Only released a little while ago, Leica is about to introduce the first collaborative limited edition version of its D-Lux 5 camera, in cooperation with Red Bull Illume.
“Leica are to produce a special Red Bull Illume limited edition of their exciting new D-Lux 5 premium compact camera as a tribute to their involvement with the world’s biggest action sports photography competition.
Finished in matt black design with silver colored Red Bull Illume engraving, the camera’s sophisticated features, super fast lens and potential for creative on-the-spot photography make it a perfect fit for action sports photographers and amateurs looking for a portable solution.
The “Red Bull Illume Limited Edition” is the first ever camera made by Leica to be dedicated to a photography award.
These specially handcrafted, meticulously manufactured special editions are only made by Leica to mark historical occasions and are always produced in very limited numbers. Only 250 cameras have been produced, a number specially selected to honor the 250 photographs featured in the Red Bull Illume Photobook.”
It looks like the real difference is only the engraved Red Bull Illume logo. Some more added features would have been nice to set the camera apart from its in-line models. The camera is priced at 699 Euros and will release soon in the Red Bull online store.
Take a detailed look at the camera after the jump.