of $1195, while the Leica X (Typ 113) is already in stock and it is priced at $2295.