Leica Prepping Waterproof, Shockproof Camera

Leica X-U Typ 113

Leica could change the game... with their new X-U Typ 113, said to be both waterproof and shockproof.

According to HYPEBEAST, the German camera maker's new model is waterproof up to 15m (approx. 49 ft.) and shockproof up to 1.2m (about a 4 ft. drop), thanks to anti-skidding rubber armoring that also enables better grip.

The highlight of the camera is the 35mm equivalent f/1.7 ASPH lens, which boasts manual focusing ring and a built-in flash that is uniquely located at the lip of the lens.

An official release is unknown, but reports say the Leica X-U Typ 113 will release before the end of the year.