Introducing the Leica Sofort Instant Camera
Film's Not Dead
September 15, 2016
Leica to move into instant photography with their first instant camera, the Leica Sofort.
With the new arrival of Instax Monochrome film this month, there is more exciting news to add to the instant community from an unlikely company. Leica have officially revealed a new addition to their ever growing camera selection, the Leica Sofort instant camera!
Leica wrote on Leica Camera AG:
“The perfect combination of style and functionality in the small and compact Leica Sofort makes it the ideal companion for fashion-conscious people who love photography.”
|Technical features||LEICA SOFORT|
|Aperture / Focal length:||60mm f/12.7 (34mm in 35mm equivalent)|
|Focusing Area:||Standard: 0.6m – 3m3 Focus Steps: 0.3 – 0.6m (Macro) / 0.6m – 3m (Standard) /|
3m – infinity (Landscape)
|Shutter Speed:||1/8 – 1/400 sec (Mechanical shutter)|
|Viewfinder:||Optical real image viewfinder 0.37x with target spot and parallax compensation for macro mode|
|Mode Dial / Mode Button:||Automatic, Selfie, People & Party, Action & Sport, Bulb, Macro,Self-Timer, Double Exp.|
|Exposure / Exposure Comp.:||Time automatic / -0.7 EV / 0.0 EV / +0.7 EV|
|Light Metering:||Automatic exposure control LV 5.0 – LV 15.5 (ISO 800)|
|ISO Sensitivity:||ISO 800 Instax film|
|Self-Timer:||2 sec / 10 sec|
|Built-in Flash:||Automatic electronic flash with auto brightness adjustment.Modes: Auto, Forced On, Forced Off, Forced On with red-eye reduction|
|Power:||Li-ion battery pack (3.7V, 740mAh, 2.6 Wh) (included)|
|Battery Life (Approx.):||100 pictures at 20°C|
|Dimensions (W x H x D):||124 x 94 x 58 mm|
|Weight:||With/without battery: 325g / 305g|
Accessories and Film:
Leica Sofort colour film pack (10) – £9.50
Leica Sofort colour film double pack (20) – £15.50
Leica Sofort monochrome film pack (10) – £11.50
Leica Sofort black or brown case – £24.00
Leica Sofort strap (black/white, mint, orange) – £15.00
Leica Sofort postcards (3 piece set) – £8.00
Leica Sofort box set (3 piece set) – £8.00
Leica Sofort photo album – £20.00
Leica Sofort photo presenter – £16.00
The Sofort comes out in Mint, Orange and White with a number of matching accessories to go with it.
As well as the arrival of a new camera Leica have also come out with branded colour and monochrome instant film, fully compatible with all Fuji cameras with the Instax mini format.
Leica have said the release date is set to be in the first half of November, retailing for about £215 including VAT.
Pre-orders are currently open at Leica Store Miami.
Updated:April 19, 2017
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