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100 Years of Leica Cameras

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When Leica introduced the first compact camera in 1925, the German company revolutionized the world of photography with the 35mm shooter, invented by optical engineer Oskar Barnack. That initial landmark innovation wouldn't be the last, as Leica's first compact digital model, the 1.5 MP Digilux, would launch in 1998. A decade later, the Leica S2 would debut, representing a medium-format professional camera highlighted by durability and ease of use for photographers on the go. To mark its centennial, the brand has set up a timeline of legendary Leicas, which can be viewed here, as well as a short video depicting the iconic photos snapped by Leica cameras over the years. Check it out below.