Is Leica made by Panasonic?
Leica and Panasonic have been working together since August 2000. Initially, the companies had signed a cooperation agreement for lenses of digital and audio-visual equipment, but in 2001 the decision was made to cooperate in the digital camera sector as well.
Who makes Leica cameras?
Leica Camera AG (/ˈlaɪkʌ/) is a German company that manufactures cameras, optical lenses, photographic lenses, binoculars, rifle scopes and microscopes. The company was founded by Ernst Leitz in 1869 (Ernst Leitz Wetzlar), in Wetzlar, Germany.
Which Panasonic camera is the same as a Leica?
From its physical appearance and published specifications it appears that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX2 is very similar to the Leica D-LUX 3 and the Lumix DMC-FZ50 is similar to the V-LUX 1. The cosmetics are slightly different. The Leica versions have hard edges on the sides of the camera body.
Does Panasonic use Leica lens?
The collaboration enables Panasonic and Sigma to make use of the L-Mount standard developed by Leica for their own developments and to offer both cameras and lenses utilising this lens mount.