tech2 News Staff Mar 27, 2018 18:04:13 IST
German lens and camera maker Leica and Amazon India have announced a partnership wherein three Leica camera models will be sold exclusively on Amazon.
The three camera models include the Leica D-Lux which will be selling for Rs 85,000; the Leica V-Lux selling for Rs 90,000 and the Leica Sofort which will be selling for Rs 25,000.
The Leica Sofort is a polaroid type camera which takes in a cartridge of 10 positive films. It comes with modes such as Macro, Bulb, Automatic, Self-timer, Party and People and more. This is meant to appeal to camera users who want a quick print out of their party photos. It comes in an almost square-ish form factor and is the most different looking Leica's as compared to the rest of its family.
The Leica V-Lux is more of a travel zoom variety which focusses on being versatile to appeal to a wider audience. It comes with a 16x optical zoom going from 25-400 mm equivalent with the maximum apertures going from f/2.8 at the wide angle to f/4 at the telephoto end. It is capable of shooting 4K videos and comes with an articulating 3-inch LCD which allows you to shoot from unique angles. It houses a 1-inch sensor.
Finally, the Leica D-Lux which will be selling for Rs 85,000 is an advanced compact camera housing a 12.8 MP 4/3-inch sensor inside a metallic body. The D-Lux comes with a DC-Vario Summilix lens with a maximum aperture range of f/1.7 to f/2.8 with 11-34mm lens equivalent. It has a fixed LCD display.
Speaking about the collaboration, Sunil Kaul, managing director, Asia Pacific, Leica Camera said, “The photography industry is booming in India and we are committed to creating and building a community around the brand by connecting with our target customers.”
Commenting on the launch, Nadeem Karbhari, category leader, Consumer Electronics, Amazon India said, “Leica Camera is iconic in the world of photography with enthusiasts cherishing their hand-crafted masterpieces. We are delighted to be the partner of choice for Leica Camera in India and are excited to offer their products exclusively on Amazon.in.”
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