Ready to capture unique moments in a flash – and in the toughest weather conditions – the new Leica X-U Underwater Camera ($2950) arrives in a rugged body that can endure falls, sandstorms, and pouring rain.

Waterproof down to 49 feet (for up to 60 minutes), this expedition companion is the first underwater camera with an Advanced Photo System type-C Sensor (take that Canon!)  It boasts a built-in flash, 16.5 Mega Pixels, 23mm f1.7 ASPH lens, a 3″ LCD viewing screen, dedicated underwater mode, and it records 1080p HD video at 30p.  With a minimized & intuitive handling that lets you focus on more important stuff (like not missing any opportunities), the Leica X-U delivers the pin-sharp pictures this maker is known for.

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