Monday, March 3, 2014


Leica Camera AG just announced the next special edition camera celebrating Leica Camera's centennial year the Leica D-Lux 6 ‘Edition 100.’

In honor of Leica Camera's 100 year anniversary, a series of special, centennial editions will be released. The second special edition of the centennial year, 2014, is the Leica D-Lux 6 ‘Edition 100.’ The centennial edition includes a Leica D-Lux 6 compact camera in a two-color finish with a silver lens and a high-gloss black camera body.  The centennial logo is specially engraved on the front of the camera body. It is the number 100 showing a stylized version of the lens on the original Leica prototype, the Ur-Leica and the lens cover plate which needed to be swung over the lens to prevent exposure during film winding. 

  Ur Leica showing the lens and cover plate

The special-edition set includes an elegant camera case in matching genuine black leather, with the centennial logo and a carrying strap and wrist strap to match. In technical details, the centennial edition is identical to the standard model of the Leica D-Lux 6

In its technical specification, the centennial edition is identical to the standard model of the Leica D-Lux 6 and is therefore characterized by combination of a high-performance lens and a 1.7" CMOS sensor that is particularly large for this compact camera class. The camera also offers a comprehensive range of features, including automatic mode, manual setting options and full-HD video recording capability. A range of optional camera accessories, for instance an electronic viewfinder, can also provide even greater creative freedom. Together with its intuitive handling concept, this all makes this elegantly eye-catching silver-and-black version of the Leica D-Lux 6 an ideal companion for capturing those special moments in pictures of outstanding quality.

This Leica D-Lux 6 ‘Edition 100’ is strictly limited to 5,000 sets. The centennial sets will be available from March 2014. 


  1. Isn't this just a way for Leica to make extra profits off these cameras?

  2. Of course they make extra money on these cameras. On the other hand, these are often used for charities as was the case with the recent Leica M (for RED) edition. Obviously, Leica cannot force anyone to buy these cameras, yet the fact remains that all special editions usually are immediately sold out. As for the 'Edition 100' cameras, it will be interesting to see what other camera manufacturers are going to offer once they turn 100, but that will be a while. Of all the current camera manufacturers, Leica is quite a few years ahead of everyone else, and if you add the actual year the company was established (they used to make just microscopes and telescopes), Leica is one of the oldest optical companies on the planet.

  3. Is this camera actually available?