The snazzy camera maker Leica has an offer that they're calling the "dream combination."
You can choose from the LEICA M8 set with the LEICA SUMMICRON-M f/2/28 mm ASPH lens or the M8 with the LEICA APO-SUMMICRON-M f/2/75 mm ASPH.
No price is given for the kits, but the Leica M8 runs from $4,395 - $5,496, according to Wize.com.
Leica's always had a good reputation and to read some of the reviews of the M8 is like learning that if you buy one, you'll have the best camera in the world.
Here's two reviews of the M8 from an assortment of reviews at wize.com:
"I have gone through so many cameras in the last ten years, I can't even
count them. At each stage of my life I need something different. I
travel a lot and I wanted the same results I get with my Canon EOS 1D
Mark II N without all that weight and trouble. I have found the perfect
solution. The Leica M8 paired with a 50mm Summicron lens takes the
sharpest photos I have ever seen. It takes a lot of getting used to,
but once you do, you can't shoot with anything else. It can't capture
sports, or moving targets well, but that's not what it's for. It's for
people who want to take their time with their photos and do it right.
Get one if this is you!"
"Breaking completely new ground, the LEICA M8 doesn't only look like an
M - it utilizes all the benefits of the analog Leica M system for
sophisticated and creative digital photography. The low-noise CCD image
sensor with a resolution of 10.3 megapixels has been specifically
matched to the compact lens design to guarantee superlative
This is the type of camera that is likened to a dSLR, but has no interchangeable lenses.
The pocket-lint review calls the camera "extremely well-built." One unique feature of the camera is that you get red-eye reduction in playback mode.
That means you can edit photos you've already taken to eliminate the red-eye that the flash may have caused in them.
Other features of the camera are that it shoots in Raw mode, has a 6x optical zoom lens, has up to 1600 ISO, features 25 shooting modes, shoots in manual modes (Av, Tv etc...) and has a hot shoe for an external flash unit.
Kodak has a deal for Father's Day. The deal extends to 3 camera models, each one has a 12X optical zoom with image stabilization. One, the Z1012, is a 10MP model and costs $280 with the discount, the other two, the Z8612 and Z812, are 8MP and cost $230.
The Z1012 specs include aperture and shutter priority, as do the Z8612 and Z812.
You also get free shipping and a free memory card when you purchase these camera models.