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Leica unveils new, waterproof camera

You know that old saying, “If you have to ask how much, you can’t afford it”?

Well, let’s say you won the lottery recently, and you’re in the market for a waterproof camera from an iconic company that you can take on your luxury snorkeling or ski trips.

Famed camera company Leica may have something for you.

Leica recently unveiled the 16-megapixel Leica X-U, a digital camera that is waterproof down to 15 meters/49 feet for up to 60 minutes at a time.

The camera’s Summilux 23 mm f/1.7 ASPH. lens sports an initial aperture of f/1.7, an underwater protection filter as well as stray-light and flare resistance.

The Leica X-U also has a full-HD, 30-frames-per-second video function with two choices of pixel resolution: 1920 x 1080 or 1280 x 720 in MP4 format.

If you’re ready and able to buy it, the Leica X-U retails for US$2950/2720 Euros.

If you haven’t won the lottery but need more info for your daydreams, check out the Leica website at

Leica has unveiled a new waterproof camera
Leica has unveiled a new waterproof camera
John Liang
John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.