Leica and British designer Paul Smith have collaborated yet again to create a fun, quirky new camera. It’s the classic Leica CL, with a colourful and artistic new twist to it. It’s called the Leica CL ‘Edition Paul Smith’, and features a bold blue top-plate with an eyeball on it, yellow accents, and a tri-colour stripe on the bottom.
On the top it has the picture of an eyeball, and the back has the words ‘look and see’ on it, in Paul Smith’s signature font. This is taken directly from Smith’s own quote: “many people look, but often they don’t see.”
The camera has an Elmarit-TL 18mm f/2.8 ASPH lens, a 24-megapixel sensor, fast autofocus, and 4K video recording capabilities. It also has a neon rope strap with Paul Smith and Leica branding. The camera has a 23.6 x 15.7 mm CMOS sensor, and up to 10fps continuous shooting. You can also connect it with WiFi to the Leica photo-sharing app, which is great for those who want to be quick with their social media accounts.
In the previous collaboration of Paul Smith and Leica, the camera had a dark green body with orange and yellow accents, and a pop-up flash.
Only 900 pieces of this model will be made, so we expect them to fly off the shelves soon enough. The compact cameras cost $3,995, and will be available at Leica stores, boutiques, and select Paul Smith stores.