Leica 0-Series Camera Sets A New Record Selling For $2.8 Million | Becomes World’s Most Expensive Camera

By - May 14th, 2012

The saying of “cash is king” is never truer now especially during these times of financial upheavals. It is also a time for collectors to unload some of their prized processions in exchange for commodities with more defined trajectory of value. So two weeks after Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” became the world’s most expensive artwork at a record price of $120 million dollars, an auction by Galerie WestLicht helped to set another record – the world’s most expensive camera.

After an intense bidding war, a Leica 0-Series Camera went to an anonymous buyer for a sum of €2.16 million euros, or roughly $2.8 million dollars, making it the most expensive camera sold thus far. The camera, one of the original 25 made, was a series of prototypes made by Leica. Dated to 1923, the camera came to market 2 years before Leica started production commercially. Known to be one of only 12 to have survived today, the camera, No. 116, is actually still functional and only minor wear and tear in appearance. Can’t wait to see the quality of its photos…

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