Leica's new water, dust, and impact-resistant X-U Camera

An APS-C sensor camera that's built for adventure.
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Leica has got a new camera for the adventurer in all of us. Their X-U (Typ 113) camera takes a 16MP APS-C sensor and houses it in a ruggedized body that is resistant to water, dust, and drops. More specifically, the camera is tightly sealed so it'll keep shooting in sandstorms, heavy downpours, and just about anything Mother Nature can throw at it. It can even be submerged up to 15 meters for up to 60 minutes and can withstand falls up to 1.22 m. 

As for specs, the 16MP APS-C CMOS sensor is matched up with a 23mm prime f/1.7 (35mm equiv) lens, 11-point auto-focus, Full HD video at 30 fps, up to 3-5 fps shooting, a manual focus ring, rubberized exterior, and a 3" 920k-dot monitor. 

$2,950, bhphotovideo.com

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