You have to be rich to buy one of those Leica s uber fancy underwater cameras but not anymore as the company has launched new fixed-lens, waterproof and dustproof shooter for $3,000. The Leica X-U (Typ 113) camera is designed for underwater usage and is rated for a depth down to 50 feet. The camera is shock-resistant, weather-sealed and resistant to dust and gives sharp and vivid pictures, Wired.com reported on Saturday. Also Read - Vivo announces a new RGBW camera sensor for smartphones; everything we knowAlso Read - Hero Electronix unveils Qubo Smart Home Security Camera in India: Price, features
The device comes with an on-board flash mounted at right on the top-front edge of the lens barrel, has a 16.5-megapixel APS-C sensor and a non-swappable, fixed focal length (23mm) lens. According to the report, 23 mm focal length of lens is equivalent to 35mm focal length of other lenses due to the camera s 1.5x crop factor). Also Read - Best Camera Phones under 25,000 in India
The camera has a f/1.7 maximum aperture enabling it to shoot clear images in low-light conditions and produce life-like shallow depth-of-field shots. It shoots video in 1080p at 30fps. The aluminum chassis is protected with no-slip thermoplastic rubber, and its 3-inch LCD monitor can be protected by a hard cover while you re shooting underwater.
It will be available at Leica stores and with Leica dealers by the end of January, the report said.