a century is a big deal, which is why it calls for the continual celebration throughout the year and Leica does so by announcing yet another limited edition camera, this time collaborating with France outerwear maestro Moncler to release the Leica X “Edition Moncler”. based on the Leica X (Type 113) model, the “Edition Moncler” is limited to only 1,500 units worldwide. as you might have imagined, the innards are left untouched, which means you will be getting a APS-C format CMOS sensor with 16.5MP, paired to Leica Summilux 23mm f1.7 ASPH lens, along with features like built-in flash, 1080p video recording, SD/SDHC/SDXC card storage, up to ISO 12,500 supported, contrast-based Autofocus system, 30s to 1/2000s shutter speed range, 3-inch TFT LCD monitor, and a 1,600 mAh lithium-ion battery offering up to 350 shots per charge.
the camera also boast the usual beautiful lightweight magnesium and aluminum body, but sports a premium leather trim in a three-color scheme of red, white, and blue – a homage to the French origins of Moncler. the combination of the silver body and the French colors offer the camera a very classy, but yet fun appeal which begs for attention. well, that’s pretty much what it has on the camera that differentiates it from the regular Type 113. it has another treat though, in the form of matching genuine leather camera strap featuring the inscription “Leica & Moncler”. the Leica X “Edition Moncler” is available as we speaks for a grand sum of $2,950. the price shouldn’t surprise us cos’ it is, after all, not just any Leica; it is a limited edition Leica, which we suspect will be very much sought after by (very rich) collectors.