Leica has introduced their newest rugged digital camera namely the X-U (Typ 113). Designed specifically for outdoor and underwater photography, this waterproof, shockproof and dustproof camera sports a large 16.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor, a prime Summilux 23mm f/1.7 ASPH. lens, a 3.0″ 920k-dot LCD monitor, an SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot and 1080p Full HD video recording at 30fps.
Other notable features include Anti-Slip Rubber Exterior, Built-in Flash, Manual Focus Ring, 11-Point Autofocus System and Dedicated Underwater Shooting Mode. The Leica X-U (Typ 113) will be available in the US by the end of January at your local Leica Store, Leica Boutique or Leica Dealer for $2,950. [PhotographyBlog]