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The Leica X2 Edition Paul Smith comes with green leather, an orange top, and fluorescent yellow bottom.

Leica's new top-end rangefinder gets more electronic

Buying a Leica is more about brand cachet than high-performance electronics, but live view in the Leica M dramatically changes focusing. Also: a splashy X2 and an S with better image quality.

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The Leica S succeeds the externally similar Leica S2 (yes, the S2 came before the S). It improves the camera electronics, the German camera maker said at the Photokina show where the S debuted. And it's got a 37.5-megapixel image sensor and a $21,950 price tag.

Leica S: a medium-format electronics upgrade (pictures)

Leica says it has improved the electronics with the S upgrade to the earlier S2. The German company showed off the camera at Photokina.

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The Leica X2 Edition Paul Smith comes with green leather, an orange top, and fluorescent yellow bottom. It's also got a 16-megapixel APS-C-sized sensor and a $2,750 price tag.

Leica's X2 with designer flare (pictures)

At Photokina, Leica debuted a new version of its compact X2 camera -- but this one has some designer flair from Paul Smith. Only 1,500 will be built.

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The Leica M, shown here with an electronic viewfinder in its flash hot shoe, has a 24-megapixel CMOS sensor that for the first time supports live view. It'll cost $6,950 when it ships in early 2013.

A look at the Leica M (photos)

Leica's new top-end rangefinder is the Leica M, a 24-megapixel model that adds live view for new focusing options.

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The 404 1,136: Where we occupy the Low Line (podcast)

Manhattan is growing desperate for natural public spaces, and today we'll review a proposal for the Low Line, a "natural" park housed in an abandoned subway station in the Lower East Side. We'll also show off the latest status symbol in Hollywood used by famous tech pundits like Miley Cyrus and John Mayer, and test-drive Coca-Cola's new ad campaign that lets you personalize a bottle of your favorite soda.

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The big question: will it be white?

Apple's Jony Ive to design a single Leica

The famous consumer-electronics designer will create a limited-edition version of the M.

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As promised, Fujifilm reveals M-mount adapter for X-Pro1

The company alluded to the adapter when it announced the camera; now it serves up specs, pricing, and availability details.

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New Leica shoots the world in black and white

Among a host of pricey new products announced today, Leica introduced a monochrome-only version of its M-series rangefinder body.

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The Fujifilm X-Pro1 is a nice compromise if you can't afford a Leica but want to approximate the experience and get some stunning photo quality to boot.

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The Fujifilm X-Pro1 is a nice compromise if you can't afford a Leica but want to approximate the experience and get some stunning photo quality to boot.

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Would you spend $31,792 on this white Leica camera?

Leica's pricey limited-edition white M9-P digital camera might be the most regal (and ridiculously priced) shooter of 2012.

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