Limited-edition Leica D-Lux 4 on the way

The collector's item will have a limited run of 10,000 and come in a silver-gray finish, instead of the usual black.

Lecia D-Lux
Leica didn't provide any pictures of the limited edition D-Lux 4, but it isn't hard to imagine the normal version in a silver-gray tone.

Famed camera and optics maker Leica has announced that it will launch a limited-edition version of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 equivalent, the D-Lux 4, in January.

The collector's item will have a limited run of 10,000 and come in a silver-gray finish, instead of the usual black. But what makes it more exclusive would be its matching leather case, which its press release says will be in the same hue as the shooter.

At an earlier press event, Leica told us the retail price for the normal D-Lux 4 is $635.75, which is approximately $133.84 more than the Lumix DMC-LX3. It wasn't stated how much the limited-edition D-Lux 4 will set you back, but we are sure it won't be cheap. There are rumblings on the Web saying this premium version will sell for $1,400, which is pretty steep for a point-and-shoot.

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