The Leica X2 Paul Smith Edition, Because Black Just Isn't Your Style

By Sam Gibbs on at

Leica's been busy of late, what with a raft of camera launches, and even Jony Ive getting in the mix. But this, well, this is the best-looking camera I've ever seen, and I want one. Meet the Paul Smith edition Leica X2.

Leica's taken the X2, which is a pretty niche retro compact with a 16-megapixel APS-C sensor, a 24mm f2.8 lens, and a 2.5-inch screen on the back, and furnished it with an eye-watering mix of custom colours and textures. Only 1,500 of the Paul Smith editions will be made, for £2,000-a-pop, but if the vibrant orange, green and yellow doesn't take your fancy, Leica's got you covered.

Along with the Paul Smith edition, there's a whole host of options for the Leica X2 a la carte programme, which lets you choose your colours and textured leathers, plus get personal engraving, starting at just £1,170.

Both will be available from October, and if you must have the best-looking fixed-range compact, you best start saving now. Two grand is a lot to blow, but you can't put a price on style, right?